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Nikhilesh Pathak

  • Hockey India League (HIL) to go south, but what about hockey in Gujarat?

    It was curtains for the second edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) with Delhi Waveriders defeating Punjab Warriors last month. And, despite the moderate success (as not all matches went house full in the first two rounds) the organisers took little time to announce their expansion plans. The...

    Monday, 3 March 2014 - 7:54pm
  • Festivals are celebrated like weddings: Parthiv Patel

    The city is very close to my heart. Having born and brought up here, it has given me a lot. The city has grown immensely in the past 15 years. Now we have the old and new city areas. I am fortunate enough to have seen lives in two different parts of the city.

    Wednesday, 26 February 2014 - 8:03pm
  • Giving it back to the society and how

    When an athlete retires from active sports, we often hear the person saying “I want to give back to the society”. And so, in one capacity or the other they reconnect themselves with the sport they have played during their heydays. For example, a former tennis player or footballer or cricketer...

    Monday, 24 February 2014 - 7:31pm
  • Back to basics to meet future challenges

    Take every day as a new challenge and try to give your best. It will help you remain consistent. And as they say, after failure, success is just next door. So, stick to your basics.

    Monday, 10 February 2014 - 9:35pm
  • DR Shah: A selfless cricket administrator

    The general perception in the politics of cricket administration is that when a person raises his voice or doubts the functioning of the incumbent administration then he surely has some vested interest. Either he wants some plum position in the office-bearers’ list or something else. Many state...

    Monday, 20 January 2014 - 2:11pm
  • Let coaches be what they are meant to be

    As a sports fan I often wondered why there is so much hoopla surrounding appointment of coaches. Irrespective of national and state teams, the process has been surrounded by controversies, debates and gossips — very much on the lines of the aam aadmi trying to get closer to Delhi CM Arvind...

    Monday, 13 January 2014 - 1:59pm
  • Tour de Polo track can groom international cyclists: Sachin Panwar

    Tour de Polo has all the ingredients that can help a young budding cyclist grow into an international level competitor, remarked Sachin Panwar, winner of the inaugural Tour de Polo. The 23-year-old international cyclist termed the Vijaynagar terrain as challenging. It can be ideal for practice...

    Monday, 13 January 2014 - 12:55pm
  • Ahmedabad: Mercury down, but spirits up at cycling event

    Thousands take part in Tour de Polo cycling championship in Sabarkantha on Sunday.

    Monday, 13 January 2014 - 12:48pm
  • On why Ranji remains unconquerable

    Déjà vu prevails. From almost tasting blood to biting dust —yet again Gujarat team’s tryst with Ranji continued to end in disappointment despite the valiant efforts to reach the knock outs. Their defeat, almost ‘from the jaws of victory’ in the last match of the league phase against Mumbai in...

    Monday, 6 January 2014 - 1:41pm
  • Cricket mantra: Down to basics this New Year

    As followers of a religion called Cricket, isn’t it time Indians learnt a few ethics of the game? Is cricket really a religion in India? Are we real gentlemen of the game? Think again before you nod affirmatively. For, if cricket is religion and we are the followers, it is imperative that the...

    Monday, 30 December 2013 - 12:56pm

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