articles by Abhishek Mehrotra

India

Chilling in Churu

Half a millennia of extreme weather conditions — India's hottest place sees temperatures often falling below freezing in its harsh winters — has made people of Churu exceptionally resilient

India

Culture of army, sports runs deep in Churu’s veins

The youth idealises the army and its heroes – they doesn’t really have many other options – which means that a culture of fitness and thus sport, runs deep in the city’s veins

Sports

Disc Jockeys: The Makings of a Frisbee Revolution

Ultimate Frisbee is upending conventional notions of sport to elevate underprivileged kids

Sports

World Cup this week: Matches to look out for

We pick out a few games each week that may influence who lifts the ICC World Cup at Lord’s

Sports

World Cup This Week: Matches to Look Out for

The carnival begins on May 30 and we will be picking out a few key games each week which could play a crucial role in deciding who lifts the trophy at Lord’s on July 15

Sports

Of Blood, Sweat & Glory

Over 44 years, the ICC World Cup has thrown up some incredible sporting feats. Here, we attempt to capture the triumphs and tragedies of this storied tournament

Sports

Indian Sports Consumers Have It Too Good

A football fan in Vietnam pays 10 times more, and in the UK 40 times more than Indian fans

India

India's Greatest Spy Who Wasn't

World War II was fought not just with tanks and torpedoes, but also with intrigue and spies. A Chennai journalist seized the chance to spin the story of a lifetime. The story of KS Narasimhan

Sports

The Original Samjhauta Express

A chance meeting between two table tennis players proved to be the catalyst for China’s re-entry into the international community