articles by Dhananjay


Of late, Vishy Anand has been tense and nervous: Kramnik

Kramnik, who was a world champion for seven years, believes that age and motivation are the biggest advantages for Carlsen against Anand.


Interview: How Damien Ressiot broke the Armstrong story

Damien Ressiot’s scoop in the August 23, 2005 edition of L’Equipe was sensational, both in its news value and the manner in which he had procured this information.


I hope to climb higher in the rankings now: Saina Nehwal

After winning the bronze at the London Olympics, Saina allowed herself a rare luxury -- she took a break. Now, it's back to business as


Would like to win Super Series before Olympics: Sourabh Verma

After his exit from the French Open badminton tournament, Sourabh told Firstpost that he is now concentrating his efforts on the three upcoming tournaments in Hong Kong, Macau and India.

First Cricket News

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the world he is creating

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has his eyes on much more than the cricket ball. In his own way, he is redefining what it means to be a big sports star in India.


F1: Vettel can win but Alonso is so good

Sebastien Buemi, who is now the reserve driver at Red Bull Racing, feels Vettel can win his third title in a row this year but the pick of the drivers so far has been Alonso.


Why Schumacher won't be missed this time around

Unlike his retirement in 2006 when he was at his peak, Schumacher, in his second avatar, has been a shadow of his past. Therefore this time around, there doesn’t seem to be a sensé of déjà vu as far as the impact of his announcement is concerned.


Is the McLaren P1 worth the wait?

McLaren unveiled its latest supercar the P1 at the Paris Motor Show. Is it worth the wait for super car fans?


Can Hamilton do a Schumi by reviving a struggling team?

Hamilton now has an opportunity to change the fortunes of a struggling team. If he wins a championship with Mercedes, it will greatly exalt his status, something that happened to Schumacher when he led Ferrari to a championship run from 2000 to 2004.


F1: Why Ferrari must sign Sergio Perez

In June this year, Montezemolo had reasoned that Perez was too inexperienced to be considered for a seat at Ferrari next year. His opinion might have changed now.


Force India look to capture spirit of 2009

In 2009, Giancarlo Fisichella performed brilliantly to finish in second place, thus giving Force India not only its first championship points but also its best result so far.


Should Lewis Hamilton stick with McLaren?

However, Hamilton, in his sixth year with McLaren, would be wondering as to how could he improve his title-winning chances in the years ahead.


F1: Will this be Webber's breakthrough season?

The biggest threat to Alonso is not from these former and defending champions but from a driver who has been confined to play a supporting role (no 2 driver) at Red Bull Racing for the past couple of seasons.


Why Alonso is better than Vettel, Button and Hamilton

It was astonishing to see Alonso fight for the lead in Valencia while his Ferrari teammate was languishing in the no points zone.


Romain Grosjean: the real F1 comeback story

Romain Grosjean has competed hard to ensure his return to the F1 and if it weren't for a few races earlier in the season, he might have been fighting for the top spot in the championship.


In Formula One, the driver is king again

The Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal best exemplified how even similar strategy can produce different results. It's all down to the driver's now.