Articles by Jitendra Nath Misra
Jan 19, 2019
The peculiar case of Indian hockey where culture opposes hard grind of strategic planningHockey India, which has worked so hard to bring Indian hockey to a respectable level, could still make the painful choices that bolster Indian hockey.
Dec 20, 2018
Did the Hockey World Cup 2018 meet its objective of relocating Odisha from fringe to the core of changing India?Has the World Cup met its objective of relocating Odisha from the fringe at the core of the changing India? It is difficult to say.
Dec 10, 2018
Hockey World Cup 2018: FIH's intention to play the sport on grass raises questions over world body's policy shiftIndian hockey’s sudden free fall, beginning in 1976, has been discussed in detail. But it is worth again asking the old questions, because we never ever got conclusive answers to them.
Dec 06, 2018
Hockey World Cup 2018: High audience turnout, state-of-the-art facilities and capable management makes tournament truly global affairConversations provide convincing evidence that this Hockey World Cup is exceptional. Although it is not even halfway, there are pointers that it could possibly become the best ever World Cup.
Nov 30, 2018
Hockey World Cup 2018: After bold statement in opening ceremony, Bhubaneswar looks to create lasting impression on sportOne might think that the fans, so involved in the opening ceremony, would give the World Cup matches a miss. Bhubaneswar's embracing of hockey has evolved.
Jul 02, 2018
Success in hockey is more about the power games than actual play and technical aspectsHockey is tied to international politics as much as to its technicalities. Only, we don’t see this clearly, because we look at sport as spectacle, not a power game.
Feb 23, 2018
Rohingya crisis: India's diplomacy of reassurance is critical to repatriation process, safety of refugeesIndia's initiatives provide a small moral window out of the impasse over Rohingya crisis, making its diplomacy of reassurance critical for repatriation.
Feb 06, 2018
India vs South Africa: Test cricket faces relegation by pretenders due to format's predictabilityBut today, lost among consumers of instant success, Test cricket faces relegation by pretenders.
Jan 10, 2018
India extends relief to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: History, humanitarian operation and three-way diplomacyBy offering solace and humanitarian relief to Rohingya refugees, India earned points in Bangladesh while maintaining its strategic interests in Myanmar.
Dec 17, 2017
With Hockey World League coming to an end, what does the future of the struggling sport look like?The four-round Hockey World League was an ambitious innovation running into three seasons, but will pave way for a two-tier competition from 2018 onwards.