Rashi Kakkar
Rashi Kakkar
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Sports

Lonely travels to unknown towns: The nomadic life of tennis players

Tennis is not played on the center court in pristine white surrounded by aristocracy. Tennis is a lonely sport, and the player a nomad.

Sports

Dance like a man: How freestyle football trickery has changed Aarish Ansari's life

A football freestyler performs tricks with the football. It's all about being creative with the ball, what movements can one do and make it entertaining

First Cricket News

Harsha Bhogle axed from IPL 9: When the focus shifts from the question to those asking it

Harsha Bhogle's axing by the BCCI, for reasons as yet unknown, is the latest in the series of players and board's high-handedness against observers of the game

Sports

On International Women's Day, here's a shout-out to women officials blazing a trail in men's sports

Women officiating in sport and in particular, men’s disciplines at the elite level, is very interesting. It turns on its head the power structure of our daily existence where men typically occupy positions of authority. Our largely patriarchal societies have rules and mores to ensure that men enjoy power and make decisions

Sports

Leading from the front: Dhoni speaking up on freedom of speech is a good precedent

What Dhoni said is not half as important as the fact that he took a stand on a debate that has polarised India, stuck his neck out instead of staying safe from controversy

First Cricket News

For the love of the game: On this Valentine’s Day, a reminder of why we love sport so much

Even though more than half the world’s population is in love with sport, however, we still don’t have a clear idea exactly what is it about sport that draws us, engages and even consumes us.

First Cricket News

For every Virat, there is a Taruwar Kohli: What they don’t tell you about U-19 World Cup

The thing that nobody talks about the U-19 Cricket World Cup is that for every Yuvraj Singh there was a Reetinder Singh Sodh and for every Virat Kohli there is a Taruwar Kohli.

Life

A bodybuilder and makeup artist, Navreet Josan is shattering stereotypes

By being a make up artist and a female bodybuilder, Navreet Josan demolishes stereotypes around masculinity and femininity.

First Cricket News

Rising Pune Supergiants: Why the new IPL franchise's name and its logo are branding disasters

RP Sanjiv Goenka (RPSG) Group names its IPL team Rising Pune Super Giants (RPSG). It is cringe-worthy. Not for the sheer lack of imagination but because it reduces the idea of a sports team as nothing but a “billboard” on which you can plaster a bunch of corporate logos.

Sports

This Children's Day, the best gift a parent could give their daughter is an introduction to sport

Children's Day is a good day to introduce your daughter to the joy of sports. One of the greatest gifts parents can give their daughters is the gift of self worth and purpose -- and one of the best ways to do that is through sports.

First Cricket News

Chaos in Cuttack: South Africa cricket team won; Indian cricket fans lost

We are all hanging our heads in shame. This feeling is far worse than losing just a cricket match.

First Cricket News

What can atheletes learn about failure from the life of Mahatma Gandhi?

On Gandhi Jayanthi, it seems like a good idea to to examine the life of Mahatma Gandhi to see if it has any examples that can help us deal more calmly with failure,

Sports

Serena Williams' greatest achievement is changing the narrative around women's sports

Serena’s greatest achievement is that she is singlehandedly ensuring that the world respects and reveres female athleticism as much as male.

Sports

No equality in tennis until women start playing best-of-five matches

While tennis organisers harp about equality, in reality they don’t treat men and women players alike.

Sports

Surprised you haven't heard about FIFA women's world cup? It's because they are female athletes

If you think you haven't heard of it because the World Cup features an obscure sport played by a handful of countries, then no you are wrong.

First Cricket News

The IPL's next big idea should be to have women cricketers like Jhulan Goswami

One of the biggest benefits of such a move would be to shatter the negative stereotypes about women and their abilities.

Sports

Tennis, not football, should be called 'the beautiful game'

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility

First Cricket News

From waking up at 5 AM to losing their jobs: All hail the unsung heroes of cricket

This India vs Australia cricket series is no exception. Doesn’t matter if it starts at 5 am. Doesn’t matter if sleep needs to be sacrificed.