Articles by Smita Deshmukh
May 31, 2017
Comrades Marathon sees spike in Indian registrations: 124 to run for glory in ultimate race in South AfricaThe 92nd edition of Comrades Marathon has a record 100 plus registrations from India - 124, to be precise.
Jan 13, 2017
Mumbai Marathon 2017: A day when corporates and sports come together for charityWith the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2017 taking place on Sunday, the focus has shifted to the top runners from all over the world, celebrities and most importantly, the over 200 NGOs that are participating to showcase promote their initiatives.
Jan 10, 2017
Meet Rajeev Bagga, the Indian badminton legend who was crowned Deaflympian of the CenturyWith badminton taking off in India in a big way, few are aware of Rajeev Bagga, a legend of the game who not only won numerous medals for India globally, but was crowned as ‘Deaflympian of the Century’
Nov 10, 2016
Mani's lunch home: With old restaurants shutting down, Mani's reopening brings joy to foodiesAsk any South Indian living in Mumbai where he would like to meet up for coffee and some hot meals and the answer would be Matunga East
Nov 05, 2016
NYC Marathon 2016: Mumbai runners hope to make a mark at world's largest marathonWith just hours to go for the world’s largest marathon — the TCS New York City Marathon — runners from all over the world have gathered in the Big Apple for the big Sunday run. Joining the thousands who would run on 6 November will be over two dozen Mumbaities, who have been rigorously training for the past few months.
Oct 20, 2016
Mumbai’s 'Dirty Dozen' create sporting history, run in the world’s toughest marathon12 enthusiasts from the running group Striders achieved a major milestone - running together in the Comrades Marathon - one of the world’s oldest and largest ultra.
Oct 14, 2016
Mumbai Marathi school introduces spoken English classes to save itself from shutdownAs Marathi medium civic schools face an uncertain future with student enrollments falling by nearly 60 percent, the DS HIgh School in Sion may have found a way to prevent it
Oct 03, 2016
No Maharashtra players in Kabaddi World Cup: Home of the sport let down by politicsMaharashtra, the state that nurtured kabaddi, does not have a single player in the national team playing the World Cup this week
May 23, 2016
Dancing queens: Transgenders raise the bar in Mumbai's dance circuitThe Maharashtra government's Dance Bar Regulation Bill is doing nothing to protect the security of the women, as well as the growing number of transgenders in the business