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'Hardest time of my life'

Published on 24-Jan-2015
pillars of support Santosh with his parents C Shivshankar and Chandrakala on his return from the Dakar Rally. DH PHOTO/ KISHOR KUMAR BOLAR

Even in the extremely daring world of rally racing where competitors cheat death in every race, the very mention of Dakar draws raised eyebrows...

Brazilians find home in China

Published on 24-Jan-2015
red brigade China may not have made a mark in world football but they are making all out efforts to raise their standard.

Better infrastructure and bigger salaries paid on time are prompting a new wave of Brazilians to emigrate to China, with players...

No end to wristy worries

Published on 24-Jan-2015
painful: Juan Martin Del Potro was left gutted when he was forced to pull out of the Australian Open just a day before the start. AFP

If talent and power were the only factors, this surely would have been the tennis era of the Big Five, not the Big Four.

Co-ordination between pieces is vital

Published on 24-Jan-2015

Co-ordination between pieces is essential in a game of chess or they virtually lose control over the board. The pieces should not wander aimlessly or...

Real stepping stone to success

Published on 24-Jan-2015
talent gets its due Norwegian prodigy Martin Odegaard (left) could not have hoped for a better boost to his fledgling career after 10-time European champions Real Madrid signed him last Thursday. reuters

A complete unknown only a year ago, Norwegian prodigy Martin Odegaard's transfer to Real Madrid has set his fledgling career soaring towards the summit.

Finding a way out of the rough

Published on 17-Jan-2015
fighting gamely...  Meaghan Francella (left) was a former winner on the LPGA Tour before deciding to become a caddie.

Meaghan Francella, a winner on the LPGA Tour, drew many puzzled looks when she arrived at a tournament last January carrying the bag of another...

Falcao's moment of truth

Published on 17-Jan-2015
what next?: Radamel Falcao is yet to win the confidence of his coach Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.

There can be no professional athlete who does not worry about injuries. The body is their fortune, and the harmony between mind...

Stadium stirs a debate

Published on 17-Jan-2015
eye-catching A handout of the proposed stadium before revisions for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, designed by the Pritzker-winning architect Zaha Hadid. nyt

Many Japanese feel the proposed Olympic Stadium to be built for the 2020 Tokyo Games will become a white elephant..

Experience is the key

Published on 17-Jan-2015
Navratilova says she is excited by the coaching journey.

It was a big December for Martina Navratilova. At age 58, she was married for the first time, to Julia Lemigova, 42....

Clever pawn sacrifices can turn the game

Published on 10-Jan-2015

Pawn sacrifices either to gain initiative for launch of an attack or to wriggle out of a tricky...

Photo Gallery
Madhuri Dixit Nene during the launch of a jewellery showroom at Panvel in Mumbai...

Madhuri Dixit Nene during the launch of a jewellery showroom at Panvel in Mumbai...

GOC, White Knight Corps, K H Singh interacting with participants of tour in Doda...

GOC, White Knight Corps, K H Singh interacting with participants of tour in Doda...

Delhi Waveriders and Punjab Warriors players in action during the HIL match in New Delhi...

Delhi Waveriders and Punjab Warriors players in action during the HIL match in New Delhi...

Union Ministry Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation during his visit at Barlah Water Project...

Union Ministry Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation during his visit at Barlah Water Project...

Devotees shower flowers on the 42-ft-tall monolithic statue of Lord Bahubali...

Devotees shower flowers on the 42-ft-tall monolithic statue of Lord Bahubali...

Chandrababu Naidu, Ministers and senior officers participate in a three-day workshop...

Chandrababu Naidu, Ministers and senior officers participate in a three-day workshop...

School students participate in a grand Swami Vivekananda Walkathon at Marina beach in Chennai...

School students participate in a grand Swami Vivekananda Walkathon at Marina beach in Chennai...

Lebanese artists perform during a press preview for the 29th International Crafts Mela...

Lebanese artists perform during a press preview for the 29th International Crafts Mela...

School Students make a formation in the shape of 'READ FOR FUTURE' at a school...

School Students make a formation in the shape of 'READ FOR FUTURE' at a school...

Garo Wangala Troops perform during a Cultural Rally to mark the 53rd Anniversary of Dudhnoi...

Garo Wangala Troops perform during a Cultural Rally to mark the 53rd Anniversary of Dudhnoi...

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