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Twist from the wrist

Published on 30-Apr-2016
tweaking the tale: Amit Mishra (centre) has been a success for Delhi Daredevils while Piyush Chawla (top, right) of KKR, Tabraiz Shamsi of RCB (middle) and Imran Tahir of Delhi  have all made an impact. pti/ ipl

If one were go by the conventional impression of wrist spinners, chances are they wouldn't find much favour with captains...

A rough ride beckons Rio

Published on 30-Apr-2016
The iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Reuters File Photo.

Brazil's president is facing impeachment. The country's economy is in sharp decline. Bodies of water that will be used...

Flying Dutchwoman

Published on 30-Apr-2016
hot prospect: Dafne Schippers clocked the fastest time in 17 years to win the 200M gold at the World Championships last year. AFP

Dafne Schippers' eyes light up when she recalls how she first got into athletics. She used to play tennis as a child but aged nine......

Shades of Leicester in Atletico

Published on 30-Apr-2016
Saul Niguez. Reuters Photo.

There are similarities between the way that Leicester City has stormed through the Premier League and how Atlético Madrid has won their last...

Tact needed to tackle the queen

Published on 30-Apr-2016

As the queen is the most powerful piece on the chessboard, a beginner many a time feels threatened when the queen tries to invade...

Gallery

Published on 30-Apr-2016

A Syrian amputee swimmer ran with the Olympic flame through a refugee camp in Athens last Tuesday to highlight the plight of the million...

This week

Published on 30-Apr-2016
Action continues in the Indian  Premier League this week.

Real Madrid will take on Manchester City at Madrid in their second leg tie on Wednesday...

Picking the right check in tricky finish

Published on 23-Apr-2016

Check is a term indicating an attack on the King in a chess game and a checkmate signals the end of the game. Beginners take......

Wrestling with another change

Published on 23-Apr-2016
Formula One drivers are in a tight spot because of the ban on communication made via radio technology. Reuters file photo

Probably no other sporting event has as many existential questions about the use of technology to assist its participants...

Tallents go for a walk

Published on 23-Apr-2016
Rachel Tallent (left) with brother Jared.

'Stop copying' is a familiar cry between feuding siblings. But for Rachel Tallent, 23, mimicking her older brother...

Photo Gallery
Women voters wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the final phase of...

Women voters wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the final phase of...

Royal Challengers Bangalore players Chris Gayle, Travis Head and Stuart Binny are seen with a fan...

Royal Challengers Bangalore players Chris Gayle, Travis Head and Stuart Binny are seen with a fan...

Boys jump into a step well, built inside the shrine of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya, to cool off...

Boys jump into a step well, built inside the shrine of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya, to cool off...

A woman collects drinking water after climbing down a dried up well at Bhakrecha Pada in Thane...

A woman collects drinking water after climbing down a dried up well at Bhakrecha Pada in Thane...

A man offers water to a Peacock at a Zoo in Surat on Thursday...

A man offers water to a Peacock at a Zoo in Surat on Thursday...

Parineeti Chopra and Kunal Kapoor during a promotional event in New Delhi on Thursday...

Parineeti Chopra and Kunal Kapoor during a promotional event in New Delhi on Thursday...

Russian Air Force Su-25 jets fly over Moscow's Kremlin during a general rehearsal for the Victory...

Russian Air Force Su-25 jets fly over Moscow's Kremlin during a general rehearsal for the Victory...

Kashmiri Muslim women react upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet...

Kashmiri Muslim women react upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet...

Holocaust survivor Robert Tomashof and his daughter Rutti Tomashof light a torch during the...

Holocaust survivor Robert Tomashof and his daughter Rutti Tomashof light a torch during the...

A man prepares food inside a community kitchen at a Hindu temple on the banks of the river Ganga...

A man prepares food inside a community kitchen at a Hindu temple on the banks of the river Ganga...