Category Archives: Sports

Athletics is derived from the Greek word “athlon” which means contest. India has a long history of participation at International Track and Field events. The first Indian Olympiad was Norman Pritchard, an athlete who won two silvers in the 200 meters dash and 200 meters hurdles at the 1900 Paris Olympics. In later years, there have been successful athletes like Henry Rebello, the legendary “Flying Sikh” Milkha Singh who was post-independent India’s first official Olympic [...]

Billiards or cue sports includes a range of games played to test the skill in hitting billiard balls with a cue stick on a billiard table. The sport of Billiards consist of 3 subdivisions: 1) Carom billiards, relating to those games played on tables without pockets 2) Pocket billiards, relating to those games played on a table with 6 pockets 3) Snooker, though its technique is the same as pocket billiards but its origin, culture [...]

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Biography

Former Captain of the Indian Cricket Team – MS Dhoni Mahendra Singh Dhoni or MS Dhoni is one of the most popular Indian cricketers. Putting his great leadership skills to test, he served as the former captain of the Indian national cricket team; however, he captained the team only in limited-overs format from 2007 to 2016, and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. Also known for his excellent wicket-keeping skills, he was a gem [...]

Manavjit Singh Sandhu is one of the leading Indian shooters spearheading the realm of international shooting. Sandhu made a name for himself in the arena of shooting after his successful stint at the Men’s Trap event at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, where he won a bronze medal. He then went on to win the gold medal at the International Shooting Feat Federation (ISSF) World Cup. Sandhu’s success in the world of shooting resulted in him [...]

Gaurav Ghei is a renowned golf player of India and has made impressions with his performance, especially on the Asian Tour. Born on 25 September, 1968, he started playing golf professionally from 1991 onwards.Currently residing in New Delhi, the golf player Gaurav Ghei is married with one child. The fame of Gaurav Ghei is largely due to his three Asian titles, including the Gadgil Western Masters in November 1995, the Taiwan Masters in 2006 and [...]

Bula Chowdhury is one of the most famous long-distance swimmers of India. In competitive swimming also she has made her mark. When she was just 9 years of age, she became famous by winning six gold medals in many events of her age group. Some of her records at the national level are yet to be equaled. In 1984 she set a national 100m butterfly record of 1:06.19sec. During the Seoul Asian Games in 1986, [...]

Achanta Sharath Kamal is one of those talented table tennis players of India who have made a mark for themselves in the international arena. Born in the year 1982 in Tamil Nadu, Achanta Sharath Kamal works for Indian Oil Corporation. Having proved his table tennis skills in many tournaments, he made India proud by bagging the gold medal in 2006 Commonwealth Games which was organized in Melbourne. Winning the National Champion in 2003, he also [...]

Viswanathan Anand¬† (The living legend of Chess) was born on December 11, 1969 in Chennai. His awesome speed has earned him the nickname “Lightning Kid.” In March 2007, Anand won the Morelia-Linares Super Grandmasters chess tournament. He showed his genius early on as a child when he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship in 1983 at the age of fourteen. In 1984, Anand went on to become the youngest Indian to win the International Master [...]

Virender Sehwag is a famous Indian cricketer and a significant member of the Indian National cricket team since 1999. Nicknamed ‘Veeru’ by teammates and fans alike, Virendar Sehwag was born on 20th October, 1978 in Delhi. Born into a joint family, Sehwag is the son of Krishan and Krishna Sehwag. He did his schooling from Arora Vidya School but since childhood, his prime interest remained cricket, which he developed over the years playing thrilling domestic [...]

Virat Kohli Biography

Virat Kohli (5 November 1988) is a renowned Indian international cricketer. Currently, he is the captain of the India national team. Due to his excellent performance in the field, he is often regarded as one of the top batsmen in the world. He also plays for the IPL (Indian Premier League) team Royal Challengers Bangalore. Personal Life He is the son of Prem and Saroj Kohli and has an elder brother and sister, Vikash and [...]