Category Archives: Sports

One of the brightest stars of Indian athletics, Soma Biswas is a two-time medal winner in the Asian Games. One of the specialists in the heptathlon event she won the silver medal in 2002 Asian Games, Busan and again silver in the 2006 Asiad, Doha. Soma was born on 16th May, 1978 in Ranaghat, West Bengal. She was attracted to athletics from her childhood. One of the most experienced athletics coaches in the state, Kuntal [...]

Shiva Thapa is an Indian boxer. He was born on 8th December 1993 in Guwahati, Assam and belongs to the Indian Gorkha community. Shiva Thapa does his training at the Pune-based Army Sports Institute and he is supported by the Anglian Medal Hunt Company and the Olympic Gold Quest, a non-profit foundation which identifies and supports Indian athletes. He qualified for the 2012 London Olympics, making him the youngest Indian boxer to qualify for the [...]

Shiv Kapur is a renowned golf player of India. The most colorful feather in his cap came at the 2002 Busan Asian Games, where he won the gold medal. Born on 12 February in the year 1982, the career of Shiv Kapur has recently soared to new heights as he is counted as one of the consistent players in the golf scenario of India. Shiv Kapur’s amazing run in the Malaysian Amateur Open and Indian [...]

Shiny Wilson (nee Abraham) was born on May 8, 1965 at Thodupuzha village in Idukki district of Kerala. A National Champion for 14 years in the 800 metres category, she represented India in six consecutive Asian Track & Field Meets starting with Jakarta in 1985. Shiny got attracted towards athletics early on in life. She joined the sports division in Kottayam alongwith PT Usha and M D Valsamma under the tutelage of NIS coach P. [...]

Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian cricketer. He plays as a left-handed opening batsman and occasional bowls as a right-arm off-break bowler. He also plays for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in the Indian Premier League. Shikhar Dhawan was born on 5th December 1985 in Delhi. He is married to Esha Mukherjee who has two daughters from her earlier marriage. Career In 2004, Shikhar Dhawan played for India in the U-19 Cricket World Cup. He was the [...]

Adding a feather to his cap every year, the young and talented Saurav Ghosal started practicing the game of squash at the age of nine. Born on 10th August in the year 1986 in Kolkata, West Bengal Saurav Ghosal had shifted his base from his home town to Chennai. He was affiliated to the ICL Squash Academy in Chennai where he began his training. Saurav Ghosal got his first break when he qualified for the [...]

About India’s teen sensation, Sania Mirza was born in Mumbai on 15 November 1986. Initially she was coached by her father Imran Mirza and C G Krishna Bhupathi (father of another famous Indian tennis star, Mahesh Bhupathi), she turned professional in 2003. She has entered the record books for being the highest ranked female tennis player ever from India, in singles as well as in doubles. Professional Life She has many firsts to her credit, [...]

Sandipan Chanda is a renowned chess player of India who became a Grandmaster in 2003. Born on August 13 in the year 1983, Sandipan Chanda originally hails from Kolkata, West Bengal and currently resides in his hometown. The notable games of Grandmaster Sandipan Chanda include those games against Koneru and A Das in 2006, and, Tiviakov and Sadvakasov in 2007. He has also been the practice partner of Viswanathan Anand, the two-time World Champion, on [...]

Samresh Jung, an eminent sports personality who has carved out a niche for himself in the arena of shooting, was born on 5th May 1970. Samresh Jung, who specializes in the category of air pistol, has many a claim to his fame and has been heaped with numerous awards and accolades. A resident of New Delhi, Jung is an employee of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). It can be said the shooting was infused [...]

Sakshi Malik born on September 3, 1992,  is an Indian wrestler who has won a bronze medal in the 58 Kg category at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. She has become the first female Indian wrestler who has bagged a medal at the Olympics. Apart from Olympics, Malik had participated and won a silver in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and a bronze at the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha. Early Life Sakshi [...]