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From the amount of newsprint and daily discussions dedicated to cricket, it is not tough to identify India’s favorite sport! Even though hockey is the official Indian sport and football enjoys a fair degree of popularity, the Indian cricket team is the most loved, often despised and debated group of players in the subcontinent. Aside from cricket, football and hockey – Indians follow lawn tennis, badminton, athletics, weightlifting and boxing. Sports like car racing 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, [...]

Mihir Sen, born on 16th November, 1930 in Purulia in West Bengal is one of the feted swimmers of India who attained world-wide fame for swimming the English Channel. In fact he was the first Indian and also the first Asian to cross the English Channel in 14 hours and 45 minutes on 27th September, 1958. The English Channel is a part of the Atlantic Ocean that divides the island of Great Britain from the [...]