Swaroop Swaminathan

Team of consciousness

Pandemic sheds light on mental health issues among athletes: sports psychologists

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Fouaad seeking letter from Indian govt to get vaccine in Germany

Fouaad Mirza is looking into the possibility of getting a letter from the Indian government that could enable him to get a vaccine in Germany, where he is based.

09 May 2021

Pressure can bring the best in me: Rahi

But I’m carrying them because my teammate or support staff might need it.

09 May 2021

Despair and hope during the Covid crisis: The story of SOS messages

The social media, especially Twitter, has turned into a war-room with volunteers guiding those in need of bed and oxygen to hospitals

07 May 2021

After gamble, sailing duo seek Olympic glory

When the final list of Indian athletes going to Tokyo is compiled, it maybe worth spending some extra time over the career choices of KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar.

06 May 2021

Faceless doctor and his narrative: How COVID crisis has taken a toll on the medical sector

Death is the major tune in hospitals across India right now and this doctor, who works at one in Mysore, has seen his fair share in the last year.

02 May 2021

Different Olympics, but same passion for Sharath

A Sharath Kamal knows what it’s like to be at the Olympics. He has been there thrice before (2004, 2008 and 2016).

29 Apr 2021

Invisible helping hands

On Monday night, one volunteer was urgently seeking an oxygen-supported bed for an individual in Delhi.

27 Apr 2021

Swimmers from Mumbai club train in Chennai as Khade looks on

It’s early morning in Chennai’s SDAT swimming pool at Velachery, a well-developed residential area in the city.

25 Apr 2021

Wanted to come home badly to be with mother: Ankita Raina

Even as Ankita Raina recounts the incident, the mental challenges of a travelling athlete can't be understated as she herself lifts the veil.

23 Apr 2021

Qualified for Tokyo Olympics, Vishnu Saravanan and Nethra Kumanan recall sailing journey

Vishnu Saravanan, Nethra Kumanan, and the pair of Ganapathy Chengappa and Varun Thakkar have qualified for the Olympics.

22 Apr 2021

Frustrated Fouaad rues missing out on Oly berth, two more shows remain

A ‘shit story’. That’s how Fouaad Mirza put it as his bid to qualify for the Games hit a pitstop at an event in Strzegom, Poland, on Saturday.

19 Apr 2021

Japanese ‘enthusiastic’ about Tokyo Olympics, says men’s hockey coach

On Monday, a Kyodo News, one of Japan’s leading news agencies, had revealing poll numbers vis-a-vis Olympics.

17 Apr 2021

On hard court, Indians face a Goliath in Latvia

Just as the world was preparing to enter a first major lockdown because of the coronavirus in March 2020, the Indian women’s tennis team created history.

16 Apr 2021

Important not to get carried away: Graham Reid

However, in an Olympic year, teams usually prefer to hide their tactics as they tend to experiment.

13 Apr 2021