The WTA finals began in Singapore on Sunday against the backdrop of whether it is more important to be ranked No 1 or to win a Grand Slam title. This stems from the fact that the No 1 rank changed hands several times over the year and four differe .. Read More

PARTAB RAMCHAND

GUWAHATI DEFEAT LITTLE MORE THAN A BAD DAY IN THE OFFICE

PARTAB RAMCHAND

The defeat at Guwahati can be taken as a one off, just one bad day at the office. Nothing more should be read into it.

Overall there is just no stopping this Indian juggernaut. It does not matter what format it is. Virat Kohli and h... Read More

HAS INDIAN CRICKET EVER HAD IT SO GOOD?

PARTAB RAMCHAND

No 1 in Tests and No 1 in ODIs. Has Indian cricket ever had it so good? If the Test team has proved that it way ahead of the competition, the ODI squad has just squeaked past South Africa to the top slot. And to be candid is looking good to stay t... Read More

RAMANATHAN-BHAMBRI FAST WORK THEIR WAY UP THE TENNIS LADDER

PARTAB RAMCHAND

There are two inescapable conclusions to be drawn from the narrow 3-2 loss to Canada in the Davis Cup World Group play off tie at Edmonton. One is that Ramkumar Ramanathan and Yuki Bhambri are on their way up and as team captain Mahesh Bhupathi pu... Read More

TENNIS TAKES AN EXCITING TURN

PARTAB RAMCHAND

The contrast cannot be more obvious. In the men’s section the charge of the young brigade will have to wait as the ``golden oldies’’ have made it clear that they are in no hurry to abdicate. In the women’s section the charg... Read More

FINALLY, CRICKET HAS SOME COMPETITION FROM OTHER SPORTS

PARTAB RAMCHAND

In this cricket crazy nation – symbolized by the astronomical sum of money paid out for the IPL media rights - other sports generally remain in the background. Discussions at homes and offices, restaurants and bars generally centre round cri... Read More

WORLD CUP 2019: GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER TEAM INDIA

PARTAB RAMCHAND

Long term planning is the first step towards achieving your goal and if India are to emerge victorious in the 2019 World Cup in England then that plan should be put into place now. After all it is less than two years away from the mega event and t... Read More

'EXCUSE ME, WHILE I TOUCH THE SKY': INDIAN SPORTSWOMEN BREAK THROUGH PATRIARCHAL BARRIERS

PARTAB RAMCHAND

So the focus is right now firmly on Indian sportswomen and why not? Indeed it is about time they received due recognition for their achievements after being for long in the shadow of Indian sportsmen and given the all too familiar hurdles and obst... Read More

POST GALLE: A CRICKET SEASON OF OPTIMISM

PARTAB RAMCHAND

The 2017 – 18 season which has just started presents a major challenge for Virat Kohli and his boys. Having made a clean sweep of the contests at home during the previous season the Indian team has the opportunity to show that they can win T... Read More

FEDERER HAS TRANSCENDED TENNIS: THE GREATEST SPORTSPERSON OF ALL TIMES

PARTAB RAMCHAND

NEW DELHI: That he is the greatest tennis player of all time has been known for some years now. His eighth Wimbledon singles title and 19th Grand Slam overall only doubly confirmed Roger Federer’s exalted status on the Mount... Read More

A 'COLOSSAL TALENT" WE HAVE NOT GIVEN FULL DUE TO

PARTAB RAMCHAND

Is he the greatest Indian sportsman ever?

Certainly it would be easier to argue for him than against him. In any case there is no doubt in my mind that he is the greatest ever.

The latest honour of being in the world&... Read More

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