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The wives return
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Bree (Marcia Cross) is about to tie the knot with ...
VOICE YOUR VIEWS: COUNTRY'S SPORT PUSHED TO THE SIDE
Hockey is not given due importance as the national games of other countries are.
But, after the Indian team won the Asia Cup, there is a little improvement.
The recent performance in hockey shows that it is getting its due as our national game.
I may not be wrong if I say Twenty-20 cricket matches are promoted in a big way currently to divert sports lovers of hockey to cricket, which is ...
Nothing for the winners
A grand reception, hefty gifts from the Government, out of turn promotions: all for the men in blue. But, none to greet our hockey team that lifted the Asia Cup without losing a single match. And, it certainly is not raining money for them! ...
Cricketers are celebrities. But hockey players are not well known, and don’t get attractive remunerations or five star accommodation during matches. The Indian Hockey Federation should plan strategies. And, public support too is vital ...
Be it sponsorship, coaching, press coverage, crowd expectation or government awards, games such as cricket and tennis are more privileged in India.
Unlike cricketers, hockey players are not offered the world.
For instance, most ...
How will hockey get its due if there is more inspiration among youngsters and children for cricket?
P.N. Jyothi Raman
It is a shame
Hockey is not getting its due from either the Government or the public. Not offering hockey players the kind of huge sums cricketers get, is not just a step-motherly treatment, but a national shame. There’s no point talking about hockey ...
Was a favourite
Hockey was a favourite game is the 60s and 70s. But, now none talks about its achievements. The media does not give due weightage to sports other than cricket. Other games too require media and sponsor support.
To regain the glory of Dhyanchand era, the government, media and the public should encourage hockey from the school level itself. Players should be paid and provided facilities on a par with cricketers.
Cricket enjoys good media attention. The government should come up with measures to ensure that hockey is treated on a par with cricket.
Nishil Arvind Dattani
Our national game has yet to be honoured by the government or endorsed by the media.
Hockey has not been given adequate promotion. India wins the T20 World Cup, and fans run rampant. India wins the Asia Cup, and it goes unnoticed. ...
Promote the game
The crowd for cricket is more than that for hockey. This is because, exposure and participation in hockey is less. Even when it comes to advertising, there are only cricketers, not hockey players. Movies such as Chak De India create ...
Pulls it off, again
India pulled off what it did 32 years ago at the Asian Games: men’s hockey gold.
This is the right time to promote and popularise the national game, and create many more records.
‘Do you mean to say hockey is our national game?’ ask the people in our cricket-crazy country.
While cricket hits headlines, hockey has always been pushed to the back pages.
This, I believe, is primarily because of ...
Sadly, most people are unaware that hockey is our national game, and not cricket. The shoddy treatment given to hockey players who won the Asian Cup, compared to the excitement shown to T20 World Cup winners is proof enough.
Restore the glory
The golden era for Indian hockey was when the team bagged the gold medal at Moscow Olympics in 1980 under the captaincy of V. Bhaskar.
But in the last two decades, cricket, football and tennis have pushed hockey to the rear. ...
Our national game has not reached the hearts of Indians. There is no use blaming just players or government for this. Every single person must improve his knowledge on hockey. Schools and colleges must ignite the minds of youngsters to play ...
Change of rules
Hockey was declared our national game, perhaps, due to our domination in Olympics from 1928 to 1964.
With the advent of astroturf and amendment of a few rules of the game to suit European teams, only those teams now rule the roost. ...
The toughie rolls in
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A refreshing art show where cartoons and caricatures hold sway
Purbasree is back!
Though called the North-East fair, goodies have come from across the country
Melody and message
“Kalpavriksha — the power to create”
A sliver of Germany
The launch of the Goethe-Zentrum Coimbatore packed in a film, music and food of the region
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