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CWG Cricket: A frustratingly familiar result for India

Harmanpreet and Co fell nine runs short, exactly the same margin by which they lost that ODI World Cup Final. The more things change, the more they stay the same

Silver medallist Indian women's cricket team players Harmanpreet Kaur and Renuka Singh at the Commonwealth Games 2022(PTI)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 07:44 PM IST
BySnehal Pradhan

What the CWG tells us about Indian sport

Neeraj Chopra has shown Indian athletes that they can be the best in the world, but it was up to the others to follow through, and now, even though these are small steps, they are showing they can

Men's triple jump gold medalist Eldhose Paul and silver medalist Abdulla Aboobacker Narangolintevida (L), Birmingham on August 6, 2022 (ANI)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 07:55 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

CWG Gold won, closure awaited for boxer Amit Panghal

He won his maiden CWG gold, but the despair over the Tokyo Olympics failure is far from over

Amit Panghal won all four bouts by unanimous verdict in his progress to the final.(PTI)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 07:39 PM IST

Distantly Close | In India’s platinum year, recalling cinema’s golden age

A book that serves as a time capsule for posterity, portrays the human side with all their strengths and frailties, of the architects of our filmdom’s memorable past.

Yasir Abbasi's Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai, Urdu Memoirs of Cinema Legends. (Edited on Photoscape X)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 07:17 PM IST
By Vinod Sharma

Back-up bowlers thrive in one-sided series win

Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Ravi Bishnoi send reminders to selectors in a clinical 4-1 T20I series win against the Caribbean side.

India's Ravi Bishnoi (R) celebrates a wicket with Rohit Sharma(AP)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 06:51 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Hutong Cat | Taiwan's chip industry is a core component in the China-US tussle 

Accommodated strategically in Pelosi's packed and globally tracked schedule was a meeting with Mark Liu, chairperson of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. There was a reason for that: TSMC, in brief, makes the world run.

People walk past a billboard welcoming US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in Taipei, Taiwan. (AP)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 04:51 PM IST

Review: Behram’s Boat by Adi Pocha

A novel about a Parsi man who believes he must facilitate the growth of his community’s population by any means necessary

The scene at Parsi Colony in Dadar, Mumbai on Navroz on 16 August 2021. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 04:34 PM IST
ByPercy Bharucha

‘Revenge’: Convict who died in Tihar was murdered by jail staff, finds CBI

On August 4, 2021, 29-year-old Gujjar, accused in at least eight murder cases, and lodged in jail number 3 at the time, was found dead inside the high security prison.

New threads are now central to the Central Bureau of Investigation’s version of events in the murder probe of Ankit Gujjar, killed inside Tihar jail a year ago. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 03:52 PM IST

Justice DY Chandrachud: Democracy precarious if not supported by social justice

Justice Chandrachud bore down on significance of social democracy and social justice as instruments to achieve the ideals and values enshrined in the Constitution of India.

Supreme Court justice DY Chandrachud. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 03:53 PM IST

Magnus-spotting: All for the view of a megastar

Norwegian captain Jon Kristian Haarr jokes about needing to “play the bodyguard” for Magnus Carlsen during his time in India. Aryan Tari, Norway’s No 2 chess player, says that having Carlsen as a teammate is like moving around with a movie star.

Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen in action during Round 4 of the 44th Chess Olympiad, at Mamallapuram near Chennai, Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 03:51 PM IST
By, Mahabalipuram

Tuskers at peril: Poaching haunts Odisha’s forests

The death of the pachyderm was a re-run of a similar poaching of a tusker in the first week of June, when another elephant with at least five pellet injuries on its trunk, face, legs and body was found writhing in pain in the same forest range by local people.

The government has also constituted a special investigating team comprising forest and criminal investigation department officials to probe rising elephant deaths and allegations of coverups, but there seems to be no end to poaching.(Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI/AFP) (For representation purpose)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 03:51 PM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty, Bhubaneswar

Hop and very much in step, Paul and Aboobacker jump for a grand India 1-2

Eldose Paul won the triple jump gold with close friend Aboobacker taking silver; walker Sandeep Kumar and Annu Rani (javelin) claim bronze to make it a great day for India in athletics

Men's triple jump gold medalist Eldhose Paul, right, of India stands with silver medalist and compatriot Abdulla Aboobacker Narangolintevida, left, (AP)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 11:57 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta

From Man City to West Ham: A look at the top spenders in the Premier League

Clubs have no option but to spend during the transfer window to maintain their edge over their rivals or to simply keep their status as a top-flight club intact.

Pep Guardiola with Erling Haaland(AP)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 11:39 PM IST
By, Mumbai

For India, a bronze to remember

After a gap of 16 years, the women's hockey team returned to the Commonwealth Games podium.

India women's hockey team players celebrate after winning a Bronze medal(Hockey India Twitter)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 09:35 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Birmingham

Amrit Mahotsav inspires us to face new challenges

Even though we have much to be proud of, our society’s paradoxes still exist. Although everyone participated in the struggle for freedom as a united front, now there are voices from various forms of divisiveness

Returning to the present, the nation has progressed significantly in the 75 years since Independence. We didn’t have enough food grain to feed everyone until 40 years ago. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2022 08:56 PM IST

How India is shaping the future of e-commerce

If it works, ONDC could fundamentally change the rules of the game for e-commerce and retail — potentially on a global scale — and herald a future of more open and competitive retail with less dominance by vertically integrated platforms

Early reports from ONDC’s initial roll-out in four cities are positive. If it works, ONDC could fundamentally change the rules of the game for e-commerce and retail — potentially on a global scale — and herald a future of more open and competitive retail with less dominance by vertically integrated platforms. It could show United States (US) regulators how to take on monopolies. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2022 08:57 PM IST
ByVivek Wadhwa, Ismail Amla, and Alex Salkever

Avesh Khan vindicates backing with match-winning show vs West Indies

The fast bowler struggled in the second T20 international at St Kitts, but was on the money in India's victory at Lauderhill in the fourth tie for an unassailable 3-1 series lead

Avesh Khan in action for Team India.(AP)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 08:26 PM IST

The Neeraj Chopra effect, a year on from the historic Tokyo gold

As India mark a year to the day (Aug 7) since he won the country’s first Olympic medal in athletics, the craze to take up javelin training has spread even among children who are six years old

Neeraj Chopra during the medal ceremony for the men's javelin throw at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo.(AP / PTI)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 08:21 PM IST

I’ve found the ladder. Now I have to climb again and see how far I go: Vinesh

A year after the low at the Tokyo Olympics, seasoned wrestler Vinesh Phogat talks of finding calm again with a third Commonwealth Games medal

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat wins a Gold Medal in Women's Freestyle 53 Kg wrestling category at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022.(Vinesh Phogat Twitter)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 07:54 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta

India women find a new T20 level, enter CWG final

Smriti Mandhana’s 61 set up a solid score and then Sneh Rana defended 14 runs bowling the final over to beat England by four runs. They face winners of the Australia v New Zealand second semi.

India's captain Harmanpreet Kaur, center, celebrates with teammates Radha Yadav, left, and Shafali Verma after their win in the women's cricket T20 semifinal match against England at Edgbaston at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham(AP)
Updated on Aug 07, 2022 01:50 AM IST
BySnehal Pradhan

Avinash Sable storms a Kenyan bastion; Priyanka walks away with silver

His 3000m steeplechase silver broke a Kenyan 1-2-3 routine going back to the 1998 Kuala Lumpur CWG; Priyanka Goswami broke the national mark to come second in 10km race walk.

Avinash Sable and Priyanka Goswami. (Getty)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 01:11 AM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Avishek Roy, Birmingham/new Delhi

Vinesh Phogat, Ravi Dahiya do the expected

The duo were huge favourites coming into the event and they did not disappoint.

Commonwealth Games - Wrestling - Women's Freestyle 53 kg - Nordic - Coventry Arena, Coventry, Britain - August 6, 2022 India's Vinesh Phogat celebrates after winning against Sri Lanka's Chamodya Keshani Maduravalage Don(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 01:11 AM IST
ByRutvick Mehta

Sreeja nearly shocks world No.16; makes mixed final

Loses 3-4 in singles semi-final then teams with Sharath Kamal to assure medal.

India's Sreeja Akula in action (AP)
Published on Aug 06, 2022 11:15 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta

National mark silver lining to Goswami’s medal

Runner from Meerut erases 2017 record on way to second-place finish in the 10,000m race walk in 43:38.82

CWG 2022: Priyanka Goswami poses for a photo with her silver medal that she won in the women's 10,000m race walk event, at the Commonwealth Games.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 09:14 PM IST

Is Assam’s NH715 our deadliest highway? Ask the local animals

A study has found that a single 64-km stretch of this highway saw 6,036 deaths in one year. Take a look at the consequences, when a road goes where it has no business going.

Rhinos in the Kaziranga National Park. The NH715 cuts through Kaziranga on one side and the North Karbi-Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary on the other. Small-animal fatalities are not tabulated, but a study has found that hundreds of frogs, snakes, birds and lizards are ending up as roadkill. (Herve Lethier / Unesco)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 08:51 PM IST

Time stands still around India’s only natural bowling green

As India learn everything about lawn bowls after the women won the fours gold at the Commonwealth Games, a visit to the only venue with a natural turf to play the game

The Royal Calcutta Golf Club pavilion has an eight-lane lawn bowling green.(Samir Jana/HT)
Published on Aug 06, 2022 08:24 PM IST

Dhobis, delivery men, chai stall owners: A new Insta series shifts the spotlight

How does a dhobi balance his budget? How do autorickshaw drivers deal with inflation? Content creator Balram Vishwakarma’s latest Instagram series offers tales of little joys, big struggles and missing dreams, all backed by granular data.

Balram Vishwakarma’s first post was about Mohan Lal Yadav, 45 , from Bhadohi in Uttar Pradesh. Yadav has been an autorickshaw driver for 22 years. He works six days a week, and makes a profit of about <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7,150 a month.
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 08:28 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego

Chance for Lampard and Gerrard to show they belong

After an iffy last season, the former midfield legends get another shot with Villa and Everton

Frank Lampard reacts during a club friendly football match between Everton and Dynamo Kyiv at Goodison Park.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 07:51 PM IST

Reddy, set, go: Meet the director who has set a world record for most awards

Deepak Reddy’s 16-minute Telugu romcom has set a Guinness record for short film with the most awards (513!). It’s a story that, unusually, travels in reverse, and it’s hit fast-forward on its maker’s career.

Manasanamaha (Salutations to the Mind; 2020) focuses on a young man as he looks back on past relationships, and ends with a little girl delivering a cheeky twist.
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 06:28 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego

We invest in people who build cool stuff: Umakant Soni,CEO of robotics incubator

A robot nurse, a pilot-less air ambulance, solutions in mobility, healthcare and education are being developed at the not-for-profit technology incubator ARTPark in Bengaluru.

Asha is a robot nurse being developed by Avtaar Robotics, one of the startups being incubated at ARTPark. The aim is for Asha to eventually administer medication and perform basic medical interventions.
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 06:14 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego
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