In the 21st edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Neeraj Chopra spoke to HT’s national sports editor Ashish Magotra in a freewheeling conversation not just about the javelin throw and India but also the wider athletics galaxy of which he is now one of the brightest stars
Russia’s exports of military equipment will be affected because the campaign in Ukraine is a “disastrous advertisement for Putin’s war machine”, Boris Johnson said, noting that 60% of precision-guided missiles had turned out to be duds while tanks were “blown up like biscuit tins”
Former UK prime minister Boris Johnson underlined how the perception of China’s ruthless lockdown had changed since 2020 when people even considered it a brilliant model to deal with Covid-19. In the end, “it was our two democracies that came together to protect the human race with billions of doses of vaccines”
Boris Johnson said the emergence of Rishi Sunak as Britain’s first prime minister of Indian extraction was a “fantastic thing”, not just in terms of what it said about British society but also because it showed that the ruling Conservative Party as the pre-eminent party of opportunity and hope
Things have vastly changed with the BCCI announcing a landmark decision of equal pay for its male and female cricketers. But, around 20 years ago, when a young Mithali and Jhulan were bursting on to the scene, dreaming to pursue a career in cricket was full of obstacles.