Tamil Knot - Super Kings in Tamil Nadu politics: Promises in search of mythical glory

Evoking the glory of past kings and promising the return of their golden age of rule is a growing trend of suspicious currency in Tamil Nadu's politics.

G Babu Jayakumar | Mar 21, 2018, 19:12 PM IST

Vantage Point: Rahul Gandhi-led Congress turns confident after plenary, but hard ground realities show it has miles to go to unseat Modi

Rahul Gandhi has matured as a speaker. But now, he will have to show if there is a 'Rahul Gandhi the deal-maker' lurking behind.

Madhavan Narayanan | Mar 20, 2018, 14:05 PM IST

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Post-Uri, how does India neuter demented neighbour?

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tryst with moderation has been extended from its angst over "gau rakshaks" (cow vigilantes) to policies on Pakistan.

Miscellaneous | Sep 27, 2016, 09:28 AM IST

500th Test Special: Records that matter as India play historic match

The five-day format remains the basis which sets the standard, and for any cricketer, the ultimate 'test' to test to his skills.

Jayanta Oinam | Sep 22, 2016, 09:25 AM IST

Uri Terror Attack: Is War with Pakistan Really an Option?

Narendra Modi is in the hot seat and he has to answer...

Ajith Vijay Kumar | Sep 21, 2016, 12:46 PM IST

Hillary in Trump lane: Baskets of bluff, bluster & baloney!

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Miscellaneous | Sep 19, 2016, 12:10 PM IST

IND vs NZ: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan in do-or-die situation despite Virat Kohli's backing

Despite recent below-par performances, both Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have been retained for India' squad for New Zealand.

Sahil Bakshi | Sep 16, 2016, 15:42 PM IST

Five key takeaways from Duleep Trophy 2016

Yuvraj Singh's India Red side was no match for Gautam Gambhir's Blues as it succumbed to a massive 355-run defeat in the final of inaugural day-night Duleep Trophy tournament at Greater Noida Sport

Dattaraj Thaly | Sep 16, 2016, 14:14 PM IST

India vs New Zealand: This time, Kiwis come prepared with spin troika

For New Zealand, to register their first ever series win in India, the spin trio of Santner, Sodhi and Craig will need to do what Indian spinners do. Win matches.

Jayanta Oinam | Sep 15, 2016, 17:23 PM IST

Gautam Gambhir vs Virat Kohli: Incidents when Indian cricket's two angry men clashed on-field

There have been several incidents where Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir made headlines for the wrong reason.

Sahil Bakshi | Sep 14, 2016, 17:06 PM IST

Deepa Malik's moment of glory: As incredible as Dipa Karmakar's Produnova, as historic as PV Sindhu's silver

Every paralympian has a story to tell, but not many are as inspiring as Deepa Malik's.

Suyash Srivastava | Sep 14, 2016, 09:44 AM IST

India vs New Zealand 2016: Five talking points from Sandip Patil's last squad

The Indian selectors on Monday announced a largely unchanged 15-member Indian Test squad for the three-match home series against New Zealand.

Dattaraj Thaly | Sep 13, 2016, 15:12 PM IST

Stanislas Wawrinka - From 'the other Swiss' to Novak Djokovic's biggest nemesis

Ever since the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal era came to an end, no player has dominated tennis like Novak Djokovic.

Suyash Srivastava | Sep 12, 2016, 21:18 PM IST

Manchester Derby: How Pep Guardiola put Jose Mourinho in his place

Citizens won 2-1, and possibly proving – once again – they are no longer the 'noisy neighbors'.

Jayanta Oinam | Sep 11, 2016, 12:45 PM IST

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Jose Mourinho vs Pep Guardiola duel headlines Manchester Derby

Past touchline rows and press-conference hostilities suggest the two men despise each other.

Dattaraj Thaly | Sep 08, 2016, 16:37 PM IST

Pullela Gopichand – A mix of Sourav Ganguly's aggression and Rahul Dravid's gentlemanship

While cricket still rules the country, here is a comparison as to why Pullela Gopichand is a mix of Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.

Suyash Srivastava | Sep 07, 2016, 15:34 PM IST

Andy Murray or Novak Djokovic: After Rafael Nadal's exit, who is the favourite to win US Open 2016?

Time and again, Murray has looked a world class player in Grand Slams before reaching finals. 

Suyash Srivastava | Sep 06, 2016, 17:38 PM IST

Talking Records: Complete list of world, Olympics records broken at Rio 2016

Besides 27 world records, the Rio Games also witnessed as many as 91 Olympic records broken.

Jayanta Oinam | Sep 01, 2016, 22:39 PM IST

Sorry, Irom Sharmila!

Irom Sharmila, a woman of indefatigable spirit, broke her 16-year long fast recently.

Shobhika Puri | Aug 31, 2016, 13:44 PM IST

Rajnikanth's daughter becomes UN advocate for Gender

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Miscellaneous | Aug 30, 2016, 16:18 PM IST

Rio Olympics 2016: Five Indian athletes who redefined 'woman power'

While PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik were India's only two medalists at Rio Olympics, several others made a name for themselves at the mega event.

Suyash Srivastava | Aug 26, 2016, 18:38 PM IST

In rural India, less to eat than 40 years ago

On an average, a rural Indian consumes 550 fewer calories -- and 13 gm protein, 5 mg iron, 250 mg calcium lesser than they used to.

Miscellaneous | Aug 25, 2016, 13:25 PM IST