Sports articles

Judo Foursome

Judo Foursome

As sportspersons bag medals, coaches wear the stars. But it gets them into a thrill when the winning disciples are special, deaf and dumb. Aakash Hassan meets a coach who specializes in creating

New Ranji Sensation

Bowling on rough pitches in Kashmir periphery helped him to hone his skills and get noticed by a coach. Many years later, Umar Nazir is ranked No 2 bowler in India in Ranji

Parvez Rasool

Of late cricketer Parvez Rasool is in news for things other than his cricketing skills. In 2010, a few months after Kashmir saw one of its bloodiest summer uprisings, Parvez rose to fame

Un-amputated Dreams

He lost both his arms to an accident but not his will to survive and excel in life. Meet the Jammu boy Chandeep Singh Sudan, the fastest para-skater in 100m. Tabish Rafiq Mir

Howz That?

A life changing injury forced first class cricketer to become an umpire, all for the love of the sport. Heena Muzzafar tells his story Mubashir Hassan, 35, a resident of Nai Sarak, Habba

A Dream Run

A local girl created history of sorts by running 80 kms along Australian marathon runner Pat Farmer when he concluded his world tour. One of the few female athletes from Kashmir, Insha still

Young’s Club

In last few years Kashmiris have shown a keen interest in learning different forms of martial arts. What is the reason? Certificates, self-defence, or international exposure, Heena Muzzafar tries to find out Every

A Kicking Champ

It was like a rollercoaster ride for this 8-year-old Bandipora girl when she won world title in kickboxing. Zubair Sofi spends a day with little champ Tajamul Islam after her arrival from Italy.

Paddle Heroes

A village in north Kashmir’s Budgam district is cycling its way out of obscurity, quite literally.  Saima Bhat reports the change it has brought in the area and the dreams it has set

Skiing Slips

With more than 75 international awards in skiing under his belt Arif Khan is sliding into oblivion, thanks to official indifference. Saima Bhat tells his story Twenty-six-year-old Arif Khan’s first memory with snow