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The meaning of Milkha

Siddharth Saxena | July 13, 2013
From seeing his family being massacred during the Partition to arguably India's greatest-ever individual sportsperson, Milkha Singh's story…
Barca's Woes
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Can barca shake off its midlife crisis?

Siddharth Saxena | February 23, 2013
Football's supreme artistes are staring at an unlikely prospect: Early exit from the Champions League.
Track record
Salt of the earth

Salt of the earth

Siddharth Saxena | October 6, 2012
'I am a runner of the dust tracks of Kenya, ' says the mercurial David Rudisha. When he runs, the world stops and catches its breath.
Mr Earth
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Is Sushil Kumar Indian sport's most genuine face ever?

Siddharth Saxena | August 25, 2012
TOI crest spends a day with Sushil Kumar and finds that the wrestler has a magnetism few can equal..
India's first Olympian woman wrestler
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Geeta, Babita and the great sister act

Siddharth Saxena | August 4, 2012
This is a story of how a father braved village elders to make his daughters wrestlers. Being pummelled by the girls is now family tradition for the…
Haryana's Olympics

Haryana's Olympics

Siddharth Saxena and Ajay Sura | August 4, 2012
Nearly 20 of the 81 Indian athletes in London are from Haryana or have roots in Haryana. The tiny state has the largest representation of all Indian…
What makes Gold a compelling read
Cycling for glory

Cycling for glory

Siddharth Saxena | August 4, 2012
The hope of a gold and the fear of the afterlife is what makes Gold a compelling read.
Spanish football
Many hues of red

Many hues of red

Siddharth Saxena | July 7, 2012
The history of Spanish football told by a seasoned football historian.
String in their bow

String in their bow

Siddharth Saxena | June 9, 2012
With the Olympics in their sights, India's archers are learning to put their minds to be in the right place.
My quiver is full of arrows: Deepika

My quiver is full of arrows: Deepika

Siddharth Saxena | June 9, 2012
Daughter of an auto-rickshaw driver, Deepika Kumari set her eyes on a life-changing target.
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