“The youth are crazy about hockey” | Q+A with Hockey India president Dilip Tirkey

In an exclusive interview to India Today in Rourkela, Dilip Tirkey, president, Hockey India, former captain of the national team and three-time Olympian, talks about why Odisha, particularly Sundargarh district, is passionate about hockey, and the state government’s initiatives to promote the sport Rourkela,ISSUE DATE: Jan 23, 2023 | UPDATED: Jan 13, 2023 16:52 IST … Read more

Odisha | The new Mecca of hockey

Led by chief minister Naveen Patnaik, Odisha is now the nerve centre of Indian hockey. As the Men’s World Cup kicks off in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, a look at Sundargarh district reveals the depths of passion that the game summons up Rourkela,ISSUE DATE: Jan 23, 2023 | UPDATED: Jan 13, 2023 16:46 IST An aerial … Read more

Bringing back the bustard – India Today

The Great Indian Bustard, once a contender for national bird status, is now critically endangered. Can the captive breeding programme in Rajasthan reverse the tide? Jaipur,ISSUE DATE: Dec 12, 2022 | UPDATED: Dec 9, 2022 00:06 IST Left: Three Great Indian Bustard chicks at the Ramdeora captive breeding centre Two temperature-regulated shelter homes in Rajasthan, … Read more

Morbi bridge collapse | Nail the villains

Fixing culpability in the Morbi tragedy is still a work in progress. Quick action needs to be taken to punish the guilty. New Delhi,ISSUE DATE: Nov 14, 2022 | UPDATED: Nov 4, 2022 20:24 IST Rescue operations at the site of the bridge tragedy in Morbi, Gujarat The festive spirit of Diwali ended on a … Read more

The BJP’s political families | The dynasts dilemma

BJP leaders like to call out the Opposition’s ‘parivarvaad’, but their own party is no stranger to political nepotism New Delhi,ISSUE DATE: Nov 7, 2022 | UPDATED: Oct 28, 2022 13:46 IST Union ministers Narendra Tomar (centre) and Kiren Rijiju (right) welcome Amarinder Singh (left) and PLC leaders to the BJP; (Photo: Chandradeep Kumar) It … Read more

Mallikarjun Kharge takes Congress reins

Mallikarjun Kharge, 80, the first Dalit president Congress has had in 50 years, takes over at a time when the party is desperate for a revival. Can he rise to the challenge? New Delhi,ISSUE DATE: Oct 31, 2022 | UPDATED: Oct 22, 2022 00:22 IST New Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge after the results were declared, … Read more

The rebranding of Rahul Gandhi

The Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra has the lofty aim of forging a narrative of unity against the BJP’s divisive politics but it’s also about rebuilding political capital for Rahul Gandhi Mandya,ISSUE DATE: Oct 24, 2022 | UPDATED: Oct 15, 2022 10:11 IST Sonia Gandhi joins Rahul in Mandya on the Karnataka leg of the rally, … Read more

The dark side of moonlighting

Side gigs are not a new phenomenon, but Wipro’s sacking of 300 employees and other IT firms cautioning their workers against the practice have raised questions of ethics and legality. The tech industry, though, is split in its views on how to deal with the issue New Delhi,ISSUE DATE: Oct 17, 2022 | UPDATED: Oct … Read more