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What Plagues Football: Lack of New Talent, Dirty Politics or Loss of Audience?

Subhajit Sanyal

Subhajit Sanyal

Born in October, Subhajit is an open minded soul of 19. A son of Bengal, Subhajit belongs to a small town, Purulia. He has completed his schooling in 2015, May, when he begun scribbling as a hobby, affected by all that is happening in his surroundings. He is fond of reading, writing, music and photography, solely dedicated to writing and learning. He began writing by chance but now, is a wanderer by choice.
Subhajit Sanyal

Football is a game of the young. It needs strength, stamina, skill, nerve and a never-say- die attitude. Subhajit talks to a cross-section of teenagers and youngsters to understand what they feel about the popular game. The respondents came up with interesting observations. Read more about what they feel has caused the downfall of this game, in the […]

Akashganga: From Rounds to Squares, a Mann-Date! – VIII

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Commissioned in the Indian Airforce (IAF) in 1978, Sunil Kumar Banerjee took premature retirement in the rank of Wing Commander. Military Combat Free Fall Instructor for over a decade and have made over 1000 parachute jumps over different Dropping Zones. He is the Founder Member of the elite “Akashganga”, the Indian Air Force Team and was featured in the Limca Book of Records for pioneering work in Canopy Flying in India.
Sunil Kumar Banerjee

After the solid cloth round canopies had been modified with low porosity, turn and drive slots, an apex with additional steering lines for better stability and forward drive in the sixties came the ‘parawing’ parachute designed for maximum lift as opposed to maximum drag. This device was primarily used in sport parachuting during the 1970s. The parawing was […]

Soccer for Child Rights at Kolkata

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CRY championed the importance of child education through the beautiful game, football, on Saturday (Nov 26) at the Mohun Bagan Athletic Club Football Ground. The tournament was organised by CRY – Child Rights and You, in association with Genius Consultants Ltd. This match celebrated love for football took a new turn and became a platform for ensuring children across […]

Akashganga: Of Devas and the Dhartiputras – VII

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Commissioned in the Indian Airforce (IAF) in 1978, Sunil Kumar Banerjee took premature retirement in the rank of Wing Commander. Military Combat Free Fall Instructor for over a decade and have made over 1000 parachute jumps over different Dropping Zones. He is the Founder Member of the elite “Akashganga”, the Indian Air Force Team and was featured in the Limca Book of Records for pioneering work in Canopy Flying in India.
Sunil Kumar Banerjee

From Scorchers to Scorpions and to Silver Streaks, it was a long journey for the Indian Air Force (IAF) aerobatic team.  In 1981, it was mooted that for the celebration of the IAF’s Golden Jubilee, a nine ac team would go around the country demonstrating throughout the ac team was worked up using 20 sqn. (Lightning’s) as a platform. In keeping with the […]

Akashganga: An Idea Whose Time had come! – VI

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Commissioned in the Indian Airforce (IAF) in 1978, Sunil Kumar Banerjee took premature retirement in the rank of Wing Commander. Military Combat Free Fall Instructor for over a decade and have made over 1000 parachute jumps over different Dropping Zones. He is the Founder Member of the elite “Akashganga”, the Indian Air Force Team and was featured in the Limca Book of Records for pioneering work in Canopy Flying in India.
Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Even before PTS had started, Shamsher with his imaginative and resourceful handling made organised performances or demonstrations in skydiving in some areas of the country. Interestingly, some PJI officers had made a few jumps too with his outfit and provided some rudiments of free-fall training. This week-end adventure of the PJI’s was short lived. Dicky would have none […]

Akashganga: Birth Pangs and Anxieties of Adolescence – V

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Commissioned in the Indian Airforce (IAF) in 1978, Sunil Kumar Banerjee took premature retirement in the rank of Wing Commander. Military Combat Free Fall Instructor for over a decade and have made over 1000 parachute jumps over different Dropping Zones. He is the Founder Member of the elite “Akashganga”, the Indian Air Force Team and was featured in the Limca Book of Records for pioneering work in Canopy Flying in India.
Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Free Fall Training was temporarily a victim of “Stop-Go- Stop” hiccups. In order to counter the doubts on its efficacy, a re-examination and review of the free fall techniques learnt, acquired and adopted – especially how to ensure accurate releases in the sky was conducted. The mystery of the wind and the importance of the met-man and the […]

Akashganga: Do You Have it in You? – IV

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Commissioned in the Indian Airforce (IAF) in 1978, Sunil Kumar Banerjee took premature retirement in the rank of Wing Commander. Military Combat Free Fall Instructor for over a decade and have made over 1000 parachute jumps over different Dropping Zones. He is the Founder Member of the elite “Akashganga”, the Indian Air Force Team and was featured in the Limca Book of Records for pioneering work in Canopy Flying in India.
Sunil Kumar Banerjee

  Freefall had moved on from the ungainly and rather rigid spread-eagle position to “stable frog position” and onto body-acrobatics in the air. Skydivers were not so often to be seen on tree tops or thatched huts anymore. They were able to steer canopies with commendable skill backed up by a calculated release from computed points from […]

Akashganga: The Legend of the Fall-III

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Commissioned in the Indian Airforce (IAF) in 1978, Sunil Kumar Banerjee took premature retirement in the rank of Wing Commander. Military Combat Free Fall Instructor for over a decade and have made over 1000 parachute jumps over different Dropping Zones. He is the Founder Member of the elite “Akashganga”, the Indian Air Force Team and was featured in the Limca Book of Records for pioneering work in Canopy Flying in India.
Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Having graduated and donned the Para Jump Instructors (PJI) brevets, they were trusted with the lives of all those brave paratroopers with maroon berets mostly of the Indian Army, who would grace the corridors of Paratroopers Training School (PTS).They were the gurus of Kaliyuga. Airborne training initiates and sustains a high standard of proficiency through repetition and time-proven techniques. The ability […]

Akashganga: PTS, the Home of Courage, Skill and Strength -II

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Commissioned in the Indian Airforce (IAF) in 1978, Sunil Kumar Banerjee took premature retirement in the rank of Wing Commander. Military Combat Free Fall Instructor for over a decade and have made over 1000 parachute jumps over different Dropping Zones. He is the Founder Member of the elite “Akashganga”, the Indian Air Force Team and was featured in the Limca Book of Records for pioneering work in Canopy Flying in India.
Sunil Kumar Banerjee

  The Indian Army mostly composed of the “maroon berets” or Paratroopers perform the operational role with the help of a large number of the aerial platforms like the transport planes, drones, gliders, helicopters and Para Jump Instructors (PJI’s) and Safety Equipment Workers (Riggers), mostly owned and operated by the Indian Air Force. Amongst other things, the latter goes […]

Akashganga: Cosmogony and Mythology – I

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Commissioned in the Indian Airforce (IAF) in 1978, Sunil Kumar Banerjee took premature retirement in the rank of Wing Commander. Military Combat Free Fall Instructor for over a decade and have made over 1000 parachute jumps over different Dropping Zones. He is the Founder Member of the elite “Akashganga”, the Indian Air Force Team and was featured in the Limca Book of Records for pioneering work in Canopy Flying in India.
Sunil Kumar Banerjee

The birth and creation of Akashganga: The Indian Air Force Skydiving Team is a long story of about forty years in the annals of sport parachuting. To the uninitiated the story of military paratrooping shall reveal the hidden seeds of the birth of sport parachuting in the subsequent episodes. Sunil always wanted to put pen to paper to […]

The Wages of Fear

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Commissioned in the Indian Airforce (IAF) in 1978, Sunil Kumar Banerjee took premature retirement in the rank of Wing Commander. Military Combat Free Fall Instructor for over a decade and have made over 1000 parachute jumps over different Dropping Zones. He is the Founder Member of the elite “Akashganga”, the Indian Air Force Team and was featured in the Limca Book of Records for pioneering work in Canopy Flying in India.
Sunil Kumar Banerjee

Fear wore many masks and played hide and seek with Sunil. It was de rigueur. Sometimes he was simply scared without knowing why or when looking out from the open doors of the aeroplane high above. At other times, on ground he felt weak kneed thinking of all that could happen. Parachute not opening, failing to deploy the […]

Deepa, a Shotput and Javelin Champion, in Paralympics for the Differently Abled

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad is a physician /psychiatrist holding doctorates in pharmacology, history and philosophy plus a higher doctorate. He is also a qualified barrister and geneticist. He is a regular columnist in several newspapers, has published over 100 books and has been described by the Cambridge News as the 'most educationally qualified in the world'.
Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

After the Rio Olympics, another landmark athletic event is scheduled next week, the Paralympics, where our differently abled demonstrate their prowess. Deepa Malik braved through several surgeries of her spine and when doctors gave her little time, she took to sports. She is a champion shot putter and javelin thrower. She has also won medals in discuss and hammer throwing […]

Cricket, a Gentleman’s Game

Neelum S. Gour

Neelum S. Gour

Neelum Saran Gour is a well known IndianEnglish fiction writer and academic. She has been an active book reviewer, critic, translator, humour columnist, creative writing guide and jury member in the award of national literary prizes. She works as Professor of English Literature at the University of Allahabad.
Neelum S. Gour

  Mahatma Gandhi once showed his preference for Cricket, when asked for an autograph, by putting his name down as the 17th member of D.R. Jardine’s team. He revealed that he was capable of playing the game and challenged the late Nawab of Pataudi. The then Prime Minister, Mr. Nehru, Vice President, Dr. Radhakrishnan, founder […]

CRY Announces the Launch of National Campaign on Child Education

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A young adventure-enthusiast supports CRY and embarks upon a solo 5,000 kms long Trans-Himalayan cycle ride from Srinagar to Walong, trailblazing for the cause. A report. Kolkata & New Delhi: CRY (Child Rights and You) announces the launch of ‘School the Spark’, a national campaign to address issues related to children’s education, in a press conference held […]

Special Olympics Transforms Challenged Individuals

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita Chatterjee Roy is an artist at heart. She has an eye for the unusual. Her naturescapes make her the quintessential Romantic. She paints, is passionate about photography, creates word images in her verses and loves to write. She cooks delicacies and is a foodie. Born in India, she was brought up in several countries. These strengthened the global citizen in her. She now lives in the Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two sons.
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Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organisation for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries. Eunice Kennedy Shriver is the founder of Special Olympics. Here’s Anumita in-depth report on the Special Olympics in the Dublin and Hilliard areas. She tells us how this event boosted […]

Youth Fest Avirbhav 2k16 Inaugurated with Sports

Shreya Verma

Shreya Verma

Shreya Verma is the public relations coordinator of Avirbhav-2k16. A final year Electronics Engineering student of JK Institute, Allahabad University, she is an active member of the management committee of the Institute, be it any official placement activity or a grand fiesta. Curious, dynamic and ready to take up new tasks, she is interested in reading and creative writing.
Nicholas Sparks inspires her. She plans to pursue her MS research program from Pennsylvania State
University.
Shreya Verma

The week-long youth fest Avirbhav 2k16, organised by JK Institute, Allahabad University, opened with sports. The day commenced with an Opening Mile in which every student ran a Marathon across the entire Science faculty. It was followed by athletics meet. The cheering crowd, loud applause for the winners and the frenzy struck the keynote of the carnival. Here’s a […]

Cricket owes a lot to Dalmiya and Packer

Kalpita Mukherji

Kalpita Mukherji

Kalpita Mukerji is an Economics post-graduate with a love for sports. She played badminton in her school days, and teaches intellectual (special) children. Based in Lucknow, her other interests are reading and travelling.
Kalpita Mukherji

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Two gutsy guys, Jagmohan Dalmia, in India, and Kerry Packer, in Australia, had the spunk to think out of the box. They were not afraid of controversies and legal hassles. The result was a greater popularity of Cricket and more money for this game. Here’s an analysis by Kalpita. Cricket is a game that started in England. […]

Caribbean Cricket Hurtling Down and Down

Kalpita Mukherji

Kalpita Mukherji

Kalpita Mukerji is an Economics post-graduate with a love for sports. She played badminton in her school days, and teaches intellectual (special) children. Based in Lucknow, her other interests are reading and travelling.
Kalpita Mukherji

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Caribbean was at the top of world cricket for three decades, 1970s to 90s. Their pace attack and splendid batsmen are legends of all time. Kalpita analyses the steady decline of the West Indian cricket in this report. There were times when the West Indians were at the top of world cricket. The likes of […]

Spin Doctors at Play

Kalpita Mukherji

Kalpita Mukherji

Kalpita Mukerji is an Economics post-graduate with a love for sports. She played badminton in her school days, and teaches intellectual (special) children. Based in Lucknow, her other interests are reading and travelling.
Kalpita Mukherji

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India pockets the home Test series against South Africa on tailor made spinning tracks. But how ethical is to ‘trap’ the visitors on ‘dusty’ under-prepared wickets? Different Truths’ sports correspondent, Kalpita Mukerji, writes on the recent Cricket controversy. Dictionaries term a spin doctor as a person who publicises favorable interpretations of the words and actions of a public […]