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    How to choose a favourite NBA team: An infallible guide for the Indian fan

    NBA fans of different teams in India
    by Karan Madhok

    Hey you! Yes, you, my faithful reader. My companion through words and internet clicks. I’m addressing you all. All of you, drop what you’re doing (unless it’s a basketball, in which case, drop it and dribble it back up) and listen. We know that – even as Indians – we are all different. We speak dozens – if not hundreds – of different languages. We argue over Aamir, Shah Rukh, or Salman. We throw leg spins and off spins. Some prefer Gulab Jamuns to Rasgullas. Among us our Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Buddhists, Zoroastrians,...

  • More than a Game

    Crossover Basketball & Scholars Academy- Creating Hope through hoops

    A student from Caldwell School (over 600km away) works on his crossover dribble in front of Shaun Jayachandran. All images courtesy: Shaun/Crossover Academy.
    by Gopalakrishnan R

    Every summer, the American International School in Chennai plays host to a unique basketball training camp. This camp isn’t conducted to produce the next generation of elite basketball players, nor is it your typical “summer training” that most schools organise in between two academic years. The camp, run by Crossover Basketball & Scholars Academy strives for much more. As its Indian-American founder Shaun Jayachandran puts it “the primary objective is to impact the disturbingly low education rate in India”...

  • More Problems

    Indian U16 girls basketball team falls to Japan on day two of FIBA Asia Championship

    Neha Vinod Shahu against Rui Mima of Japan.
    by Gopalakrishnan R

    New Delhi (3 August 2015): Close on the heels of their opening loss to Korea yesterday, the Indian U16 Girls Basketball team fell to another higher ranked Level 1 team Japan on Day two of the 4th FIBA Asia U-16 Championship for Women that is underway in Medan, Indonesia. In a repeat performance of sorts, high rate of turnovers proved to be the bane yet again for the young Indian side. Rutuja Pawar top scored for India with 12 points. Japan fully utilised its deep bench with 11 out of 12 players on the court for a minimum of 10 minutes. India (ranked...

How to choose a favourite NBA team: An infallible guide for the Indian fan

Posted on: Aug 4 2015 - 11:17am | #1
In: Columns, Karan Madhok, Main Slider
Karan Madhok
NBA fans of different teams in India

Hey you! Yes, you, my faithful reader. My companion through words and internet clicks. I’m addressing you all. All of you, drop what you’re doing (unless it’s a basketball, in which case, drop it and dribble it back up) and listen. We know that – even as Indians – we are all different. We speak dozens – if not hundreds – of different languages. We argue over Aamir, Shah Rukh, or Salman. We throw leg spins and off spins. Some prefer Gulab Jamuns to Rasgullas. Among us our Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, atheists, and those who only believe in the Holy Church of Michael Jordan. We travel by planes, sleeper trains, auto-rickshaws, and bail gadis. Some of us love Butter Chicken, some love Mutton...

Neha Vinod Shahu against Rui Mima of Japan.

Indian U16 girls basketball team falls to Japan on day two of FIBA Asia Championship

New Delhi (3 August 2015): Close on the heels of their opening loss to Korea yesterday, the Indian U16 Girls Basketball team fell to another higher ranked Level 1 team Japan on Day two of the 4th FIBA Asia U-16 Championship for Women that is underway in Medan, Indonesia. In a repeat performance of sorts, high rate of turnovers proved to be the bane yet again for...

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Bengaluru Girl Snigddha makes it to Indian U16 Basketball Team

Bengaluru girl Snigddha is one of the 12 young women currently in Indonesia representing the country as part of the U16 team in the...

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“Sports is in my genes”, says India Basketball player Shireen Limaye

For me, it was all about good genes and nurture. My parents have represented three sports at the national level between them, namely,...

Indian U16 girls basketball team falls to higher seeded Korea in FIBA Asia Opener

India guard Nishanti Masilamani in action against Korea. Image credit FIBA Asia

New Delhi (2 August 2015): The Indian U16 Girls basketball team have begun their 2015 FIBA Asia campaign with a tough 52-97 loss to seasoned heavyweights South Korea. Placed in Level 1 with the top Asian teams, the Indian side turned the ball over as many as 30 times to hand their opponents this decisive win. Korea’s high pressure defence had them racing away to a 30-8 first quarter...

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Jeevanraj Sebastian from Kerala leaves for Basketball Without Borders camp in South Africa

Jeevanraj Sebastian from Kerala leaves for Basketball Without Borders Camp

Babykutty, Kerala, 1st Aug’15: Jeevanraj Sebastian, the Physical Education teacher from CMI Public School, Thevara...