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    Cruising through the Basic Mountaineering Course

    Advanced Base Camp
    by Shimul Bijoor

    To anyone interested in outdoor sports, the Mountaineering courses at Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) are not unheard of. The Basic and the Advanced courses are rigorous 28-30 day courses that cover rock, ice, and snow craft, and equip you with all the essential technical knowledge, fitness, ethics, and know-how needed to jump-start your venture into extreme sports. With the growing population of outdoorsy Indians, more such institutes are coming up across the Himalayas – Atal Bihari...

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    Indian Basketball’s Olympic Dream: A step-by-step guide

    Indian player shooting a jumper in a match at the 1980 Olympic Games
    by Karan Madhok

    Indian player shooting a jumper in a match at the 1980 Olympic Games. Image courtesy: Olympian Amarnath Nagarajan. The photographs of the past – black-and-white, sepia, unfocused, and unclear – tell stories of a million words. Brown-skinned players in tight basketball vests, some wearing turbans, spread across a basketball court, playing with the words भारत (Bharat) in the Devanagari script adorned across their backs. They were making history. For the first and only time ever, an Indian basketball team had played at the Summer Olympics. In...

  • Supreme Courts

    The Bhilai Steel Plant, Chhattisgarh: A record setting community court

    Bhilai Steel Plant Court
    by Anirudh Rangarajan

    ‘SUPREME COURTS’ Powered by Rajesh Patel’s name finds mention in the Limca Book of Records as the most successful basketball coach in India. Enough said. Sample this: the Chhattisgarh sub-junior women’s team that he coaches (apart from coaching other age groups right upto the Senior Chhattisgarh team) has won 13 golds in the 15 years since it’s inception. In the two years the team didn’t win gold, it still finished on the podium with a silver and a bronze. Patel is famous the country over for being one of...

India U18 lose to defending champs China – Still in the hunt for QF berth

Posted on: Jul 23 2016 - 9:02pm | #0
In: Announcements, Breaking News, Press Releases, Tournaments
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Baladhaneshwar attempts to finish in traffic (Image Credits FIBA Asia)

New Delhi/Bengaluru, 23rd July, 2016: Coming off a promising opening win against Thailand yesterday at the 24th FIBA U18 Men’s Championship 2016 underway in Iran, the Indian U18 Men’s Team faced a surging China on Day 2. The defending champions China were still riding high on their own Day 1 victory over Iraq, where they had managed to separate themselves by 65 points. As the game got underway, India held its own in the first quarter, taking a 3-point lead. It hit 3 of their 11 3-pointers in this period alone, compared to China’s solitary shot from downtown. India was also neck and neck with China when it came to points in the paint, with both sides scoring 12 points each. China used the second quarter of the game to really separate itself,...

The U18 Mens Team at the training camp for the 2016 SABA Asian Championship

Indian U18 Men’s Basketball team gears up for Asian Championship

New Delhi/ Bengaluru, 21st July 2016: India is all set to participate in the prestigious 24th FIBA Asia U-18 Championship for Men that will be held at the Azadi Sports Complex, Tehran, Iran from the 22nd to 31st July 2016. As reigning champs from the South Asian Qualifiers that were held in Dhaka, Bangladesh earlier this June, the junior Indian side had coasted through...

Posted on: Jul 22 2016 - 8:03am | #0
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The Patwal Twins: Who says you can’t have Hoop Dreams?

17-year-old twins Gaurav and Saurabh Patwal are on a spectacular basketball journey stretching from their local school in the foothill...

Cruising through the Basic Mountaineering Course

Advanced Base Camp

To anyone interested in outdoor sports, the Mountaineering courses at Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) are not unheard of. The Basic and the Advanced courses are rigorous 28-30 day courses that cover rock, ice, and snow craft, and equip you with all the essential technical knowledge, fitness, ethics, and know-how needed to jump-start...

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Cruising through the Basic Mountaineering Course

Advanced Base Camp

To anyone interested in outdoor sports, the Mountaineering courses at Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) are not unheard of. The Basic and the Advanced courses...

Indian player shooting a jumper in a match at the 1980 Olympic Games

Indian Basketball’s Olympic Dream: A step-by-step guide

Indian player shooting a jumper in a match at the 1980 Olympic Games. Image courtesy: Olympian Amarnath Nagarajan. The photographs...