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    Dildar Singh Brar: With or Without Basketball

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    by Gopalakrishnan R

    This profile was originally published in Tadpoles Magazine and can be accessed here.  To play or not to play, that is the question in the mind of 18-year-old Dildar Singh Brar. The basketballer from Bhatinda recently represented the junior Indian team at the 2014 FIBA Asia Championships, and now finds himself at the crossroads. “I feel like I’ve gone as far as possible and should focus on my studies.” Brar has just joined Punjab University, Patiala and is working towards an undergraduate degree in social sciences. “As of today there still...

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    Samson Sandhu has Languid Grace

    Samson Sandhu with his Maharashtra teammates.
    by Gopalakrishnan R

    This profile was originally published in Tadpoles Magazine and can be accessed here.  Samson Sandhu’s father is an interior decorator. Just like his dad, Sandhu too loves interiors, but of a different kind. The 17-year-old from Carter Road, Mumbai is a basketballer who enjoys driving into the interior of rival defences. With his lazy loping strides, Sandhu constantly induces his opposition players into semi-stupor before a magical change of pace blows him by his defender for the easy shot or assist. “I started playing basketball in seventh...

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    Arshpreet Singh: Threes are better than twos

    In action against Qatar in the 2014 u-18 FIBA Asia Championships. Image credit FIBA Asia.
    by Gopalakrishnan R

    This profile was originally published in Tadpoles Magazine and can be accessed here.  Arshpreet Singh Bhullar is a breath of fresh air. While most of his Punjab teammates on the junior Indian basketball team are centres and forwards, Bhullar is a classic two guard with a jumpshot as smooth as silk. “Before every competitive match I watch videos of NBA shooter Stephen Curry.” The boy from Jalandhar was a late entrant to the world of basketball. “I started playing only in 9th standard after getting inspired by my elder brother who has played...

Dildar Singh Brar: With or Without Basketball

Posted on: Jan 28 2015 - 3:40pm | #0
In: Columns, Gen Next, Main Slider, Male, People, Players
Gopalakrishnan R
Brar Dildar 2

This profile was originally published in Tadpoles Magazine and can be accessed here.  To play or not to play, that is the question in the mind of 18-year-old Dildar Singh Brar. The basketballer from Bhatinda recently represented the junior Indian team at the 2014 FIBA Asia Championships, and now finds himself at the crossroads. “I feel like I’ve gone as far as possible and should focus on my studies.” Brar has just joined Punjab University, Patiala and is working towards an undergraduate degree in social sciences. “As of today there still isn’t a lot of scope for basketball in India, so a basic college education is important in order to get a job.” He is the first in his family to have taken up sports and played at such a high...

The Best in the Business: A look at the Limca records held by unheralded sportspersons

MC Mary Kom has become famous among non-sporting junta in recent times thanks to her biopic starring Priyanka Chopra. But a decade ago die-hard sports buffs still knew about her multiple World Championship wins, for which her name made it to the coveted Limca Book of Records. The Limca Book has, just like its other international bedfellow Guinness World Records,...

Posted on: Jan 24 2015 - 11:50pm | #0
In: Breaking News, Columns, Other Sports
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Dildar Singh Brar: With or Without Basketball

This profile was originally published in Tadpoles Magazine and can be accessed here.  To play or not to play, that is the question...

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Narender Rathee- The Big Little Man

This profile was originally published in Tadpoles magazine and can be accessed here. “Aap yaha bhi aa gaye?” (“you’ve come...

Arshpreet Singh: Threes are better than twos

In action against Qatar in the 2014 u-18 FIBA Asia Championships. Image credit FIBA Asia.

This profile was originally published in Tadpoles Magazine and can be accessed here.  Arshpreet Singh Bhullar is a breath of fresh air. While most of his Punjab teammates on the junior Indian basketball team are centres and forwards, Bhullar is a classic two guard with a jumpshot as smooth as silk. “Before every competitive match I watch videos of NBA shooter Stephen Curry.” The...

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