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    Hoops of Hope: The story of a minor sport in India

    Coach Shiba Maggon, hi fives India international Vinay Kaushik back when he was a student at Delhi University. Two other players are seen touching her feet, keeping with the tradition of Indian students showing their respect for their teacher. Image Courtesy: Shiba Maggon
    by Gopalakrishnan R

    It’s a familiar and depressing story; talent falling by the wayside because the youngster had no interest in cricket. But that picture may be about to change in basketball as the pros come in.   (This feature was originally published as the cover story in the March ’14 issue of the FountainInk magazine. You can access that post here) Fifteen-year-old Shiba Maggon had just joined the Sports Authority of India (SAI) hostel in Chandigarh when news of her elder sister’s death reached her. On September 18, 1991, 20-year-old Shelly was...

  • Age Fraud in Basketball?

    The Age Old Question- Age frauds hurt the present & the future of Indian Basketball

    Editorial Note: Exaggerated for comic effect. Not to be taken seriously. The name 'Raju' is a fictitious reference and doesn't refer to any actual person alive or dead.
    by Karan Madhok

      “Everybody does it.” The first Indian national basketball tournament I closely covered were the Sub-Junior (under-14) nationals in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, back in September 2010. The tournament featured the youngest members of the Indian basketball family from dozens of different states. While my first order of interest was obviously the result and the performances of the teams during the week-long tournament, it was also fascinating to wonder which of those young players could one day grow to become future stars of India’s Senior...

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    KINGS SIGN CENTER SIM BHULLAR: Becomes the first player of Indian descent to ink an NBA contract

    Sim Bhullar in action during a Sacramento Kings v Charlotte Hornets summer league game. Bhullar played only limited minutes.
    by Gopalakrishnan R

    Press, Release, SACRAMENTO, CA —- The Sacramento Kings signed center Sim Bhullar to a contract, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’ Alessandro. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Bhullar becomes the first player of Indian descent to sign with an NBA team. The 7-foot-5, 360-pound center was a member of the Kings squad that captured the 2014 Samsung NBA Summer League title in Las Vegas. In his two seasons at New Mexico State, the Aggies standout averaged 10.2 points (.633 FG%, .496 FT%),...

Karnataka Basketball: 9th Dr. M.S. Ramaiah Memorial State Level Inter Collegiate Basketball Tournament for Men & Women; Results from 2nd & 3rd Day

Posted on: Sep 18 2014 - 1:00pm | #0
In: Breaking News, Tournaments
Gopalakrishnan R
Ramaiah GIRLS

The 9th Dr. M.S. Ramaiah Memorial State Level Inter Collegiate Basketball Tournament for Men& Women is being held at the Gymkhana grounds at IISc campus. In the Boys category – MSRIT and RVCE have entered the finals and will play for the cup today. In the Girls category, the decider will be known today after their last league match. Results of the third and second days are given below: 17/9/14 Boys Semifinals league: MSRIT 39 (Melver 11) beat New Horizon CE 36 (Watan 11). RVCE 28 (Nikilesh 11) beat OXFORD CE 24 (Ajit 8) MSRIT 41 (Sowkin 10) beat OXFORD CE 17 (Salman 10) RVCE 52 (Sachin 12, Nikilesh 12) beat New Horizon 29 (Bobby 10) Girls Semifinals league: MSRIT 43 (Arpitha 16) beat PESIT 21 (Anusha 16) RVCE 31 (Sindhu...

Karnataka Basketball: 9th Dr. M.S. Ramaiah Memorial State Level Inter Collegiate Basketball Tournament for Men & Women underway in Bengaluru

The 9th Dr. M.S. Ramaiah Memorial State Level Inter Collegiate Basketball Tournament for Men & Women is being held at the Gymkhana grounds at IISc campus in Bengaluru. The tournament features teams across Karnataka, stretching from Bengaluru, Manipal and Mysore. The results of the first day of the Inter Collegiate Basketball Tournament is given below- Results (15/9/14)Boys: BIT...

Posted on: Sep 16 2014 - 9:36am | #0
In: Tournaments
Gopalakrishnan R

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A Fire Burns Within: Prasanna Venkatesh

This profile first appeared in the tadpoles magazine on April 1, 2014 and can be accessed here. “What is your favourite part...

Joginder Singh Saharan
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Mr BIG SHOT- Joginder Singh Saharan

An abridged version of this profile first appeared in the tadpoles magazine. That post that be accessed here. “STAR OF THE DAY!”...

The Age Old Question- Age frauds hurt the present & the future of Indian Basketball

Editorial Note: Exaggerated for comic effect. Not to be taken seriously. The name 'Raju' is a fictitious reference and doesn't refer to any actual person alive or dead.

  “Everybody does it.” The first Indian national basketball tournament I closely covered were the Sub-Junior (under-14) nationals in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, back in September 2010. The tournament featured the youngest members of the Indian basketball family from dozens of different states. While my first order of interest was obviously the result and the performances of the...

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