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    Special India Basketball Podcast with Olympian Amarnath N: Previewing India’s QFs vs Iran at the FIBA Asia Challenge 2016

    India Basketball Podcast
    by Team Ekalavyas

    In this special India Basketball podcast, we preview India’s quarterfinal match vs Iran at the FIBA Asia Challenge 2016, that will be played on 16th September evening, from 7:30 pm onwards. The podcast was hosted by Team Ekalavyas’ Gopalakrishnan R & Vishnu Ravi Shankar, who also brought on board a special guest- former India Captain and Olympian from the 1980 Moscow Games, Mr Amarnath Nagarajan, who shared his thoughts on the subject, including his own experiences from his playing days. Mr Nagarajan spoke about how India Basketball...

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    8 places to learn surfing in India

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    by Shimul Bijoor

      Surrounded by water on three sides, the Indian peninsula has one of the longest coastlines in Asia. With all of these beautiful stretches of beaches and perfect tropical weather, it’s not a surprise that the surf culture has begun to skyrocket in India. Surfing in India has quickly become the weekend getaway hobby for many. Here are some of the many places to head to and learn to catch some waves.   Varkala, Kerala Just north of Kovalam, this beach is a very safe beach, without too many rocks, soft sand, and small waves. This makes...

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    Skydiving in India: A conversation with skydiver Sajid Chougle

    Sajid mid-flight (Image courtesy: Sajid Chougle)
    by Deepa Bhat

    “Moving Clocks go slower” – Albert Einstein * “10000 feet. I check my watch, 25 minutes that we’ve been airborne in the Cessna. I am edgy…the butterflies whirling around in my stomach kind. The winds aren’t crazy. The high flaky clouds  say it’s a good day…I see one, then two, jump before me. It’s my turn. One deep breath and I’m airborne, then I’m falling and yet, I’m rising… 3000 feet. 45 seconds up…long ones. In which I’ve clasped, then left the hands...

MARQUIS 2016 South India Inter School Basketball Tournament

Posted on: Sep 26 2016 - 6:32pm | #0
In: Announcements, Breaking News, Press Releases, Tournaments
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St. Ephremes against Mary Rani at the MARQUIS 2016 South India Inter School Basketball Tournament

Changancherry, 26th September, 2016: St. Ephremes HSS, Mannnam started their campaign with a a victory over host, Mary Rani Public School Laikadu, here at the MARQUIS 2016 South India Inter School Basketball Tournament. 12 teams in boys and 7 teams in girls are participating in this 3 day event. In other matches St. Josephs Pulicunnu defeated SH School Chanagancherry 48-32 and in the same group, St Thomas HSS, Kozhencherry also scraped past SH 39-36. In other matches, Girideepam drubbed Infant Jesus Mavelikkara 43-37, Mont Fort School Yercaud beat Infant Jesus 61-32 and Shanthaljyothi Muttam had an easy victory over Jyothinikethan Alapuzha 29-10 and Christ Central School, Tiruvalla beat Mary Rani 33-10. Scores at MARQUIS 2016 St. Ephremes HSS,...

Group C- St. Josephs against Sacred Heart

Group C Home Games Conclude at the ISBL

Kozhikode, 23rd September, 2016: The preliminary matches of the Indian School Basketball League (ISBL) took place here on the 23rd of September, at the Manchira Maidan In Kozhikode and Sacred Heart CMI School in Thevara. The Indian School Basketball League (ISBL) is an effort to lift basketball up from the grass-roots, and is being organized by the Basketball Federation...

Posted on: Sep 25 2016 - 8:42am | #0
In: Announcements, Breaking News, Press Releases, Tournaments
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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...

After reaching top 7 in Asia, BFI announces 5 lakh cash prize to men’s Indian basketball team

Team India at the FIBA Asia Challenge 2016. Image credit- FIBA Asia.

*Continuing to make its rise among the Asian ranks, yesterday India ended FIBA Asia Challenge 2016 in 7th place, upsetting 3 higher ranked teams in the process. This is India men’s best ever performance at the Asian level in 27 years, since finishing 6th at the 1989 FIBA Asia Championship. From an individual performance standpoint, India’s ‘Big Three’ of centre Amritpal Singh,...

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