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    Gayatree Joshi keeps athletes’ spirits up with Body Movement Therapy

    Gayatree after a session with young children
    by Shimul Bijoor

    Being an athlete is stressful. Be it the rigorous training, tough schedules, finicky diets, the pressure to keep your performance up or even pressures from your friends, family, or teammates. Mental and physical exhaustion is not uncommon, hampering performance and bringing the athlete’s morale to a low. However, this stress and exhaustion is not something that can’t be avoided. Mumbai based social worker Gayatree Joshi has spent hours with sports teams, helping them achieve their best performances by engaging them with Body Movement Therapy. Body...

  • Supreme Courts

    UP College – How basketball became Varanasi’s most unlikely export

    UP College Varanasi
    by Karan Madhok

    ‘SUPREME COURTS’ Powered by The purest way to experience Varanasi is to take a boat ride across the Ganga at the crack of dawn, to hear the ringing of temple bells from the ghats by your side, the splashing of morning devotees into the holy river, to smell the incense in the air, to sip on a cup of sweet chai off of the river’s banks, and to watch the entire history of mankind reflect off the water’s surface with the sun’s earliest rays. Growing up in Varanasi, I was made aware soon enough that there was no city in the world like this....

  • Debate

    Is Shooting Form Really as Vital as They Say?

    Punjab's Swapnil Sharma (in dark blue) shoots a jumper against Delhi (in white)
    by Joshua Mason

    When you reach for a basketball for the first time usually the first thing you want to do is shoot. You don’t think about how you do it, you just try and get the ball through the hoop anyway you can. When you get into the gym and in front of a coach however, he will talk about a thing called shooting form. All the cliches come out about using one hand only and, knee bending, watching your target etc. There are even set out drills and lists to go through to get that perfect form. Eyes on Target Stance and Balance Shot Pocket Grip Balance...

Japanese team with strong Indian connect reaches FIBA 3×3 World Tour Knockouts

Posted on: Aug 24 2016 - 7:22pm | #0
In: Announcements, Breaking News, Tournaments
Anirudh Rangarajan
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Earlier this July, a FIBA 3×3 World Tour event was held at the Futaarayama Jinja shrine in Japan. For one of the participating teams, there was a notable Indian connection. The Hamamatsu Team, which competed in the Utsunomiya Masters segment of the Tour, featured two Indians, superstar Amjyot Singh and Rohit Bakshi, apart from Indian origin ballers Inderbir Gill and Bikramjit Gill. With a 1-1 record after the league rounds, Hamamatsu managed to get to the Quarter Finals, before falling to Piran (a team from Slovenia), 21-16. The game that they were playing was the 3×3 format that has become increasingly popular among those who follow basketball. Initially seeded 10th, Hamamtsu did well to finally finish 6th. Not surprisingly...

Karnataka Basketball League Hassan division winners

The Karnataka Basketball League Day 3: Hoysala BC win Hassan Leg

Bengaluru, 21st August, 2016: In a first of its kind, a basketball league has been organized by the Karnataka State Basketball Association. Eight teams from three districts will participate in the league. The districts will play host to the initial stages, while the final leg will be played in Bengaluru at a later date. These eight teams are to be divided into...

Posted on: Aug 22 2016 - 7:52pm | #0
In: Announcements, 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...

The Karnataka Basketball League: Day 1

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Bengaluru, 19th August, 2016: In a first of its kind, a basketball league has been organized by the Karnataka State Basketball Association. Eight teams from three districts...

33rd Kerala State Youth Basketball Championship 2016: Day 4

Eranulum in the first Semi final against Kottayam

Koratty, 16th August, 2016: Thrissur girls and Ernakulum boys grabbed the bronze here at the 33rd edition of the Kerala State Youth Basketball Championship for Boys and Girls here at the  twin floodlit indoor basketball courts, at Little Flower HSS, Koratty on Tuesday. In the girls 3rd place match, Thrissur defeated Kottayam (54-30), while in the boys catgory, Eranakulum got the...

Sideline Stories

Going over the basics of shooting at another of the camp venues.

First ever Basketball camp in Anantapur with Spanish Clubs UESC and Qbasket

The Rural Development Trust (RDT) has observed the growing popularity of basketball throughout India and was looking to include...