Dear Indian women hockey players, this loss is on us, Indians; we didn't care for you as you deserved to be. Time we begin to get out of your way, and extend all our support.
Torchbearer for the 2012 Olympics, Pinky Karmakar, was in news yesterday. The former Olympics star toils as a tea picker in Assam. Will the new crop of winners be more fortunate?
After the Indian women's hockey team lost the semifinals, two upper caste men in Haridwar went to Vandana Katariya's home and screamed casteist abuses at her family.
Instead of respecting the talent, hard-work and dedication of the sportsperson, her worth is reduced to the viewership she can draw on the basis of her physical appearance, and her on and off court personality.
Simone Biles pulled out of the Olympics citing mental health issues, but everything has two sides to it. What could these be, in this case?
For a nation that craves for a family name-bearing son, puts its male progeny on a pedestal, its medal hopes in the greatest sporting spectacle are pinned on its gritty daughters!
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