Once every year, the boys from Namchi Sports Hostel get out of southern Sikkim, board a train from New Jalpaiguri and come to the national capital to take part in a tournament that is in its 53rd year. Read more

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On one of the rain-soaked walls of Delhi School of Economics, or D-School as it’s popularly known, there’s a barely visible poster, with some text printed on a deep blue background in a font size too small to be readable from the other side of Chhatra Marg. The text details the itinerary of the 15th edition of the Nehru Cup, an invitational tournament that is supposed to be the marquee event organised by AIFF, the governing body of football in India. Read more

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Let’s get real, if anyone expected India to hand a walloping to Bayern Munich then they should probably consider the fact the country has more of a chance to lead the race in space colonization. Swamped in the first, the men in blue did put up a brave resistance in the second but could, perhaps, the proceedings have been played out a little differently had coach Savio Medeira started with younger legs given that Bhaichung Bhutia himself is a shadow of the lethal striker he once used to be? Read more

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Perhaps it’s the dearth of heroes in disciplines other than cricket that allows a small number the luxury of claiming the epithet in India. Read more

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