All stories by LAXMI NEGI
'I still want that Olympic gold'Rediff.com27 Mar 2020
'No matter when the Olympics are -- they can be after four months or after one year and four months -- I will be ready.'
Run Dutee Run!Rediff.com17 Mar 2020
'For years we train for the Olympics and when we are this close, how can we stop training?'
'I want to be the best hockey player in the world'Rediff.com26 Feb 2020
'The way we are playing now, if we continue to play the same hockey, no one can stop us from standing on the podium in Tokyo.'
Indian teen who is the toast of world hockeyRediff.com17 Feb 2020
'I play in the present without thinking about the buzz in the background,' says Vivek Sagar Prasad, who has just won the FIH Rising Star of the Year award.
The Parsi DronacharyaRediff.com2 Jan 2020
'I am a gadha (donkey)! But God has been on my side and I have managed to produce players,' Dronacharya Awardee Merzban Patel tells Laxmi Negi/Rediff.com.
'I am preparing for an Olympic medal for my nation'Rediff.com18 Dec 2019
'If you work with honesty and perseverance, success will surely come to you,' says Dutee Chand as she prepares to make her second Olympic appearance in Tokyo.
Mary Kom, this is Nikhat Zareen!Rediff.com21 Oct 2019
'All I am saying is just give me a chance. It is my dream to compete in the Olympics too.'
'I am not saying let me go to the Olympics. I am asking for a fair chance for a trial.'
'All these years I have been training for what? What is the point if I cannot compete?'
PIX: Thousands witness grand finale of Mangaluru DassehraRediff.com9 Oct 2019
Mangaluru Dassehra hosts a grand procession wherein most of the roads in the city are decorated with lights to give it a carnival atmosphere for the entire ten day festive period.
WATCH: Mangaluru's 'tiger dance' festival for DassehraRediff.com8 Oct 2019
Every year, during Navratri, the key attraction in Mangaluru is the tiger dance, popularly known as Pili Vesha or Huli Vesha.
'I will come back with an Olympic medal'Rediff.com1 Oct 2019
'I was determined to return with a medal from the World Championships.'
'World silver has boosted my confidence'Rediff.com25 Sep 2019
'The judges won't be giving me points for my looks or height.' 'All I know is my punches are important and I just go about throwing them at my opponent.'
'These days there is pressure to perform'Rediff.com16 Sep 2019
'I hope to perform better at the World Championships,' says Dutee Chand.
The girl who ran away from home to play footballRediff.com21 Aug 2019
Turambekar's story is inspiring, to say the least. Read on as she recounts her remarkable journey in conversation with Rediff.com's Laxmi Negi.
Real Kashmir FC boss: 'This is not new to us'Rediff.com9 Aug 2019
'Things changed for us and all the children in the valley when we won the Second Division' 'When we played our I-League home matches it was always a full house. Rain, snow, sunshine, our fans came to cheer for us'
India goalkeeper is now a labourerRediff.com23 Jul 2019
'All I want to do is play football again.'
ICC World Cup Fan Zone: Party is getting biggerRediff.com9 Jun 2019
The ICC World Cup is here!
How many points will Paris fashion police give Serena?Rediff.com29 May 2019
Fashion statements from Roland Garros...
'They are reacting as if I have murdered someone'Rediff.com21 May 2019
'I am sure this unwanted controversy will only make me stronger.'
How IPL stars play while fasting...Rediff.com10 May 2019
While fasting on Wednesday, the second day of Ramzan, Khaleel and Afghan stars Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi played the Eliminator that night against the Delhi Capitals.
Why the Dhoni phenomenon gets bigger and betterRediff.com10 May 2019
Scenes from the legend's IPL 2019 campaign...
Turning Point: Pant tears Thampi apart in 18th overRediff.com9 May 2019
Delhi were 129/5 in the 17th over. Then Rishabh Pant cut loose.
Ishant, Mishra end Royals' IPL-12 campaignRediff.com5 May 2019
Ishant and Mishra took three wickets each to decimate the Royals.
Virat's RCB 1st team to be out of IPL-12Rediff.com1 May 2019
When the game was called off, RCB became the first team to be knocked out of IPL-12 with RR's hopes of making it to the playoffs hanging by a thread.
Turning Point: Rashid turns it for SRH after Warner blitzRediff.com30 Apr 2019
Rashid Khan and Khaeel Ahmed ensured KXIP could never find any kind of momentum in a steep chase.
Turning Point: It's that man Andre again!Rediff.com29 Apr 2019
The Jamaican hit an unbeaten 80, took 2 crucial wickets and the catch that sealed a KKR win.
Turning Point: Kohli's 1st IPL ton in 3 yearsRediff.com20 Apr 2019
Kohli took charge after Ali's fall and stole the match from KKR's grasp by playing some great shots.
Turning Point: Pandyas tear Delhi's bowling apartRediff.com19 Apr 2019
A 40-run win in the end for Mumbai Indians proved that the Pandyas's late charge was crucial.
Turning Point: Sunrisers bowling choke CSKRediff.com18 Apr 2019
With SRH's reputation of leaking runs in the death overs, CSK would have fancied their chances of posting a challenging total. But the SRH bowlers came back strongly.
Turning Point: Hardik's late cameoRediff.com16 Apr 2019
Hardik's finishing has hit another level this IPL as the 25-year-old remained unbeaten on 37 from 16 balls.
Turning Point: Imran Tahir's 4/27Rediff.com15 Apr 2019
Imran Tahir produces his best IPL performance.
Turning Point: Dhawan survives review on 11Rediff.com13 Apr 2019
Television umpire Rod Tucker declared Dhawan not out.
Turning Point: Last over dramaRediff.com12 Apr 2019
Chennai Super Kings needed 18 off the last over and what followed was one of the most dramatic overs in IPL history.
Turning Point: Salute Amazing Russell!Rediff.com6 Apr 2019
Andre Russell smashed an explosive 13-ball 48 to spoil Royal Challengers Bangalore's party.
Turning Point: Had Axar caught JonnyRediff.com5 Apr 2019
Bairstow made Delhi pay for the miss, hitting 48 runs in 28 balls.
From baseball to WWE: Rinku Singh's inspiring storyRediff.com4 Mar 2019
'I want people to know that it doesn't matter where you come from, if you have guts, no one can stop you.' Rinku Singh on why he made the switch from javelin to baseball and finally to WWE.
'Chopra, Hima, Dutee are worth crores'Rediff.com7 Jan 2019
'These youngsters have proved there is money in sports today, not just cricket!' 'They are youth icons and people look up to them.' 'Our athletes are not scared. Like a child knows no fear, they are youngsters without fear.'
Meet WWE's first Indian woman wrestlerRediff.com27 Dec 2018
'The first time I entered the WWE I wore a salwar suit.' 'I am proud of our rich culture and I am glad I get the opportunity to represent it.'
Mary Kom: 'I am dreaming about gold at Tokyo Olympics'Rediff.com30 Nov 2018
'I have defied critics who suggested that I should retire,' Magnificent Mary tells Rediff.com's Laxmi Negi.
'Sarita was robbed'Rediff.com21 Nov 2018
'Sarita is the most abused and unsupported Indian boxer of all time.'
'I'd have won gold had I been a little taller'Rediff.com7 Sep 2018
'I could not believe that the prime minister knew me.'