Laxmi Negi

Laxmi Negi writes on sports. You can e-mail the author at laxmin@rediff.co.in

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Serie A PIX: Ronaldo nets hat-trick; Ibra fails on return

Serie A PIX: Ronaldo nets hat-trick; Ibra fails on return

Rediff.com7 Jan 2020

Later on Monday, Lukaku's brace helped Inter to a win over Napoli, taking them atop the standings on goal difference from Juventus.

Why India has upper hand against Sri Lanka in Indore

Why India has upper hand against Sri Lanka in Indore

Rediff.com6 Jan 2020

Holkar Stadium has been a happy hunting ground for India

Tennis Roundup: Winning start for Prajnesh; Kerber fall at first hurdle in Brisbane

Tennis Roundup: Winning start for Prajnesh; Kerber fall at first hurdle in Brisbane

Rediff.com6 Jan 2020

Prajnesh, India's top-ranked singles player at 122, downed the local wild card Jason Kubler 7-5, 6-3 in the first round

The Parsi Dronacharya

The Parsi Dronacharya

Rediff.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.

VOTE! India's top sportsperson in 2019

VOTE! India's top sportsperson in 2019

Rediff.com31 Dec 2019

Was it badminton sensation PV Sindhu, who became the first Indian to win the World Championships gold medal? Or is it the young shooting progidy Saurabh Chaudhary? Or his India colleague Elavenil Valarivan, who recently took over as World No 1? What about India's heroes on the cricketing field -- Virat Kohli? Rohit Sharma?

'I am preparing for an Olympic medal for my nation'

'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!

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 Dassehra

PIX: Thousands witness grand finale of Mangaluru Dassehra

Rediff.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 Dassehra

WATCH: Mangaluru's 'tiger dance' festival for Dassehra

Rediff.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'

'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'

'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'

'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 football

The girl who ran away from home to play football

Rediff.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'

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 labourer

India goalkeeper is now a labourer

Rediff.com23 Jul 2019

'All I want to do is play football again.'

ICC World Cup Fan Zone: Party is getting bigger

ICC World Cup Fan Zone: Party is getting bigger

Rediff.com9 Jun 2019

The ICC World Cup is here!

How many points will Paris fashion police give Serena?

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'

'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...

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 better

Why the Dhoni phenomenon gets bigger and better

Rediff.com10 May 2019

Scenes from the legend's IPL 2019 campaign...

Turning Point: Pant tears Thampi apart in 18th over

Turning Point: Pant tears Thampi apart in 18th over

Rediff.com9 May 2019

Delhi were 129/5 in the 17th over. Then Rishabh Pant cut loose.

Ishant, Mishra end Royals' IPL-12 campaign

Ishant, Mishra end Royals' IPL-12 campaign

Rediff.com5 May 2019

Ishant and Mishra took three wickets each to decimate the Royals.

Virat's RCB 1st team to be out of IPL-12

Virat's RCB 1st team to be out of IPL-12

Rediff.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 blitz

Turning Point: Rashid turns it for SRH after Warner blitz

Rediff.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!

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 years

Turning Point: Kohli's 1st IPL ton in 3 years

Rediff.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 apart

Turning Point: Pandyas tear Delhi's bowling apart

Rediff.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 CSK

Turning Point: Sunrisers bowling choke CSK

Rediff.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 cameo

Turning Point: Hardik's late cameo

Rediff.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 4/27

Turning Point: Imran Tahir's 4/27

Rediff.com15 Apr 2019

Imran Tahir produces his best IPL performance.

Turning Point: Dhawan survives review on 11

Turning Point: Dhawan survives review on 11

Rediff.com13 Apr 2019

Television umpire Rod Tucker declared Dhawan not out.

Turning Point: Last over drama

Turning Point: Last over drama

Rediff.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!

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 Jonny

Turning Point: Had Axar caught Jonny

Rediff.com5 Apr 2019

Bairstow made Delhi pay for the miss, hitting 48 runs in 28 balls.

Glass ceiling? What's that, ask these gritty women

Glass ceiling? What's that, ask these gritty women

Rediff.com5 Mar 2019

These inspiring stories of women shattering the glass ceiling will make you believe in a brighter, gender positive future for India.

From baseball to WWE: Rinku Singh's inspiring story

From baseball to WWE: Rinku Singh's inspiring story

Rediff.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'

'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 wrestler

Meet WWE's first Indian woman wrestler

Rediff.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'

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'

'Sarita was robbed'

Rediff.com21 Nov 2018

'Sarita is the most abused and unsupported Indian boxer of all time.'

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