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Laxmi Negi

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

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Why Rani Rampal and her team raised Rs 2 mn

Why Rani Rampal and her team raised Rs 2 mn

Rediff.com24 Jun 2020

'Something like this was never taken up by the women's hockey team before and I am very proud we used our time during the lockdown for a good cause.'

AMAZING! How these men spent their quarantine

AMAZING! How these men spent their quarantine

Rediff.com5 Jun 2020

A heartwarming tale of how they used their time to beautify the schools where they are quarantined.

'Our athletes are in a far better position than many in other countries'

'Our athletes are in a far better position than many in other countries'

Rediff.com18 May 2020

'Most of our elite athletes are in national camps so they are safer.' 'They don't have to go out to buy vegetables or groceries; they are not as exposed as we are.' 'Most of them work for government organisations, they get salaries and stipends.'

Why Pankaj Shaw is so special in Prithvi's life

Why Pankaj Shaw is so special in Prithvi's life

Rediff.com15 May 2020

Prithvi Shaw posted an adorable picture to wish his father on his birthday.

Mr Minister: When can Mirabai Chanu train?

Mr Minister: When can Mirabai Chanu train?

Rediff.com12 May 2020

Mirabai Chanu talks about training in lockdown and her plans to return to her old fitness regime.

'The main challenge is social distancing in slums'

'The main challenge is social distancing in slums'

Rediff.com10 May 2020

'When we talk about social distancing, it almost impossible to maintain this in slums.' 'So we had to talk to the people about cleanliness.' 'It was a task because everybody uses public toilets. So our volunteers targeted those spots to spread awareness.'

What Ashwini Ponnappa will do after lockdown ends

What Ashwini Ponnappa will do after lockdown ends

Rediff.com20 Apr 2020

'Head out!' 'It has been a long time that we have not met family and friends.'
And, run to the court.'

SEE: Footballer embraces lockdown with bhangra moves

SEE: Footballer embraces lockdown with bhangra moves

Rediff.com18 Apr 2020

Bengaluru centre back Gursimrat Singh Gill choreographs and stars in a bhangra video.

QUIZ: How much do you know about Indians at the Olympics?

QUIZ: How much do you know about Indians at the Olympics?

Rediff.com16 Apr 2020

Take our quiz to find out just how much you know.

'I still want that Olympic gold'

'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!

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'

'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 hockey

Indian teen who is the toast of world hockey

Rediff.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 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.

'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.

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