Vaibhav Raghunandan

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Wasim Akram's Late Swing

Wasim Akram's Late Swing

Rediff.com16 Jan 2023

Indians will forever remember Akram as the scary phenomenon with the soft smile, the man who rattled through the Indian batting order, but was rarely as hated as Waqar or Shoaib Akhtar, observes Vaibhav Raghunandan.

Women footballers up for goals, but lack support off-field

Women footballers up for goals, but lack support off-field

Rediff.com24 Jan 2022

The view is that the attention on the national team is fleeting, incidental and dependent on the results they produce.

Paralympians Are Barely On India Inc's Radar

Paralympians Are Barely On India Inc's Radar

Rediff.com11 Sep 2021

'Instead of making this a four-year phenomenon, when you look at us and get thrilled, do it more regularly.'

Women's hockey: Grit. Camaraderie. Family

Women's hockey: Grit. Camaraderie. Family

Rediff.com12 Aug 2021

For women's hockey in the country, this result may well turn out to be a watershed moment.

If India wants to win Gold in Paris...

If India wants to win Gold in Paris...

Rediff.com10 Aug 2021

'If we want to ensure this isn't a once-in-four-decade phenomenon, then we have to produce 1,800 players all the time, create infrastructure, so that we are constantly challenging at the top of the ladder.'

Olympics: #GirlsGetItDone

Olympics: #GirlsGetItDone

Rediff.com7 Aug 2021

'Everyone wants to get involved when there is success.' 'But what about guaranteeing it?' 'Making sure girls have the opportunity to succeed all the time?'

Myth and Reality of Manipur is in Its Sport

Myth and Reality of Manipur is in Its Sport

Rediff.com7 Aug 2021

Olympic Silver medalist Mirabai Chani's feat is a story of grit, dedication and desire, but it isn't unique. In Manipur, discovers Vaibhav Raghunandan.