World Hockey:Manpreet to lead India in FIH Pro League games in South Africa

Next month when the third edition of the FIH Pro League gets revived, India will launch its campaign with matches against France and the hosts South Africa. A 20-member Indian team led by midfielder Manpreet Singh with drag flicker Harmanpreet Singh as his deputy will head for Potchefstroom in South Africa early next month for… Continue reading World Hockey:Manpreet to lead India in FIH Pro League games in South Africa

World Hockey:Korea dashes Indian hopes with a 3-2 win, sets up summit clash with Japan

Defending champions India suffered its second defeat to go out of hunt for the gold medal finish in the Asia Cup for Women’s Hockey Tournament at Muscat on Wednesday. Indian women lost 2-3 to Korea on a day when the hockey fans back home were expecting a pleasant Republic Day gift from them. Korea will… Continue reading World Hockey:Korea dashes Indian hopes with a 3-2 win, sets up summit clash with Japan

*Bullet to Ballot

Prabhjot Singh How different is the election scene in Punjab today? In a way this is the first time in many years that genuine elections are being held in the State since the participation in the previous one, held under the shadow of militancy, was selective. In 1989, candidates supported by militants swept the poll, while three years later… Continue reading *Bullet to Ballot

World Hockey:Japan women get better of India in Asia Cup;Double for South Africa in Africa Cup of Nations

Asian Games champion Japan reiterated its supremacy as Continental leaders with an emphatic 2-0 win over the defending champions India in Asia Cup Hockey for women at Muscat on Sunday. In Accra, it was South Africa all the way. The South Africans won both men and women titles to book their berths in the ensuing… Continue reading World Hockey:Japan women get better of India in Asia Cup;Double for South Africa in Africa Cup of Nations

My early hockey days …2

By Prabhjot Singh Other than winning the Panjab University Inter-College Hockey Championship, 1974 was an eventful year. I not only lost my father but also failed to get into a medical college. My career was at crossroads. Two days before my B.Sc. final (practical exams) were to start on March 9, 1974, I lost my… Continue reading My early hockey days …2

My early Hockey days

*When India failed for the first time to make Olympic semi-finals in Montreal *Why Prithipal Singh resigned as Chairman, Selection Committee *India suffered its first ever defeat at hands of Malaysia in Lahore in 1976 *When India failed for the first time to make Olympic semi-finals in Montreal *Why Prithipal Singh resigned as Chairman, Selection… Continue reading My early Hockey days