Queen of Katwe: A feel-good sports biopic that also portrays the harshness of poverty in urban Africa

Queen of Katwe: A feel-good sports biopic that also portrays the harshness of poverty in urban Africa

Kanishkaa Balachandran The opening scene in Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala (1991) begins in Kampala, Uganda. Set in 1972, it’s the story of an Indian family being ousted (as were hoards of others) from the country by the ruthless dictator Idi Amin, and their new lives as immigrants in America. Queen of Katwe, Nair’s latest release, too begins in Kampala, but...

India becomes world’s number 1 Test team replacing Pakistan

India becomes world’s number 1 Test team replacing Pakistan

Kolkata, October 3 (ESPNcricinfo): At the historic Eden Gardens, in front of 12,068 people, India became the No. 1 team in the world with a 178-run victory over New Zealand and captured their fourth series trophy on the trot. It isn't groundbreaking for a team to dominate in their own conditions. And granted, the heat and the pitches left New...

Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler arrested over fatal accident

Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler arrested over fatal accident

Sept 19 (NIA) - Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler, Nuwan Kulasekara was arrested by police on Monday over an accident involving his vehicle. Kulasekara was arrested for running over a motorcyclist at the Ranmuthugala area in Kadawatha on the Kandy-Colombo main road on Monday afternoon. The motorcyclist had succumbed to his injuries. Earlier in June 2016, Kulasekara announced retirement from...

Rio Paralympics 2016: Iranian Para-cyclist dies following crash

Rio Paralympics 2016: Iranian Para-cyclist dies following crash

Sept 18 - An Iranian Para-cyclist has died after a crash during the men's C4-5 road race at the Rio Paralympics. The International Paralympic Committee said Bahman Golbarnezhad, 48, suffered cardiac arrest after the incident on a "mountainous stretch" of circuit. "The ambulance then diverted to the nearby Unimed Rio Hospital in Barra where he passed away soon after arrival,"...

Sri Lanka wins first medal at Paralympics 2016

Sri Lanka wins first medal at Paralympics 2016

Sept 14 (NIA) - Sri Lankan athlete, Dinesh Priyantha won the bronze medal in Men's Javelin Throw event at the Rio Paralympics 2016, winning the first medal for Sri Lanka in the Rio games. Priyantha cleared a distance of 58.23 metres, recording his personal best, on Tuesday (13). He finished behind India's Devendra and China's Chunliang Guo. Devendra won the gold...

Winner or loser, an Olympian is equally likely to end up in clinical depression

Winner or loser, an Olympian is equally likely to end up in clinical depression

John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro/The Atlantic Despite their varying degrees of success, many Olympians will have the same surprise waiting for them back home: a feeling that life suddenly seems ordinary. This emotional drop, in its most acute form, might be called post-Olympic depression—or, to borrow a phrase from the sports psychologist Scott Goldman, the director of the Performance Psychology...

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