Cricket is no doubt number one in spotlight in sports signifying India but there are other sports also which India played and excelled. These sports are namely, Badminton, Tennis, Kabaddi, football, Archery and so on… the names few of us have never listened to!read more
Despite increasing level of pollution and deadly smog in the last few days Airtel Delhi Half Marathon has survived all of this and came out as a warrior. The marathon will take place Sunday morning, 19th November in the National Capital categorizing the runs into Half Marathon(21.097 km), Timed 10k Run (10km), Great Delhi Run (6km), Senior Citizens’ Run (4 km) and Champions with Disability run (2.2 Km).read more
Kochi is all set to hit the ground with a smash welcoming the Indian Super League today evening, 8:00p.m at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium. Fans are curious of how the performance will take place between the defending champions ATK and Kerala Blasters.read more
Kids should be groomed form a very early age if they wish to make the big stage and make a name for him. Training at the grassroots level makes the foundation of future players very strong and they become technically sound. The Sehwag Cricket Academy has certainly kept this fact in mind as they organized a cricket tournament named Junior Pitch for the kids to showcase their talent at a very early age and make great progress. U-14 kids compete against each other and they get a taste of the competitive environment of Cricket in Delhi.read more
After an exciting and mind-boggling year of premier league competitions and un-expected comebacks by teams to win the leagues which even their die-hard fans couldn’t expect. The craze for watching football late in the nights with intense pressure on the viewers whether their football heroes who they are supporting are going to lift the cup which determines the continental champions of South America.Host Chile will kick off the 44th edition of the Copa America this Thursday taking on Ecuador. The host country is looking forward to end one of the most depressing and embarrassing records of not being the continental champions even once, when even Bolivia, Paraguay, Colombia and Peru- hardly known powerhouses of football have at least one trophy in their name, but still can get the respect of ending up being runners up four times, with the last time being runners up in 1987. The captain and goalkeeper of the host country canonized that the pressure is on those countries who have lifted the trophy most often.read more
Adding on to his list of “important-days” to the Indian calendar, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced June 21st to be International Yoga Day. Initially proposed by Mr.Modi in his speech at UN General Assembly; the day has been officially recognized by UN on December 11, 2014.
It is definitely a refreshing proposal from our dynamic Prime Minister because in the race of life and catching up with Western countries; we have forgotten the better existing Indian alternatives. With many developed nations and western celebrities finding solace in Yoga, we in India are running on tread mills and signing up for gyms.
“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”
These were Mr.Modi’s words which concisely presented the idea to the world leaders at UN General Assembly.
It is commendable of our PM to vouch for Indian culture and praise our traditions wherever given a platform. It is known that only when we realize our own traits and identity, and use it as our strength; even others will show us respect. PM’s propaganda of welcoming foreigners to India by publicizing our traditions is worth praise because he truly believes that the world should respect India for its rich culture and heritage.
The whole picture becomes very shady and tainted when you wish to look at it more critically, and politically.
The Indian culture and traditions apparently belong to the age before India was invaded by Mughals, Persians, Arabs or Europeans. That Indian culture is predominantly Hindu in nature. If to be spoken from a naïve layman point of view; PM Narendra Modi is trying to propagate Hinduism through his office and position of power.
But we all are not naïve. Neither are most of the Indian citizens.
They might not understand the concept when people say Hindutva is not a religion, but it is a way of life. But they surely understand that more or less Yoga is just an old form of exercise which is very helpful in leading a healthy life.
There are politicians all over India trying to make hay in the sunshine of religious battle cry; who are trying to instigate people to abandon Yoga Day as it is insulting their religions.
Thankfully majority of the educated middle class understands the difference between religious ritual and a healthy practice. As an act of appearing liberal and secular the government has even made all Yoga Day activities voluntary for anyone, rather being mandatory for all; unlike the “Swaccha Bharat” campaign which was strictly made a norm.
The BJP government with its vast number of RSS kar-sevaks has organized large number of Yoga Centers all over the nation to be open on June 21st. Pamphlets and materials will be distributed at these centers and a small session of Yoga will also commence to mark the 1st International Yoga Day.
Let’s make International Yoga Day an effort towards healthier Bharat, instead of tainting it with gash of politics.read more