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Paralympians: our new Role Models

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Paralympians: our new Role Models

India’s sportspeople with ‘different abilities’ did even better than the ‘normal athletes’, bringing home Olympic gold. Will events like the Paralympics change our views about the ‘physically challenged’? The prevailing view of disability in the past was where the individual was seen as ill and the condition was an individual ‘problem’. Perceptions of disability were […]

Tripura: A state-wide holiday in honour of Gymnast Dipa K!

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Tripura: A state-wide holiday in honour of Gymnast Dipa K!

AGARTALA: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, fresh from the Rio Olympics  received a rousing welcome as she touched down on her home state. The state government declared a one day holiday for educational institutions in honour of Deepa, who actually didn’t win a bronze but took fourth place. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar announced that  Dipa Karmakar would be […]

Pseudo Nationalist terror stalks woman on Twitter

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Pseudo Nationalist terror stalks woman on Twitter

Before Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar’s performance in Rio Olympics, a woman tweeted her opinion and received ‘death and rape’ threats. Here is the story: In a series of tweets on August 14, the woman wrote, “Conflicted about Dipa Karmakar’s Olympic Vault final. “It is an incredible achievement, of course but gymnasts from richer countries don’t […]

Will Manoj make it to a gold in Rio?

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Will Manoj make it to a gold in Rio?

India’s boxer Manoj Kumar defeated Evaldas Petrauskas of Lituiania in the Round of 32 of the men’s Light Welterweight (64kg) category at the Rio de Janerio. Manoj dominated all three rounds to carve out a 29-28, 29-28, 28-29 verdict and entered to the pre-quarterfinals. Manoj said “My opponent was strong, but my punches had power. […]

In Rio: Tripura Girl in Gymnastic Final

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In Rio: Tripura Girl in Gymnastic Final

At the 31st Olympic Games in Rio de Janeirio,  Northeast Indian  gymnast attained a spot in the Indian history of the Olympics by securing eighth place in the final tryouts . She will compete with seven other gymnasts in  the individual vault final in artistic gymnastics. Dipa, from Tripura, became the first Indian gymnast to enter the […]

 31st Olympics blazes in Brazil

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 31st Olympics blazes in Brazil

The Rio Olympics officially started with loud celebration of Brazilian culture, combined with Rio’s famous ‘Samba Dance’ together with powerful message of global warming plaguing the world. This was the first Olympics to introduce a Refugee Team which will participate under the UNO flag. Brazil’s Acting President Michel Temer declared open the Games, the first […]