Author : Sridhar K Penna


OU nursed legends in sports

OU nursed legends in sports

Apr 25,2017 , 03:43 AM IST | Telangana
Osmania University has had a rich legacy in sports, almost at every level, albeit chequered. The roller-coaster run has been one that has been witness to magnificent highs and deplorable lows that almost touched the nadir, akin to the careers of most celebrated sportspersons.
NGC’s stopover at Tirumala

NGC’s stopover at Tirumala

Mar 19,2017 , 01:59 AM IST | Hans
It might appear straight from the pages of ‘Ripley’s Believe it or not’, but the fact of the matter is that two of the most iconic names in known history have not come under the same frame till date.
The next big thing in chess

The next big thing in chess

Jan 25,2017 , 11:03 PM IST | Hans
Initiated into the mind game when he was all of six years old, Luksh Jain Pokarna’s achievements belie his age. So composed and unnerved he is across the board that he is today the top-ranked Under-8 boy with a stupendous Elo rating of 1229!
Perennial soul-searching exercise

Perennial soul-searching exercise

Jan 01,2017 , 02:03 AM IST | Hans
Even as 2016 gets confined into history, a look at the sports arena with specific relevance to India makes for a mixed reading as we head into 2017. 
Ringside view of HR

Ringside view of HR

Oct 09,2016 , 12:42 AM IST | Hans
Dr K Suresh Kumar has all the credentials and is well-endowed to venture into a book of this magnitude. Enjoying the rare privilege of having a Doctorate in human resources and a practical experience as a thoroughbred professional that is over two decades, he is ideally placed to pen his thoughts and recreate his journey in his field of specialisation, where he has proved himself as a passionate p
A salute to the sports doyen

A salute to the sports doyen

Sep 15,2016 , 11:38 PM IST | Hans
The tennis fraternity in the country and, more so in Telangana State and Andhra Pradesh, is in mourning. It feels like they have been orphaned on Thursday after having woken up with the tragic news of the demise of the fatherly figure of Raja Narasimha Rao, who seemed omnipresent in everything concerning tennis as the energetic go-to administrator for over five decades.
The backbone of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon

The backbone of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon

Aug 19,2016 , 12:24 AM IST | Hans
My family members and acquaintances kept a distance from me because I was a rather shy girl, who preferred to be left alone. Thank God, there is a dramatic change in my approach to life.’
Versatility drives Mannara

Versatility drives Mannara

Aug 13,2016 , 01:03 AM IST | Cinema
Although she began her career as a cousin of Priyanka Chopra, and perhaps lived in her shadows in the initial days, which is but natural, it took a mere two years for her to evolve as a model-actress and eventual an individual identity.
Changing the landscape of film screening

Changing the landscape of film screening

Aug 12,2016 , 11:40 PM IST | Hans
It is not merely a bitter ruthless competition that exists out there in the hugely professional market but more a case appropriate for Darwin’s ‘Survival of the fittest’ syndrome. This is not only applicable to trade and industry but also to the world of sports and entertainment. 
Footballers relive Hyd’s golden era

Footballers relive Hyd’s golden era

Apr 12,2016 , 01:08 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
It was a Sunday get-together that none from the fortunate lot comprising of the audience would forget in years to come. One was transported into a distant past, a period in time that has stopped ticking as the living greats, the last breed of home-grown but globally reverred football talents, relived the glorious past of Hyderabad, when the AP Police squad was the virtual Indian team.