Sports & Adventure
A collection of stories of sports champions, adventure heroes & inspiring news from the world of sports & adventure.
Naresh Raju's Tryst with the Mountains
“The mountain is calling and I MUST go!” goes the saying. This statement would definitely resonate with this amazing man, who has made mountaineering his career; a man who seems to be never low on morale; a man who can never be bogged down by botheration; a man who does something which he firmly believes in.
Naresh Raju, a hard-core mountaineering enthusiast, is a bundle of energy. As we start the conversation, he gives glimpses of his notorious childhood and talks about him having always been the ‘outdoor’ kid. He has actively been part of many a trek to mountains. He also takes part in long walkathons for causes and also for self. A firm believer of the theory-everything has a purpose- he also has set...
Sathwik R
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25th July 2017
How to buy sports gear that's right for your game
If you are sporty and athletic, obviously you have the right gear to take you this far. Whether you play for fun or professionally, you need to have the best sports equipment.
When buying sports gear, you should remember to buy only what is absolutely essential to your game and that they are of the best quality. So, don't go by the sales talk of a sports shop where they only want you to buy much more than you actually need. You also need to stand back and check which are the standard accessories for your sport and set them aside since...
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25th July 2017
Divya Guruswamy: Swimming to Shores of Success
“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get”, Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, had said. In the following words, unfurls the story of a swimmer, who has swam her way to shores of glory and has made quite a name for herself. She has in her collection, about 97 gold medals, 90 silver medals and 36 bronze medals, until now, and the numbers are only to increase further.
Three shelves replete with medals welcome me to the house of Divya Guruswamy. There also is a cabinet carrying pictures of her in action, as a backdrop to the many trophies adorning the stand. As any other kid in India, Divya too first took up swimming during the vacations of summer; it was also due to the mere recommendation of the doctors for her migraine...
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24th July 2017
7 Best Motorcycle Camping Destinations in the US
More often, motorcycle riders prefer to visit the countryside and commune with nature thru camping. Visiting the camping sites of each national park is ideal if the riders live within the state where the campgrounds are located. Minimal travel time is perfect for bikers, so they won’t waste time traveling. Check out these seven best camping destinations in the US ideal for riders to visit:
1) Yosemite National Park, California  The Yosemite National Park in California is well-known for its serenity and natural simplicity. You won’t see cars, nor roads and electricity.  You have a wide range of campgrounds to choose from within the park wilderness. Reservations may be required though some are on first-come, first-serve basis, so you better arrive early. You are required to secure a wilderness permit but no need to worry since it is...
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19th July 2017
How to Read a Form Guide to Place the Best Horse Racing Bets?
Do you like betting on thoroughbreds? If yes, then you’re not alone. People have been betting on horses since ages and today thousands of people indulge in horse racing betting each day.
If horse racing betting is your passion, then you should put your passion to good use and make a profit out of it. Some people say that you can’t get rich by betting on horse racing but they’re wrong. You can get rich by betting on horse racing but only if you know the right ways of placing a bet. To place a bet in a profitable manner, you need...
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17th July 2017
V R Raghunath: Winning More Than Just Matches
He is one name that the hockey world will always remember; for his indispensable talent; for the fierce drag flicks; for the attitude that always craves for success; for his sterling leadership skills. He is deemed as 'the eternal learner'. This man, with more than 100 international goals, is as humble from inside, as he is robust from the outside. Here's V R Raghunath, one of India's best players to have stepped onto the hockey field, upclose on what has made him the man he is.
He walks off with an intriguing swagger as his team has just won the match. It's a state level game, but the demeanour doesn't change. The passion to triumph oozes. He joins me in a while and beside me is the modest him, a contrast from the him, 20 minutes ago. Vokkaliga Ramachandra Raghunath hails from the Kodava district of the Karnataka state in southern India, a place manifested to produce...
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13th July 2017
Bengaluru to London on 4 Wheels - Nishith Jois & Priyanka Nishith Jois
London is about 10 hours away from Bengaluru by flight. But hey! That's too short a travel time! Why not drive ourselves by road, in our car? These might have been the thoughts of this dynamic couple who drove all the way, spanning about 20,000 kilometres, in their car. Fondly called "Bangalore Palace to Buckingham Palace", it was a journey of 55 days and across 18 countries.
Meet Nishith Jois and Priyanka Nishith Jois. The former is an entrepreneur and the other, a Carnatic music artist and a Playback singer; but predominantly, big time long-drive enthusiasts. Nishith says that driving was always a part of him since he was about 8. From playing with plates as steering wheel, collecting 'HotWheels' cars and building toy garages for them, to driving long distances frequently, he has taken mammoth strides.
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12th July 2017
Riding With 19'' - Biking Club
I had seen a quote on a biking club's banner - "Our Chains Set Us Free". All I could think of was the sense of freedom and liberty oozes in the men on the two-wheel machines; I dare say, in many women too.
Iconic scenes in movies are scripted around a bike ride; a picture of a man on a bike on a highway is paralleled to solace of mind; we seek abundance of tranquillity in the rides, but, somewhere, we are blinded off to the beauty that trails behind. Usually as part of a club, the bikers set out on journeys.
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11th July 2017
Meghana Sajjanar: Perpetual Shots at Glory
Her soft spoken attribute could make many a person think of her as otherwise, but she stands as India's numero uno shooter. It's not every day that one gets to hear of a 23 year old girl turn down offers from multi-national companies and pursue her passion. In February 2017, she won three gold medals at the international level shooting championships. She also has won the gold at National level shooting tournaments too.
Meghana Sajjanar, a computer science engineer by qualification, entered the national foray for the first time only at the time during which her fellow sportsman Abhinav Bindra was busy rewriting record books. "I got hooked to shooting after watching my brother in action at the SAI range. When we started there was no one to guide us and the facilities were poor.
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10th July 2017
Why Golf GPS Is The Only Skill You Really Need
Golf is a game that involves precision and utmost dedication. When you watch the game being played, you might think it is easy to maneuver the ball into the hole but in actuality, it is way tougher. Estimating the location of the hole and calculating the force with which you should swing the club to score a hole requires sharp cognitive functioning. It is a popular game among the elites and the masses, and lays more stress on strategy than physical prowess.
It does not matter if you are a professional or are just starting out, a Golf GPS will enhance your game like never before. The best advantage you can have as a golfer is to know more about the location you are hitting the ball to..
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8th July 2017