A summer to remember for Indian athletes

May was marked by a phenomenal run of successes by Indian athletes who conquered the world yet continue to fight anonymity, bureaucracy and apathy back home.

The month gone by was an object lesson in the value of examining a proposition from all angles before saying “yes”.

When Pradip Saha of The Morning Context first proposed that I should write a monthly newsletter on sport, I thought: Perfect. I don’t have to chase headlines; I don’t have to write in that moment when adrenaline swamps the mind and heart, and calm consideration is impossible. Instead, I can process, assimilate, go deep.

Valid, all of that. What I did not consider, though, is the antithesis: that in sport, great events pile one on another in a headlong …


Prem Panicker

Prem Panicker has been a journalist for over 30 years. From daily newspapers to weekly magazines and digital news portals—he was one of the seven journalists who were part of the Rediff.com start-up team—he has written and edited features extensively across mediums and publications. Since quitting his job at Yahoo in 2014, he has been working as a freelance writer and editor, as well as teaching narrative journalism.