Health  /  Published 03.11.20

Run, Lola, run

Could running actually be good for your knees? That idea is at the heart of a fascinating new study of the differing effects of running and walking on the knee joint. Using motion capture and sophisti...
By Gretchen Reynolds in

Health  /  Published 02.09.20

Train smart and up your game

This form of running stresses both the aerobic and anaerobic system. Involving varying of pace throughout the run, alternating between fast segments and slow jogs, it mimics the change in pace that o...
By Mayukh Banerjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 17.07.20

Run for health, not muscle damage

Jatin Chhetri, a 46-year-old policeman from Darjeeling who’s an amateur runner, ran 556.3km over a span of 10 days to win the 10-Day Max Mileage Challenge, an “open category event” w...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Sports  /  Published 15.07.20

Fit Dhing Express ready to fly off the blocks

Sprinter Hima Das will keep running 400 metres, squashing speculation that she would give up her speciality event to concentrate only on 200 metres. “I am definitely not giving up 400 metres. I...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 22.04.20

Is 15 feet the new 6 feet?

It may be a good idea to give one another more than six feet of space while exercising outside during the current pandemic, according to a compelling study that looked at how air flows around bodies i...

Health  /  Published 20.10.18

The beginner's guide to running

The best way to start running depends on an individual and factors like previous running experience, quality of movement (running strides), injury and medical history. But there are a few rules that a...
By Kaushik Talukdar in

World  /  Published 12.10.19

Le Carré emerges from morally murky world of spies

When John le Carré was running agents for the British secret intelligence service MI6 in the early 1960s, there were certain qualities he looked for in a candidate. Gregariousness, cocktail party cha...
By New York Times News Service in New York

Health  /  Published 06.10.18

Runners, improve both endurance and speed

What is the best way to build both endurance and speed?Let me talk about this in the context of middle- and long-distance running and not sprinting. Sprinting requires maximal effort that is much shor...
By Kaushik Talukdar in

West Bengal  /  Published 05.03.19

Master and Jack, in sync on road

A lithe Doberman with a chocolate coat bounds beside the motorbike of its owner on a Sunday. It stops when the bike stops at traffic signals and is alert enough to start running as soon as the bike mo...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 07.01.20

At 46, living it up the ultra-marathon way

Ultra-marathoner Anjali Saraogi’s middle name is “grit”. How else does one describe a lady who, at 46, is doing 100km runs? That too, after overcoming several hurdles which life placed in her wa...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta


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