Sports  /  Published 03.09.21

Herat to Tokyo, an athlete’s odyssey

After an arduous escape from Afghanistan involving multiple governments and organisations and a secret stay in Paris, Zakia Khudadadi competed in taekwondo at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Thursday. ...
By New York Times News Service

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.07.20

Jobless martial arts exponent bats for children’s future

He has the world record for the fastest punches in a second. He is talented but a jobless martial arts exponent. However, unemployment has not deterred Amit Modak, a resident of Gamharia in Seraikela...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 18.12.19

Schoolgirls pack a mighty punch

Three hundred girls of a village school in Murshidabad take turns to stay back for an hour and a half after class to learn taekwondo — a skill the school hopes will give the girls confidence and hel...
By Jhinuk Mazumder in Calcutta


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