If someone were to have told you a year ago that Lehman Brothers would file for bankruptcy in the foreseeable future, you would think the guy was nuts. After all it was one of the world’s venerable financial services firms- having stood strong through rough weather many times in its 158 year old history.
The DLF Indian Premier League is providing us with interesting insights as to what happens when sports becomes a business proposition rather than a leisure activity.
The Economic Times reports that 5 players of the Shah Rukh Khan owned Kolkata Knight Riders have been asked to vacate their hotel. The possible reason for asking the 5 young men to ride away was to cut costs.
Indian hockey fell to its lowest point today when the men’ s hockey team lost to Great Britain and could not even qualify for the Olympics. Hockey, by the way, is supposedly our national game. This means for the first time since 1928, India will not be represented in the men’s hockey, an event which we virtually monopolized between 1928 to 1956.
At one time India was synonymous with field hockey. Our players mesmerized their opponents with their deft stick work, dribbling and ball control. The world watched spellbound as our players showed their prowess on the field in one Olympics after another. Dhyan Chand, probably India’s greatest player ever was called the Wizard of Hockey.