February 17, 2022
How South Asians Fell in Love with Tennis
Though no Grand Slam singles champion has emerged from the subcontinent, the sport has created superfans in both the diaspora and the homeland.
February 16, 2022
Opinion: Eileen Gu and the Hyphenated American Dream
The Chinese American skier’s choice to represent China in the Olympics is thrillingly subversive. But is her story so different from that of our immigrant parents?
February 9, 2022
Could Carrom Make it to the Olympics?
The beloved board game in India has long faced challenges in becoming an international sporting sensation. Some players and associations are trying to change that.
August 5, 2021
India’s Siddis and the Olympic Dream
India has won only 33 Olympic medals since 1900 — none in track and field. Now, new local sports programs are working with Siddi athletes to produce Olympic glory.
June 14, 2021
How Dream11 Became India’s First Gaming Unicorn
India's fantasy sports platform has captured the attention of the country's rabid cricket fandom. Now, it wants to be India’s only answer to sports.
April 13, 2021
How India Made Chess and its Champions
The country that invented the ancient game is now producing some of the world’s biggest chess champions.
December 15, 2020
All Punch, No Pay: The Story of Pakistan's Female Boxers
Once lauded internationally, Pakistan’s best female boxers are fighting to make ends meet.
July 9, 2020
A Pommel Horse, Masala Macaroni, and an Olympic Dream
Gymnast Akash Modi — part of a “tight-knit” group of South Asian Americans in the sport — is aiming for an Olympic medal.
January 30, 2020
The Random, Solitary Path of Sumit Nagal
Pursuing a tennis singles career in India is a lonely, expensive, largely anonymous journey.
November 1, 2019
Running the World’s Largest Marathon
Ahead of this Sunday’s New York Marathon, reflections on training for a marathon as a chef and a vegan.
October 10, 2019
For the NBA, India Can’t Replace China Just Yet
The NBA’s operations in China are already $4b. Its future in India may be just as rosy — but it comes with political choices and isn't as simple as swapping a billion-plus country for another.
September 30, 2019
Yoga’s Fine Balance
Traditional yoga has a hard time competing with modern yoga.
September 3, 2019
The Female Bodybuilders of India
Bodybuilding is one of the most extreme avatars of gym culture. Despite taboos and financial constraints, female bodybuilders in India continue to compete.
July 29, 2019
Making Cricket Happen in America
Cricket could have become as popular as baseball, but it didn’t. With $1 billion in funding and a framework to go viral, cricket may soon be the next big thing in the U.S.
July 23, 2019
How Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi Loves All
Pakistan’s top tennis player, 39, is past the average retirement age. But Qureshi plays tennis for reasons beyond trophies.