Saturday, December 9, 2006

 
COLUMNS
THIS ABOVE ALL
SIGHT AND SOUND

STAMPED IMPRESSIONS

GOOD MOTORING
AUDIO SCAN
MUSIC ZONE

PUNJABI ANTENNA

WEBSIDE HUMOUR

FOR CHILDREN

CROSSWORD
RHYME TIME

ROOTS


No hope with dope
The half-hearted approach towards stamping out the doping menace has time and again brought shame to India in the world sporting arena, says
M.S. Unnikrishnan
I
ndian athletes have been on a "high" for quite some time and they continue to persist with their "high-spirited performances" due to the ham-handed attitude of the authorities in stamping out the menace of doping. "Everyone else is doing and why canít we" is the reasoning of senior officials in the Sports Authority of India (SAI) ó the nodal agency created to foster sports in the country.




Sanamacha Chanu from Manipur tested positive for diuretic furosemide at the Athens Olympics in 2004

Global shame
Ivninderpal Singh
T
HE quest for better athletics through chemicals goes back a long time. With the aim to excel, sportspersons adopt the wrong path by consuming performance-enhancing drugs. This illegal way of "performing at its peak" was witnessed even during Ancient Olympics. The first recorded attempt to enhance performance occurred in 8th century BC, when Ancient Greek Olympians ate sheepís testicles. Another form of drugs use is blood doping, either by blood transfusion or using the hormone erythropoietin (EPO). Players boost the number of red blood corpuscles (RBCs) in the circulation to enhance athletic performance.


Olympic and world 100m champion Justin Gatlin of the US failed a drug test in July 2006
Olympic and world 100m champion Justin Gatlin of the US failed a drug test in July 2006

Adventure in the desert
M
agan Bissa from Bikaner in Rajasthan is a well-known adventurer and has been doing mountaineering and parasailing. He mastered the basics of snow skiing and water skiing at Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering, Gulmarg, in 1983 and learnt skydiving from the Indian Sky Diving Federation, Agra, in 1982.

 

COLUMNS

THIS ABOVE ALLDriven by the greed for power
by Khushwant Singh

SIGHT & SOUNDWhen stars fall down
by Amita Malik

PUNJABI ANTENNA: Anchors decide the flavour
by Randeep Wadehra

GOOD MOTORING: Electric drive is here
by H. Kishie Singh

WEBSIDE HUMOUR: Pig-headed
Compiled by Sunil Sharma

GENERATION X

CROSSWORD
by Karuna Goswamy

Rhyme Time





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