The Gold Rush
India’s overall medal haul of 64, including 14 gold, was their best-ever in the Asian Games, thanks to some sterling performances from unexpected quarters,
writes M. S. Unnikrishnan
sportspersons reached out to conquer new frontiers in the 16th
Asian Games at Guangzhou (China), which was a refreshing
deviation from the beaten track. India struck medals in events
in which they were not expected to triumph, while those on whom
hopes were pinned, failed to deliver.
Kavita Raut (extreme right) and Preeja Sreedharan (centre) won the bronze and silver medals, respectively, in women’s 5000m. Preeja also got the gold in 10,000m
Tracing Rahi’s journey
It has been a long journey for Chandigarh-based realistic artist Rahi
Mohinder Singh. RM started by drawing on a slate. Today his works hang in Parliament, writes
He calls himself a rahi or a traveller, and his journey into the world of art took him to Andretta, where he was inspired by the legendary artist Sobha Singh. It has been a long journey for Rahi Mohinder Singh, the Chandigarh-based realistic artist, who started by drawing on a slate with chalk.