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Smash! Table Tennis Takes Off at India House

Smash! Table Tennis Takes Off at India House

HOUSTON: India House took another step in hosting sports activities that are popular on the Indian subcontinent. Cricket is already being played for about a decade, but now table tennis enthusiasts have found a new home at India House. Launched in mid-October, table tennis enthusiasts are attending the Friday evening sessions. Two brand new Stiga […]

Manika Batra and six other Indian TT players denied boarding Air India flight

Manika Batra and six other Indian TT players denied boarding Air India flight

NEW DELHI: India’s table tennis star Manika Batra and six other players were left stranded at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport after being denied boarding the Air India flight to Melbourne on Sunday. The Indian contingent, comprising 17 players, is due to participate at the ITTF World Tour Australian Open  scheduled to start from Monday. But only […]

Former Indian Table Tennis Champion Kabad Makes The Bayou City his Home

Former Indian Table Tennis Champion Kabad  Makes The Bayou City his Home

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: When Jay Kabad casually introduced himself to the members of TT Nuts (a table tennis players association) at the Durga Bari Temple on the city’s westside a couple of years ago, there were gasps of disbelief and faces mirroring incredulity. It took a while for the fact to sink in that […]