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Chak de India!!

April 11, 2008

I saw the news on NDTV 24×7 about the Indian women’s hockey team, which is en route for the Olympic qualifiers in Kazan. The men’s hockey team’s performance turned out to be a disaster, that rests the pride of the national game on the women shoulders. The movie, Chak de India had a typical ending but this the kind of result hockey followers are dreaming about.

I am not sure if the match will be shown live but I will definitely watch the coverage on NDTV 24×7.

There’s an almost frantic feel to the way the women’s hockey team is preparing for the Beijing qualifiers in Kazan. After an intense three-week training camp in Lucknow, the ladies arrived in New Delhi for a day en route to Russia, and decided to put in one more training session. The pressure is mounting after the men failed to make it to the Games for the first time in 80 years.

I will update this blog as soon as NDTV 24×7 updates me. The India-centric news channel is available in the US through DirecTV. The satellite TV provider offers an array of Indian channels in HD.