Leading the Global South

Ram Madhav

BRICS+ as a non-Western bloc can better meet the needs of developing nations

‘There Will Always Be Only One Pelé’

Remembering a conversation with the late football legend in Kolkata

Pelé (1940-2022): Football After the King

Despite his individual genius, Pelé was the archetype of the team player

Seeking Pelé in Kolkata

The city’s enduring love affair with Brazil

Being Brazil

In football’s spiritual home, playing without flair is not worth remembering even if it ends in victory

Chasing the Golden Sunset

Messi and Ronaldo take a final stab at crafting their legacies

Runs in the Family

A collaborative photo book looks at an immigrant scientist’s images through his son’s eyes

Tailing the Tapir

The animal is treasured for evolutionary stability

Shot Through the Heart

There is no greater humiliation than scoring an own goal. In the very first week of the World Cup, as many as five footballers have suffered it


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