Bhargab Sarmah
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I am a writer and a commerce student. Born and brought up in the beautiful northeast Indian state of Assam, I've been an avid follower of the beautiful game since childhood. A fan of Indian top division football club Shillong Lajong FC, I am quite passionate about Manchester United as well. I work as a columnist for Indian football websites FeverPitch.in and TheHardTackle.com, primarily writing about the game in northeast India.

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Inept Ten Action; Unethical Star Sports - The State of Football Broadcasting in India

(1) Comments | Posted 16 January 2014 | (19:37)

Indian football's biggest cup competition, the Federation Cup, kicked off on Tuesday. India's own version of the FA Cup, albeit with an altogether different format, the Federation Cup is one of the most followed footballing events in the country. One would expect the broadcasters of the event to...

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IPL-style Football League in India - A Grave Mistake!

(1) Comments | Posted 19 August 2013 | (17:48)

Come this January, Indian football will have its own IPL-style league. For a nation where the beautiful game has failed to gain any serious popularity in its 66 years since independence, this proposed event is being hailed as some sort of messiah for the game by a few quarters.

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Keeping the Flame Alive - The Forbidden Team's Story

(0) Comments | Posted 31 March 2013 | (00:05)

Not many places in the world can boast of the same beauty that as Tibet. Yet, this beautiful plateau region on the northeast of the great Himalayas is not the happiest of places in the world. Over the past few decades, Tibet has been a boiling pot of rebellions, crackdowns...

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War and Football: The Story of Football's Development in War-Torn Afghanistan

(0) Comments | Posted 12 February 2013 | (16:17)

Situated in the capital city of Kabul, Afghanistan's national stadium, the Ghazi Stadium, built in 1923 by King Amanullah Khan, perfectly portrays the changing face of Afghanistan. Used as a venue for public executions by the Taliban government in the late 90s, the Ghazi Stadium symbolized the horrific times endured...

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