From Blasters to Gokulam: How Kerala rediscovered its passion for football

As Bino George, Kerala’s Santosh Trophy-winning coach, puts it: “More than ‘we are back’, it’s ‘we are back on track.’” That much is indisputable. The football teams from the calm, southern backwaters are creating a splash. With Gokulam Kerala beating Mohammedan Sporting 2-1 in Saturday’s season finale to become the first team to defend the … Read more

Centuries-old passion play returns after pandemic break

Almost 400 years ago, the Catholic residents of a small Bavarian village vowed to perform a play of “the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ” every 10 years, if only God would spare them any further losses from the plague known as the Black Death. Legend has it that ever since 1634, … Read more