Hoopdarshan
Hoopdarshan Episode 105: Marc Pulles on NBA Academy India’s brightest prospects

Hoopdarshan Episode 105: Marc Pulles on NBA Academy India’s brightest prospects

June 6, 2021
Over the past few years, the NBA Academy India has helped a number of bright Indian prospects take the next leap into placements abroad, include G-League's Princepal Singh, Amaan Sandhu, Riyanshu Negi, and more. Director of NBA India's Basketball Operations Marc Pulles joins Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok on Hoopdarshan to discuss his grassroots work in India, Princepal's improvements, and coaching Luka Doncic. 
Hoopdarshan 104: 2021 NBA Playoffs Preview with Akshay Manwani

Hoopdarshan 104: 2021 NBA Playoffs Preview with Akshay Manwani

May 23, 2021

Eight First Round Series. Eight BIG Questions. In Episode 104 of Hoopdarshan, NBA expert Akshay Manwani joins Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok to discuss the end-of-season award winners and help preview the playoffs with the most pressing questions of the First Round: How many Wizards does it take to stop Embiid? What does Giannis do to jump up the next level? Who is the second-best Maverick? And lots, lots more. 

Hoopdarshan 103: Mirin Fader on Princepal Singh and Giannis Antetokounmpo

Hoopdarshan 103: Mirin Fader on Princepal Singh and Giannis Antetokounmpo

April 15, 2021

Princepal Singh became the third Indian to play in the G-League. Last month, Mirin Fader wrote a story on The Ringer about Princepal, his journey from Punjab to the G-League Ignite, and more. Fader joins us on Episode 103 of the Indian basketball podcast, Hoopdarshan to give the story behind the story: her impressions of Princepal, his current situation, and her research into Punjabi pinni. Plus, she shares details from her highly-anticipated biography of the Greek Freak, Giannis Antetokounmpo. Hosted by Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok

 
Hoopdarshan Episode 102: Vishesh Bhriguvanshi Keeps Winning

Hoopdarshan Episode 102: Vishesh Bhriguvanshi Keeps Winning

April 10, 2021

Team India captain Vishesh Bhriguvanshi returns to Hoopdarshan to discuss his miraculous game-winner in the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers against Iraq, his dream come true with the Arjuna Award, his recent biography, and that viral ‘pawri’ video.

Hoopdarshan Episode 101: All Star and Midseason Musings with Ashwin Gopinath

Hoopdarshan Episode 101: All Star and Midseason Musings with Ashwin Gopinath

February 28, 2021
The 2021 NBA All Stars have already been named, and of course, we have some thoughts to share. Hoopdarshan Episode 101 features co-hosts Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok in conversation with Ashwin Gopinath, co-host of the Ball is Bae podcast, to discuss the names that made it, the names that didn't, and answer some questions about what have gotten right and wrong in the NBA season so far. 
Hoopdarshan Episode 100: Century Celebrations with Padma Shri Anitha Paul Durai.

Hoopdarshan Episode 100: Century Celebrations with Padma Shri Anitha Paul Durai.

February 14, 2021

It's episode 100! A time for the Hoopdarshan, India's truest basketball podcast, to celebrate our century. In this landmark episode, co-hosts Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok discuss the podcast's highlights over the past 5 years, interview Indian baskebtall's Padma Shri awardee Anitha Paul Durai, and add the film Chhalaang to the Indian Basketball Movie Database. 

Hoopdarshan Episode 99: Aparna Rajkumar on Women’s basketball and broadcasting in India

Hoopdarshan Episode 99: Aparna Rajkumar on Women’s basketball and broadcasting in India

December 24, 2020

A true hoops lifer, Aparna Rajkumar has been the voice behind many of top Indian basketball broadcast over the years, commenting on national and international tournaments and hosting India's top women's players on her online show, 'Stree Got Game'. Rajkumar joins Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok on the Hoopdarshan podcast to discuss basketball broadcasting in country, challenges faced by India's top female players, watching Magic Johnson on the court, and the Indian women's GOAT.

Hoopdarshan Episode 98: NBA Bubble Stories and more with Gautam Kapur

Hoopdarshan Episode 98: NBA Bubble Stories and more with Gautam Kapur

November 10, 2020

Gautam Kapur, the Associate Manager of Basketball Strategy at the NBA, spent several months this year in the NBA's "Bubble" in Orlando, helping monitor the league's state-of-the-art healthcare technology. Kapur joins Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok in Episode 98 of Hoopdarshan to share fascinating stories from the Bubble, growing up and playing basketball in India, memories from the NBA India Games, and the Lakers' Butter Chicken connection. 

Hoopdarshan 97: Lakers & LeBron championship recap with Vinod Muthukumar

Hoopdarshan 97: Lakers & LeBron championship recap with Vinod Muthukumar

October 19, 2020

The Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions! In Episode 97 of Hoopdarshan, Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok invite Vinod Muthukumar - Maharashtra basketball tsar & co-host of the Patel and Kumar NBA Show - to discuss what this championship means in Lakers lore, appreciate LeBron’s consistent greatness, AD’s game-changing addition, Jimmy Butler’s inspiring moments, and more.

Hoopdarshan Episode 96 Lakers and Heat NBA Finals Preview with Abhishek Bhardwaj

Hoopdarshan Episode 96 Lakers and Heat NBA Finals Preview with Abhishek Bhardwaj

September 29, 2020

It took a lot longer than usual, but the 2020 NBA Finals are finally here! In Episode 96 of Hoopdarshan, hosts Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok welcome Lakers superfan Abhishek Bhardwaj to discuss a number of intriguing storylines including AD vs. Bam, Riley vs. LeBron, Kuzma vs. Herro, Lakers stars vs. Heat Culture, Kobe, Dwight, and much more.  

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