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Hoopdarshan 109: Amritpal Singh returns to dominate for Team India

Hoopdarshan 109: Amritpal Singh returns to dominate for Team India

October 17, 2021

In a must-win qualifying game against Palestine, Amritpal Singh posted 32 points and 12 rebounds to secure a dramatic comeback victory for India. Now, the Punjabi big man joins Hoopdarshan to look ahead at the FIBA Asia Cup, share how he remained sharp during the Lockdown, and reminisce his time with the NBL in Australia. Hosted by Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok. 

Hoopdarshan 108: NBA Academy India’s Pritish Kokate + Finals talk

Hoopdarshan 108: NBA Academy India’s Pritish Kokate + Finals talk

July 24, 2021

After years of perseverance, Pune-based Pritish Kokate found his dream come true in true 'filmi' fashion to become one of the recruits in the prestigious NBA Academy India. Kokate joins Hoopdarshan 108 to speak to Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok about his hoops journey, the Coco On Air podcast, and to discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo's legacy after the amazing NBA Finals. 

Hoopdarshan 107: The NBA Finals of Sorrow and Joy with Shivam Patel

Hoopdarshan 107: The NBA Finals of Sorrow and Joy with Shivam Patel

July 7, 2021

To preview the unlikely, unfortunate, unprecedented NBA Finals, we welcome to Hoopdarshan Episode 107 Shivam Patel, one half of the Patel and Kumar NBA Show. Patel joins hosts Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok to discuss the main storylines, everything from CP3 to Giannis, Booker to Middleton, Steve Nash to Lew Alcindor. Who'll be raising the banner when it's all over? 

Hoopdarshan 106: Lalhnehpuia Chhakchhuak on Mizoram hoops and North Park University

Hoopdarshan 106: Lalhnehpuia Chhakchhuak on Mizoram hoops and North Park University

June 24, 2021

Earlier this month, Mizoram teenager Lalhnehpuia Chhakchhuak, announced his commitment to the North Park University in Chicago, Illinois, becoming the latest in the line of student-athletes from the NBA Academy India to take their talents to the USA. In Episode 106 of Hoopdarshan, Chhakchhuak joins co-hosts Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok to discuss what made him choose North Park, the growing popularity of Mizo Basketball, and how he plans to elevate his game to the next level. 

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. 

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