Indian Hockey

The "1936 Berlin Magicians" Indian Hockey T-shirt - Blue Melange, Unisex

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Design Thoughts!: 
In my entire life (and as I write this, it's equivalent to 31 years!), I have never come across a decent form of merchandise boasting about the glorious past of Indian hockey. No wonder, I had to make one here.
Isn't it frustrating, sometimes? Almost the entire world knows Pele as a legend, and Maradona as an incarnation of God ... but thanks to I-don't-know-whom-to-blame, almost nothing is known about an equal player ever to take the hockey field - Dhyanchand.
 
And what about the famous Brazilian football team of the 60's and 70's?! While a toddler of the present day can narrate stories about that awesome bunch of superhumans, even a full grown sports fan wonders when you mention the miracles of "The Magicians" of the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
 
And here's the most surprising and sad part: our blind, unreasonably unreasonable fanship of the game of cricket means that people in Holland, Germany, and even the UK know much, much more about Dhyanchand and Co. then we do here.
 
There are multiple reasons behind this neglect - like the modesty of the great team's players who would have done their job and gone back to bed, or the British rule that never lent any 'media power' to us Indians. But here's the Numero Uno reason: the Indian Hockey Federation! They have never worried about reviving hockey - forget taking pride in, and marketing, whatever has been achieved by Indians in the game.

Even today, it's a handful of people who know when Dhyanchand was born - and why the 29th of August is celebrated (really, celebrated??) as the National Sports Day.

And how many know about "Jhansi Heroes" ... or about why Dhyanchand was really called "Dhyan-Chand"!

Well, here's a suggestion from us ... that will hit Toube Bas in the shin as far as the sales is concerned: if you didn't know about these things already, please refrain from buying this t-shirt. It surely won't look good on you :(

If you did, though, we are certain you will carry this t-shirt with as much aplomb as those Magicians carried their medals! For you, we are sure, the magic of "The Magic Sticks" still ... sticks!!

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