The Daily Delicious for July 23, 2008

Vijender models for a men’s mag.
(Photo: Soutik Biswas/BBC)

Against the Odds: Vijender Kumar
Olympian boxer Vijender Kumar hails from Bhiwani District in Haryana, which is called India’s “Little Cuba” if the BBC is to be believed. (That last clause was sponsored by the letter B.) —Nalini
(tags: handsomes sports india(n) boxing olympics)
Bhiwani to Beijing
Four of the five boxers qualifying for the Beijing Olympics hail from Haryana’s Bhiwani Boxing Club. The state’s boxing clubs offer opportunities for unemployed youth and free meals and lodging at year-round coaching camps. —Pavani

July 22, 2008
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