From polite enquiries on Pakistan's absence to meeting a Manchester United fan from Ghana, Debayan Sen writes on his UAE adventures.
From feeling like getting double punched in the stomach to sharing meals with a grumpy driver, Debayan Sen recounts his UAE memories.
Mohun Bagan coach Shankarlal Chakraborty resigned from the job after the team's 2-1 loss to Real Kashmir FC on Sunday.
Hailing from the same Academy in Chandigarh, the trio of Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Sandesh Jhingan, and Anirudh Thapa will be India's spine in the UAE.
Despite not having won a single game in their last two appearances at the tournament, India will aim to make it to the round of 16 this time.
Minerva Punjab owner, Ranjit Bajaj, has threatened to move court under the aegis of I-League (Private) Clubs Association against the AIFF.
Jerry Lalrinzuala and Arindam Bhattacharya missed out as Constantine picked an experienced 23-man squad for the Asian Cup.
East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are both a long way away from a title challenge, but that won't stop Sunday's clash from being another intense affair.
Real Kashmir are worried about the prevailing political climate and want their next two home matches rescheduled, but AIFF haven't agreed.
From an overhaul of the youth system to the 50+1 ownership rule, Indian football would do well to follow in the footsteps of the German league.
The majority of DSK Shivajians players are yet to receive payments for the 2016-17 season, when they helped the now-defunct club finish seventh.
After last season's 'great escape', Chennai are leading the I-League table and scoring for fun. This is the story behind their improbable success.
Real Kashmir couldn't put away their chances against Churchill Brothers but would be grateful that they are past their first week in the I-League.
Real Kashmir will have the cold and the high altitude among their allies when they take on Churchill on Tuesday.
Real Kashmir stunned defending champions Minerva Punjab for a 1-0 win, thanks to a second half strike from Gnohere Krizo.
Indian Arrows might have finished last in the 2017-18 I-League table but captain Amarjit Kiyam insists they are ready this time.
Which teams run the danger of relegation? Could there be a surprise title contender? ESPN predicts the final league standings for the season ahead.
Johnny Acosta opens up to Jonathan Selvaraj on his experience at the World Cup, why he chose East Bengal, and more.
After a month-long, cross country trek through the rigours of the I-League second division group games, Real Kashmir FC returned home to Srinagar.
Real Kashmir FC became the first team from Kashmir in the history of Indian football to enter the first division of the I-League.
Minerva's owner Ranjit Bajaj has been banned for one year from all football activities and also fined Rs 10 lakh by the AIFF.
Over 30 per cent of Indians in ISL & I-League are from the North-East, yet the region's biggest state is falling behind. Sharda Ugra explores why.
The Super Cup could have been a tournament for the ages, with better context and a more viable scheduling of fixtures, writes Debayan Sen.
Bhowmick has had three previous stints with East Bengal, as head coach, with his run from 2002 to 2005 including victory in the ASEAN championship.