Naveen Ganglani


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A pure-blooded Indian who’s born, raised, and lives in the Philippines, Naveen has been writing about sports professionally since 2013 and has been a sports reporter for Rappler since June 2015 for one purpose: to turn special moments into words that can last a lifetime.

He also writes for Rappler’s Lifestyle and Entertainment sections and for the official lifestyle magazine of the Philippine Basketball Association: PBA Life. In the past, he wrote columns for Solar Sports, Basketball TV, Pinoy Exchange, and The Lasallian - the official publication of De La Salle University, where he graduated with a degree in psychology in June 2013.

Naveen lives sports. For years, he’s watched and covered numerous leagues like FIBA tournaments, the NBA, NFL, MLB, UAAP, PBA, and both US and PH NCAA. He also enjoys watching the Philippine Superliga, boxing fights, tennis, and UFC, among others.

In his free time, Naveen likes to binge-watch on TV shows and movies, read books, record podcasts with other die-hard sports fanatics, attend music festivals, shoot hoops on a Monday night, try out new restaurants with friends, or find the latest adventure. Away from the media world, he's a budding entrepreneur who hopes to handle multiple businesses in the distant future.

If he’s not covering an event, you can find Naveen indulging on a pint of Salted Caramel Beer and a plate of Garlic Parmesean Fries at Tipsy Pig while working on his laptop or catching that night’s big game.

Sep 2018
DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY 07:59pm, Sep 24, 2018
Kib Montalbo fractures thumb, out 4 to 6 weeks

MANILA, Philippines – Injury woes continue to pile up for the De La Salle Green Archers. After losing big man Taane Samuel for up to two months due to a Jones fracture, La Salle will now have to ...

DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY 01:26pm, Sep 13, 2018
La Salle big man Samuel likely out for two months

MANILA, Philippines – More bad news for the De La Salle Green Archers. After losing its UAAP Season 81 opener against the FEU Tamaraws this past weekend, DLSU will have to play probably the ...

Sidelined for a year, Ateneo's Adrian Wong eyes big comeback

MANILA, Philippines – It's easy for a basketball player to get demoralized after suffering a season-ending injury. Such was a situation faced by Ateneo player Adrian Wong, who after having ...

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY 01:35pm, Sep 10, 2018
NU's John Lloyd Clemente finally gets to live his dream

MANILA, Philippines – When the NU Bulldogs opened their UAAP Season 81 campaign this weekend, one of the storylines was how the team's prized rookie John Lloyd Clemente would perform under the ...

UAAP 11:50pm, Sep 09, 2018
Adamson-Ateneo thriller highlights one key UAAP lesson

MANILA, Philippines – One of the most important lessons when it comes to life applies more strongly with UAAP basketball: Don’t ever assume anything. Don’t assume that this team is going to win ...

UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS 09:23am, Sep 09, 2018
Rookie CJ Cansino’s heart has always belonged to UST

MANILA, Philippines – Whether or not Aldin Ayo decided to pack his bags and move from La Salle to University of Santo Tomas, the Growling Tigers would have still had the good news of knowing ...

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY 10:14pm, Sep 08, 2018
Proud Danny I a coach first to his standout boys

MANILA, Philippines – As he saw his sons walk off the Mall of Asia Arena court following the National U Bulldogs’ narrow escape of the UST Growling Tigers, Danny Ildefonso allowed himself to be ...

UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS 07:46pm, Sep 08, 2018
WATCH: Ayo, UST start tough trek back to UAAP prominence

MANILA, Philippines – It’s not common for the UST Growling Tigers to be one of the bottom-feeder teams in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament, which is why the past two seasons have been ...

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY 10:45am, Sep 08, 2018
WATCH: Jarin, young NU Bulldogs hope to pull off surprises

MANILA, Philippines – The first year of the Jamike Jarin era at National U did not go very well. After getting off a strong start in Season 80, the Bulldogs struggled with injuries towards the ...

WATCH: UP Maroons ready for the spotlight

MANILA, Philippines – For so long UP fans have had to sit through losing season after losing season, patiently awaiting for the time their Maroons could finally end the dry spell. That time may soon ...