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A Palette of Perspectives for Indian Football’s Canvas

Curated by Adarsh Singh | Featured illustration by Shreya Bhatia for The Bastion Understanding the Context Our recently published analysis on How the AFC is Painting...
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Breaking Down University Sports Quotas

Researched by Ajith Kidambi Presented & edited by Sumit Krishna Yadav University sports quotas provide budding athletes with the opportunity to receive a decent...

No Place to Shine: What the Absence of the IPL Means for Unheralded Talent

It is the summer of 2015. The Eden Gardens is rife with anticipation. The Kolkata Knight Riders’ “mystery weapon” is a 20-year-old leg spinner...

Grim Days for Ground(ed) Staff

This pandemic has brought all human activity and most industries across the world to a standstill. The IPL’s jam-packed stadiums, kids’ summer training camps...

How the AFC is Painting Indian Football’s Evolution

If you asked fans to paint a picture of Indian Football, you might receive a bright, sunshiney rendering from some of them, perhaps with...
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COVID-19 vs 2020’s Sports Calendar: Checking Our Priorities

The Bastion Shorts—Episode 8 The world is at a standstill. As the novel Coronavirus spreads further, the world seems to be locking-down. Earlier this month...

Getting a Kick: The Scourge of Doping in Indian Sports

Written by Suheil Tandon and Antony CJ The figures say it all; doping in Indian sports is at an all-time ‘high’. India ranked 7th in...

No First Aid: Mental Health in Indian Cricket

Written by Dhruv Raman and Sreeradh Radhakrishnan When we hear a post-match presenter ask a winning captain “So, how do you feel?”, it almost seems...
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A Slippery Undersole: Nike and its Faux-Feminist Culture

It has been a tumultuous year for Nike Inc. While the Oregon-based corporation’s stock surged to an all-time high in September 2019, it has...
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Mumbai City FC: What Does the CFG Deal Mean For Indian Football?

City Football Group-One of the leading private owners and operators of football clubs such as Manchester City has acquired a 65% stake in Mumbai...