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Putting the Athlete First: Data Protection in Sports

Written by Swagam Dasgupta & Sourya Reddy  Fitbit. Apple. Samsung. Boltt. Huawei. What do all these companies have in common? The ability to tell you...

‘Cricket Nationalism’ and the Northeast

Written by Tanvi Apte  India’s diversity needs no introduction. Languages, food, festivals, clothing and more, it would probably take a lifetime to count the assortment...
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Data Data Everywhere, Whose is it to Give?

Written by Sourya Reddy & Swagam Dasgupta  It was a bone-dry morning in the middle of May, much like any other summer in Delhi. Although...

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...
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Checkmate: Why is there a World Women’s Chess Championship?

Written by Parkhee Rattan   At various levels in almost every sport, tournaments are conducted as platforms where the best athletes compete against each other for...
A Slippery Undersole: Nike and its Faux-Feminist Culture The Bastion

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...
Esports Is Here to Stay: Where Do India’s Pro-gamers Go From Here?

Esports Is Here to Stay: Where Do India’s Pro-gamers Go From Here?

Co-authored by Armaan RM and Simran Taneja  To a non-gamer, the difference between casual gaming and “professional” Esports is indiscernible. Much like any other sport,...

YUWA: Empowering Jharkhand’s Girls, One Bootlace at a Time

Co-authored by Ishaan Banerji and P. Charith Reddy  “The first thing I noticed in the village is that while boys play, girls work” - Franz...

Jayanti Behera is Running Against All Odds

If there were any reason for people to visit Sakhigopal, a quaint town on the coast of Odisha, it would probably be to pay...
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Making India Great: The Urgent Need for Sports Technology

Co-authored by Aditya Vikram and Tanay Gokhale  It doesn’t take an ardent sports fan to notice that technology has insidiously impacted the way we view,...