Business

Shedding light on the ever-growing business of sports; from CSR expenditure to public-private partnerships, to involving private players in the development of talent.

Is the Sports Industry India’s Next Big Thing?

Researched and written by Sreeradh Radhakrishnan. India put on its best ever show since 1985 at the recently concluded 22nd edition of the Asian Athletics...

The Indian Grand Prix: Where Has It Gone?

Researched by Yash Budhwar Written by Tanay Gokhale Between 2011 and 2013, India hosted three editions of the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit...
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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...
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Virtual Battlegrounds: Where “Digital Athletes” are Making a Strong Case for Themselves

Written by Kartik Sundar  When ESPN first broadcasted “The International” in 2014, they were met with waves of criticism from their base audience. For the...

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...
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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...
Former NBA player Muggsy Bogues, right, coaches students from the Mahindra NBA challenge youth league

Reaching New Heights: What does the NBA plan for India?

Basketball, like many other sports in India, has consistently been in the shadow of cricket. Despite the fact that passionate NBA fans around the...

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...
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Crumbling Fortresses: Saving India’s Sports Stadiums

Written by Dhruv Raman You’re finally here. After the long walk through sixteen gates and a security escapade that involved hiding earphones in your shoes,...
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Making Soccer Great Again

Written by Sreeradh Radhakrishnan Despite playing in every FIFA World Cup between 1990 and 2014 and even hosting the 1994 World Cup, the United States...