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Bridging the huge gender gap in sport—measures needed at the policy, society and sports administration level.

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...
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Catch 22: Serena Williams’ “Open” Dilemma

Written by Aarathi Ganesan  Tennis, a white gentleman’s game for centuries, was revolutionized from the late 1990s by an innocuous debutant, Serena Williams. She entered...
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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...
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#MeToo? Silent Screams of Sexual Abuse in Competitive Sport

Co-authored by Kartik Sundar and Aditya Vikram  The revelation that the USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar abused over 250 young women briefly drew global attention...
Mixed-gender Tournaments and Women Coaches: How Sport Is Becoming a Breeding Ground for Feminism

Mixed-Gender Tournaments and Women Coaches: How Sport Is Becoming a Breeding Ground for Feminism

Co-authored by Chirag Chinnappa, Sreeradh Radhakrishnan and Siddhant Sachdeva  The movement for gender equality within India’s sports industry reached a major milestone in 2017 when...

India’s Sportswomen – A Brighter Future

  In the recently concluded 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, India's Women in Blue came astonishingly close to winning their first ever World Cup....