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

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...
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...
Changing India's Sports Narrative: Introducing S4D

Changing India’s Sports Narrative: Introducing S4D

Authored by Suheil Farrell Tandon and Antony CJ Ever since Pratyush*—an under-confident 14-year-old boy residing in the slum settlements of Bhubaneswar—had joined a mixed-gender Sports...
Tibet Women's Football

Finding Refuge on the Pitch: Building Futures for Refugees

Written by Sourya Reddy “I don’t remember much; it was about 14 years ago, and I was 7. One day, my parents told my elder...
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In Search of a Level Playing Field: Where Do Transgender and Hyperandrogenous Athletes Go?

Co-authored by Tia Matthew and Manasvin Andra  “We all transition at a different rate, and twelve months as a policy for everyone is just the...

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

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

#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...