Gender

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

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...

O-disha: Showing the Way as a Model State for Adopting Sports

States and political parties going to polls can take a leaf out of the Naveen Patnaik government's ability to deliver sports as an electoral promise towards development.
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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...
#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...

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...

Surfing Towards Community Sports Education in Kovalam

This is the second article of a three-part series on how surf schools on India’s coasts are pivoting around sports education to bolster conservation...

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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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...

Riding the Wave of Sports for Development in India’s Coastal Communities

Dakshin’s findings from the Andaman Islands highlight the potential of the burgeoning sports-for-development sector in India, as well as its challenges.

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...