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The Ball is in Our Court: Developing India’s Youth Through Sport

Written by Tanvi Apte “It (Sport) has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It is more powerful than government...
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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...

No Spend, No Gain: CSR’s Hand in Gilding Indian Sports

Co-authored by Tanay Gokhale and Sidhanth Sachdeva  We have all heard, spoken and wondered about India’s failure to produce Olympic medal-winners proportional to its population....

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...

The Longest Yard: Struggles of Student Athletes in India – Part II

Written by Sunalika Singh  At the centre of any strong sporting country lies a successful youth training and development engine. Whether you look at China’s...
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The Longest Yard: Struggles of Student Athletes in India

Written by Sunalika Singh  Following the Rio Olympics in the summer of 2016, a question arose in the arena of International Sport; one with the...
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‘Gods’ of Cricket: Understanding the Role of Players’ Agents

Written by Tanay Gokhale  There is no arguing that Sachin Tendulkar was the first Indian (and perhaps even global) cricket ‘brand’. Mark Mascarenhas was instrumental...
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The Great Indian Golf Story

Co-authored by Parkhee Rattan & Tanay Gokhale As intense, visually exhilarating sports like Cricket, Football, Badminton, Tennis, Kabaddi, etc. capture the Indian consumer, Golf -...
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Two Sides of a Coin: The Intimacy Between Sport and Development

Co-authored by Parkhee Rattan and Tanay Gokhale Last month, the University of Basel awarded an honorary doctorate to one of Switzerland’s biggest sports stars, Roger Federer. Arguably the...
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...

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