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How sports can be used to better human development outcomes and help local communities.

Making India Play Again: What’s the Big Deal About the Khelo India Scheme?

Movies like Chak De! India, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Dangal continue to capture the collective imagination of Indians well past their release dates. Most...

The Power of Sport in Khadija Moin’s Transformation

A 30-minute car ride, westward of the busy Bhubaneswar airport leads to the Dumduma slum area, which houses hundreds of families. One of its...

How Lawn Tennis Can be Programmed to Teach 21st Century Life Skills

Dr. Rajender Jaiswal observed a fresh ounce of energy in the tennis program he had been running in the early months of 2020 for...

Feminism in India x The Bastion: #TheSportsEdit

Being the long-standing readers of The Bastion that you are, you probably already know that 'sport for development' is a core aspect of our coverage....

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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#Dialogues: Understanding Sports Quotas With Nandan Kamath

In a nutshell, sports quota reservations in universities and colleges provide budding athletes with a platform to excel in their respective sport and to...

How the AFC is Painting Indian Football’s Evolution

If you asked fans to paint a picture of Indian Football, you might receive a bright, sunshiney rendering from some of them, perhaps with...

Getting a Kick: The Scourge of Doping in Indian Sports

Written by Suheil Tandon and Antony CJ The figures say it all; doping in Indian sports is at an all-time ‘high’. India ranked 7th in...

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...
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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...