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Why Should Companies Invest in Sports? #Changethescript with Deepthi Bopaiah

Interviewed by Chirag Chinnappa; Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal. In India, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is defined as “corporate initiative to assess and take responsibility for...

Dialogues: Saumil Majmudar on Incorporating “Play” via the National Education Policy

Trying to get 100 million kids to play Saumil Majmudar’s Twitter bio encapsulates his straightforward yet revolutionary ambition. The Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sportz...

Anandan Gunasekaran: India’s Army Man Turned Blade Runner

Subedar Anandan Gunasekaran is not a well-known name amongst Indian sports fans. 12 years after surviving a mine blast where he lost his left...

Making India Play Again: Loose Ends in the Khelo India Scheme Restrain Talent

The atmosphere was just something else. The stadiums were decorated and there was a big hype around us. We were all really excited. This is...

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...