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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...
Bhiwani Boxing Club with Coach Jagdish Singh

Through Bhiwani’s Eyes: A Tale of Boxing in India

In modern-day India, the game of boxing does not command a significant fan following, which commentators often attribute to the lack of discernible international...
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Badminton in India: Smashing the Way to the Top

Badminton is considered to be one of the fastest racket sports in the world. Apart from its fierce competitiveness, it is also very helpful...
Former NBA player Muggsy Bogues, right, coaches students from the Mahindra NBA challenge youth league

Reaching New Heights: What does the NBA plan for India?

Basketball, like many other sports in India, has consistently been in the shadow of cricket. Despite the fact that passionate NBA fans around the...

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