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Tibet Women's Football

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...

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...

Public Private Partnerships: The Win-Win Recipe for Indian Sport?

  Over the past decade, Indian sport has seen a great change in terms of its value to players and fans. It has evolved into...
Indian Super League and I-League

The Identity Crisis of League Football in India

India is on the cusp of a footballing explosion. The Indian Super League, now entering its fourth year, has continued to garner enormous investment....
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...

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...
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...

India’s Sportswomen – A Brighter Future

  In the recently concluded 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, India's Women in Blue came astonishingly close to winning their first ever World Cup....
Sports Agents

‘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...
Changing India's Sports Narrative: Introducing S4D

Changing India’s Sports Narrative: Introducing S4D

Authored by Suheil Farrell Tandon and Antony CJ Ever since Pratyush*—an under-confident 14-year-old boy residing in the slum settlements of Bhubaneswar—had joined a mixed-gender Sports...