Grassroots Development

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

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...
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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Creating Future Olympians for India the Arunachal Pradesh Way

The northeastern states have produced some of India's most iconic athletes. Legends like Baichung Bhutia, MC Mary Kom, Dipa Karmakar, Anshu Jamsenpa, to name...

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...
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...

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....

Surfing Towards Community Sports Education in Kovalam

This is the second article of a three-part series on how surf schools on India’s coasts are pivoting around sports education to bolster conservation...

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...

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...
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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...