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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...
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...
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...

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...
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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...

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....
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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...

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...
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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...
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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...