Grassroots Development

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

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...

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...

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...
Sports

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...

K(Hello) India! – Start of a New Sporting Era?

The ‘Khelo India’ Scheme, launched by Sports Minister Vijay Goel in 2017, aims to inculcate a culture of sports among the youth in rural areas of the country. By launching...

How More Women Coaches Can Change The Game In India

Gender equity is a whole ecosystem in Sports. This ecosystem involves not only the sportswomen themselves, but also the coaches, referees, and even the communities to which they all belong. But how does one address this imbalance, and get more girls playing sports?

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...

Tokyo Calling: Sailing the Olympic Dream

KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar will be representing India at the Tokyo Olympics in the Men's 49er Sailing event. They are coming off strong...

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...

From Rio to Tokyo: Unlocking India’s Paralympic Potential with Deepthi Bopaiah (Part 3 of...

Hosted by Chirag Chinnappa Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal In the 2016 Rio Paralympics, Indian para-athletes brought in more podium finishes (2 Golds, 1 Silver and 1...