Grassroots Development

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

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...

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...

Surfing Towards Conservation Education in Chennai

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

O-disha: Showing the Way as a Model State for Adopting Sports

States and political parties going to polls can take a leaf out of the Naveen Patnaik government's ability to deliver sports as an electoral promise towards development.

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...

No Spend, No Gain: CSR’s Hand in Gilding Indian Sports

Written by Tanay Gokhale We have all heard, spoken and wondered about India’s failure to produce Olympic medal-winners proportional to its population. With an impressive...

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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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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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...

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...