Grassroots Development

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

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....

#Dialogues: Understanding Sports Quotas With Nandan Kamath

In a nutshell, sports quota reservations in universities and colleges provide budding athletes with a platform to excel in their respective sport and to...

Jayanti Behera is Running Against All Odds

If there were any reason for people to visit Sakhigopal, a quaint town on the coast of Odisha, it would probably be to pay...
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...

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...

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...

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...