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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...
Williams Serena Tennis

Catch 22: Serena Williams’ “Open” Dilemma

Written by Aarathi Ganesan Tennis, a white gentleman’s game for centuries, was revolutionized from the late 1990s by an innocuous debutant, Serena Williams. She entered...

The Dragon’s Growing Might: China’s Big Bet on Sports

Written by Sourya Reddy2008 was an important year for China, as it successfully hosted the summer edition of the Olympics while bagging the highest...
USA Soccer

Making Soccer Great Again

Written by Sreeradh RadhakrishnanDespite playing in every FIFA World Cup between 1990 and 2014 and even hosting the 1994 World Cup, the United States...
Football Argentina

A Whitewashed Nation: Race and Football in Argentina

Written by Kartik Sundar If you were to walk down the streets of Buenos Aires, you would be forgiven for thinking you were somewhere in...
India Stadium

Crumbling Fortresses: Saving India’s Sports Stadiums

Written by Dhruv RamanYou’re finally here. After the long walk through sixteen gates and a security escapade that involved hiding earphones in your shoes,...

What’s In a Name? Understanding the Definition of a Sport

Written by Ishaan BanerjiAs an Ultimate Frisbee player, I’ve often been told that I’m not playing a real sport. I’d never given these comments...

Treating the Unseen: Pro-Athletes’ Struggle with Mental Health

Written by Ajoy S. Karpuram Strength. Alpha. Superhuman. These are just a few of the words we use to identify professional athletes. Ever since the...
Esports Is Here to Stay: Where Do India’s Pro-gamers Go From Here?

Esports Is Here to Stay: Where Do India’s Pro-gamers Go From Here?

Co-authored by Armaan RM and Simran Taneja To a non-gamer, the difference between casual gaming and “professional” Esports is indiscernible. Much like any other sport,...
Football World Cup

Taking Football to the World: 48 Teams at the 2026 World Cup

Co-authored by Sreeradh Radhakrishnan & Siddhant SachdevaThe inaugural Football World Cup held in 1930 was not even close to the global showpiece that it...


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