Development and Sports

India Stadium

Crumbling Fortresses: Saving India’s Sports Stadiums

Written by Dhruv Raman You’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 Banerji As 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 Sachdeva The inaugural Football World Cup held in 1930 was not even close to the global showpiece that it...
Cannabis Athlete

High Hopes: Athletes’ Case for Legalising Cannabis

Co-authored by Siddhant Sachdeva & Sreeradh Radhakrishnan In April 2018, former Golden State Warriors player Matt Barnes revealed in an interview that he used cannabis...
World Cup Russia

Racism on the World Stage: Russia and the FIFA World Cup

Written by Kartik Sundar Imagine having slogged on the football field day in and day out for your entire life, all to work up to...

The Gambling Industry’s Legal War: Searching for the Line Between Luck and Skill

Written by Kartik Sundar  After a gruelling five days of high-stakes competition, the Delhi Panthers emerged victorious in the first season of the Poker Sports...
Sports Agents

‘Gods’ of Cricket: Understanding the Role of Players’ Agents

Written by Tanay Gokhale  There is no arguing that Sachin Tendulkar was the first Indian (and perhaps even global) cricket ‘brand’. Mark Mascarenhas was instrumental...
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Virtual Battlegrounds: Where “Digital Athletes” are Making a Strong Case for Themselves

Written by Kartik Sundar  When ESPN first broadcasted “The International” in 2014, they were met with waves of criticism from their base audience. For the...

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