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On Shaky Ground: The I-League’s Uncertain Future

Written by Suyash Tiwari  The last couple of months have been an uncomfortable period for Indian football. As the I-League clubs struggle to maintain their...
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Racial Quotas: Right-ing the Wrongs in South African Cricket

Co-authored by Sreeradh Radhakrishnan and Parkhee Rattan   In Depth  Despite their reputation for choking in major tournaments, South Africa has been among the best sides in...

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...
Olympics

A Host of Complications: Of International Sporting Events and Diplomacy

Written by Kartik Sundar 3.6 billion. That figure represents almost half the world’s total population. It is also the estimated number of people who tuned...
Indian Super League and I-League

The Identity Crisis of League Football in India

India is on the cusp of a footballing explosion. The Indian Super League, now entering its fourth year, has continued to garner enormous investment....
Defeating Plastic Pollution Through Sport

Defeating Plastic Pollution Through Sport

Written by Swagam Dasgupta Plastic has become an integral part of our life. So integral, that we seldom take notice of the amount we consume....
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...
NFL

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...
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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...
The Bastion Sports personalities from Northeast India

Designing the Indian Dream

Written by Sourya Reddy  The Northeast is a region that has barely ever figured into the larger idea of India — often there just as...