Tag: Indian Sports

What Happens to Olympians After the Olympics?

The monetary and in-kind rewards offered to the current set of Olympians must translate into supporting them towards 2024, along with creating a sustainable pool of talent for future editions of the Games.

Whose Olympics is it Anyway? The Edokko Dilemma

What elements have complicated Tokyo’s ability to assure the world that the Olympics will be held amidst a pandemic?

Creating Future Olympians for India the Arunachal Pradesh Way

The northeastern states have produced some of India's most iconic athletes. Legends like Baichung Bhutia, MC Mary Kom, Dipa Karmakar, Anshu Jamsenpa, to name...

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.

Of Medals and Morals: What Kind of Athlete ‘Deserves’ the Khel...

“I was misquoted as saying I didn't deserve it, but certainly at nineteen, while I was young and shooting well, I only had a...

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...

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...

A Decade on, What Can the 2010 CWG Stadia Offer Sports...

Historically speaking, nations have used sport as a medium to showcase their culture, progress and development. Hosting multi-discipline international events like the Olympics, Asian...

Making India Play Again: What’s the Big Deal About the Khelo...

Movies like Chak De! India, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Dangal continue to capture the collective imagination of Indians well past their release dates. Most...

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...