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Rugby in India-The onward journey

On one of my travels, I once invoked my mentor/coach to put into words what rugby meant to him. With gusto and a reflective amour-propre, he said, 'It's a way of life'. Behind the crude exterior of the game...

Photo Story: Ladakh On Skates

India is not a country known for its prowess in winter sports, nor for its performance, for that matter. But Vishwaraj Jadeja is charting a new journey in a lesser-followed sport in the hope of becoming the country's first...

Cricket in Kashmir: A dangerous and beautiful game

Back in May this year, a domestic cricket tournament in Kashmir's Pulwama made national headlines after the opening ceremony before the final was streamed live on Facebook. The video that went viral showed the two teams, Shining Star Pampore...

18 harsh realities of Indian Sports

As the sports ecosystem continues to develop, mature and professionalize, there are some key emerging themes that provide character to this journey. Although 18 elements below seem too many, the efforts through this article is to capture all core...

Ultimate Frisbee : The up and coming gender neutral team sport

While reading Harry Potter, did you keep thinking about how Quidditch was so great because boys and girls played shoulder to shoulder on the same team? If you are a Potterhead, chances are that you did, at least the...

Is ISL the football renaissance India needs?

Denson Devdas might have thought he has seen it all. At the ripe age of 34, the veteran has had more than a decent career with the peak coming in the three seasons he had spent with Mohun Bagan....

India’s sports icons speak up in favour of Justice for Asifa

There is no justice for Asifa. The eight-year-old was abducted, brutalised, sedated, repeatedly gang-raped and killed by a group of men ' some of the policemen ' in a temple at Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua. Communal lines have been...

Surekha and Renjith’s jump to success

One look at Renjith and anyone would say he's an athlete - lean, tall, muscular. Surekha on the other hand, looks petite in comparison. At one glance no one would say that they are a dynamic duo who have...

Vijay Sharma: The godfather pulling the strings of Indian weightlifting’s resurgence

With Indian weightlifting going through one of its most successful phases, The Bridge reached out to the man who is at the centre of the resurgence - India head coach Vijay Sharma. "I tried a lot of experiments and by...

Riding on the back of broken promises, Savita Punia still waits for recognition from the Haryana Government

She is the last line of defense for the Indian Hockey Team and she has been so for a very long time. She is the wall who played a pivotal role in helping the Indian team qualify for the...

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Delhi Smog interrupts India Sri Lanka test match

You may have heard about on-field tussles interrupting a crucial international match in almost every sport. Disagreements are then solved usually with the intervention of the referee or other players. Today, however, for the first time it was pollution which stopped the ongoing India-Sri...

Cricket in Kashmir: A dangerous and beautiful game

Back in May this year, a domestic cricket tournament in Kashmir's Pulwama made national headlines after the opening ceremony before the final was streamed live on Facebook. The video that went viral showed the two teams, Shining Star Pampore and Pulwama Tigers, lined up...