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Indian Track and Field – The ‘Talent Pipeline’ that should be harnessed

Over the last 50 years, sports was never a priority for the government. Our grassroots sports program was never systematically developed. Neither was sports infrastructure created nor was it make accessible to the masses. With very low per capita...
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A long term sports development program is what India needs

Sports has the power to heal, build character, resolve differences, unite people and to create cohesiveness unity within a nation. If you add the fact that a little less than half the population of this country falls effectively under...
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Urgent focus needed towards grassroots sports development in India

Indians at large, have never been the 'sporty type'. Sports is not engrained in our psyche. Neither is it an integral part of our everyday life. The passion for sports has only resided in a small percentage of the...

Pandurang Mhaskar: The untold story of Maharashtra’s Athletics pioneer

When you look through pages of history there will be many men and women in Sports that have carved an immaculate journey. Some of them have achieved feats one could only dream of. And then some that have inspired...

Former World Champion’s crusade to promote Boxing in Jharkhand

The inaugural edition of Khelo India School Games became a turning point for many future athletes of the country. Talent from different parts of India proved their mettle to become the next-gen champions. Jharkhand may have finished 17th at the...

From wooden sticks to picking up javelin: The journey of Vikas Yadav

The recently concluded inaugural edition of Khelo India School Games provided an impetus to a series of emerging talent from far deprived corners of India. Sons of humble farmers, daughters of daily wagers -- the games featured thousands of...

Bijapur Sports Academy: Producing champions in Chhattisgarh

Inspiration from sports is one of the most abundantly acknowledged roots for catalyzing that much needed push to go ahead in any aspect of life. Be it a movie like Chak De India or Dangal, or a match happening...

There will never be a dearth of children who want to play football: Shaji Prabhakaran

When Shaji Prabhakaran was hailed as the President of the Delhi Soccer Association, he knew he was taking on a massive responsibility. After all, football in India is as sacred as it is neglected, both at the same time. For...

Ladakh Women’s Ice Hockey Foundation: Beginning 2018 in the Ice Hockey Rink

Yet another new year has come and the spirit of Indian sports has been undying in nature. Hockey being throughout the rest of the country, how can Indians miss out on the chill-splashed ice hockey?  Ice hockey is a...

Girls from this Maoist-hit village make their glorious treads on Indian Hockey

Jharkhand is one among the states strongly hit by the Naxalite-Maoist insurgencies carried out across various parts of the Indian sub-continent. This state has seen enough and more blood bath and battles in the name of communal strives. Leaving aside...

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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...