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From The Grassroots

Many other sporting organizations and individuals have taken massive steps to sort out India’s sporting mess and this revolution has taken the country by storm. If India has to emerge as a super-power in the next decade or so, grassroots development will be one of the reasons behind that.

Table Tennis in Naihati: A story of two clubs on the verge of sinking

Table Tennis is a sport in which India has performed extraordinarily well in the past 12 months. Manika Batra and Gnansekeran Sathiyan have now become household names following the Sharath Kamal era. Sutirtha Mukherjee, one of India’s most exceptional...

Dronacharya of Varanasi Basketball believes “We shall overcome someday”

The gentle waters of the Ganges lace the shoreline of one of the ancient cities of India. Chants are heard from the narrow, dingy alleys, and the temple bells ring in a frenzy as dusk descends. The town is...

Doing things her own way by bringing chess to the masses: The story of Devanshi Rathi

Chess, for long, has been touted as a sport which is a good exercise for the most vital organ of the human body. The brain. It also tests the skills, patience and concentration of a player. The 64-chequered board...

Rohith Maradappa – An Indian rower hoping to make a change in India’s sports circuit

Indian rower Rohith Maradappa may be preparing himself for the upcoming Jakarta Asian Games, but he surely has a lot of plans shortly. Following his participation, he will head towards South America where he is the Young Change Maker (YCM)...

Peace Taekwondo Academy: How an Afghan coach and an Indian manager are helping put India on the map

Taekwondo is rarely seen as a competitive sport in India. In fact, martial arts as a whole is in a state where it is considered a leisure activity, more than a game. In India, martial arts is becoming something parents...

Into the heart of Mumbai’s Gymnastics powerhouse, a place where Olympic dreams are nurtured

While the majority of millennials are busy dodging the congested lanes of Mumbai on a weekday morning to arrive at their multistoreyed office spaces, a group of young athletes huddles up to break their sweat and strive to fine-tune...

From a failed wrestler to coaching at the grassroots: The untold story of Sandip Patil

It was in the month of January, we saw the inaugural edition of Khelo India School Games kicking off with undaunting enthusiasm, which was targeted at strengthening the sporting ecosystem by mass participation and promotion of excellence in sports...

Sportspersons are ambassadors of peace: Waheed-Ur-Rehman Para

After the recent collapse of PDP-BJP alliance Government in Jammu and Kashmir, several members of both the political parties who were holding different positions in the administration, resigned. Among them was Waheed-Ur-Rehman Para, President Youth PDP, who also stepped down...

For Real Kashmir FC, conquering the 2nd Division is not enough

Mere participator's a year back and now the champions of 2nd division I-League- meet the latest football fame of Jammu and Kashmir, Real Kashmir Football Club. A Srinagar based football club headed by Shamim Mehraj- a Newspaper owner, recently did...

The hard work, dedication and the long journey of Soliha Yousuf

Soliha Yousuf, the skipper of Jammu and Kashmir Rugby team is one of the prime sportswomen from J&K's summer capital, Srinagar. Having numerous achievements to her name, Soliha is giving a new shape to Rugby in J&K. The sport that is less followed and played in the whole country. Soliha started...