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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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)...