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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.

Girls in rural Jharkhand are choosing their futures through football

It was 5 PM when a bus sleepily sauntered through the empty roads of Hutup, a village a half-an-hour auto ride from the famed BIT Mesra in Jharkhand. There is just one pukka road leading in and out 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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...