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Can the Mithali Raj squad demolish Australia once again?

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Indian women's cricket team's home campaign against Australia in Vadodara. In the past one year, Women's cricket has finally begun to get their due with their popularity rocketing among cricket fans of the nation during and after their performance at the Women's World Cup. Australia, right now, boasts of one of the strongest sides they...

The first day of training, I came back home with blood all over my face | By Nikhat Zareen

Growing up in a family of four daughters in the house, I always had one constant question. I kept wondering why girls were not encouraged to take up sports more. For us, life was a constant. It used to be confined to the four walls of our house. Outside of school, the only world we knew was the one...

Archer Deepika Kumari redefines stereotypes in Netflix’s ‘Ladies First’

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"Do people really believe that girls are weak and incompetent? I think people only say this when they are afraid of girls; that if we are given freedom, we'll far surpass them." In a moving moment in Uraaz Bahl's documentary on her life, archer Deepika Kumari best sums up the fallacies of male insecurities and ego which can often have...

This Women’s Day, meet the Sheroes of Indian Sports

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India has woken up to the treasure that is her women in world sports.

Supreme Court Submits Petition to Oust BJP MLA from BAI President Post

Yesterday marked a landmark in sports administration in India when the Supreme Court submitted a petition to oust BJP MLA Himanta Biswa Sarma from the post of President of the Badminton Association of India. Furthermore, the plea will seek to implement guidelines from the Lodha recommendations applied across all National Sports Federations of India. Currently, the guidelines submitted by Justice...

Hit or miss: Re-evaluating the success of Khelo India School Games

India is a country with a staggering population of 1.324 people as of 2016. China has a population of 1.379. In over a century of Olympic participation, India has managed to secure all of 28 medals. China, who have participated in the Olympics since 1952, that is 52 years later than India have 546 medals. That is the difference...

I was the only girl competing and playing with a pack of boys | By Nadiya Nighat

They say all you need to be able to play football is, well, a football and if you can afford the luxury of boots, that is not half bad. What they forget to tell you is that it's only that simple when you're a boy.  When you're a girl aching to kick a ball into the back of the...

Viswanathan Anand: The tiger cub from Madras

It is like a guy taking a Maruti 800 into a Formula One championship to actually compete for the title and winning it. What manner of special talent does it take to do that? ' Amit Varma, Noted Sports Journalist and former Chess Player In the 1980s, it was impossible to imagine that India could throw up a serious contender...

Baby Leagues : The way forward

Indian football still lacks good Indian players on the ground. Before the current season of ISL flagged off, it was made mandatory that every team must have six Indian players on the field at all times during a match. This mandate has definitely helped to perk up local football talent in the country. Just like cricket, football too is...

BCCI mulling to shift office to Bengaluru

The BCCI might shift its operational base from Mumbai to the garden city of Bangalore, after the completion of the National Cricket Academy with world-class amenities on a 40-acre land recently granted to the apex cricketing body in India. The current cricket centre in Mumbai is a rented office space whereas the upcoming infrastructure will not relieve them of its...