Beneath the glitter – Looking at The Asian Games : Praveen Verma

Guest post by PRAVEEN VERMA Does it amaze you when you hear the stories of poverty and success in same sentence? Does it amaze us when we hear the stories of some of the best sports-persons and the hardship they have dealt with before and throughout their careers? Does it amaze us when we hear … More Beneath the glitter – Looking at The Asian Games : Praveen Verma

Women’s Cricket – Rules Based Only on Gender Stereotypes Need to Go: Surabhi Shukla

This is a guest post by SURABHI SHUKLA Playing for the Oxford University Women’s team and the Oxford Cricket Club, I have noticed three different rules for women’s cricket. These may be observed in other countries as well. I argue that these rules are based only on gender stereotypes about women’s inferior sporting abilities and … More Women’s Cricket – Rules Based Only on Gender Stereotypes Need to Go: Surabhi Shukla

Lessons learnt from the misdeeds of Paralympic Committee of India – Continuing to speak up: Pragya Deora

Guest post by PRAGYA DEORA The 15th National Para-Athelitic Championship held in Ghaziabad in March 2015 was my first national-level athletic competition that I was participating in. I did not know much about the world of sports, the associated pressures for sportsmen, politics at different levels and most importantly the amount of compromises that the participants … More Lessons learnt from the misdeeds of Paralympic Committee of India – Continuing to speak up: Pragya Deora

The end of an era – Mohammedan Sporting, Ambedkar Stadium and Football in Delhi: Jamal Kidwai

Guest Post by JAMAL KIDWAI Caught up in the launch of the Indian Soccer League (ISL) and its promotion by television and big Bollywood stars, very few noticed that the Kolkata based 123-yr-old Mohameddan Sporting, has effectively decided to close down due to a financial crisis. According to its management, they will stop playing for … More The end of an era – Mohammedan Sporting, Ambedkar Stadium and Football in Delhi: Jamal Kidwai

How Goldman Sachs Got it Wrong on Football, The World Cup and Economics: Tushar Dhara

Guest Post by TUSHAR DHARA In May this year the investment banking powerhouse Goldman Sachs released a report that predicted Brazil would win the FIFA world cup. The prediction relied on statistical modelling and used tools like “Regression Analysis”, “Poisson Distribution”, “Stochastic model” and “Monte Carlo Simulation”. In other words, the methodology is incomprehensible to … More How Goldman Sachs Got it Wrong on Football, The World Cup and Economics: Tushar Dhara

Growing up with the Cup: Hartman De Souza (Part I)

Guest post by HARTMAN DE SOUZA Boys playing football in Bangladesh. The only thing this has to do with Hartman’s post is that it has boys playing football. Also, it’s a lovely picture. (From the UNCHR Bangladesh website) I only knew there was something called the World Cup courtesy an eccentric mother who kick-started a … More Growing up with the Cup: Hartman De Souza (Part I)