Pre-Activism

Every Indian plays a crucial role in improving India's World Ranking in Sports

During every World championship, a lot of questions are asked following the disappointing overall performance of India, and rightfully so. Our teams often come back to an angry and disheartened audience and we tend to express our disappointment even at our diligent players. Let’s...

Why I started the World 10K Run: Piyush Sachdeva

Former national level cricketer, sports advisor and sports enthusiast, Piyush Sachdeva talks about his visions of a platform bringing people together from all races, castes, age groups all on one ground. Keeping this in mind, he started World 10K Run in Haryana, one of India’s most re...

A powerhouse of talent for the future of Sports in India: Stairs

STAIRS is an NGO working towards sports, education and health of underprivileged children across various urban and rural areas of India. Since the year 2000, they have worked tirelessly to make sports accessible to children from all backgrounds across India. Thanks to their efforts, several...

What happened to my father shouldn't happen to any other sportsperson in India: Suromitro Basu, sports journalist

Suromitro Basu, the youngest Indian journalist to cover the Olympics, has come a long way. His childhood experience with the difficulties sportspersons face (through his father’s story) led him to choose a career as a sports journalist, and also use his reach to pre-act towards b...

Nurturing Future Olympians of India: GoSports Foundation

Sporting champions are not born overnight. They have to be discovered, nurtured, trained and groomed. That can only happen when the right talent gets the right support at the right time. In 2012, two GoSports athletes participated at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, but the...

Thanking Sports Teachers in India: Standing their Ground in a Society that Lacks a Sporting Culture

Even the best of sporting talent may fail if they do not have the right coach to guide them and help them in honing and perfecting their skills. However, sports teachers or coaches are seldom given as much importance as academic teachers. This is ironical, as in our tradition, the guruk...

10 ways we discourage our children from playing sports

Come Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and other World Championships, India is suddenly gripped in a mad frenzy and what follows is an eager wait for the medals. More often than not, we struggle on the world stage and celebrate single digit wins - although, we have the talent with imme...

Support from the society can make or break an athlete: Boxing & powerlifting champ Dushyant Dubey

“I didn’t choose the sport. The sport chose me.” Growing up, I was this lazy, unathletic kid, I had won no sporting accolades in my life, besides a first place finish in a sack race many years ago and my somewhat juvenile interest in Cricket (like almost every other Indian ki...

Why Women too Need Gender Sensitisation

posted on 28 July, 2017

Why Women too Need Gender Sensitisation

The long-drawn movement for women's rights has been fighting to bring women and men on an equal footing in society. However, the perception that women are oppressed and exploited by men alone is not true. Patriarchy is so seeped into the system that often, some women vehemently...

How we Normalise Gender Bias in India

posted on 28 July, 2017

How we Normalise Gender Bias in India

There is a very distinct difference between sex and gender. The former refers to the biological makeup of a person and the latter is the social distinction between how a man and a woman is supposed to “conform to society.” A lot of issues relating to safety for women and me...

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