Issues in Sports

We fought for better sports facilities, but only when our athletes failed. Could we have helped them before their efforts went waste?

5 reasons parents & schools should encourage physical education & sports

5 reasons parents & schools should encourage physical education & sports

It is believed that a healthy body has a healthy mind. Anyone who has seen kids on a playground knows they are the happiest moving about, active and playing. Whether it is playing informally, competitive play or even playing just for fun. However, present day education is largely academ

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“A PIECE OF PAPER CANNOT DETERMINE MY LIFE”

“A PIECE OF PAPER CANNOT DETERMINE MY LIFE”

…said a student of mine, rather confidently, and without a trace of arrogance or defence. “Our lives are ours, our deeds are ours, our efforts are ours, and they should be continuous, fulfilling, and holistically rewarding”, he continued, “so why are we herded on th

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HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD MANAGE STRESS AT SCHOOL

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD MANAGE STRESS AT SCHOOL

With increasing competition and societal and peer pressure, academic stress is getting the better of our children today. Reports of adverse effects on them are commonplace today, with anxiety and depression sometimes leading to extreme steps like suicide. Parents tend to get frustrated

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WHAT PARENTS SHOULD ENCOURAGE THEIR KIDS TO STUDY

WHAT PARENTS SHOULD ENCOURAGE THEIR KIDS TO STUDY

For long we have complained about the dismal status of sports in India. Yet who is to blame here? It is our collective responsibility to restore the fledgling image of Indian sports. Small steps will go a long way. We have to begin by encouraging children to play sports. Let it

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HOW CAN WE PRE-ACTIVATE A SPORTS CULTURE IN INDIA?

HOW CAN WE PRE-ACTIVATE A SPORTS CULTURE IN INDIA?

“Can I go out and play? No, finish your homework.” Sound familiar? How many times did you hear this growing up? How many times do you say it now? In India, education has always been given precedence over play. I am not against education, in fact, I'm all for it; but there i

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How to start a sports culture in India

How to start a sports culture in India

In a country of over a billion people, we only have a handful of champions. Countries with lower levels of per capita income than India, like Kenya and Jamaica, have outperformed India in international sporting events. Many neglected athletes quit sports. Most others don’t get the

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5 athletes India has forgotten

5 athletes India has forgotten

There are several talented sports persons that brought back many medals to India. Yet many of them have perished away, far from the limelight, with no recognition, accolades or credit whatsoever. Here’s a look at five important sports talent India neglected. Asha Roy, India’s fas

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No one knows I won a medal for India

No one knows I won a medal for India

I used to be a skilled archer but now I just teach at the local school. When I was a kid, I went to the circus and I was enamoured by an archery show held there. I knew then, that I wanted to be an archer. Back in my days, pursuing such a career path was unheard of. I was doing it again

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An Open Letter to Children from a battered Playground

An Open Letter to Children from a battered Playground

Dear kids, They say that some lessons can be only learnt on a playground. I will be the first one to agree - I mean look at all the lessons I am teaching the kids. So kids, here goes nothing: You will learn to adjust. You need to understand that I'm not always ready to b

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