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Respect: As in sports, so on the corporate track

“You play for respect and pride!” - Rahul Dravid Respect and thoughtfulness are concepts that are slowly diminishing in the present era. In sports also, we often see umpires or referees giving incorrect decisions and a lot of the times, players have perhaps shown disrespect or negativity towards them. This reminds me of a popular and controversial...

National Sports Day 2020: Mind the Mindset

India celebrates National Sports Day today. In the field of sports, and in life, challenges and obstacles are inevitable. We’re living in a time where the world faces several challenges in the form of climate change, poverty, education inequity, social inequalities – to name a few. Added to that, the whole world has come...

Ethics: The Needed Balance in Life and Sport

"The important thing in life is not the triumph, but the fight; the essential thing is not to have won, but to have fought well" (Baron Pierre de Coubertin - a French educator and a founding member of the International Olympic Committee) Since time immemorial, it has been stated that true sportsmanship lies in not just winning...

Sport – The second inning in life

Sport, just like life always offers us a second chance; a second innings to play out each time. You look at an athlete who has come back after an injury and you can’t help but appreciate their resilience. No one can understand this concept better than a sportsperson. They make mistakes, even fail, but...

Mind or Muscle – What Matters More in Sport?

When Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to hand over the ball to Joginder Sharma to bowl the penultimate over of the 2007 T20 World Cup, everyone watching the match was left in a state of uncertainty. A well-set Misbah belted the first couple of deliveries to the boundary and surely it felt that it was...

Sportsmanship: The True Essence of Sport

A jubilant Rafael Nadal received a rapturous ovation from the crowd after having defeated Juan Martin del Potro in a five-hour-long Wimbledon quarter-final match in 2018. The crowd was entertained with a scintillating display of tennis. Yet, what pleased the spectators most was the moment when Nadal crossed over the net to console a...

Gender Pay Gap In Sports Goes Beyond The Field

On 7th July 2019, America once again was in the limelight, but it had nothing to do with their Trump Government or its policies. It was the United States Women’s National Soccer team that had their hands, rather their feet, in making the world take note of their calibre! Stad de Lyon had witnessed, what...

How sport teaches us to keep coming back for more

At Rio 2016, Sandeep Chaudhary had his own moment of catharsis. The javelin F44 was all but done and Sandeep knew he would finish no better than fourth, a reality that reduced him to tears. In an interview long after the Rio disappointment, Sandeep said, “It’s hard to describe how I felt, I was lying...
Hima Das

India Inc. Leaning Towards CSR for Sports

India is one of the most populated countries in the world, with the majority of its population devoting their passion towards the game of cricket. Sports like hockey, football, basketball, badminton, etc, have always had a niche following in our country, but the introduction of the league based model for these sports, has resulted in...
Kalaripayattu

The Resurgence of Indian Origin Sports

Cricket has been the most popular sport in our country for many years, but it is a sport we have inherited from the British. So what did we play before the whole “cricket-fever” gripped the nation? India had been a nation of sportsmen and sportswomen long before the British decided to take over. From the...
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Technology & Sports – A Recipe for Success

Imagine you have to go to work on the day of India’s 2019 CWC final against a well-deserved side, and there is no way for you to know who won? Who scored the maximum runs? Who took the maximum wickets? Before you see it again during the late night highlights. Won’t that make us...
Jitu Rai

Indian Army Making India Proud – On and Off the Battlefield

The Indian Army is among the largest in the world in terms of sheer strength but is second to none when it comes to securing the borders from our adversaries. Over the years, the Indian Army has also played a key role in providing the country with some of the finest athletes. Let’s reminisce the...

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