The right to be fit

Enakshi Rajvanshi “Every human being has a fundamental right of access to physical education and sport, which are essential for the full development of his personality. The freedom to develop physical, intellectual and moral powers through physical education and sport Read More …

Paanch minute aur!

Arnab Bhattacharjee Now that we all have seen the ‘Paanch minute aur’ commercial on the small screen, we are familiar with the name – ‘Khelo India’. India’s Minister of State for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Olympic medal Read More …

Khel Khel mein

Devina Sarwatay A recent UNICEF and Barça Foundation report, ‘Understanding the evidence for child-focused sport for development’, features beautiful pictures of children playing. There is happiness and enjoyment, determination and focus on the faces of these young people photographed in Read More …

Remaining active for life

N Ramesh “Our whole life is an education – we are ‘ever-learning”1 In this article I am going to take you through my journey as an athletics coach. I will talk about physical fitness as well as other “substantive aspects” Read More …

Coaching a winner

Subha Das Mollick P T Usha had O.M. Nambiar, P.V. Sindhu has Pullela Gopichand, Mary Kom has Ibomcha Singh and Arjuna had Dronacharya. What is the role of a coach in a person’s sporting career? What does a coach do Read More …

Bonding with the ball

Tom Byer In 2014, Mr. Gao, general manager of Beijing Guoan, the professional Chinese football team, visited me in Tokyo where I live. Mr. Gao, along with several assistants attended a football event I was doing in Yokohama for approximately Read More …

Running is education

Santosh Padmanabhan Running teaches me that I am capable of so much more than I ever imagined – Anonymous Running started as a punishment in my younger days for being late to P.E class, but turned out to be my Read More …

The return of yoga

Sheel Yoga – this word tends to conjure up images of people in various kinds of difficult poses, doesn’t it? Especially with International Day of Yoga (IDY) around the corner. Since 2015, IDY has been celebrated around the world on Read More …

Keep playing – like a girl

Indumathi S. “I am just like the millions, not one in the million. I am no different from others. Any girl can do what I did; all they need is doggedness, determination, the will to push hard and push through Read More …