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Pro Kabaddi Auction, 2018 – Tackling the economics behind the commercial raid

By- Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

“A beautiful balance is what is required between holding on and letting go in the game of kabaddi”

In sports as in life, Kabaddi teaches us many valuable lessons. No wonder in just a matter of 4 years, PKL has gripped the nation in its fervour. PKL auction, 2018 was certainly one of the most speculated pre-sporting events in the country. This blogpost by Rishika Mendiratta explains the law and economics behind the PKL player auction.

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Towards a steady breakdown of barriers: Time to move from disabilities to discoverabilities.

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

This scenario of disabled sports in India has immense significance because as per the census of 2011, 2.21% of the Indian population i.e. disabled 26.8 million is disabled.As we strive forward to the elusive Acche Din, there is an immense sense of pride to see them overcome physical and societal barriers. The time has come to transform our attitude from sympathy to empathy of the Disabled in India.

Sports provides the necessary impetus in our aim of an inclusive society and a better India. This blog post is an attempt to explain the struggle, triumph, success and dedication of the disabled athletes and the changing environment of the legal and policy framework for the disabled in India.

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Cricket: Pitching a Transcending Charisma

By Rishika Mendiratta ( Co-Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar )

What do they know of cricket who only cricket know. – CLR James

There is an age-old intersection between culture and cricket. Unbeknownst to us, cricket has been turning the tides of political movements for centuries in countries such as South Africa, West Indies and Afghanistan (to name a few). The article is a collection of such incidents across the world that echo the ideal that true sportsmanship is fair play and humanity at its best.

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