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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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Rule 40: A Necessary Evil to Prevent Unnecessary Illusion

By Rishika Mendiratta (Co-Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar) and Palak Nagar (Associate at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas)

This article analyses Rule 40 of the Olympic Charter which impinges on the thin line between upholding the ethical values of the event and its inclination towards over-commercialization. It was passed in 1991 in order to prevent the unofficial sponsors from unauthorised association with the games which might jeopardise the interests of the event in terms of earnings as well as brand value.

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