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Dahi Handi: The balancing act of Sports, Religion and Politics

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

In the current times, India has been marked by the constant frictional interaction of religion and politics.  The first half of the year 2017 began with the uproar over the Jalikattu issue. It highlighted the importance of certain festivities embedded in the culture. Come second half, and we are all set to witness, the Supreme Court’s decision on the guidelines of Dahi Handi celebrations. This article by Rishika anaylses the SC guidelines and the aftermath of the decision in terms of practical implementation.

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The Problem of Age Fraud in Indian Sports

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founding and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

The age-old saying, “Once the game is over, the king and the pawn game go back in the same box”, highlights the importance of the ephemeral life of any sport and the players who are a part of it. Unfortunately, this ideal of Fair Play has been tarnished in the Indian sports because of the prevalent age fraud controversies.

Uptil now, the legislative steps taken by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs (MYAS), such as the enactment of The National Code Against Age Fraud in Sports, is a mere paper tiger because of poor implementation measures by the respective sports bodies. In this article Rishika analyses the importance of better framework to prevent age fraud in India.

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