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India closer to egalitarian play: A look at women in sports

By Wilfred Synrem (Chief Editor at KhelAdhikar)

“Don’t let anyone tell you, you are weak because you are a woman. If I being a mother of two, can win a medal, so can you all. Take me as an example and never give up” Mary Kom

Female athletes hope to inspire other girls into pursuing sports as a promising career. But, at the same time, does the system in sport encourage such young girls? For that matter, does the society encourage the same?

Since time immemorial, women have overcome discrimination in sports, including the gender pay gap, the sexual harassment incidents or the lack of opportunities. But the recent years, have a shown a positive sign of policy changes for women sports in India. Wilfred Synrem analyses the inequality and the gender-bias in Indian and Global Sports and the measures taken to combat the same.

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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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