Disorganization of the Organized: The Wheelchair Basketball Story of India

About an year ago, I started publishing the findings from my field research about wheelchair basketball publicly. For about three weeks after that, there were sporadic discussions for and against my findings mostly only among the people who either played or managed (or coached) the sport. Many players and coaches personally communicated with me their … Continue reading Disorganization of the Organized: The Wheelchair Basketball Story of India

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Incorrect Facts and Misplaced Perceptions: WBFI’s Response to Another Side of WCBB in India

Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India (WBFI) released a statement on 20th December, 2018.  This official statement is being issued with the approval of the Executive Committee of the WBFI. This is necessitated because some individuals are using social media to spread views about the WBFI and its governance which are not only defamatory but also … Continue reading Incorrect Facts and Misplaced Perceptions: WBFI’s Response to Another Side of WCBB in India

Wheelchair Basketball in India: An Other Side of the Coin

"Is there another one cropping up?" I say, "No! they are trying to work together" "Thank God! that would be a disaster for the sport!" These lines gave me the much needed start to openly write about my learnings from the wheelchair basketball (WCBB) scene in India. Often times when a context is not established … Continue reading Wheelchair Basketball in India: An Other Side of the Coin

May 11, 2018: Email to PCI; CC: , WBFI, ICRC, secy-sports@nic.in

Below is the email communication sent to (a) Paralympic Committee of India with copies marked to: (b) Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India (c) ICRC Representative who regularly works within the Wheelchair Basketball ecosystem in India (d) Sports Secretary's Office, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports   To, The Paralympic Committee of India,  New Delhi/ Bangalore, … Continue reading May 11, 2018: Email to PCI; CC: , WBFI, ICRC, secy-sports@nic.in

Quotes from all over India

This list of quotes will be a work-in-progress from all conversations I share with Indians who have disabilities and are attempting to seek full participation in organized AdaptedSportsIndia programs within the country. WheelChair Basketball Players, Coaches & Administrators There are no clear cut guidelines Padmini! There is so much confusion about everything and such lack of … Continue reading Quotes from all over India

Urban Deserts for Sport, Cultural Diversity & An Indian’s Perspective about Learning Sports for Joy

I met Bob Knipe at SHAPE America's Speak Out day last year. That day I observed many American physical educators/professors walk and work for hours all across The Capitol seeking increased funding for physical education (PE) programs in America's public schools. Bob Knipe was one of those hundreds. This post is the result of an interesting … Continue reading Urban Deserts for Sport, Cultural Diversity & An Indian’s Perspective about Learning Sports for Joy

Seven Important Indian Websites and Their Accessibility Reports from WAVE

A few years back, I was introduced to WAVE by a friend working at Microsoft Accessibility . Since then this website has been my go to place every time I am trying to improve the accessibility on my websites. Today I am picking the top seven Indian government websites I frequent, and checking their accessibility reports … Continue reading Seven Important Indian Websites and Their Accessibility Reports from WAVE