Tag: Indian Paralympics

The Business of Developing Para badminton in India

In the last one decade, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has succeeded in bringing Para badminton to the Paralympic Games. Despite having an impressive list of focus areas for development, there are questions yet to be answered with regards to their requisite investment within these areas to make the Para badminton more accessible for everyone. […]

Managing the Medals: A Peek into India’s Paralympic World

“You see, what you promise for the future, is strengthened by what you have done in the past. You have done nothing in the past, and promise everything in the future, your credibility suffers!” India’s former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao said this in response to Shekar Gupta’s question about why discussions about India’s political […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Beginning

Are these findings sufficiently authentic . . . that I [and research participants] may trust myself in acting on their implications? More to the point, would I feel sufficiently secure about these findings to construct social policy or legislation based on them? – (Guba & Lincoln, 2005, p. 205) I found this quote in a scientific paper I […]