Tag: Paralympics

Of the Ekalavyas and Arjunas that make India’s Dronacharyas

I woke up this morning to many missed calls and messages. Players, friends from Indian Paralympics and former players expressing absolute disappointment at finding the name of a nominee in a list recommended to the ministry. And for the nth time I spent a good part of my day listening to how depressing it is […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]