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Ultraman - Blood, Sweat, Tears. Repeat.

Only seven Indians have ever completed the three-day 517 km race. Often, surviving the race is harder than finishing it.

Ultraman - Blood, Sweat, Tears. Repeat.Ultraman - Blood, Sweat, Tears. Repeat.

Ballerstan - How Sport Makes Borders Irrelevant

A basketball tournament in Chicago is a beacon of camaraderie between Americans of Indian and Pakistani origin.

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Vallam Kali - Kerala’s Ancient War Vessels Become Modern Racing Boats

A day at the Nehru Trophy Boat Race, where tradition and competition come together.

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Über Fans

Five football superfans in India open up about the teams they love, why supporting them means so much, and how the team is a vital part of their lives.

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Balling in Kashmir - For the Love of the Game

Basketball in Kashmir has found new life through the efforts of two young players and coach Pradyut Voleti of Dribble Academy.

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How Green is our Valley - Cricket in Kashmir

Warring factions, an apathetic administration and embezzled funds, Adnan Bhat brings to light the turmoil that plagues Jammu and Kashmir cricket.

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Reality Kings - Inside the Very Real World of India’s Fantasy Sports Leagues

Fancy having both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on your team? How about Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell? Fantasy sports, as Kamakshi Ayyar found out, allows you to.

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UFO! Ultimate Frisbee puts India on the Map

Ultimate players are less participants and more practitioners in a belief system that has lasted several decades. Read on to find out why the sport continues to to grow it’s cult like following.

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Hockey Brewing - The Coffee Capital of India Has Revived Its Love For Hockey

The largest hockey tournament in the world takes place in our backyard every year.

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Piercing Blows - How MMA in India Battles Unchecked PED Use

An MMA fighter tells all about steroid and PED abuse in the sport today.

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Mizoram Super League - The Rise of Basketball in Northeast India

India’s first professional basketball league showcases a deep passion for the game of basketball in the northeast.

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Fantastic Five-a-side - Is Futsal taking over traditional football?

The answer to football’s growth in India may just lie in neighbourhood futsal games

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Sharks are Turning Kolkata into India’s Poker Capital

The laid-back city is now home to India’s fastest growing poker culture. How exactly did this happen?

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Strength of The Pack is The Wolf - How Fan Engagement Impacts Indian Sports

Sport has grown into a legitimate industry in India, and at its core are the fans. Smita Jain breaks down, why they need to be paid close attention to.

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Game of Boards - Are traditional Indian board games making a comeback?

Companies such as Kreeda Games and Kavade certainly hope so.

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Trail Runners - The Past, Present & Future of Mountain Biking in India

Over the past decade, the mountain biking community in India has seen exponential growth.

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Run Mumbai, Run! - Mumbai Marathon is one of India’s most important sporting events

The Mumbai Marathon has gone from being just another event, to one of the globe’s premier marathons. How did it get there? Arun J unwraps the growth of the race over the last decade and a half.

The Breakdown

The Hills Have Climbers - The Sport of Climbing Finds its Legs in India

Is climbing for seeking passion or earning pennies?

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Delhi’s Football Doldrums - What happened to football in India’s capital city?

From fielding elite teams playing to packed stadiums, to being unable to fill a single stand, Delhi’s football has been in a downward spiral. What will turn it around?

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Game of Poles - Mallakhamb’s ambition to become a global sport

Uday Deshpande’s quest to establish the centuries old practice into today’s sports and fitness landscape.

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The Punisher - Elite Athletes and their Epic Battles with Injury

The relationship between elite athletes and their injuries, why they succumb, and how they overcome.

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Ultraman - Blood, Sweat, Tears. Repeat.

Only seven Indians have ever completed the three-day 517 km race. Often, surviving the race is harder than finishing it.

Ultraman - Blood, Sweat, Tears. Repeat.Ultraman - Blood, Sweat, Tears. Repeat.

Piercing Blows - How MMA in India Battles Unchecked PED Use

An MMA fighter tells all about steroid and PED abuse in the sport today.

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