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.
By Rishika Mendiratta ( Co-Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar ) What do they know of cricket who only cricket know. – CLR James There is an age-old intersection between culture and cricket. Unbeknownst to us, cricket has been turning the tides of political movements for centuries in countries such as South Africa, West Indies and Afghanistan (to name a few). The article is a collection of such incidents across the world that echo the ideal that true sportsmanship is fair play and humanity at its best.
By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar) From being an accidental journalist to being the most loved and revered sports columnist this country has ever seen, the career of Nirmal Shekhar has left an indelible imprint in the minds of all sports fans. He was a connoisseur who catapulted sports journalism to the realm of unmatched finesse. The exceptional factor of his writings was that he enraptured the fanatic and the casual sports fans alike. Rishika’s eulogy brings to our attention the life and the most celebrated articles by Nirmal Shekhar.