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In Chess parlance, Checkmate is the position in which a player’s king is in check, threatened with capture, and there is no way to remove the threat. Essentially, this means that a player has potentially lost. But, this term has transcended into routine lingo to signify ‘Defeat’. But, Chess prodigy Devanshi Rathi’s initiative Project Checkmate tries to reverse the literal effect …

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paddle-boarding

The planet is governed with the blue seas, green flora and the omnipresent soil. Although the most beautiful, but they are also the most vulnerable aspects of our natural habitat and this vulnerability is aggravated by reckless human intervention. M Kumaran, a corporate professional, took a 3 month sabbatical from his job to pursue his …

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In India, adulation for cricket holds a deep place in the hearts of millions and is almost insurmountable. However, over the years, players and athletes across the country have emerged in different sports that have crossed the fringes of the mainstream, have brought panache to these games, engaged the spectators’ attention and have made the …

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Ice Hockey

Meet India’s first all women’s Ice Hockey team, from a small village in Leh, which is trying hard to break the mould of stereotypical sports promotion Do you know that India has an all-women’s Ice Hockey team? While for most in country the sport might be alien, but in a nestled corner of the Himalayas, …

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From a tender age parents ask their children to aim high and aspire to become a bureaucrat, technocrat, medico, lawyer or sportsperson. Although choices are many, but the child has to choose one and pursue that all his/her life. If the choice comes through academics, sports gets a back seat, and vice versa. But some …

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  Eight years ago, Madhavi Latha’s life came to a standstill when she came to know that she was suffering from Polio. Doctors said she had only a year left to live. The disease had compressed her Spinal cord. Moreover, with one of her lungs covered by the spine, the lack of oxygen had made …

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While the nation feels pride in women power, and Ministers keep announcing policies to empower girls and women, society follows its own pace to allow and absorb the same. Harda, a small town in Madhya Pradesh, still believes that girls are meant only for marriage and to rear a family. In a population with stereotyped …

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  Picture a small kid in a remote village in Northern Uganda who has a gun to his head and being ordered by a merciless group of lunatics to kill his parents with a machete or witness the murder of the whole community.  Now imagine the same kid, grown up and matured by the merciless …

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