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A football revolution at the heart of Chennai! A story of how a few individuals from Vyasarpadi started a football club to keep their young ones away from drug abuse and gang wars.


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Meet the ‘Patan Girls’ – A group of talented footballers who have taken the Gujarat state football scene by storm.


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Is Gujarat the next big destination for Indian football? We ask the stakeholders about the football revolution that has taken over the cricket-loving state.


 


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Kalpanthu Posts

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Victor Manjila: The graceful daredevil who made goalkeeping an art2021-12-28Is that Spiderman? No, it is Victor Manjila; K.G. Raghunandanan profiles former Indian international goalkeeper Victor Manjila.
Tamil Nadu vs Chennai: A Football Revolution in Limbo2021-12-01Vishnu Prasad writes about the tsunami-style inundation of the football ecosystem in Tamil Nadu and Chennai.
Mizoram football needs your attention now!2021-11-12The brilliant Arka Bhattacharya traverses the length and breadth of the Mizoram football ecosystem in this article which can only be categorised as essential/obligatory/mandatory reading.
Ukhrul, Manipur: Taking baby steps in Football2021-10-18Amidst WWI, every game Ukhrul’s Ruichumhao and his Manipur Labour Corps Company played in France brought them 90 minutes closer to home.
Was Inder Singh India’s greatest forward?2021-09-22Nicknamed “Bullet Train” by the Japanese, Inder Singh an inside right forward who was not only a brilliant goal scorer, but also a scorer of barely believable goals.
What’s going wrong with Pune’s football culture?2021-08-20Tanay surveys Pune’s complicated relationship with top-level football and lack of an organised football culture.
Vamos, Vamos, Argentina: An Eternal Drought ends for Kerala’s Argentina Fans2021-07-18This past Sunday as cries of ‘Vamos’ reverberated across Maracana, a similar mix of relief, jubilation and vindication was sweeping across Kerala. For the sky-blue and white half of the state, Vishu had come early!
Samantha Kerr’s Calcutta Connection2021-06-10Sam was 15 years old when she made her debut for the Matildas – she called herself ‘crap’ in her first interview with The Guardian.
Vuvuzela: Edition 1, May 14, 2021 – Hello World! Explaining Kalpanthu’s Newsletter Vuvuzela2021-05-23Before we begin the 24-edition series, I wanted to introduce Kalpanthu to the uninitiated.
Football is a way of life in Vada Chennai’s Vyasarpadi2019-10-06In Vada Chennai, the beautiful game is intertwined with the history of the place and through football, the folks here seek respite from the prejudices that cloud their little neighbourhood.
Getting Lost in the Great Indian Football Tussle2019-04-12The football fans in the country are caught in a classic Devil vs the Deep Blue Sea conundrum – who do we side with when both seem awfully corrupt?

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