Sleep it off MINDSCAPE

Sleep it off

A colleague cancelled an after-lunch appointment an hour before its scheduled time. “I can’t keep...

By Vandana Kohli | April 02, 2017
Ashwini Nachappa

Ashwini Nachappa

A former athlete, Nachappa is actively involved in social work and is an educationist, too. She is also part of Clean Sports India organisation. An Arjuna Award winner, Nachappa was referred to as India’s 'Flo Jo'. She has also acted in a few Telugu films.

  • Making sports in India

    Making sports in India

    By Ashwini Nachappa | April 02, 2017

    Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyan, National Sports Development Fund, National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons, Scheme of Assistance to National Sports Federations, and Scheme...

  • The imperative for legislating sports

    The imperative for legislating sports

    By Ashwini Nachappa | March 19, 2017

    I can vividly recall our struggle as athletes in the substandard conditions and miraculously making it to wherever we could. We did so in the face of the frigid and...

  • Chasing the medal mirage

    Chasing the medal mirage

    By Ashwini Nachappa | March 05, 2017

    After our debacle at the Rio Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a task force for ‘effective participation’ in the 2020, 2024 and 2028 games. A few weeks back, a...

  • We need a new sports culture

    We need a new sports culture

    By Ashwini Nachappa | February 19, 2017

    Culturally, we are not a sporting nation. We have never taken to sport like Australia, the United States, Germany, England, erstwhile USSR and, more recently, China did. But, we...

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