Atya patya, tennikoit, cycle polo and tennis ball cricket—these are all sports that are not merely played in India, but also supported by the government. These are part of the 60-odd sports in the country, besides cricket, that have official funding from the central government. Quartz brings you a list of 10 lesser-known sports (and their federations) that received anywhere between Rs5 lakh ($8,082) to Rs70 lakh ($113,113) in monetary support this year (PDF).
Finance minister Arun Jaitley’s maiden budget last year, almost a month after the Narendra Modi government came to power, did very little to please India’s film industry. For one, Jaitley completely ignored the subject of the industry’s longstanding demand for a rationalised tax structure. And, he did not propose any incentives to build new theatres, or suggest ways to control India’s rampant piracy.
A protest against sexism in Germany has travelled half way around the world to India’s universities. This past week, a young female artist in Karlsruhe, Germany, went around her city placing messages against sexism on sanitary napkins. The trigger for artist Elone Kastratia’s project was a tweet that she saw in September last year:Kastratia unveiled her street art on International Women’s Day this year, on March 8, using the hashtag: #PadsAgainstSexism.
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Selecting a term
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