It’s a cool, pleasant day in Mapusa, a small town 13 km north of Panaji in Goa. A group of girls, one half in purple jerseys, the other in turquoise, is kicking around a football and trying to outwit each other in the town’s Duler Stadium. The crowd looks on eagerly, waiting to jump up and cheer the girls on.
Lanky Delhi girl Jyoti Burrett, in purple, takes a ferocious shot at the goal but the opponent goalkeeper, Saba Parveen from Mumbra, Maharashtra, tames it just ...
The Ladies Park in the Bhawanipore area in south Kolkata was unusually active and sprightly on the morning of May 2. Youngsters, mostly girls, with their parents, relatives, and friends stood around a boxing ring, held hands, and swayed to an upbeat tune. The first-ever Meyeder Para Kickboxing Championship (Girls’ Neighbourhood Kickboxing Championship) was about to begin.