Monthly Archives: April 2013

While Indian football sleeps, its young hopefuls dream of playing abroad

Steve McMahon Football Academy, Delhi Photographed by Monica Sarkar

Steve McMahon Football Academy, Delhi
Photographed by Monica Sarkar

“Theatre of Dreams” reads the plaque on the classroom door of Manchester United Soccer School in Mumbai. Nutritional advice and tactics are scribbled on the whiteboard and a Wayne Rooney portrait hangs on the wall.

But if the future of the domestic sport lies at the feet of new talent, youngsters are dreaming of playing in stadiums abroad, not at home.

This article is published on CNN.com – click here to read more.

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Violence against women is a crime the world over

Photographed by Monica Sarkar

Subject of respect or object of desire?
Photographed by Monica Sarkar

The tragic case of the Delhi gang rapeย and murder of a 23-year-old woman last year forced India to take a long, hard look at itself in the mirror and decide how to change.

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My religion is: What suits me

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“What religion are you?” a man on the high street asks me, whilst holding a wad of leaflets promoting Islam.
“I don’t belong to any religion,” I reply.
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