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420 Grams S02E50: Is football in India favouring Feudalism over Democracy?

On the basis of recent cases, such as those of FC Bengaluru United and Sreenidhi FC, 420 Grams examines the turf-guarding that seems to be dominating the expansion of football leagues (Indian Super League – ISL and I-League) in India.

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420 Grams S02E49: Are India’s Footballers earning their Freedom?

This Independence Day weekend 420 Grams talk about some of the biggest transfer stories in Indian football ahead of the new season. Renedy Singh and Ishfaq Ahmed, sporting champions of independent India, give perspective on what the numbers mean and whether, finally, India’s footballers are beginning to find financial freedom.

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420 Grams S02E48: Sudeva FC – Putting Delhi on the Football Map!

The Sudeva FC story began as a modest football programme to complement the education of rescued child labourers at Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s Bal Ashram in Rajasthan. That was back in 2015. Now that club is set to put India’s capital back on the football radar! Vaibhav Raghunandan was the …

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420 Grams S02E46: India under Igor Stimac: Report Card with Renedy Singh & Ishfaq Ahmed!

The Indian football team has played nine fixtures so far under Igor Stimac with just one positive result – a 1-0 victory over Thailand at the King’s Cup. In this episode, the 420 Grams crew sits down with former India players Renedy Singh and Ishfaq Ahmed to analyse the national …

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420 Grams Special: 100 Years of East Bengal Part 3: The Millennial Story!

In the third and final installment of the series, Newsclick’s 420 Grams panel speak to Renedy Singh, who recounts his playing days at the club. The former Indian football team skipper tells us why the club’s fans have a big say in the sporting success of East Bengal.

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420 Grams Special: 100 Years of East Bengal Part 2: Freedom, ’50s & More!

420 Grams commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of East Bengal with a three part series featuring its history. In Part 2 of this special series on East Bengal FC, which celebrated its 100th anniversary on August 1, our panelists Jaydeep Basu and Siddhanth Aney sit down with club …

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420 Grams S02E45: How Will Foreign Player Rule and Other Changes Impact India’s National Football Teams?

Joining the 420 grams crew on the show is former AIFF national team director, Delhi Dynamos and East Bengal FC advisor Tathagatha Mukherjee. They talk about various aspects of the foreign player rule and a ground-up vs. top-down approach to developing the sport. This episode was aired live on Facebook …

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