Indian football is taking a step forward with efforts to turn professional. This puts Institutional Sides or "office" teams in a serious spot of bother. Will these teams be able to cope with changing times ?
Aryan Club, one of the oldest football clubs in Asia, just completed a one of the most memorable league campaigns in Indian football in recent times. For a club which was languishing in 3rd division 2 years ago, their transformation is remarkable. Raghu Nandi and his band of merry men has performed a mini-miracle.