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I'm always in the hunt for more stories, more news, and more updates concerning Indian basketball and Indian players across the world. Feel free to contact me via Facebook, Twitter, or Email with any thoughts, ideas, feedback, bouquets, or brickbats!

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  1. Keep up the good work Karan. We are reading you stuff out here in Cali.

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  2. Hi Karan,

    This is Pritam Bagul from Mumbai, currently working on a Basketball project in Switzerland as a part of my curriculum of sports management study. I would be glad if you could provide me some help in my project.

    Please guide me in my research. My email id is pritam.bagul@epfl.ch

    Regards
    Pritam

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    1. My email ID is karanmadhok[at]hotmail[dot]com - you can send whatever questions you have there and I will try to help you however possible!

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  3. Feeling glad to see a person from India to support Basketball to this level. You are doing a great job Karan. Best of luck for your future. We want people in our country like you. I am Vishesh Arora from New Delhi and I have few questions to ask about making my career in basketball. How can I contact you?

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    1. Sorry for the late response Vishesh. You can email me at karanmadhok[at]hotmail[dot]com if you have any questions

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  4. Prashant Uttekar07 May, 2013 13:32

    Dear Karan,

    I am so glad to have a look at this site; thank you so very much.

    I work in Mumbai with a Corporate & searching for a Corporate Basketball leagues in Mumbai. Google has not helped me with this ;) but has got me to the right contact.

    Please help me with the Corporate Basketball Leagues in Mumbai with which I can formulate a team in my organisation.

    Regards,
    Prashant Uttekar
    +919819818729

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    1. Sir am a basketball player and happy to play for your team plzzz sir am from odisha sunabeda

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  5. Hi,

    what is the next basketball event in Chennai.

    Do you know where I can practice in Chennai not being a corporate employee ?

    I also looking to assist a coach or coach a small team , any advice ? Thanks

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  6. HI I am a young beskitball pellyar from small indian town in Punjab I am i looking join NBA in USA and become like Kobee. I am very much enjey reading ur article about bestketball.... with ur help maybe i can beecom superstar in this game.... i dont see much scope in India regarding baskitball till i come axtoss ur webpage.... please hekp me Mr. Hoopitani to make india great as first indian NBA pliyer.... thankyou... Ganesh

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  7. Hi Karan,
    Really enjoy your blog. Great content about the world of Indian basketball which spans continents. I wonder if you would consider writing about some more Canadian talent. There is a phenomenal point guard, Arun Kumar, who is a player (of Kerala ancestry) that I think you should cover.

    http://northborderbasketball.com/player/arun-kumar/

    Also, since Canada has become such a hotbed of talent, it would be nice if you could do a story on the Indian-Canadians who play for University teams in Canada.

    Thanks,
    Joe V.

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  8. Hey Karan,
    I wanted to let you know that your blog "Hoopistani" has been featured on our list of Top 50 Sports Blogs One Must Follow.

    Here is the link: http://tadpoles.in/comics/hnnee4b4/top-50-blogs-you-must-follow

    To begin with, I represent an online sports magazine that goes by the name of Tadpoles.in

    Our mission is to promote young talent from the world of sports, primarily from India.
    We are proud of our content which comprises exclusive editorials and features on issues surrounding the world of sports.

    We'd be honoured if you could kindly go through our website and kindly give us your valuable feedback.

    Also, if you find our content good, we'd be grateful if you could please encourage your readers to follow our website.

    To say the least, you have a great blog. Keep up the good work. You guys are truly inspiring.

    Regards,
    Ritwik
    www.tadpoles.in

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    1. Hi Ritwik - sorry for the late response. Thanks a lot for picking my blog in your Top 50. I will definitely promote Tadpoles and get you back with more feedback in the near future.

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  9. could you please tell me how do we apply for a particular team??i mean if i want to apply for d delhi girls team in the u-19 category..WHERE EXACTLY will i gt to noe abt d venue n odr details fr d tryouts??!
    i tried goin thru d bfi as wellmas delhi basketball association site bt didnt gt nething...:/

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    1. Do you play for a school or college team? The best advice I can give is to tryout for your school team, and if you make it, you must impress your coach enough so that the can direct you to the district/state tryouts.

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  10. Hey Karan, can you tell me that when and where will be any trials for state basketball teams or an equivalent level in the under 19 or under 18 category?

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  11. Karan, hello and thanks for the blog. It's really informative, perhaps the best source of info and opinions on basketball in India.

    I'm Igor Seliun and I work for the Association of Student Basketball in Moscow, Russia. At the moment, we're doing a small research on college basketball leagues in the world, so I wanted to ask you a question. If it's not too much trouble, of course.

    Could you please tell how many college basketball teams are there in India (men and women, at least approximately)? So far I've only found that 16 best teams play in the All India tournament, and they represent local zones. But how many teams start playing in the zones? And do the play all year round?

    Anyways, sorry for bothering you with this. It'd be great to hear from you.

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    1. Hi Igor!
      Thanks for contacting me. If you are asking in reference to the BFI IMG-Reliance College League, then the total number of teams (men and women) that took part this season were 160 (10 men's teams and 10 women's teams from each of the 8 cities). Next year, the number of cities may rise so the number of teams will too

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  12. Hi Karan , well I am a basketball follower in India . It's nice to see Indian team knocking down China in Asian Cup and fought bravely against Iran as well which is sign of improvement . I think we still lack the quality shooting and post players else we can really perform well at international stage . Post plays of THE GREAT Ajmer Singh and Shooting guard of Ram Kumar's calibre are missing. I remember when these greats almost troubled power horse Iran in 1988 during a tour to Iran

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    1. Thanks for your comment! Yes, those were also the golden years, but this is a different team. Compared to then and now, Asian teams have many more foreign-born players and its tougher for India to break into the top list. I feel that if this team continues to work hard, they can come close to matching the past greats

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  13. HI karan..I am Minali. I am in Mumbai currently. I had given back on basket ball after my school due to some pressure.But now I want to restart playing it.I am currently working in a corporate. Please if u can advice me how to proceed.

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    1. Try some courts in Mumbai like Nagpada YMCA or YMCA Mathunga, they have great pick-up games over there and you'll be able to find basketball players to practice with

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  14. Hey Karan!

    The Indian Super League recently got launched and its been a massive hit. I mean I'm already a football fan now and I can clearly see professionalism in ISL. Also, Indian School and College leagues were given a overhaul and I see some professionalism here too. Schedules and Results are posted on the official pages of the leagues and I like the fact that this time they're using graphics instead of simple text(may be because of BFI's tie-up with GoZoop). Also, the school and college courts are refurbished. We also know that IMG-Reliance and BFI will use ISL as a blueprint for launching a pro-hoops league.

    All the things that I said are raising the standard of hoops in the country - ALL AT THE SAME TIME.

    ISL ends in December and so do the School and College Leagues. I'm predicting them to be successfull(why wouldn't I).

    Personally, do you think that IMG and BFI will atleast officially announce a Pro league in 2015 and then we can have it launched it any time in the later half of 2016?

    What do you say?

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    1. Hi Piyush. I agree with all of your points above. It's great to see the ISL doing well in India, and also encouraging to see BFI bring a little more professionalism in the ISBL/ICBL. I'm not sure what the BFI are waiting for to announce the pro league, but I hope that they do it soon - i would like the basketball pro league to start by this time next year. Lets hope it happens

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  15. Hi karan,Aman from raipur (chattisgarh)..my height is 6'6.i want to know if i improve my game then can i direct make it for senior nationals..my age is 22yr 6months..i knw fundamental of basketball,but i never played district or state..plz rply,,it is my passion....thnx in advance..:-)

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    1. If you're in college, try and find your college team coach and he'll be able to give you some pointers. Otherwise, look for basketball courts in Raipur or nearby Bhillai Steel Plant that have a good team, and see if they give you a chance

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  16. Hey Karan! I just wanted to tell you and everybody who follows this blog that the Indian Senior National Team was featured on History TV 18's show 'Vital Stats Of India'

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    1. Thank you! Is there any way I can get a video clip (online on YouTube perhaps?) of that episode? Thanks!

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    2. Hi Karan its Malayangshu Das from Digboi,Assam.I am a college student and my age is 21.I just want to get trained to join national...I am not able to find any scope in my town and state players who saw my game, appreciated that I got a good game.I am confident that I can make it to nationals if I get a proper training....plss advice me or help how to proceed... thank you :-)

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    3. The channel didn't upload that episode on their YouTube channel. But they keep repeating the episodes, you can watch it sometime.

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  17. Hi Karan,

    Is there any email-id by which I could reach out to Shahid Bhat ?

    Regards,
    Mayank Singh

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    1. Hi Mayank, you should be able to reach him on: worldwidebball@gmail.com

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  18. Hi Karan! So, Amjyot Singh and Amritpal Singh are now in Japan.

    I wanna know what both of them are doing currently. Are they working out for different teams? Have they signed contracts with NBL teams already? Will they be playing for the same team?

    Thanks!

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    1. The league starts soon. Last I heard, they were preparing for it with the team. They are in the same team: Hyogo Impulse. Here's more info about it: http://hoopistani.blogspot.com/2015/06/indias-big-man-basketball-duo-head-out.html

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  19. Hi,
    I just wanted to know if you have any updates on what website will be casting the UBA (basketball) games in Hyderabad?

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    1. It's here: http://www.ubaindia.com/

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  20. This is great thing you're doing man. Awareness is the first step towards making basketball a more popular sport in our country. Kudos!

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  21. hi Mr karan a very good morning my son sanskar mehta is participating under 17 sgfi rajnandan gaon due to lack of facility in our home town patna we are planning to shift him any where in India in a boarding school.Please give a suggestion where should i admit him where he can play basketball with his studies.

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    1. Delhi has a lot of good schools with top-notch basketball programmes, like Modern School Barakhamba, GD Goenka, Montfort, DPS-RK Puram, etc

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  22. Hey!
    Are you karan "The Kundi"?
    Friend of Bhrama & Abhishek from NGV?

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    1. No I'm not, although "The Kundi" is a funny nickname!

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  23. Hi. Iam looking for writers for my basketball social media at www.hoopligans.com. Please take a look and hola back

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    1. Thanks a lot for the offer Gbenga, unfortunately, I have too much work on my plate already! Good luck with Hoopligans

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  24. Hi
    I am looking for a basketball coach or trainer to work on school going students in improving the interest in this game at South Delhi.

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    1. Check out the Dribble Academy who have set up a great basketball training structure in Delhi: https://www.facebook.com/dribbleacademy/?fref=ts
      Contact Pradyut Voleti through their facebook page for more info

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  25. Hey Karan, can you please tell me which city you blog from? developing a story based on Indian Sports blogger, so asking.. do let me know

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  26. Hello karan sir I am Tanishq from uttar Pradesh ghaziabad sir I want to play in the nationals in puducherry sir please where we will the trial sir please sir please

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  27. Is there a list of indoor or outdoor basketball courts that people play on a regular basis?

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  28. Hi karan this is kaushik from chennai....good job karan..love to see a die hard fan of basketball game
    Can you kindly tell me when will the next uba selection trails for the upcoming 2017 and 2018 year..and what is the procedure to join...where it will be happening.. Can you plse share this.

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