How Mumbai's civic schools landed a goal

By: Sunday Mid-Day

How did the 13-year-old daughter of a taxi driver from Sewree slum get to London to train in youth football? Mumbai’s BMC schools are producing district-level champions, thrashing premium school teams in football, boxing and basketball

At Machhimar Nagar in Cuffe Parade, residents wake up before the sun comes out. By 5 am, men bundle their nets, dragging their boats into the sea, while women replenish their baskets and leave for Colaba’s Sassoon Docks. Fish is livelihood here.

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