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Burning passion drives Indian ice hockey team

DNMUM431606 | 2/10/2019 | Author : Rutvick Mehta | WC :1315

Battling lack of funds & infrastructure, country’s national ice hockey sides yearn for brighter future with more awareness of sport

Mumbai: For about a couple of months towards the end of October, the sleepy region of Ladakh springs to life, notwithstanding the onset of the harsh winters.
Every year, a sizeable chunk from the tiny population of around 3,00,000 throngs the Karzo Rink in Leh the moment the pond freezes to either watch, play or fine-tune their ice hockey skills. And that includes members of the Indian national team.
Indian ice hockey team? You’d be forgiven for asking this question.
It’s precisely this curiosity that gave birth to the idea of Fighting on Ice, a documentary that strives to spread awareness about the existence of ice hockey teams in the country.
“Before starting the film, I asked a few people whether they knew i
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