India's imagination often borders the surreal. Our affinity for jugaad makes a great case in itself. Our out-of-the-box thinking is a trait that runs through the DNA of everything Indian, including sports. The variety, ingenuity and sometimes the extreme elements of some of the country's very own indigenous sporting disciplines will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat. Here is our pick of some great Indian originals which definitely deserve a spot of their own in the Olympics.
A sport that predates yet resembles rugby, Yubi Lakpi is played with a coconut for a ball. We will just put it in our list as a token protest demanding exclusive copyright for rugby.
Did you think that there was no extreme sports culture in India? Think again. Vajra Mushti is an ancient Indian combat sport which essentially is wrestling armed with knuckledusters made of ivory. And all this time you thought UFC was extreme.