FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
The digital avatar of the ninth edition of Jodhpur Polo makes its debut this year in 2020 , the Year that will be remembered for the unprecedented change, forced new lifestyle and social distancing! Yet, the human spirit is known to persevere no matter what the odds and we were presented with the novel opportunity to be mindful of our social obligation to minimise risks as well as use a more environmentally friendly option for the Magazine.
Known for its in-depth reportage and coverage of polo from India and beyond, this Edition brings you deep insight into the Indian Head Injury Foundation founded by Bapji Hukum in February 2007, a stark reminder that should it be required – help is at hand, thanks to his dogged efforts over the past many years.
Within these pages we pay tribute to Col. Umaid Singh Rathore, the doyen of JPEI and the Blue City’s Man for all Seasons. The Indian Polo circuit was buzzing with activity all through the past year, read our detailed reports on the Jodhpur, Jaipur and Delhi seasons.
One always feels the weight of a lack of words when it comes to expressing gratitude to Bapji for his abiding presence and support to us and in these challenging times, and always, he remains our hope and stay. Many thanks to Col. Umaid Singh Ji and JPEI’s dedicated Team which has left no stone unturned over the past to ensure that the Polo Season at Jodhpur is a flying success!
Happy & Safe Polo!
Ankur PadamDinesh Mishra
Editor-in-Chief | Jodhpur Polo Magazine
ankur @ jodhpurpolo . com