Articles by Abhijeet Kulkarni
Dec 24, 2013
Ritupurna hints at star potential despite losing to Sindhu in national finalsRituparna joined the Gopichand Badminton Academy a year later but within a few years doubts were raised about her ability to make it big on the international stage.
Dec 18, 2013
2014 should see Saina Nehwal back to her bestUnlike 2013, Saina has a definite target of defending her Commonwealth crown and also win a medal in the Asian Games.
Dec 09, 2013
It is time for Indian sports to have its own AAP movementJust like a good player doesn't automatically become a good coach, there is no guarantee that sports administration will improve by putting a sportsperson at the helm.
Nov 29, 2013
Meet India's newest chess star Aravind ChithambaramThe performance was all the more special because Aravindh, with an ELO rating of 2335, came up with a performance equivalent to 2728 rating points and defeated four GMs and two IMs on his way to the title.
Nov 27, 2013
Should Indian sportspersons keep asking the Govt for help?The likes of Gowda and many others are in a way professionals, who earn prize money and sponsorship from private companies as sportspersons up and above the government funding they receive.
Oct 07, 2013
BAI only embarrasses itself with proposed life ban for GuttaWhat is most disconcerting for a genuine badminton lover is the fact that when Indian badminton is on the rise and the BAI should have utilised this period to consolidate the gains from a successful IBL, they are busy settling petty rivalries and mollycoddling egos.
Aug 28, 2013
IBL 2013: The highs and lows of the league stageFirstpost takes a look at some of the highlights of the league stage.
Aug 26, 2013
IBL 2013: Organiser's flip-flop leads to Delhi Smashers protestOne does not wish to be critical of the IBL organisers given that this is the first year of the tournament and there would be teething troubles, their failure to provide written guidelines regarding the auction process and replacements to the teams is inexplicable.
Aug 15, 2013
In today's IBL clash, Saina has more to lose than SindhuThe proposed match up on India’s Independence Day is all the more special because this would be the first time that the country’s two biggest women’s singles stars would face each other in a competitive game.
Aug 11, 2013
Celebrate Sindhu's World Championship bronze and then let her beToday, let us just celebrate the achievement of Sindhu and wish her all the best for the future.