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Abhijeet Kulkarni

Abhijeet Kulkarni worked as a sports journalist for over a decade and is currently associated with LAKSHYA, a non-governmental organisation which identifies and nurtures sports talent at the grass-root level.

Aug 9, 2013

World Championships: This is one loss Saina won’t forget easily

Even Saina would admit that there won’t be any easier opportunities to stand on that podium than the one presented to her this time around. #China #India #Korea #Saina #Saina Nehwal #World Championships

Aug 9, 2013

Why PV Sindhu is India’s new hope for ending Chinese domination

If there were any doubt in their mind about the potential of the lanky Hyderabadi, all those would have been cleared with the way the Asian Junior champion packed off defending world champion Wang Yihan in her own backyard on Thursday. #Badminton Championships #OnOurMind #PV Sindhu #Wang Yihan

Jul 27, 2013

This is Saina’s best chance to end world championship medal drought

The Asian junior champion has been out of action since the Sudirman Cup in May and would have to overcome the challenge of defending champion Yihan Wang in the third round to entertain any hope of finishing on the podium in her maiden appearance in the championship. #Ashwini Ponnappa #Commonwealth Games #Indian Badminton League #InMyOpinion #Jwala Gutta #Saina Nehwal

Jul 25, 2013

Doubles chaos: Why Jwala, Ponnappa remain outsiders in Indian badminton

While most of these franchises were willing to break the bank to sign the top singles players, it seems very few gave too much thought to their doubles combinations. #Ashwini Ponnappa #Badminton #ConnectTheDots #Indian Badminton League #Jwala Gutta #Pradnya Gadre #Sports

Jul 19, 2013

IBL aside, Gavaskar and badminton go back a long way

There is an argument by some that the focus should solely be on the badminton stars, but that's taking a very myopic view. #Indian Badminton League #OnOurMind #Sports #Sunil Gavaskar

Jul 18, 2013

Why postponing the IBL players’ auction was the most logical decision

The players' auction for the inaugural edition of the $1 million prize money tournament to be played from August 14-31 was to be held on July 19 at New Delhi. But barely 48 hours before the auction day were the teams informed that the auction will now be held on July 22. #Badminton #BAI #Indian Badminton League #NewsTracker #Sports

Jul 18, 2013

Maken, Modi get it wrong. Here’s the real state of Indian sports

So what is really stopping the states from having an effective sports policy that can identify and nurture talent. The answer is simple – apathy of the political class. #Ajay Maken #India #Narendra Modi #National Games #Sports #ThatsJustWrong

Jun 20, 2013

Badminton: Not just Kashyap, India’s other men are also set for a quantum leap

The men are slowly but surely carving a place for themselves on the international stage with as many as six players cementing their place in the top-50 in the world ranking. #Ajay Jayaram #Anand Pawar #Badminton #K Srikanth #OnOurMind #P Kashyap #Sports

Jun 10, 2013

For Kidambi Srikanth, Gopichand’s nudge was a big chance

On Sunday, the 20-year-old justified the faith shown in him by Gopichand by becoming only the second Indian men’s singles player to win a Grand Prix Gold title with a straight games upset of world number seven Boonsak Ponsana. #Badminton #Boonsak Ponsana #Inpraiseof #K Srikanth #Sports #Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold

Mar 21, 2013

Gutta and Ponnappa: A sad end to a sparkling partnership

The duo was the first Indian doubles combination ever to win a Commonwealth Games gold in 2010 and then went on to bring home a World championship bronze medal after a gap of 28 years. #Ashwini Ponnappa #Badminton #Jwala Gutta #OnOurMind