Articles by Abhijeet Kulkarni
Aug 09, 2013
World Championships: This is one loss Saina won't forget easilyEven 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.
Aug 09, 2013
Why PV Sindhu is India's new hope for ending Chinese dominationIf 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.
Jul 27, 2013
This is Saina’s best chance to end world championship medal droughtThe 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.
Jul 25, 2013
Doubles chaos: Why Jwala, Ponnappa remain outsiders in Indian badmintonWhile 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.
Jul 19, 2013
IBL aside, Gavaskar and badminton go back a long wayThere is an argument by some that the focus should solely be on the badminton stars, but that's taking a very myopic view.
Jul 18, 2013
Why postponing the IBL players' auction was the most logical decisionThe 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.
Jul 18, 2013
Maken, Modi get it wrong. Here's the real state of Indian sportsSo 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.
Jun 20, 2013
Badminton: Not just Kashyap, India's other men are also set for a quantum leapThe 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.
Jun 10, 2013
For Kidambi Srikanth, Gopichand's nudge was a big chanceOn 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.
Mar 21, 2013
Gutta and Ponnappa: A sad end to a sparkling partnershipThe 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.