Articles by Aparna Popat
Nov 15, 2014
AIBA vs Sarita Devi: Where does sportsmanship fit in today's sporting world?Did the judges display sportsmanship by being biased towards the local favourite over Sarita Devi?
Sep 22, 2014
Hope restored: Asiad bronze is a huge achievement for Indian badmintonIndia defeated the Thailand 3-2 in the quarter-finals ending a 28-year wait for a badminton medal of any colour at the Games.
Sep 09, 2014
From hunter to hunted: Saina Nehwal's big predicamentIn short, things seem to be getting more difficult. more complicated… more confusing and perhaps even more mundane.
Aug 13, 2013
Lin Dan's genius is that he makes the game look easyIn 9 years at the top of the badminton world, no one has been able to decipher the game pattern of this genius
Jul 25, 2013
Here are 5 reasons why the IBL is fantasticThe recently-concluded IBL auctions at Delhi may have been interesting and astonishing to some and disappointing and frustrating for others - but for me it was excitement through and through.
Aug 08, 2012
Sangwan, Vikas were handed out a lesson at OlympicsBoth Sumit and Vikas can either learn from their experiences at the Olympics and scale new heights or fall victim to the situation.
Aug 06, 2012
How Saina overcame her shortcomings to win an Olympic medalBadminton pundits and Saina by her own admission, feel that a lot of other players have better technique. And to blunt this advantage that others may have, over the years Saina worked really hard at fitness to outlast and outclass her opponents.
Jul 29, 2012
Olympics: The difference between India and China is... familyBehind every Olympian who goes out and plays for the country, there is immense sacrifice put in by their mothers, fathers, and others who have contributed to make her or him ready to compete.
Jul 25, 2012
Olympics: Where participation earns respect and wins are heroicAs we all gear up to witness the largest sporting event in the world let us keep the Olympic spirit in mind and truly celebrate the history, dedication, focus and hard work of the worlds’ best athletes who shall be competing in London.
Feb 07, 2012
The 'Age Row' of a different kindAge, like so many things in our society, remains a flexible category in the sub-continent. But this has to change.