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Aparna Popat

Aparna Popat

Arjuna awardee Aparna Popat is a former world number 16. She was India’s national badminton champion for nine consecutive years from 1998 – 2006 and shares the record for most national titles won with the legendary Prakash Padukone. She also participated in the Sydney and Athens Olympics.

Aug 13, 2013

Lin Dan’s genius is that he makes the game look easy

In 9 years at the top of the badminton world, no one has been able to decipher the game pattern of this genius #Badminton #BWF World Championships #HowThisWorks #Lin Dan #Sports

Jul 25, 2013

Here are 5 reasons why the IBL is fantastic

The 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. #Badminton #Indian Badminton League #Sports #ToTheContrary

Aug 8, 2012

Sangwan, Vikas were handed out a lesson at Olympics

Both Sumit and Vikas can either learn from their experiences at the Olympics and scale new heights or fall victim to the situation. #Boxing #London 2012 #Olympics #Sumit Sangwan #WhatNext

Aug 6, 2012

How Saina overcame her shortcomings to win an Olympic medal

Badminton 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. #Badminton #London 2012 #Olympics Blogger #Saina Nehwal #Sports

Jul 29, 2012

Olympics: The difference between India and China is… family

Behind 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. #China #India #India Olympics #Olympics #Olympics Blogger #TheLongView

Jul 25, 2012

Olympics: Where participation earns respect and wins are heroic

As 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. #2012 London Olympics #Badminton #Olympics #Olympics Blogger #Sports

Feb 7, 2012

The ‘Age Row’ of a different kind

Age, like so many things in our society, remains a flexible category in the sub-continent. But this has to change. #Age fudging #NotJobsButPassion #Sports #ThatsJustWrong

Dec 27, 2011

The hits and misses of 2011: A recap of Indian sport

A bit of history and a bit of mystery, a few controversies and a few coveted victories — read all what made news in the sporting world this season. #BestOf2011 #Leander Paes #Mahesh Bhupathi #NotJobsButPassion #Rahul Dravid #Sachin Tendulkar #Sport in India #Sports #the World Cup

Dec 23, 2011

How does a good junior become a great senior?

The easy answer is through hard work. But there is a lot more that goes into the making of a champion. #Badminton #InMyOpinion #NotJobsButPassion #P.Gopichand #PV Sindhu #Saina Nehwal

Dec 5, 2011

Here’s why sportspersons are so keen on the Sports bill

A look at some incidents which highlight the importance of the changes that Ajay Maken is trying to bring to the system. #Ajay Maken #National Sports Bill #NotJobsButPassion #Sports #WhyNow