Articles by Shuttle Talk
Apr 26, 2012
How China fixes matches to remain badminton powerhouseOur blogger gives an insight into the tactics the Chinese employ to ensure they remain ahead of the pack.
Apr 23, 2012
Lin Dan interview: None of the Chinese players are geniusesSuper Dan is bidding to become the first male singles player to retain the Olympics gold in London later this year.
Mar 15, 2012
Without a new gameplan, Saina is doomedThe world number four, who turns 22 in a couple of days, hasn’t lost to anyone but the mighty Chinese in her 12 international matches this year.
Feb 01, 2012
Finally, Indian badminton's new generation arrivesThe 76th edition of the Championship in Bangalore finally witnessed the change of guard with all the five crowned champions being first timers.
Dec 21, 2011
2011 shows badminton in India is more than just SainaFirstpost takes a look at the moments which defined Indian badminton’s historic year.
Sep 29, 2011
Doing it on his own: Jayaram’s solo run to OlympicsThe 24-year-old who hails from Chembur in Mumbai has zoomed to world number 25 and has a real chance to play in the men’s singles competition of the 2012 London Olympics.
Sep 02, 2011
Indian badminton's one academy policy is dangerousThe Padukone academy is struggling and all the top players are coming through Gopichand's academy in Hyderabad. What happens if it goes bust?
Aug 22, 2011
BAI website gives Jwala-Ponnappa WC bronze a missEven after a week, the official website is completely oblivious to the performance of the Indian contingent in London and is more bothered about publishing the internal circulars and other mundane stuff like appointment of technical officials and other committees.
Aug 16, 2011
Jwala loves putting on a show‘Extremes’ is the natural state of existence for the Hyderabadi lass. Her social life ensures that her name is written more in the gossip columns rather than sports pages.
Aug 10, 2011
Saina loses a mentor, and India an unsung heroMir Mahboob Ali, the man who helped Saina Nehwal, Jwala Gutta, Shurti Kurien and PV Sindhu take their first steps in the sport, passed away to a fairer land. But like most of his coaching career, his demise has gone unnoticed.