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Saina must be feeling very alone right now

Nov 28, 2011

Saina must be feeling very alone right now

Not very long ago, the headlines praised Sainas performances and now they fret about her form. It isnt an easy time for the young champ. #Badminton #Saina Nehwal #WhatNext #Prakash Padukone #NotJobsButPassion
How champions Padukone and Gopi stayed hungry and foolish

Oct 12, 2011

How champions Padukone and Gopi stayed hungry and foolish

Steve Jobs brought the phrase Stay Hungry Stay Foolish to life and made it fashionable. Today, almost everyone wants to adopt this motto. But not everyone can be Jobs. Just like not everyone can be a Prakash Padukone or a P Gopi Chand. That requires a special kind of hunger. #Sports #OnOurMind #Steve Jobs #Gopi Chand #Prakash Padukone #Nandu Natekar #NotJobsButPassion
Doing it on his own Jayarams solo run to Olympics

Sep 29, 2011

Doing it on his own Jayarams solo run to Olympics

The 24yearold who hails from Chembur in Mumbai has zoomed to world number 25 and has a real chance to play in the mens singles competition of the 2012 London Olympics. #Sports #FreshStart #Prakash Padukone #London2012 #Ajay Jayaram
Indian badminton's one academy policy is dangerous

Sep 02, 2011

Indian badminton's one academy policy is dangerous

The Padukone academy is struggling and all the top players are coming through Gopichand's academy in Hyderabad. What happens if it goes bust? #Badminton #Bangalore #Prakash Padukone #Pullela Gopichand #ToTheCon
BAI website gives JwalaPonnappa WC bronze a miss

Aug 22, 2011

BAI website gives JwalaPonnappa WC bronze a miss

Even 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. #Sports #WhyNow #Badminton #Saina Nehwal #Jwala Gutta #Prakash Padukone #Ashwini Ponnappa
A style India can call its own

Jun 08, 2011

A style India can call its own

Indian badminton is distinctive it's free expression with wristy deception and control. It is unlike the Asian style of play which is more mechanical and dominated by speed and power. It is also different from European badminton wherein we see bigger physiques resulting in limited court movement but more strokeplay and power. #Sports #HowThisWorks #Badminton #Saina Nehwal #Gopi Chand #Prakash Padukone