Firstpost Masterclass: Legendary shuttler Jwala Gutta breaks down the technical and mental aspects of doubles badminton
Doubles is the fast and furious version of badminton where one's success also depends on one's partner. Seasoned exponent Jwala Gutta explains the technicalities of doubles badminton, and the challenges and mental aspects of her sport.
Jwala Gutta believes Indian badminton needs 'complete revamp' in doubles, calls for more home-bred coaches
India still has a lot of catching up to do as far as the doubles format is concerned, believes format specialist Jwala Gutta.
Watch: Kubbra Sait reacts sarcastically to Kabir Singh director Sandeep Reddy Vanga's defense of his film
Kubbra Sait shared two videos on Twitter as a sardonic reply to Kabir Singh director Sandeep Vanga's statement that slapping each other is merely an expression of love.
Telangana polls: 2.2 million voters could not cast their ballots; citizens heap criticism on govt via social media
On 7 December, reports poured in from Telangana of voters who arrived at their respective polling stations to ultimately not find their names on the voters' list.
Ace Indian shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa on Monday backed the country's #MeToo movement, saying it's important to stand by the women sharing their experiences.
PV Sindhu comes out in support of #MeToo movement, lauds people who have spoken out against sexual abusers
Badminton star PV Sindhu lauded people from different spheres coming forward in exposing personalities who sought sexual favours from their colleagues.
Former national badminton champion Jwala Gutta alleges mental harassment, speaks out against selection bias by ‘chief’
Indian badminton player Jwala Gutta on Tuesday raked up past complaints of "mental harassment" and selection biases, saying that what she went through fell under the ambit of the ongoing Me Too movement.
Premier Badminton League: After Satwiksairaj Rankireddy hits jackpot, Ashwini Ponnappa foresees parity for doubles players
Ponappa, who won a gold and a bronze medal at the mixed team and women’s doubles events respectively at this year’s Commonwealth Games, sees the windfall for doubles players as a step towards larger parity.
CWG 2018 medallist Ashwini Ponnappa had serious self-doubts about playing badminton post-2016 Rio Olympics
Ashwini Ponnappa said: "It is nice to get all the acknowledgement now but it has not been easy. After 2016 Rio Games, I started doubting myself. There was no power in my smashes, I couldn't hit as harder I did earlier, it was just not working."
MC Mary Kom said the alarming increase in the number of rapes in the country has left her feeling "hurt and helpless" while Saina Nehwal condemned the "ghastly crimes".
Commonwealth Games 2018: Ashwini Ponnappa leads by example to shepherd Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Sikki Reddy
The way Ashwini Ponnappa refused to be bogged down by the occasion and the opponent's higher rank during the mixed team event at the Commonwealth Games 2018 indicated that she had now taken the role of a mentor on the court.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Ashwini Ponnappa looks to add third medal, this time with new partner Sikki Reddy
Sikki, a southpaw similar to Jwala, is making her debut at the Commonwealth Games alongside the experienced Ashwini who has got two medals in her kitty.
Having been a torchbearer for doubles in India for almost a decade now, Ashwini Ponnappa has been in the forefront of the changing landscape of Indian badminton
Ashwini Ponnappa says singles' players hogging all the limelight demotivates youngsters to take up doubles
"Jwala Gutta and Valiyaveetil Diju have done very well, they were the first pair to reach a super series finals, but no one talked about that," said Ponnappa.
Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017: PV Sindhu goes down fighting against Akane Yamaguchi to claim silver
It was Sindhu's third loss in a major final, following her narrow defeats at the Rio Olympics and Glasgow World Championships.
Pullela Gopichand on his assembly line of champions, BWF World Tour, expansion of Indian badminton and more
Gopichand, the coach nonpareil in the country, is constantly looking to give back to the field of badminton that made him and his students household names.
Regardless of losing in the final, the badminton fraternity, including the likes of Prakash Padukone witnessed the spark in Riya throughout the Tata Open 2017.
Ashwini Ponnappa impressed with India's young doubles players, says they will take time to be world beaters
Ashwini Ponnappa is impressed with the progress made by India's doubles players but says they will take time to develop into world beaters.
World Badminton Championships 2017: Nozomi Okuhara edged PV Sindhu in psychological battle to win titanic final
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu will wear the world badminton crown in the none-too-distant future – this can be said with full conviction. Only, the time is not quite ripe for that momentous occasion to take place.
World Badminton Championships 2017: PV Sindhu claims silver after hard-fought final against Nozomi Okuhara
In the longest match of the tournament, which tested the physical and mental strength of both the players, Sindhu lost 19-21 22-20 20-22 after battling hard for one hour and 49 minutes.