Deepika Padukone wishes father Prakash on 65th birthday: A true champion isn't just about professional achievements
Deepika Padukone's father Prakash is a former badminton player, who was conferred with an Arjuna Award and a Padma Shri for his achievements.
Past Masters of Indian Badminton: Prakash Padukone – humble champion who changed the face of sport forever
In this final act of Past Masters of Indian Badminton series, Shirish Nadkarni looks back at the life and career of the man who transformed the sport in India - Prakash Padukone.
Pullela Gopichand interview: National badminton coach on changing mindset of Indians, need for on-court arrogance and formula for success
Pullela Gopichand spoke about how the Indian shuttlers' mindset has evolved over the decades, finding the formula for success, and needing on-court arrogance to succeed at the world stage.
Vimal suggests that, if at all the BWF is thinking of introducing the synthetic shuttle in tournament play, it should be done with the younger lot of players.
In an illustrious career spanning 22 years at the Nationals, from 1980 to 2002, this focused, aggressive player, Madhumita Bisht, bagged an astonishing 27 national titles that included eight singles triumphs and five consecutive triple crowns between 1986 and 1990.
Past Masters of Indian Badminton: Prakash Nath — the first Indian shuttler to play an All-England final
It is sad to think that circumstances forced Prakash Nath to give up badminton at the young age of 27, else there is no knowing what more he might have achieved with his tremendous talent.
Modi was a pure, natural talent. He had a superb backhand, by virtue of which he could send the shuttle to any corner of the opponent’s court, no matter how late he connected the shuttle.
Past Masters of Indian Badminton: Nandu Natekar — the sorcerer who used the racket like a magic wand
Nandu Natekar's matches through the 1950s at the CCI and Bombay Gymkhana had salivating spectators queuing up for tickets overnight, with several having to be turned away because there was just no more space in the playing hall.
Chief India badminton coach Pullela Gopichand admits it was tough managing Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu together
National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Friday admitted that it was tough for him to manage two of his illustrious wards Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu together, saying he could never pick a favourite between the two.
Solely Saina's decision to shift to Bangalore, says Prakash Padukone Academy on Pullela Gopichand's outburst
"PPBA did not have any role to play in Saina Nehwal's decision to move to Bangalore and train at PPBA," Padukone academy said in a statement.
Don't know why Prakash Padukone encouraged Saina Nehwal to leave my academy, reveals Pullella Gopichand in new book
Pullella Gopichand is not known for showing his emotions but the inspirational coach has shared the hurt he felt when his protege Saina Nehwal left his academy to join Prakash Padukone's facility, something that rankled him a lot.
BWF China Open 2019: Sai Praneeth bows out after losing quarter-final clash against Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
Almost a month after dispatching the Indonesian en route his historic world championships bronze at Basel, world No 15 Praneeth went down to the same opponent 21-16 6-21 16-21 in 55 minutes to end his campaign here.
Deepika Padukone and her mother Ujjala Padukone in a first-of-its-kind conversation with Priyanka Sinha Jha about the deep influence mom has had on her illustrious daughter
All England Championships: Revisiting Pullela Gopichand’s unexpected 2001 triumph which sparked Indian badminton's rise
Thus it was that March 11, 2001, went down as a red-letter day in the annals of Indian badminton – a day on which Pullela Gopichand showed the world that the country was capable of producing shuttlers who were second to none.
At the first post-World War II All England Championships in 1947, Prakash Nath, then 23 years of age, fought his way into the final after the kind of drama that made headlines in even the staid and stodgy London newspapers
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone appeared in coordinated outfits as they visited Siddhivinayak Temple on 30 November
India ended a 28-year-old medal drought when the women's team, led by Saina Nehwal and Sindhu, clinched their maiden bronze medal at the 2014 edition at Incheon, South Korea.
Asian Games 2018: India rely heavily on PV Sindhu for medal; Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy have mountain to climb
Gone are the days of Chinese domination in badminton as India pin hopes on PV Sindhu for a medal at the Asian Games in Jakarta. Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy too have an outside chance.
Prakash Padukone insists PV Sindhu doesn't have a mental block in major finals, urges media not to focus only on defeats
Indian badminton veteran Prakash Padukone has come out in support of PV Sindhu after her BWF World Championships defeat to Carolina Marin, stating that she does not have a mental block in major finals
World Badminton Championships 2018: PV Sindhu's second successive silver medal should be lauded and not pilloried
Many fail to take into account is the awesome consistency that PV Sindhu has shown over the past five years, winning two World Championship silver (2017, 2018) and bronze (2013, 2014) medals each, and a silver at the last Olympics (2016).