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Thomas Cup 2022: Prakash Padukone hails India's historic win
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Thomas Cup 2022: Prakash Padukone hails India's historic win

Thomas Cup: India created history on Sunday by beating 14-time champions Indonesia 3-0 in the finals.

Indian Open Badminton: World Championships bronze medallist Lakshya Sen eyes maiden title
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Indian Open Badminton: World Championships bronze medallist Lakshya Sen eyes maiden title

Sen says he will look to build on his rich vein of form and return with a maiden title when he begins the new season with a debut appearance at the India Open Super 500 in New Delhi on Tuesday.

On her 36th birthday, looking at how Deepika Padukone has forged ahead in film career, with signature grace intact
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On her 36th birthday, looking at how Deepika Padukone has forged ahead in film career, with signature grace intact

Deepika Padukone exudes a sense of wellbeing that comes naturally only to those who are secure in their lives. With her next release Gehraiyaan promising to be her career-best, 2022 looks more promising than the last two years.

BWF to honour badminton legend Prakash Padukone with lifetime achievement award
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BWF to honour badminton legend Prakash Padukone with lifetime achievement award

The BWF Council shortlisted the Indian legend based on the award commission’s recommendation. Badminton Association of India (BAI) had submitted his name for this award.

Prakash Padukone’s commandments: Focus on results, not rankings; find youngsters who are physically gifted
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Prakash Padukone’s commandments: Focus on results, not rankings; find youngsters who are physically gifted

Prakash Padukone’s commandments for Indian badminton: Focus on results, not rankings; find youngsters who are physically gifted; hire full-time professionals to work at BAI.

Nandu Natekar — the sorcerer who used the racket like a magic wand
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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.

Prakash Padukone recovering from COVID-19 infection at hospital in Bengaluru
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Prakash Padukone recovering from COVID-19 infection at hospital in Bengaluru

Prakash Padukone is likely to be discharged later this week.

Deepika Padukone wishes father Prakash on 65th birthday: A true champion isn't just about professional achievements
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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
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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
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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.

Synthetic shuttles a feather in BWF's cap or doomed to fail in drift-heavy tournament conditions?
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Synthetic shuttles a feather in BWF's cap or doomed to fail in drift-heavy tournament conditions?

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.

Past Masters of Indian Badminton: Madhumita Bisht – tigress of the badminton courts
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Past Masters of Indian Badminton: Madhumita Bisht – tigress of the badminton courts

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
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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.

Past Masters of Indian Badminton: Syed Modi, the artistic Suresh Goel clone
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Past Masters of Indian Badminton: Syed Modi, the artistic Suresh Goel clone

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.

Chief India badminton coach Pullela Gopichand admits it was tough managing Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu together
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Mom’s voice guides whatever I do, says Deepika Padukone
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Mom’s voice guides whatever I do, says Deepika Padukone

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
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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.