Category Archives: Sports

Blogs on sports and sport personalities

Padma Bhushan for Guru Gopichand


By T S Sudhir “More than the news of the Padma Bhushan being conferred on him, Gopi is more delighted that Saina and Sindhu have entered the finals of the Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold Badminton tournament,” said Subbaravamma, … Continue reading

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Saina says Namaste London


By Uma Sudhir   India’s badminton ace Saina Nehwal is raring to go at next week’s World Chamoionships in London. The event also holds larger significance because of the fact that the venue will also host the Olympics’ event in … Continue reading

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The monsoon is a different ball game


By T S Sudhir Come monsoon, my mother can’t stop rewinding to her childhood spent in Thiruvilwamala in Kerala’s Thrissur district. As Hyderabad experienced the first pre-monsoon shower yesterday, I heard my mother telling Tejaswini (my daughter) how her school … Continue reading

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Breathless, Kashyap takes your breath away


By T S Sudhir Arvind Bhatt won the National badminton championship at Rohtak in Haryana this January. He defeated P Kashyap 21-13, 21-17  in the finals. That’s what the records book will tell you. But there was another champion, though … Continue reading

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When will India discover a new sporting religion?


By T S Sudhir When Saina Nehwal crashed to a shock defeat in the first round of the Indian Series Open in Delhi on April 27, a championship everyone had expected her to win, her father Dr Harvir Singh Nehwal … Continue reading

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India’s Karate kid


By Uma Sudhir Karate kid Anurag, who won the gold medal in World Karate Championship in Scotland, tells NDTV how a sport like Karate turns the most aggressive kids into gentle giants. http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/here-comes-the-indian-karate-kid/175668?cp (video of the story aired on NDTV … Continue reading

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Fire on court


By T S Sudhir For the last few years, Saina Nehwal and Indian badminton have been synonymous with each other. The ferocity of the success of the Haryanvi-Hyderabadi hurricane has eclipsed all other elements who too form part of the … Continue reading

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