Monday, 27 March, 2023

Topic: Badminton

Chinese coaches inspired Gopichand to use heavy weight training to beat foreign players

In ‘The Gopichand Factor’, Abhijeet Kulkarni takes a deep dive into the coaching techniques & strategies that have aided the transformation of Indian badminton.

Badminton World Federation cancels China Masters & Dutch Open from revamped calendar

In May, the BWF had unveiled a revised calendar to salvage the remainder of the season, disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic which is showing no signs of abating.

Shuttler HS Prannoy slams Arjuna Award recommendation, questions Sameer Verma’s achievements

Without taking Verma’s name, 2018 CWG gold medallist Prannoy says ‘guy who wasn’t there’ has been recommended. But Verma has been no slouch on the court either.

Gifts from Jaganmohan Reddy to Nagarjuna but PV Sindhu has no idea of number of awards

Few Indian sportspersons, outside cricket, have made it to Forbes’s list of ‘richest’ sportspersons. Sindhu is an exception, writes V. Krishnaswamy in Shuttling to the Top.

India Open badminton tournament to be held without spectators amid coronavirus outbreak

The India Open tournament, a crucial event for the Tokyo Olympic qualification, will be aired on YouTube, while Hotstar will show the matches quarterfinal onwards.

Saina Nehwal fell out with coach Gopi when her Olympic win got him students like PV Sindhu

In Dreams of a Billion, Boria Majumdar and Nalin Mehta write about Saina Nehwal’s journey to Olympic win and her turbulent relationship with her coach.

Politics, sports, royalty, sex: ‘Chargesheet’ will be brutal reminder of Syed Modi murder

Priyanka Ghatak, writer of Chargesheet scheduled to premiere on Zee5, says she had no idea of the Syed Modi case until the start of the show’s production.

Now that I’ve won, need a new strategy every game, says PV Sindhu

World badminton champion P.V. Sindhu said she was now a marked player since everyone will be watching her game.

PV Sindhu makes history, becomes first Indian to win the World Championships

Sindhu defeated Japan's Nozomi Okuhara Sunday in straight games to clinch a gold medal at the BWF World Championship.

What P.V. Sindhu needs to do to win the next big badminton final

Sindhu needs to learn fast to bring out that something extra towards the closing stages and raise her game when the stakes are the highest.

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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.