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    Girish Sharma: The inspiration

    Blog by: Raj Kishan Girish Sharma: The inspiration We expect life to throw lemons at us, because we have planned to make lemonade, but what if your lemonade plans are hindered by life, because it throws stones at you? What would you rather do, stop? Or find a way around it! “Jump! And you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fly.” Courage is what we need! Here is someone who would encourage you to jump and try to extend your wings and motivate you to fly. Girish Sharma, the great badminton player is an inspiration to millions of people in India and around the world; 2…

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    YouWeCan – Yuvraj Singh

    Blog By : Ipsa Singh YouWeCan – Yuvraj Singh “The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.” The world is full of unexpected surprises that often don’t turn out to be pleasant. There is an organisation that promises to try it’s best to take away the biggest fear of any individual’s life. “ CANCER. “  The foundation is full of life and kindness. You can even call it a lifeline, or to be specific , that’s – YouWeCan for you. YouWeCan is Yuvraj Singh’s endeavour to combat cancer by spreading awareness about the disease and fighting the stigma attached to it. The national cricketer announced the launch of ‘YouWeCan’,…

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    The Upcoming youth Icons – Prithvi Shaw and Shubhman Gill

    Blog By : Ipsa Singh The Upcoming youth Icons – Prithvi Shaw and Shubhman Gill    “The fog may seem thick, but the sun will surely pierce through and brighten up the sky.” Prithvi Pankaj Shaw, born on 9th November 1999 in Thane, Maharashtra, Is said to be a prodigy.  He is just 18 years old and is a part of major Indian cricket teams like – India under 19s, Mumbai under 14s, Mumbai under 16s, Mumbai under 19s, and Delhi Daredevils. This teenager has achieved what other teenagers dream to achieve of. He is a right handed opening batsman and bowler. He was just 14 years old when he…

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    Saina Nehwal : The Champion

    Blog by : Khusboo Kothatri Saina Nehwal : The Champion “You can’t put a limit on anything . The more you dream ,the farthest you get.” Saina Nehwal was born on 17 March 1990,is an Indian professional badminton singles player. She won gold at 2018 Commonwealth Games in women’s singles after defeating  P. V. Sindhu after which she became the first Indian to win 2 singles gold in commonwealth games. Saina Nehwal, the former world no. 1 has won over twenty three international titles, which include ten Superseries titles. In 2015, she was able to attain the world no. 1 ranking, thereby becoming the only female player from India and overall…

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    APARNA POPAT

    Blog by : Anuradha Guha APARNA POPAT Aparna Popat is an Indian ex-badminton player. She was born in Mumbai on 18th January,1978. Her parents were Lalji Popat and Heena Popat. She finished her schooling in J.B. Petit High School and pre-university course in Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She got a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the Mumbai University. Anil Pradhan, a National Champion, was the first to recognize the spark of talent in the 8-yr old Aparna. He was approached by her parents for her training. She started playing from 1986. She was taught many essential skills under his tutelage. To further expand her capabilities, she shifted to the Prakash Padukone…

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    HUMPY KONERU

    Blog by : Anuradha Guha HUMPY KONERU Humpy Koneru is an Indian chess grandmaster. Koneru was born on 31st March, 1987 in Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh. Her name originally was Hampi which meant ‘champion’. Her father later changed her name to ‘Humpy’ to more closely resemble a Russian-sounding name. Koneru won three gold medals at World Youth Chess Championship, one in 1997 under 10 girls division, one in 1998 under 12 girls division and another in 2000 under 14 girls division. In 1999 the Asian Youth Chess Championship was held in Hyderabad. She won at it under 14s’ division, competing with boys. Koneru won the World Junior Girls’ Championship in 2001.…

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    JOSHNA CHINAPPA

    Blog by : Anuradha Guha JOSHNA CHINAPPA Joshna Chinappa is a professional Indian squash player. She was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 15th September, 1986. Playing squash runs in Chinappa’s blood. Her family has been interested and actively participating in the game for more than four generations. Her great-grandfather, Marshall K. M. Cariappa, was the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. He also actively played squash and it was he who started the tradition of playing this game in the family. Chinappa’s father, Anjan Chinappa,  like her great-grandfather also regularly plays squash and has represented India in a variety of international games multiple times. From a very young age, Chinappa was…

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    Manika Batra : Table Tennis

    Blog by : Khusboo Kothatri Manika Batra is an Indian table tennis player. As of April 2018, she is the top-ranked female table tennis player in India and ranked 58th in the world. Batra was born on 15 June 1995 as the youngest of three children.She hails from Naraina Vihar in Delhi and began playing table tennis at the age of four.Her elder sister Anchal and elder brother Sahil both played table tennis,with Anchal having an influence on her during her early playing career. After winning a match in a state-level under-8 tournament, Batra decided to train under coach Sandeep Gupta who suggested her to switch to Hans Raj Model School…

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    P V Sindhu – An Olympic Medalist

    Blog by : Zainab Suratwala P V Sindhu – An Olympic Medalist   Pusarla Venkata Sindhu or popularly known as PV Sindhu is a professional Indian badminton player who has earned huge fame after winning the silver medal in Rio Olympics 2016. By winning this, she became a youngest Indian woman who won the silver medal in Olympics. After Saina Nehwal, she became the second Indian badminton player to win an Olympic medal. Her father and mother both were the professional volleyball players. Sporty beginning Although both her parents were the volleyball players, but Sindhu started playing badminton at an age of 8 and got motivation from Pullela Gopichand’s win in…