P.v. sindhu

P.V. Sindhu in action against Vu Thi Trang of Vietnam in the women’s singles badminton match at 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta 23 August 2018. Photo: PTI
Saina Nehwal hits a return during her second round match at the Japan Open Badminton Championships against Carolina Marin on 21 September. Photo: AFP (AFP)

Badminton: Fighting fit

3 min read . 06 Oct 2017
The world championship final match between P.V. Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara was about no known end, no final whistle, no finish line. Photo: Andy Buchanan/AFP

The day badminton had no limits

5 min read . 08 Sep 2017
The emergence of women in sports in a country that still does not adequately respect them in daily life is doubly important. Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint

Those magnificent women in blue

3 min read . 07 Jul 2017
Usain Bolt is known to use electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) which stimulates the muscles with an electrical current that runs through the pads or clothing that touch the skin which overrides that natural energy-retaining mechanism, causing all the motor neurons to fire at once and creating up to 30% more tension in the muscle.  <br />
Shuttler P.V. Sindhu, wrestler Sakshi Malik and gymnast Dipa Karmakar. A country where a majority of families still berate women for wanting to be “like men” and find ways to domesticate or subdue them when they indeed become so, is celebrating womanhood and girl power.

Women’s Spring?

3 min read . 02 Sep 2016