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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Shivani Naik

Assistant Editor

How Lakshya Sen left behind the serene hills and started his ascent to peaks of badminton
Sun, Jan 23, 2022

The Long Read: Indian badminton’s flavour of 2022 Lakshya Sen’s shopping list is more organised to save time, his playlist pruned to help him focus better, his fitness sharper and his strangling game robust as he strides towards a peak.

Brainsqueeze Quiz 18: Powerful women who play the beautiful game, beautifully
Sat, Jan 22, 2022

Send answers to by Sunday night 11.59 pm. Winners will be declared on Monday at 9 am.

Trick shots now in the past, Mithun looks future ready
Sat, Jan 22, 2022

Against tall Russian Sergey Sirant on Friday, Mithun played it very steady, winning 11-21, 21-12, 21-18 in the Syed Modi semifinal

Lakshya Sen beats world champion to claim India Open title
Mon, Jan 17, 2022

Takes pace off and minimises errors to beat World Champion Loh in title clash on home turf.

Hard work pays off for Chirag-Satwik
Mon, Jan 17, 2022

Men’s doubles pair goes outside its comfort zone to defeat celebrated Indonesians & clinch India Open title.

India Open: Lakshya Sen, Loh Kean Yew, Katethong show badminton Next Gen is here
Sun, Jan 16, 2022

The big names of badminton are hibernating alright. But a succession could be underway, as an early 20s young brigade finds its feet.

Brainsqueeze: Murray at Melbourne
Mon, Jan 17, 2022

This week’s quiz is on Andy Murray, who has a unique history at the Australian Open.

Lakshya Sen last Indian standing in men’s singles semifinals
Sat, Jan 15, 2022

Lakshya Sen nicked bragging rights off HS Prannoy who started furiously, but couldn’t hulk out and play the enforcer in the decider, going down 14-21, 21-9, 21-14.

India Open: Rusty Saina Nehwal a stepping stone for Malvika Bansod
Fri, Jan 14, 2022

A 21-17, 21-9 against an opponent she grew up idolising points to a good future for Malvika Bansod.

India Open: Seven players test positive for Covid-19
Fri, Jan 14, 2022

Among those whose RT-PCR tests were found positive, only World Championship silver medallist Srikanth and former CWG doubles champion Ponappa were housed at the official hotel.

Malvika Bansod, 20, and Mithun Manjunath, 23, aim to upset established stars in Saina, Prannoy
Thu, Jan 13, 2022

Mithun Manjunath is from the Prakash Padukone academy; Malvika Bansod has never played Saina before.

Ashmita Chaliha: Finding ignition spark after false starts
Wed, Jan 12, 2022

Ashmita Chaliha’s talent was never in doubt, and her win over 5th seed Kosetskaya at India Open could kick her career into gear

India Open 2022: For once, PV Sindhu has it easy
Tue, Jan 11, 2022

The India Open of 2022 gives Sindhu, a five time World's and double Olympic medallist, that rare title opportunity, on a platter.

India Open 2022: New world champion’s India challenge
Tue, Jan 11, 2022

With Kean Yew in backyard, K Srikanth has a chance to take revenge

Sanitised tournament hotel only for top shuttlers as Delhi braces for India Open
Mon, Jan 10, 2022

🔴 The top Indonesian doubles pairing of former Olympic medallists Hendra Setiawan and Mohamad Ahsan, as well as top Malaysians Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi, have also flown in for the year's first World Tour event in which around 220 players are slated to take part.

Sanitised tournament hotel only for top shuttlers as Delhi braces for India Open
Mon, Jan 10, 2022

Newly crowned men's singles champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore has already arrived for the January 11-16 meet, where he is seeded fifth.

Brainsqueeze Quiz: The Proteas Test Captains
Mon, Jan 10, 2022

Dean Elgar is a chip off the old block - tough men captaining the Proteas, doggedly and proudly, carrying forward the baton of a magnificent Test playing nation. This week's quiz is on 5 captains since SA's readmission from the Apartheid years.

Brainsqueeze Quiz: The Proteas Test Captains
Sat, Jan 08, 2022

This week’s quiz is on 5 captains since SA’s readmission from the Apartheid years.

Brainsqueeze the Fifteenth: 22 Sports Movie Lines Quiz
Mon, Jan 03, 2022

Roll over 2021 and Ring in 2022 with our New Year's Big Easy Quiz. Identify the Movie name from these dialogues. Try as many as you can.

Medallica: Nothing else matters
Sun, Dec 26, 2021

He is a former World No.1, but the Worlds silver was an important pit stop in Srikanth’s journey as he finds ways to pull off victories again.

Brainsqueeze The Fourteenth: Answers and Winners of ‘Nineteen Eighty Three’
Mon, Dec 27, 2021

1983. That's the Quiz on India's finest cricketing tournament with a band of brilliant cricketers.

Dazzling speedster Loh beats Srikanth at his own game in World Championships final
Mon, Dec 20, 2021

This silver and the contest for gold were settled by speed, of the quality and quickness that has not been seen on badminton courts since Lee Chong Wei retired.

A 2nd wind: Srikanth’s BWF World Championships silver can reignite his fire
Mon, Dec 20, 2021

Despite the 15-21, 20-22 loss to Loh Kean Yew, reaching the final will help the Indian believe he can match the very best players again.

Who is Kidambi Srikanth’s opponent in the World Championships final, and can he beat badminton’s wunderMan?
Sun, Dec 19, 2021

Singapore's Loh Kean Yew, 24, beat Viktor Axelsen in Round 1 and has been compared to the very fast Lee Chong Wei

Kidambi Srikanth becomes first Indian men’s singles player to reach BWF World Championships final
Sun, Dec 19, 2021

Edges out spunky Lakshya Sen 17-2, 21-14, 21-18 in semis; India now has had a finalist in every edition since 2015, 4 times women and 1 man