Nethra Kumanan became the first Indian woman sailor to secure an Olympic quota place by taking an unassailable lead in the Laser Radial event.

Nethra Kumanan is known for stetting new records, A while back she became the first Indian women to win a bronze medal in the Sailing World Cup. The feet was achieved in the Hempel World Series in Miami which was held at Unites States of America. She achieved the feat in round two of the tournament. The other two sailors who raced past Nethra in the water were Erika Reineke from USA and Vasilieia Karachaliou of Greece who clinched the gold and silver respectively in the laser radial event.

Nethra has previously represented India in two edition of the Asian Games in 2014 and 2018 respectively. She has quite a few medals at the national level. To improve her skills had spent training at Gran Canaria, part of Spain’s canary Islands. “Training in Gran Canaria has helped me improve my skillset. To train alongside top sailors such as Ebru Bolat (who was 7th in event) and Vasileia automatically brings the best out of me.”

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Her dreams are been supported by her father, who runs an IT company, is of the opinion that her performance at the worlds will help the 22 year old to qualify for the Olympic berth.Nethra had finished in the position 4th in the same category at the 2018 Asian which was held in Jakarta and that was a changing face in her life  and brought about a growth in the performance levels. “At the Asian Games, I was under a lot of pressure to get a spot for the Olympics. A lot of it was self-inflicted and so I failed there. I think this year I’m trying to be more consistent with training and always work towards the big goal of the Olympics.” 

Till yesterday was an unknown name in the Indian sporting fraternity despite giving consistent performances last years and now has become an overnight sensation in the country ever since the news of her Olympics qualification was annouced. The sailer hails from Chennai and was introduced to the sports during a summer camp in her childhood. She specialises in the Laser Radial Class event of Sailing.

Nethra Kumanan: Sailing a dream

The 23 year old has anther feather under her cap, by becoming the first Indian sailor to qualify for the Oylmpics post winning the laser radial event of the the ASian Qualifiers held in Oman. Kumanan had a 21 point lead over her rival, who is none other than an Indian Ramya Saravanan. The news was confirmed by Asian Sailing Federation President Malav Shroff, who was quoted saying that “Yes, Kumanan has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with one race to go on the final day on today. The final race is a 20 pointer but the point gap with her nearest Asian rival, also an Indian, is more than 20.”

Nethra’s Hungarian coach Tamas Eszes is very proud of his student acheivement and was quoted saying “Nethra qualified for the Olympics today, with a big lead in points; however the event is going to finish officially tomorrow, after the last race called Medal Race…the result of Medal Race will not change the fact that she managed to get one of the (Olympic quota) spot (out of 2).”

Kumanan is the only Indian so far to have booked a direct quota place by topping a qualifier while all the earlier nine Olympians made it by getting quotas that could not be filled up. S

Aiming to break a Guinness World Record, cyclist Adil Teli, recently paddled from Budgam to Kanyakumari in a span of a little over one week.

Coronavirus has brought the nation to a standstill and daily routines have taken drastic steps to try to curb the coronavirus pandemic. As per latest update coronavirus cases in India has now risen to 1,26,86,593, from which 7,85,619 active cases, 1,17,30,310 have recovered and 1,65,583 deaths. While most of us during this time are sitting in lap of comfort and having three meals a day but on the other end the most affected people during this pandemic is the migrants who are walking on foot to reach their respect homes.

I was really moved by one such story of a 23-year-old youth from Kashmir who cycled from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in just eight days. In doing so Adil Teli has created a unique record also etched his name in Guinness World Record for the fastest Kashmir to Kanyakumari journey on cycle by pedalling 3,600 kilometres in just eight days, 1 hour and 37 minutes. Adil hails from Narbal in Kashmir’s Budgam district, he started his voyage from the iconic Ghanta Ghar at Lal Chowk in Srinagar around 7:30 am on 22ns March and reached Kanyakumari around 9 am on 30th March.  His journey was flagged off by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole.

He broke the record of 17-year-old Om Mahajan from Nashik who travelled from Kashmir to Kanyakumari journey in eight days, 7 hours and 38 minutes. In order to break the said record Teli began pedalling for almost 20 hours daily to break the earlier record by a huge margin and was quoted saying that “I had studied Om’s route well and how he rested. I quickly realised I needed to reduce break time in order to beat it. So, I usually took power naps in between my physio sessions.”

Teli also shared that the toughest task in his journey was the high temperature and humid conditions that got to him the most and added “Coming from the mountains, I’m not used to hot weather…here I was riding in almost 40 degree Celsius,” In order to achieve his goals decided to cover his whole journey during evening at night and at earlt hours of the day. He used to recharge his batteries by resting during the afternoon and traversing the NH 44, the major north–south National Highway in India, the longest in the nation.

During his course of journey, he had to travel throughout Indian and covering cities such as Delhi, Agra, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Madurai, among others before finishing his journey in Cape Comorin. He travelled with an eight-member team which consisted of a physiotherapist, a nutritionist, a mechanic and camera crew. He was quoted saying “This journey will always remind me to keep pushing myself beyond expectations. I got to know my own capacity once I finished this wonderful, stressful and enjoyable ride. But every pedal was worth taking all the risks. During the ride I got demotivated because of unbearable pain. Every time I thought of quitting, I could see my parents’ faces and tears in their eyes…that kept me going,”

He had summited his official document to the GWR body last December and finally got the approval in March to start his dream journey. He started prepping up for the journey in Punjab for five months and used to pedal for 250 km thrice a week to build his strength. He also thanked towards the love and support which has received through to his support of his family, crew and sponsor.

He has been sponsored by Abraq Agro, a controlled-atmosphere storage facility company from Kashmir and said “I come from a middle-class family, I could have not achieved this if I didn’t have the sponsorship. Thanks to their efforts, be it providing support staff or equipment, I could focus on my goal without worrying about the rest. It was one hell of a ride but it was beautiful in its own way. I have a feeling that my own era has started and it will not stop until Allah stops it.”

A late winner by striker Mason Greenwood powered Manchester United to victory against Brighton in Premier League.

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Manchester United is the biggest club in the world and their Old Trafford home is known the Theatre of Dreams by one of their greatest legends, Sir Bobby Charlton. Manchester United is one of the most reputed clubs in the Premier League and based in Old Trafford, England. It’s not necessary whether you’re a football fan or don’t know the first thing about it, Manchester United is one club you surely must have heard of. The club boast of royal fans following across the world and royalty matched by none. The Club has produced great players with superb skills who enthralled the football fans whether played for the club or while representing their country.

Manchester United Bounce Back and this is not for the first time this season, Manchester United needed a second-half fightback after a dismal first 45 minutes to take all three points. The victory cemented their second place in the Premier League on Sunday. As of now, Manchester City are all set to capture the league title, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer led side is all set to  finish as runner-up and going all the way in the Europa League. Mason Greenwood was man of the hour once again who scored at the crucial moment for Manchester United in a 2-1 win over Brighton.

The 19-year-old Greenwood scored the all-important winner in the game against Brighton.

Notably, only Wayne Rooney (15) and Rashford (13) have managed to score more Premier League goals as a teenager for Manchester United than Greenwood (12).

Manchester United looked rusty in the first half but came back stronger in the second half and disrupting their rhythm right from the very first whistle goes. Brighton made life difficult for Red devils and was on verge to win their first ever match at Old Trafford, But it was not their days as  Marcus Rashford and Greenwood scored two beautiful gaols in the second half to shift in the momentum in their favour.

Dean Henderson was chosen ahead of David De Gea in goal for United and he rose to the occasion once again during the match by saving a point-blank header from Welbeck, only for the striker to direct home the rebound in the 13th minute.

Manchester United is currently at the second spot in Premier League standings with 60 points from 30 matches and the side is 14 points behind table-toppers Manchester City. United will next take on Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on April 11.

The 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Awards honoured legendary actor Rajinikanth with India’s highest film honour.

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Rajinikanth is one of the most celebrated actors of South Indian cinema and fondly known as Thalaivar. He has been entertaining fans for the three and half decades. He created a niche by delivering dialogues in a unique style and doing stunt sequences. His ability to do comedy, emotion, dance and fight with equal ease attracts people of all generations. He is not merely an actor par excellence but is considered as a God by his huge fan following down South.

Rajinikanth real name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad and was born on December 12, 1950 in a Marathi family in Bangalore. He was named after the Maratha warrior, Chhatrapati Shivaji. Rajinikanth was named after the Maratha warrior, Chhatrapati Shivaji. His family had to go through tough time during his childhood and youth. Though he came from Marathi background, ‘Thalaiva’ has not acted in any Marathi movies till date.

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He did all odd jobs like being a carpenter, a coolie and was also employed by Bangalore Transport Service (BTS), as a bus conductor. But soon find his calling in acting and started participating in stage plays. He got an opportunity to work with playwright Topi Muniappa’s mythological plays. It is here he got to know about acting course at the Madras Film Institute and decided to join. His family was against this decision and at the time of need friend and co-worker Raj Bahadur supported him financial.

In the melodrama ‘Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai’, where Rajinikanth played a hero who sacrifices everything for his siblings.  This was the turning point in his career, He became an legitimate performer who not only enthralled his audience but moved them to tears. Over the years Rajinikanth has many accolades such as six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards – four Best Actor Awards and two Special Awards for Best Actor – and a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award. He is also a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour.

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The legendary actor is all set to be honoured with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke award. The news was confirmed by Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar who took to twitter and wrote, “Happy to announce #Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2019 to one of the greatest actors in history of Indian cinema Rajnikant ji. His contribution as actor, producer and screenwriter has been iconic. I thank Jury @ashabhosle @SubhashGhai1 @Mohanlal @Shankar_Live #BiswajeetChatterjee.”

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the country’s highest film honour and also known as the ‘father of Indian Cinema’. Dadasaheb Phalke Award is bestowed every year at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation started by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Dadasaheb Phalke Award was first announced in 1969 by the government to recognise the contribution of film personalities towards the development of Indian Cinema. The award consists of  ‘Swarna Kamal’ (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize of ₹1,000,000.

The first recipient of the award was actress Devika Rani. Recent recipients include Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, filmmaker K.Vishwanath and Manoj Kumar.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, took to social media to congratulate the Thalaiva and wrote, “Popular across generations, a body of work few can boast of, diverse roles and an endearing personality…that’s Shri @rajinikanth Ji for you. It is a matter of immense joy that Thalaiva has been conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Congratulations to him.

Superstar Rajinikanth was last seen in 2020’s Darbar and these days is filming his next project titled  Annaatthe.

The Great Khali all set to take his place in sports-entertainment history during the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony!

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WWE is one of the most popular pro wrestling company ever since its inception way back in the 1950’s and gone on to become a global sports entertainment powerhouse. Its popularity knows no bound all around the world and broadcasted over 150 countries and reached the audience of millions of viewers.

WrestleMania is often compared as the Super Bowl of wrestling and fans eagerly wait to see it the show of immortals throughout the year. It is the most successful and longest-running professional wrestling event in history. It takes place every year between mid-March to mid-April. Also, it is well documented fact that Vince McMahon created WrestleMania. WrestleMania came into existence on March 31, 1985 and took place in the iconic Madison Square Garden.

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WWE Fans eagerly wait for Hall of Fame as they get to see wrestlers from past and present in one ceremony. The ceremony was started to honour the Legends who have made their name inside the squared circle for a lifetime of entertaining us, making their mark across the world, and leaving a mark in the minds for coming generations to follow. It takes place during Wrestlemania Weekend.

As of 2019, there have been 204 inductees, consisting of 113 wrestlers inducted individually, 36 Legacy Inductees, 15 group inductions (consisting of 44 wrestlers within those groups), 10 celebrities and 5 Warrior Award recipients. WWE was forced to cancel the 2020 Hall of Fame ceremony last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and released a statement that the Class of 2020 will be inducted alongside the Class of 2021 at the 2021 event.

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The Indian The India-born former WWE Superstar worked with the company from 2006 – 2014.  The Great Khali made his debut shortly after WrestleMania 22 and put The Deadman down with ease in his very first appearance. He followed by defeating Undertaker at at Judgment Day 2006 and was later worked on WWE SmackDown. He went on to feud with superstar such as Shawn Michaels , Kane, Triple H and Batista, over the major Championships in the company at the said time. One of his greatest highlights of his career been winning 20-man Battle Royal on SmackDown to be crowned as WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

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WWE India took to Instagram to share the news that The Great Khali is the newest inductee into the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame. The news was confirmed by none other than The Great Khali’s former on-screen manager Ranjin Singh on WWE Bump and was quioted saying that “You’re going into the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame class. Hey, congratulations, Khali. You are one of the next inductees into the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame. I am so happy and so proud to give you this news.”

The Great Khali has become a national hero and also featured in Hollywood movies such as “MacGruber,” “Get Smart,” and “The Longest Yard.” Post retiring from the business, opened up a wrestling school, in which he nutured the next generation of Indian Superstar hopefuls ready for the ring.

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WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be airing in India and can be watched exclusively on Sony sports channels and WWE Network on SonyLIV. The ceremony will feature the inductions of the 2020 class,  such as The NWO, The Bella Twins, JBL, British Bulldog and Jushin “Thunder” Liger, as well as the 2021 class, which features Khali, Molly Holly and Eric Bischoff.

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The sensational duo of Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker Create another record at ISSF World Cup in Delhi

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Young shooting sensation, Manu Bhaker is one of the most talented Indian sports shooters and came into the limelight after representing India at the 2018 ISSF World Cup. Manu Bhaker hails from Jhajjar, Haryana. She is currently pursuing her studies at Universal Public Senior Secondary School. She has been raved as India’s next shooter of our nation. She was inspired by her mentor Jaspal Rana who inspired to take up the sport.

Bhakar has been top of her games and was really looking forward to compete at the Summer Games but the Coronavirus has put the world on lockdown. She was quoted saying “I was expecting some tournaments to be affected but suddenly everything has been impacted by the pandemic, everything is getting cancelled. I feel both positive and disappointed at the same time. We were at the peak of our performance recently and would have been nice to compete at the Olympics right now.”

The sensational duo Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary created history once again by winning the gold medal in 10m mixed air pistol at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi. Team India defeated Golnoush Sebhatollahi and Javed Foroughi of Iran 16-12, making a brilliant rally post taking a lead to 0-4 at the end of the second series. With this win India has won its fifth gold at the ongoing event.

Team India also won the bronze medal all thanks to superb performance by Yashaswini Singh Deswal and Abhishek Verma, who beat Turkey’s Sevval Ilayda Tarhan and Ismail Keles 17-13. The news was confirmed by National Rifle Association of India, who took social media to confirm the news and wrote, “More GOLD for India!!! @SChaudhary2002 & @realmanubhaker win the 10M Air Pistol Mixed Team event at the @ISSF_Shooting

 World Cup #NewDelhi 2021 beating Iran 16-12 in the final. Many Congratulations! #ISSFWorldCup #ShootingWorldCup #India”

India is leading the medal tally with by 12 medals and counting, consisting of 5 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals. United States of America are second with 6 medals (3 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze) followed by Denmark (2 gold), Iran (1 gold, 1 silver) and Great Britain (1 gold).

A seven-year-old boy from Hyderabad became one of the youngest people to scale Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Mount Kilimanjaro soars almost 5,895 metres above sea level and is the highest mountain in Africa as well as the highest single free-standing mountain in the world. Embarking on an expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro is never easy feet to achieve, it can be the pinnacle of a climbing career and a seven-year-old boy from Hyderabad became one of the youngest people to scale the highest single free-standing mountain in the world.   Every year thousands of men and women alike set their goals to make it to the highest point.

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Yes, you read it right, Virat Chandra Telukunta etched his names in history books by becoming one of the youngest people to scale Mount Kilimanjaro. In doing so, the youngster has made the whole country proud as he climbed the highest mountain in Africa.  He achieved this foot on 6th March along with his coach Bharat Thammineni post doing one-month of rigorous training.

Virat has the passion to climb ever hence he heard inspirational stories of the experiences of his cousins. The youngster got very motivated when saw his cousins at Rudugaira Mountains in Uttarakhand where they had gone for a trekking trip. He shared his dream with his parents and which led to his parents contacting now coach Bharath to train him. The seven-year-old and his life trainer followed all the protocol during the journey.

His coach Bharat Thammineni was quoted saying, his pupil was very thrilled to train, was astonished to with his determination to finish training and did not quit midway through the training sessions. Virat too preparation very seriously and finished all the tasks such as running and mock climbing with dedication. While Interacting with ANI, Bharat Thammineni was quoted saying, “we had started the journey on March 5 and in between we took rest. As Virat is still a child so all us took all the precautions so that he does not feel uneasy. We started the climb on March 5 and reached the Uhuru peak of Kilimanjaro on March 6.”

Talking about his experience of climbing the highest single free-standing mountain in the world was quoted saying, “My parents accompanied me until Horombo hut. From there, I continued the journey with my guides. It took almost five hours to reach Kibo hut, which is at an elevation of 4,720 metres, also had to deal with heavy snow and windy conditions at that place. I was frightened because it was still dark. I could hear the wind whistling and there was a heavy downpour of snow. It took almost eight hours to reach the summit. I am happy to accomplish the mission.”

Besides Climbing, The Class 2 student also enjoys Skating, playing Cricket, running 6 km every day and doing yoga. “I even took part in a 5K run to prove my mettle. “My guides said Mt Kilimanjaro would be ideal to travel and climb.”

Inspirational Story: CA Bhavani Devi became the first-ever Indian fencer to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics!

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India is a sports-loving nation and has a special space in India. We are blessed to have Word class athletes and players which has produced so many great sportsmen in every sport. In recent times Indian women athletes have amazed us by breaking the gender barrier and created a niche which inspired the future generation. Players like Sania Mirza, Mary Kom, Mithali Raj, Saina Nehwal, Geeta Phogat, Sakshi Malik, Deepa Malik, PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar, Mithali Raj to name a few have reached the top against odds and also made us proud by being trailblazers the best game-changers we will ever know. They have taught us to look beyond gender stereotypes and paved the way to empower us all.

Bhavani Devi first-ever Indian fencer to qualify for Olympics

Today we are all set to talk about inspirational story of Bhavani Devi who created history by become the first Indian fencer in history to qualify for the Olympics.  she achieved this feat when Hungary lost to South Korea in the quarterfinals of the Fencing Sabre World Cup, she is a true patriot and wears with pride tri-colour on her full-face masked helmet.  Her role model is Queen Velu Nachiyar, also known as Veeramangai, the ruler of Sivaganga who is supposed to have fought in the first war of freedom on the British in 1770s.

The whole nation is eager to know who is Bhavani Devi? The Fencer Bhavani Devi started fencing in School and had to go through initial failure but soon things started turning in her favour and she gone on to win Women’s World Cup satellite tournament in Iceland in 2017. She came way stronger next year, in 2018 and went on to defeat England’s Emily Ruaux 15-12 to win gold in the Commonwealth Championships, she also became the first Indian to do so in the tournament’s 44-year history.

Bhavani Devi Becomes First-ever Indian Fencer to Qualify for Olympics

Last year during the COVID-19 pandemic-enforced lockdown she used to do training session on her terrace, before shifting base to an indoor stadium in Chennai, and then once restrictions were eased and started training with her coaches who based out in Livorno, Italy. She is the daughter of a temple priest in Washermanpet, Chennai. But her journey wasn’t easy and had to fight a lot societal pressure to reach the top of them all. During interaction with the media, she was quoted saying “Despite belonging to a conservative background, my parents have never stopped me from pursuing what I like. Sport is far from a popular career choice for girls in my community (Tamil Brahmins) and my parents, even if they faced any flak over it from others, never let it affect me. They’re just happy that I’m finding joy in what I do.”

Fencing is a sport which originated in Europe and is a stranglehold of the continent’s sporting superpowers in this sport being very tight. In the past China, Japan and Korea have broken records in the sport and winning 36 medals. But for an Indian it is a huge achievement, as the equipment is niche, coaching is specialised, the sport isn’t particularly easy to just lace up shoes. Italian coach Nicolo Zanotti spoke highly for Bhavani talent and has speed for sabre, the fastest of the sword events. During her initial staged of her life she used to practice at Thalassery in Kerala as a junior, and soon moved to Livorno in Italy – the 27-year-old had overcame a lot to learn a sport she had come to love and had started getting very good at it.

Chadalavada Anandha Sundhararamana Bhavani Devi has become the first Indian fencer to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. She has secured a spot in the World Cup in Budapest, Hungary after the hosts lost in the quarterfinals, which allowed South Korea to progress to the semi-final. The 27-year-old qualified through the Adjusted Official Ranking (AOR) Method. Bhavani’s qualification was one woman’s ambition to make it to the Olympics, in a sport she dared to pursue when not many around her did.

Saina’ Trailer Released! The trailer takes us into the journey of the badminton player and gives us a glimpse of her life. Watch the trailer here.

International Women's Day 2021: 10 inspirational quotes to motivate you on  this Women's Day

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021, lets us celebrate this global day by celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is also a reminder the day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The theme for this is #ChooseToChallenge, which focuses a “challenged world is an alert world, and from challenge comes change”.  We are blessed to born in a nation where we have many great women who bring us the hope that every girl has the potential to achieve whatever she wants to. They have risen to the top in their fields and are not only reminders of the legacy that they leave behind, but also guiding light of hope for future generations.

My Grandmom Wanted A Boy: Saina Nehwal's Childhood Challenges Will Inspire  Every Woman To Dream Big

Today we take a look into the one of the most inspiring stories of Indian sports and its none other than Saina Nehwal.  the most celebrated shuttler of India hailed from Hisar district in Haryana.  During her childhood, was pushed by her parents to practice Karate. An interesting fact which isn’t known to a lot of people, Saina’s parents, Harvir and Usha Singh, were a district badminton champion in Haryana. She used to accompany her mother to who used to practice in a local club in Haryana.

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In no time, Saina fell in love with the sport and started training under the Nani Prasad.  Post which she started training with Arjuna award-winning badminton coach – SM Arif. During these times, she never let her studies been neglected and completed her schooling from St. Ann’s college in Hyderabad.  Saina Nehwal used to commence her training session at 4 am in the morning and travelled a distance of almost 25 km to get top calls training facility Through her grit and determination Nehwal went on to become one of the most celebrated shuttler of India because she fought hard to make herself known in a country that only knows and spokes about cricket.

Saina started her Professional career in 2004 and quickly rising in ranks and creating new records with every tournament. She holds the record of becoming the first player to win the Asian Satellite Badminton Tournament on two occasions. He is also the youngest Asian to win a four-star tournament post winning the Philippines Open in 2006 at the young age of 16. In 2009, Nehwal took the world by storm when she defeated Wang Lin of China and becoming the first Indian to win the BWF Super Series title.

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The star shuttler, Saina Nehwal is the queen of many firsts but greatest achievement is the bronze medal that she won at the 2012 London Olympics. She became the first woman to win a title in the junior badminton championship, she is also the first female shuttler to win an Olympic medal for India and was also first Badminton player to win a super series tournament. When it comes to Saina Nehwal’s achievement the list is endless. Saina Nehwal has 22 titles till date and counting. She is on par with the likes of Prakash Padukone, Pullela Gopichand and PV Sindhu as one of the greatest shuttlers the nation has ever produced. Saina was also bestowed with the Padma Bhushan award in 2016 which is the country’s third-highest civilian award. 

The fans were quite excited ever since official announcement of a movie is being made on the life of Saina Nehwal. The biopic had its shares of ups and down. From Shraddha Kapoor stepping out of the film to speculation that the biopic would have an OTT release. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the makers of the movie released the trailer in which Parineeti Chopra is essaying the role of badminton champion, Saina Nehwal. The movie is all set to release on March 26, 2021 and is being directed by Amol Gupte. The movie is being produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Sujay Jairaj and Rashesh Shah under the banner of T-Series and Front Foot Pictures.

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Parineeti Chopra is the nailing the character of Saina Nehwal and the trailer gives us an insight into the badminton player’s life. The actress has aced the look of the badminton player. the movie also features versatile actor Meghna Malik who is essaying the role of Saina’s mother Usha Rani and Manav Kaul is playing the team’s coach.  In the trailer we get to see Saina climbs the ladder of success and hardships are put in the spotlight before she is selected as a part of the national team.

A massive glacier breach in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district caused flash floods in the Dhauli Ganga river, causing large-scale devastation in the upper reaches of the ecological fragile Himalayas.

Imagine the world without flora and fauna. It is difficult to imagine a world where we can’t hear the sound the wind blowing through the tall grass.  But in today scenario it seems that a world once full of life now lays empty due to extinction. People around the globe have failed to understand the importance of wildlife conservation. Not being aware of what steps need to be taken to preserve wildlife? These are important questions that we as an inhabitant of this earth need to ask our self in order to help maintain the delicate ecosystem on Earth. Wildlife plays a crucial role in this delicate ecosystem and without wildlife, the human race would not survive.

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A nation woke up to a shocking news of a glacier burst which took place in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district which triggers massive flooding on Sunday. This held to evacuation of thousands of peoples, who were living near Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers – to safety.

As per the official report, the flooding damaged nearby areas of Rishiganga and NTPC power plants in which over 100 labourers working in the power plant are feared dead. Teams of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and police have been deployed. As per the initial report, 16 people trapped in a tunnel near Tapovan in Chamoli have been safely rescued while 12 more people have been evacuated from another tunnel. But, around 150 people are reportedly still missing.

While interacting with media, NDRF official was quoted saying at 40-50 people may have swept away in the gushing waters after the glacial burst, adding that the rescue operation will continue for 24-48 hours. IG NDRF Amrendra Kumar further added that rescue operation with cover areas around riverside to find the both survivors and the bodies. He also informed that floods aren’t as bad as the 2013 Kedarnath calamity. The official further said that operations may be stalled because of nightfall.

This massive flood in Chamoli reminded the whole nation of the memory of the Kedarnath disaster of 2013 which led to widespread devastation in the ecologically fragile Himalayan region. The banks of the Chorabari lake in Kedarnath broke due to a cloudburst which resulted in a major flash flood causing widespread destruction in Uttarakhand and led to heavy losses in terms of infrastructure, agriculture lands, human and animal lives.

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Though Kedarnath occurred during the rainy season which led to delay in the launch of relief and rescue operations, the flash flood on Sunday occurred on a bright and sunny morning which helped in relief and rescue operations. The weather was clear yesterday, which was quite helpful for helicopters to reach the affected areas in no time. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has released the statement that no adverse weather events are expected over Chamoli, Tapovan and Joshimath in Uttarakhand on February 7 and 8.