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Ashwini Nachappa

Ashwini Nachappa

A former athlete, Nachappa is actively involved in social work and is an educationist, too. She is also part of Clean Sports India organisation. An Arjuna Award winner, Nachappa was referred to as India’s 'Flo Jo'. She has also acted in a few Telugu films.


An open letter to the sports minister

Dear Shri Rathore, Congratulations for a successful showing at the Commonwealth

By Ashwini Nachappa May 27, 2018

Salute the surge!

Picture this. A young girl in lane six at the start of the semifinals of the 400m

By Ashwini Nachappa May 13, 2018

Unmasking our real nature

In school, we had moral science as a subject. Right and wrong, good and bad, ethics

By Ashwini Nachappa April 15, 2018

The waning of nationalism

I was brought up with a deep feeling of being Indian, as were many in my generation

By Ashwini Nachappa April 01, 2018

Sportsmen need a safety net

Kumar (name changed) is a 16-year-old promising hurdler. He has been training at

By Ashwini Nachappa March 18, 2018

Khelo India khelo!

The recently concluded Khelo India School Games threw up some remarkable

By Ashwini Nachappa March 04, 2018

Deconstructing Federer

Spoiler alert! This article is from an unabashed fan of Roger Federer, whose

By Ashwini Nachappa February 18, 2018

Another wasted mandate?

In 1984, Rajiv Gandhi won a landslide victory riding the Indira sympathy wave. The

By Ashwini Nachappa February 04, 2018

70 years of rajas and ranis

India is an idea that is 70 years old. An idea that was founded around the principles of democracy...

By Ashwini Nachappa January 07, 2018

The anti-national bully

Nobody is above the law. It applies in equal measure to all. But, in our country, this is far from that...

By Ashwini Nachappa December 10, 2017

Sparking the football revolution

There has been much positivity around the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup. It is great to see Indian...

By Ashwini Nachappa October 29, 2017

The maya of success

What was hoped to be a dream sign-off to Usain Bolt’s remarkable career ended in a whimper. He finished...

By Ashwini Nachappa October 15, 2017

Rooting for Rathore

Dear Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Congratulations! It has taken various governments 70 years to do the...

By Ashwini Nachappa October 01, 2017

In the zone

The Sindhu versus Okuhara final at the BWF World Championships was epic, one that was comparable to the...

By Ashwini Nachappa September 17, 2017

Doping our way to failure

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) listed India as the world’s third worst offender in 2014 and 2015....

By Ashwini Nachappa August 27, 2017
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