Guest Column

Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal is a former World No 1 and 2012 Olympic bronze medallist in badminton


Parting shot

Time always seems to be of great paucity for me. I do not remember how and when my childhood went by. I...

By Saina Nehwal April 23, 2017

The ‘cup’ of joy

I do charity because I know the importance of money, especially when people hit rock bottom. I recall a...

By Saina Nehwal April 09, 2017

Making sense of the loss

The All England Open Badminton Championships are over, and I am disappointed with my quarterfinal exit....

By Saina Nehwal March 26, 2017

All work, all play

Allow me to give you an insight into the kind of matches we play. There are five types of tournaments...

By Saina Nehwal March 12, 2017

It pays to win prizes

Achievements bring you awards. And awards, in turn, inspire you to achieve more. As a player, receiving...

By Saina Nehwal February 26, 2017

Play, rest, play again

Yes, I won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold, and a win is a win since all wins have a high...

By Saina Nehwal February 12, 2017

Raring to grow

I was in Delhi on Lohri/Pongal/Makar Sankranti, and enjoyed its full essence by witnessing bonfires at...

By Saina Nehwal January 29, 2017

Going places

I was selected to play the European circuit—the Czech Republic, Germany and Denmark—in February 2003...

By Saina Nehwal January 15, 2017

I love posting pics

I am a regular on social media. In fact, I go online during the time I get at airports, before the...

By Saina Nehwal January 01, 2017

Back in action

I made my comeback at the China Super Series held at Fuzhou in November, where many of the players...

By Saina Nehwal December 18, 2016

Ready to face the fire

I was to attend the first meeting of International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Athletes' Commission in...

By Saina Nehwal November 20, 2016

One for the athletes

I have been appointed a member of the Athletes’ Commission of the International Olympic Committee...

By Saina Nehwal November 06, 2016

My opponents and I

I am doing very well and rehabilitating under the guidance of the Centre for Sports Medicine of the Sir...

By Saina Nehwal October 23, 2016

Tools of the trade

Sometimes I meet youngsters who dream of achieving much more than I have and they come and ask me about...

By Saina Nehwal October 09, 2016

Food, worship and workouts

I have been home now for over a month, and sometimes people ask me if I am going 'stir-crazy' since I...

By Saina Nehwal September 25, 2016
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