Young badminton sensation Lakshya Sen breaks into the World top 100 after jumping 19 places to reach the 89th spot in the latest BWF ranking. At 16, Lakshya achieved the spot for his good international run. The youngster had clinched the Eurasia Bulgarian Open and India International Series, before finishing runners-up at the Tata Open India International Challenge. Lakshya also won the World Junior Badminton Championship in Yogykarta by defeating Indonesia’s Gatjra Piliang Fiqihila Cupu 21-15, 21-19.
Inspired by their grandfather C.L. Sen back home in Uttarakhand, Lakshya and his brother Chirag took to badminton. Seasoned badminton coach Vimal Kumar noticed their capability and initiated in bringing the brother duo to Bengaluru at Prakash Padukone’s Academy.
Lakshya has been the Junior World No 1 quite for sometime.
PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata.
After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata.
In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer.
Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream.
So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.