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Uday Deshpande and his tryst with Mallakhamb

It was late 1950s. India had tasted independence some years back and people were trying to overcome the effects of colonialism in every aspect of life. Sport was no different. While cricket had a steady growth, many people took to yoga and martial arts that had a strong essence of …

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The name hunt for Badminton

Badminton is said to develop in 19th century from the British game BATTLEDORE AND SHUTTLECOCK (Battledore was the older form of raquet). In 1863, an article in The Cornhill Magazine described badminton as “battledore and shuttlecock played with sides, across a string suspended some five feet from the ground.” The …

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