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03-18-2013, 06:45 AM #69
03-18-2013, 07:12 AM #70
Here in BC, we love the game BADMINTON, consider it as a wonderful sport, and understand it's beauty.....
But that's not the case with most of the people.
For example, Badminton is still considered as a backyard/girly sport, where the players are supposed to HIT the shuttles from opposite side, so that the rally continue... The purpose of the game is understood as "CONTINUING" the rally.. (not actually winning it)
And I've seen in one of the movie posters, that one of the actor (really dont' remember, which language) playing BADMINTON, on a TENNIS COURT... (the tennis-net was used there)
[For your record, there are different languages in INDIA, each having it's own scripting, and itself very unique from others. So different movie industries, for each of the local languages.]
That's the picture of Badminton, here in INDIA.. And as a Badminton-Lover, I appreciate anything that popularize the sport...
Most of the time, we never find any mention about any Badminton Tournament, in any of the media..
It's very much necessary, to have a HERO for Badminton, in India.. And SN is the best candidate for the same at this time.
Unless there is a local hero/player, you can never popularize the sport ... So I do think it's a positive sign, when some media trying to make SN as an ambassador of Badminton in INDIA.
We should not overlook the sports for the players. But the players are indeed an integral part of the sport.
It's the beauty of the sport, that needs to be appreciated more than the player. (not saying that player to be ignored.)
An avid badminton lover.
03-18-2013, 07:16 AM #71
03-18-2013, 12:25 PM #72
03-18-2013, 12:45 PM #73
03-18-2013, 01:01 PM #74
03-18-2013, 01:11 PM #75
What is sad is that some people don't have the brains to understand that.
03-19-2013, 12:35 AM #76
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03-19-2013, 12:50 AM #77
Learn to ignore the posts by the not so enlightened ones.
You can start by seeing how Ashaan handled it.
You do realise that most of the questionable posts about India and its players are directed at you in response to what you have posted/previously posted. You should ask yourself why this is the case.
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03-19-2013, 01:58 AM #78
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03-19-2013, 03:29 AM #80
No need to give an epilogue on India, I am sure there is enough nationalistic pride at stake for one to defend his/her favourite player and country no matter what.
As far as badminton goes, I always find the reports on outlets such as Times of India, etc. laughable with their Saina-centric reporting, and the comments in the readers’ opinion section even funnier because the readers actually believe everything they read.
At the same time, it is also quite ‘sad’ because it betrays the Indian psyche which points to one that is constantly craving for world recognition and attention (which ironically, is currently being reserved for China at the moment who only a generation or two ago was in total isolation and was poorer than India but whistled past like a train), and alluding to themselves that they will one day overtake everyone, especially the Chinese, by 2158 or something; being an ancient power themselves.
Take for example this badminton report and its nuances back in Oct 2012;
“HYDERABAD: At last, Saina Nehwal has breached what was the final frontier for her. She brought down the final brick in the Chinese Wall, world No.1 Wang Yihan, who remained the only Chinese player till now not to have fallen to the Indian.
The Olympic silver medalist limped off the court when faced with a certain defeat, allowing the Indian ace to advance with a 21-12, 12-7 victory in the semifinals of the Yonex Denmark Open Super Series Premier on Saturday.
Saina, who is also battling a right knee injury, began with a 0-5 deficit but recovered quickly enough to run through the top Chinese to make the hitherto lopsided head-to-head record look a little better at 1-6. The rivalry that began in May 2010 grew bitter with each tournament as the Indian failed to get past her even once.
Waving her finger ferociously after firing a body smash, countering a crosscourt half smash with a deft drop and dismissing a high toss with a powerful drive, Saina looked robust throughout the match.
Though the retirement of her famed opponent might have taken the fizz out of her victory, Saina and her team will be buoyed by the fact that the 'Yihan puzzle' has been finally cracked.”
The Indians are fighting an imaginary enemy or ghost here, patting themselves on their back and showering praise on their self-styled victory as if they have found a new messiah or a way to eradicate poverty & starvation or something. What “final frontier”? What “Chinese Wall”? Hilarious, isn’t it? Such passionate people indeed.
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03-19-2013, 03:44 AM #81
03-19-2013, 07:35 AM #82
03-19-2013, 12:21 PM #83
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03-20-2013, 04:26 AM #84
For this thread, we have had a diversion away. It's been dealt by some of our forum members in a very dignified fashion. Further postings on the diversion will be deleted and let's get back to the topic - i.e. Saina herself.
03-22-2013, 12:16 AM #85
Recent visit by saina to a temple . According to me, God will never let one down those who believes him and maintain a disciplined life by respecting elders especially Coaches (Teachers are equal to god. Their life time experiences are more than our age) .
Just wanted to share the video link of Saina's temple visit( Kalashtri alias Kalahasthi).
Last edited by scorpion1; 03-22-2013 at 12:19 AM.
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