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Saina and the making of a new world order

Not in recent memory has an Indian attracted such popular enthusiasm; some minds harked back to the days of Prakash Padukone’s reign at the top in the early 1980s. In the event, as Saina took the title rather easily, becoming the first Indian to win a world title, some parallels could be drawn with Padukone, who won the Indian Masters in this city in 1981. Continue reading

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