Posts Tagged ‘Prakash Padukone’

Can Professional Badminton Pick Up In India?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Thomas Cup and Uber Cup are two prestigious events held in Badminton where players represent their country (similar to Davis Cup in Tennis).

Currently, Thomas Cup and Uber Cup Championships are held in New Delhi.

As the turn out in the stadium was very poor, there was an interesting conversation that got started in Facebook about this topic. I did express my views to my friends there, but thought it would help to provide a collective thought here on the same topic.

You-Know-Who_Thomas-Uber-Cup-New-Delhi-Empty-Stands

These empty stands do show exactly the viewership level for such a huge event in India.

For any professional sport to succeed, there has to be acceptable viewership levels so that businesses will love to show case their products in front of the audience.

The popularity of any sport can be considered using two factors:

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Badminton In India

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

People who know me well obviously know about my love for Badminton. Those of you, who believe Badminton is a backyard game, please watch the video given in this post and then decide. (The fastest recorded smash in badminton is over 200mph, while the fastest in tennis is only 156mph.)

Lately, there has been a lot of buzz around Badminton in India, primarily because Saina Nehwal has been consistently ranking well in the women’s badminton circuit. Kashyap also seems to be doing fairly well in the international circuit in the men’s section. In my past thirty years of playing badminton, I have only seen Prakash Padukone and Gopichand create some mark in the world badminton scene. Good to see the number of Indian players in top 100 in world rankings go up steadily.

With this increase in interest in Badminton in India, I got this idea about a website for Badminton in India. Finally, I have to a chance to use my technology skills and make use of it in badminton. Started working on it now and I hope it becomes the portal of choice for Badminton lovers in India.