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Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal, Badminton Player

Inspirational Icons: Saina Nehwal

Text by Zaral Shah. Illustrations by Pratap Chalke

"I am the same person on and off the courts. My temperament is very cool"
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Saina Nehwal, Badminton Player

Power Trendsetter: Saina Nehwal

Text by Zaral Shah. Photograph by Vishesh Verma

For being awarded the third-highest civilian award in the country and her smashing on-court successes
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Saina Nehwal, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee, Playing to Win, My Life On and Off Court

Verve’s Power Women 2015: Saina Nehwal

Image Courtesy: Getty Images and Instagram

"I cannot miss a single day of training," Saina Nehwal tells us what it takes to be on top
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Saina Nehwal, Indian badminton’s blue-eyed girl, Badminton Champion

Super Saina

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographs by Vishesh Verma. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani and Nirali Mehta. Make-up and hair by Priya Todarwal. Location courtesy: The Taj Krishna, Hyderabad

Amidst the almost-silent swishing of the shuttles on court, a sports sensation was quietly in the making. But with three big back-to-back wins in June, Saina Nehwal caught the imagination of the nation. Verve gets upfront and personal with Indian badminton’s blue-eyed girl and the reigning World No 2 whose inspiring success story is fuelling new dreams
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Kareena Kapoor, Bollywood Superstar

In association with CARTIER It has not been easy to pin down on paper a select 50. For all over the country – and world – there are innumerable Indian women who are taking charge, breaking boundaries and coming out ahead of the curve. Even in a tough economic climate, core competencies, the willingness to adapt and an unwavering discipline have taken many of these women flying through the turbulence. Verve handpicks a set of the big players who continued to hit the headlines in the past year, whether in retaining their choice positions, causing a flurry overseas, grabbing 15 minutes of well deserved fame or raising their own bar. And, best of all, they don’t wear their gender on their sleeve
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