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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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Sania Mirza, Tennis Player, multiple Grand Slam winner, Arjuna Award, Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Padma Bhushan

Inspirational Icons: Sania Mirza

Text by Zaral Shah. Illustrations by Pratap Chalke

"I wish many more girls would break out of their shells so that we will have more athletes coming out of the country"
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Sania Mirza, Indian Tennis Player

Sania Mirza: “The pressure to perform is always there.”

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographed by Rohan Shrestha. Styling by Shweta Navandar. Make-Up and Hair: Bianca Louzado. Location: Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel

Tennis superstar, who does not hesitate to wear her attitude on her sleeve, tells us about the moves that have powered her on and off the court
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Sania Mirza, Tennis Player
January 30, 2016

Super Sania!

Compiled by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photograph by Joy Datta

She's slamming it in, and we've got her words to match...
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Mary Kom power woman gold medalist Olympics
June 01, 2013

Power Winner: Mary Kom

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh

Mary Kom – five-time world boxing champion – with her compassion, determination, strength and vision, has made it to our roll call of honour this year
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