Dreams of a Billion

India is of the size of continent, should finish in top 5 at Olympics: Kiren Rijiju

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Sports minister Kiren Rijiju has said India is such a large country that it should finish among the top 5 at the Olympics rather than satisfying with a couple of medals. Speaking at the book launch of ‘Dreams of a Billion India and the Olympic Games’ co-written by Boria Majumdar and Nalin Mehta, Rijiju stressed […..]

Books like these are much required in India: Gopichand on Dreams of a Billion


Dreams of a Billion, by Boria Majumdar and Nalin Mehta, gets its timing right as it hits the stands in the Tokyo Olympic year with stories of triumph and lessons from the lives of India’s Olympic heroes. In the lead up to Tokyo Olympics 2020, celebrated sports historian Boria Majumdar and journalist Nalin Mehta’s new […..]

Keep expectations to the lowest: Pullela Gopichand’s advice to athletes for Tokyo Olympics

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Pullela Gopichand is of the opinion that athletes should not put undue pressure on themselves and just focus on doing the right things during their preparations for the Tokyo Olympics. India badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said it’s important for athletes to give their best when it comes to preparation for the Olympics but said they […..]

launch of Dreams of a Billion live from the Delhi

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Dreams of a Billion | India and the Olympics Games | Boria Majumdar & Nalin Mehta live from the #Delhi launch of #DreamsofaBillion  in the company of Sports Minister @KirenRijiju , #PullelaGopichand, IOA Pres Narendra Batra @OfficialNRAI Pres @RaninderSingh & Vighnesh Shahane @nalinmehta @BoriaMajumdar

DREAMS OF A BILLION ~ India And The Olympic Games


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Boria Majumdar, Nalin Mehta narrate tales of India’s Olympic stars in new book


WHO IS A CHAMPION? PV Sindhu had just won her quarter-final in Rio against the legendary Wang Yihan of China, and all of us, members of the Indian media contingent, were euphoric. One more win and Sindhu could finally end India’s medal drought. Later that evening, Gopichand bumped into Boria by the gate of the […..]

A Bitter Rivalry

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How the poster girls of Indian badminton, P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, fought for the attention of their beloved coach and mentor Pullela Gopichand. Exclusive extracts from a new book that looks at the back stories of these two great athletes-and at India’s prospects going into the Tokyo Olympic Games later this year. Has the […..]