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Ashwini Nachappa

A former athlete, Nachappa is actively involved in social work and is an educationist, too. She is also part of Clean Sports India organisation. An Arjuna Award winner, Nachappa was referred to as India’s 'Flo Jo'. She has also acted in a few Telugu films.

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Khelo India khelo!

By Ashwini Nachappa | March 4, 2018

The recently concluded Khelo India School Games threw up some remarkable...

Deconstructing Federer

By Ashwini Nachappa | February 18, 2018

Spoiler alert! This article is from an unabashed fan of Roger Federer, whose...

Another wasted mandate?

By Ashwini Nachappa | February 04, 2018

In 1984, Rajiv Gandhi won a landslide victory riding the Indira sympathy wave. The...

70 years of rajas and ranis

By Ashwini Nachappa | January 07, 2018

India is an idea that is 70 years old. An idea that was founded around the...

The anti-national bully

By Ashwini Nachappa | December 10, 2017

Nobody is above the law. It applies in equal measure to all. But, in our country,...

Sparking the football revolution

By Ashwini Nachappa | October 29, 2017

There has been much positivity around the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup. It is...

The maya of success

By Ashwini Nachappa | October 15, 2017

What was hoped to be a dream sign-off to Usain Bolt’s remarkable career ended in a...

Rooting for Rathore

By Ashwini Nachappa | October 1, 2017

What was hoped to be a dream sign-off to Usain Bolt’s remarkable career ended in a...

In the zone

By Ashwini Nachappa | September 17, 2017

The Sindhu versus Okuhara final at the BWF World Championships was epic, one that...

Doping our way to failure

By Ashwini Nachappa | August 27, 2017

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) listed India as the world’s third worst offender...

Hop, skip and jump for joy

By Ashwini Nachappa | July 23, 2017

The recent Asian Athletics Championships at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar...

The illusion of change

By Ashwini Nachappa | July 09, 2017

We are brought up with the notion that we must change for the better, and that we...

Heads you win, tails I lose

By Ashwini Nachappa | June 11, 2017

Earlier this month, athletes, their coaches and retired athletes gathered in protest...

Body and mind of education

By Ashwini Nachappa | May 28, 2017

In 2000, my husband, Datha, and I started looking for land in Coorg to start a...

Rekindling the love for sport

By Ashwini Nachappa | May 14, 2017

After I moved to Bengaluru at the age of eight, my mother used to take my sister and...

Blueprint for a sporting revolution

By Ashwini Nachappa | April 30, 2017

After reading my previous column, one of my readers commented that my suggestion of...

SAI to Sport India

By Ashwini Nachappa | April 16, 2017

A few days ago, as a member of a newly constituted governing council of Sports...

Making sports in India

By Ashwini Nachappa | April 2, 2017

Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyan, National Sports Development Fund, National...

The imperative for legislating sports

By Ashwini Nachappa | March 19, 2017

I can vividly recall our struggle as athletes in the substandard conditions and...

Chasing the medal mirage

By Ashwini Nachappa | March 05, 2017

After our debacle at the Rio Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a task...

We need a new sports culture

By Ashwini Nachappa | February 19, 2017

Culturally, we are not a sporting nation. We have never taken to sport like...

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