Home > Magazine > ChaiTime > GOOD SPORTS: Squashing the Competition

 

GOOD SPORTS: Squashing the Competition

Compiled/partly written by MELVIN DURAI Email Compiled/partly written by MELVIN DURAI
March 2012
GOOD SPORTS: Squashing the Competition

If you haven’t heard of Dipika Pallikal, it’s only because her sport of choice, squash, isn’t as popular as tennis or golf. The 20-year-old from Chennai has been playing squash since age 11 and achieved her highest world ranking, No. 14, in February. She was a finalist at the 2012 Tournament of Champions, previously known as the U.S. Professional Championships, in New York City, the first Indian to reach the final of a Silver event.

She’s yet another example of the success that Indians are having in a variety of sports. “Today you see a lot of attention given to sports; even the government encourages schools to give marks for sports,” she told Deccan Chronicle. “So it’s going in the right direction and there are more athletes taking to sports as a profession.”

Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.

[Comments? Contributions? We would love to hear from you about Chai Time. If you have contributions, please email us at melvin@melvindurai.com. We welcome jokes, quotes, online clips and more.]


Enjoyed reading Khabar magazine? Subscribe to Khabar and get a full digital copy of this Indian-American community magazine.


  • Add to Twitter
  • Add to Facebook
  • Add to Technorati
  • Add to Slashdot
  • Add to Stumbleupon
  • Add to Furl
  • Add to Blinklist
  • Add to Delicious
  • Add to Newsvine
  • Add to Reddit
  • Add to Digg
  • Add to Fark
blog comments powered by Disqus

Back to articles

 

DIGITAL ISSUE 

06_24-Cover-Coming-To-America–TejiSingh.jpg

 

eKhabar

Potomac_wavesmedia Banner ad.png

asian american-200.jpg

 atlanta_namadwaar_summer_camp_2024__1__480.png

TrophyPoint-Webads-200x200-4.jpg

  NRSPAY_Khabar-Website_2x2_Ad.gif

Krishnan Co WebBanner.jpg

Raj&Patel-CPA-Web-Banner.jpg

Embassy Bank_gif.gif 

MedRates-Banner-11-23.jpg

DineshMehta-CPA-Banner-0813.jpg