Friday, December 26, 2008

Women of Andhra - Stand Up!

In a state which represents its women as disgusting, undervalued entities in its movies, Andhra Pradesh can now be proud that one of its own has broken that stupid stereotype put out by the Movie Industry of Andhra.
I doubt any of Andhra's directors will be intelligent enough to actually change this stereotype however like Imtiaz Ali in Chak De India. Would the people of Andhra want to be better? Or do they want to keep putting up more symbols of the negative part of the Western world? Do they want to let the Christians take over Vijayawada? Keep the image of strong women away from your growing population then.

Smashing Saina transforms into sensation
Friday, December 26, 2008 01:14:14 pm, PTI

NEW DELHI: From being just another promising young shuttler to breaking into the world's top 10, the year gone by has seen the metamorphosis of Saina Nehwal into a sensation, whose exploits helped India rise up the world badminton chart.Riding on her success story, Indian badminton enjoyed a steep-rise over the past few seasons to leave its mark on the world sporting canvass.Keeping pace with her dreams, Saina had made her intent clear at the start of the year when she became the first Indian girl to enter a Super Series semi-final in Singapore Open before losing to Mi Zhou of Hong Kong.She also made it to the last eight of the Thailand open. With a new found optimism, the 18-year-old then sizzled at the Beijing Games, stunning world number five and fourth seed Wang Chen of Hong Kong in a three-game thriller to become the first Indian woman to reach the quarter-finals of the Olympics.The little Hyderabadi teen soon attained the tag of a 'giant killer' as she galloped her way to an impressive win in the Yonex Chinese Taipei Open, beating Li Ya Lydia Cheah of Malaysia 21-8 21-19 in September. (TOI Photo)