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Many think that elite athletes like me are taken care of. But that is not true, only a few like Sindhu are looked after well.
In fact, I am a bit apprehensive about biopics on sporting personalities in our country after seeing a few films. But my biopic is not going to be the same; it's completely different.
If I lose a match, I don't get sad or feel down. But if I lose a close match, I surely have sleepless nights.
I stopped playing mixed doubles and there is no result in mixed doubles. I was world number six. People who are talking about me and my performance and questioning my career and my achievements, where is the next mixed doubles pair, please show it to me. I would like to know.
Being a player, I am supposed to train and practice and only think about my game, what I have to develop and what weaknesses I have to take care of.
I don't expect people to understand, but as players who love the sport and have constantly been thrown a rock at by our association and now the Govt, there is only so much one can take.
Consistency is most important in international level and once you have it, you become a different player.
Unlike badminton playing major nations of the world, we never had a specialist doubles coach and so the discipline remained neglected.
I don't court controversies, but when I state facts, which are hard to digest for male-dominated authorities, they call them squabble.
I have fought back. From not being allowed to play, I have now qualified for Olympics in two events, it is satisfying. I feel proud.
Miquita Oliver

Miquita Oliver

Paloma wool and all of the British Heart Foundation shops – I love checking out the latest donations to find quality, preloved pieces that no one else will have.

Mollie Hemingway

Mollie Hemingway

Biden’s first failed run for the presidency was ended by his dishonesty over his academic record and his plagiarism, including the biography and speeches of British Labor politician Neil Kinnock.

John Bishop

John Bishop

I normally put on Lycra or Speedos to plead with the British public to put their hands in their pocket for Red Nose Day.

Crispin Blunt

Crispin Blunt

There is a tendency for the British establishment to work out everything very carefully and then present it to parliament as ‘a take it or leave it’ choice. And then ministers wonder why they have difficulties in parliament.

Melissa Leong

Melissa Leong

British cookbook author Elizabeth David led the most adventurous life but is widely credited with bringing to the fore the importance of home cooking.

Rick Stein

Rick Stein

As far as filming for TV goes, I like to go where the food is definitely of interest to British people.

Lolly Adefope

Lolly Adefope

My friends wonder how I have the patience to engage with people on Twitter about topics such as diversity and why black British history should be taught in schools: surely it’s exhausting? And they’re right.

Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth

Quite out of proportion to the size of the country, British children’s writers swept the world in the 20th century. We should celebrate them.

Gregg Wallace

Gregg Wallace

I don’t feel comfortable sitting by a pool with other British people who may just gawk and take photographs of me.

Goldie

Goldie

If I was running a British School of classical music I’d employ Tai Chi teachers to help the conductors at the end of their lessons.

Brett Goldstein

Brett Goldstein

So in ‘Ted Lasso,’ which is an American show but set in the UK and most of the cast are British, I think that’s what’s interesting and what was a risk and what worked: there are two sensibilities.

Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy

Every organization has a responsibility to stamp out bullying and discrimination. From what I read and understand through various conversations, British Cycling recognize they’ve fallen short in a number of areas.

Ernie Johnson Jr.

Ernie Johnson Jr.

I don’t work for a sports network, per se. I’m on once a week for the NBA and then we only do a handful of golf events – the PGA, the British and the Grand Slam.

Rege-Jean Page

Rege-Jean Page

As British people, we don’t often face what our role in history is. We’re only just beginning to do that. Storytellers have an incredibly important role in confronting that and continuing the conversation.

Lenny Henry

Lenny Henry

I think tax breaks for diversity is a good thing. In film now, what happens is you get huge tax breaks if you can prove via your hiring practices and via casting, that the film is British, you get a tax break. Wouldn’t it be great if you got a tax break because the film was properly diverse?

Gianluca Vialli

Gianluca Vialli

I am glad to see there are some football clubs that are trying to change the trend and move it towards a British way of running clubs, obviously with a very strong Italian identity.

Hugh Dennis

Hugh Dennis

There’s something inherently British about siding with the underdog. While comedy needs victims, it doesn’t need to treat them in a brutal way – we’re kind of lauding them.

Hugh Dennis

Hugh Dennis

The Great British Dig’ is a fantastic format which combines finding out about the history of where you live and the surprising things that lie under your own back garden. Its kind of a community archaeology project.

David Baddiel

David Baddiel

I think ‘Friends’ is brilliant and it was massively underrated in this country for a very British reason, which is the assumption that because the cast is beautiful, it must be vacuous. Whereas in fact, it’s brilliantly, brilliantly written.

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