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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.
Goldie

Goldie

I experienced Hip-Hop first-hand in the Bronx with the boys in New York; people like the Rock Steady Crew and The Dynamic Rockers, I looked at it for what it really was.

Erica Mena

Erica Mena

Remy Ma is from the Bronx and I’m from the Bronx. The stories in her music are similar to what I’ve experienced.

Zach McGowan

Zach McGowan

My father and his brothers and sisters were childhood Irish jig champions in the Bronx. At our family celebrations, they all get out and do the jig. And of course, the younger generation, me and my cousins and my brothers, we have our own Americanized renditions of the Irish jig, which is a bit more like ‘Lord of the Dance.’

William Klein

William Klein

I grew up in Manhattan. For Manhattanites, Brooklyn was the sticks, a second-rate civilization. My friends and I, we were so snobby. Living in the Bronx or Brooklyn was incredible… for me, that was like a foreign country.

Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan

I’m not a child star, but you could say that I’ve grown up on TV. I went from being an unknown, down-and-out comic from Brooklyn and the Bronx to being a regular character on a major network comedy called ‘Martin.’ From there I went on to become the most notable black comic on ‘Saturday Night Live’ since Eddie Murphy.

Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan

My life growing up was a twisted Bronx version of ‘The Color Purple.’ It had a much different soundtrack and no trees, but that desperation was the same.

Tom Holland

Tom Holland

Marvel actually sent me to a school in the Bronx where I had a fake name, and I put on an accent, and I went for, like, three days. I basically had to go to this science school and blend in with all the kids, and some of the teachers didn’t even know.

Thomas Chatterton Williams

Thomas Chatterton Williams

The problem is, authentic hip-hop culture is street culture. And so you’ve got middle-class blacks really emulating the norms of the South Bronx, which is not really in their best interests.

Tecia Torres

Tecia Torres

She’s Jenny from the block! I love her music and her movies. And she goes back to where she grew up in the Bronx and gives back to the community.

Taylor Negron

Taylor Negron

My mom and dad are New Yorkers who left the tenement streets of the Bronx and came to Los Angeles when ‘West Side Story’ was real. They have the scars to prove it.

Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz

When I was growing up, there were so many things I thought were stylish. Jabo jeans, V Bombers, Clarks, Vikings, Nugget watches, Lee pants with the patches, leather hats – which I still wear now. All hip-hop stuff, all South Bronx stuff.

Swizz Beatz

Swizz Beatz

I started off as a graffiti artist in the South Bronx. My tag name was ‘Loco’ because I would go crazy and tag anywhere I wanted, in the weirdest places.

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor

I am a product of affirmative action. I am the perfect affirmative action baby. I am Puerto Rican, born and raised in the south Bronx. My test scores were not comparable to my colleagues at Princeton and Yale. Not so far off so that I wasn’t able to succeed at those institutions.

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor

I was raised in a Bronx public housing project, but studied at two of the nation’s finest universities. I did work as an assistant district attorney, prosecuting violent crimes that devastate our communities.

Sid Bernstein

Sid Bernstein

I went to James Monroe High School, a big school in the East Bronx. My first promotion was the first alumni reunion dance. I got all the names and addresses out of the yearbook. It came off very well.

Sid Bernstein

Sid Bernstein

I loved England’s gentility and its civility. I’m from the Bronx, with a Bronx accent. I love the beauty of its language, the ways it’s spoken. I love the green grass of England and the flowers.

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