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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.
Andy Jassy

Andy Jassy

My suspicion is that a lot of these office buildings will start to evolve from being optimized for individual offices or cube space to being hot offices where you decide which day you’re going to come in and then you reserve a desk.

Rob Beckett

Rob Beckett

If you Google St Petersburg, it shows you some amazing buildings. When you go there, you realise that there are a lot of grey depressing ones that aren’t on Google.

Finn Cole

Finn Cole

Everything in that era of the 1930s was built to last – cars, buildings, weapons. There was so much passion in everything that was created. The design on vehicles, the costumes, it’s like a different world.

Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid

As a woman, I’m expected to want everything to be nice and to be nice myself. A very English thing. I don’t design nice buildings – I don’t like them. I like architecture to have some raw, vital, earthy quality.

Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid

My buildings are not particularly expensive. It is not a tin shed. If you want a tinny car, you pay for that.

Yoshio Taniguchi

Yoshio Taniguchi

When drawings of the main buildings I have designed in the last five years are juxtaposed, the fact that they all involve the pursuit of certain configurations is obvious to anyone.

Yannick Bisson

Yannick Bisson

In showbiz sometimes, we’re a little disgruntled our budgets are low, sometimes our buildings aren’t that great and the sets aren’t so cool, and all of a sudden you have these security teams showing up poking around on set and you’re on high alert.

Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka

A war, with its attendant human suffering, must, when that evil is unavoidable, be made to fragment more than buildings: It must shatter the foundations of thought and re-create. Only in this way does every individual share in the cataclysm and understand the purpose of sacrifice.

William John Wills

William John Wills

Melbourne is wonderfully altered since I last saw it. There are some very fair buildings in it now, and things are a little cheaper than they used to be.

William Hanna

William Hanna

We wanted a world that looked like our world. In the original ‘Flintstones,’ low flat buildings filled the city and suburbs. Now, high-rise buildings and apartments exist next to the family neighborhoods. Part of the ‘Flintstone’ fun remains its parallel of our world.

Will Oldham

Will Oldham

I don’t like the idea of being surrounded by hidden things; people you can’t see in buildings and cars.

Will Self

Will Self

Instead of looking at individual buildings, it makes more metaphorical sense to think of New York as one enormous chunk of masonry that has been cut up and carved away. It says, ‘This is the ultimate polis, through which humans move like nematodes.’

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

There are roles I am never considered for. Meryl Streep roles, let’s say. Why not? I really wanted to do ‘Ironweed,’ for example, because the depression era in this country was one of the best for multiracial people, because everybody was poor. Everybody lived in the tents, and under buildings, and under gratings, together.

Warren Rudman

Warren Rudman

If there were a major earthquake in Los Angeles, with bridges and highways and railroads and airports all shut down and huge buildings collapsing, I don’t care how much planning you do, the first 72 hours is going to be chaotic.

Walter Gropius

Walter Gropius

The utilization of flat roofs as ‘grounds’ offers us a means of re-acclimatizing nature amidst the stony deserts of our great towns; for the plots from which she has been evicted to make room for buildings can be given back to her up aloft.

W. S. Merwin

W. S. Merwin

As a child, I used to have a secret dread – and a recurring nightmare – of the whole world becoming city, being covered with cement and buildings and streets. No more country. No more woods.

Vivek Agnihotri

Vivek Agnihotri

From Brazil, Cuba and Venezuela to Equatorial Guinea and the Ivory Coast, China dangles lavish, low-interest loans and sophisticated weapons systems as bait. It then uses its ‘weapons of mass construction,’ a huge army of engineers and labourers, to build everything from roads and dams to parliament buildings and palaces.

Vitruvius

Vitruvius

The lanes and streets of the city being set out, the choice of sites for the convenience and use of the state remains to be decided on; for sacred edifices, for the forum, and for other public buildings.

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