PV Sindhu 1st Indian to win gold at BWF World Tour Finals

first_imgPV Sindhu has well and truly grown! “I have improved a bit [in mental fortitude] because sometimes, couple of times before if I was leading and say she would fight back and take the lead, I would get nervous but now I have been comparatively much more stronger. In that case, I tend to think and lose crucial points,” Sindhu had said after her semi-final win on Saturday. She showed that improved mental strength on Sunday to win gold and bring up her 300th career win.Nozomi Okuhara was threatening at all times to say the least. She was trying to engage Sindhu in longer rallies, tire her out like she always does but the Indian was up for everything that the Japanese threw at her this time.Sindhu had three match points in the first game of the final, Okuhara saved two. Sindhu, however, showed nerves of steel and converted the last one.PV Sindhu vs Nozomi Okuhara Final, BWF World Tour Finals: HIGHLIGHTSPV Sindhu achieved three match points once again in the second game and this time, she converted it in the first time of asking. With the win, Sindhu completely rounded off the growth she talked about earlier and became the first Indian to win a title at BWF World Tour Finals.MASTERCLASS!Congratulations @Pvsindhu1 on winning the prestigious #HSBCBWFWorldTourFinals title. pic.twitter.com/jIJAXRhnh6PBL India (@PBLIndiaLive) December 16, 2018Sindhu had lost at this very stage last year when she was up against another Japanese – Akane Yamaguchi – but on Sunday, Sindhu showed excellent mental fortitude and great skills to win it this time.advertisementSindhu had lost a final to Okuhara in the World Championships last year and that was a classic but on Sunday, Sindhu was on top at almost all times, calm, decisive and sure of what she had to do and she bore fruits of that.This is Sindhu’s second straight victory over Okuhara and she now leads 7-6 in their head-to-head record.Sindhu began the match on top and took an early 3-1 lead. Okuhara just failed to settle into the match early on and Sindhu took advantage of it to get absolutely on top. She went into the break with an 11-6 lead.At one point Sindhu led 14-9 in the first game but Okuhara came up with a massive fightback to level the proceedings at 16-16. From there though, Sindhu took control once again and charged ahead to close out the first game in 29 minutes.PV Sindhu started the second game in the same vein as the first, taking an early 5-2 lead. However, Okuhara came right back with some proactive and attacking badminton, forcing Sindhu to make errors and levelled it at 7-7. However, Sindhu went into the break with an 11-9 lead after a 16-minute battle.Sindhu kept herself in the lead after the break even though Okuhara consistently threatened to level it again. With Sindhu leading 15-12, a 48-shot breathtaking rally ensued.Astonishing. Simply astonishing rally #badminton #HSBCBWFbadminton #HSBCBWFGuangzhouFinals #HSBCBWFWorldTourFinals pic.twitter.com/7WFw8CPRzOBWF (@bwfmedia) December 16, 2018Sindhu showed amazing defensive skills but Okuhara took the point eventually. Both players picked up shots from almost impossible positions but Sindhu eventually lifted it shot and Okuhara smashed it to take the point.However, Sindhu refused to get bogged down by all that challenge from Okuhara, stuck to her plan and did not show even an inch of impatience. There were nervy moments, Okuhara pushed her to the brink as expected but Sindhu came out with flying colours and a yellow metal, finally!Also Read | BWF World Tour Finals 2018: Mentally prepared, says PV Sindhu after reaching finalAlso Read | PV Sindhu better prepared for World Tour Final: I am confident of giving my bestAlso See:last_img read more

When creativity meets architecture

first_imgAmalgamating art and infrastructure to create something new in the field of real estate, not only demands an innovative approach but also a vision to create a better future.  In a unique initiative, Kolkata-based real estate major Hiland Group is tying up with one of India’s best-known artists, Paresh Maity, to set up ‘Bonochhaya’, a 100-crore signature Tagore-inspired real estate project at Santiniketan. The project envisages setting up villas and row houses in a 12-acre gated community. It is situated on the main Illambazar road. In the first phase, the project will have 35 exclusive villas and 167 row houses which will cost between Rs 30 lakh to Rs 55 lakh. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“This is the country’s first project in which an artist of Paresh Maity’s stature will be directly involved in the conceptualisation and aesthetics. Inhabitants of ‘Bonochhaya’ will be able to enjoy the artist’s creative vision with installations and shared spaces showcasing unique works of art,” said Nandu Belani, Director of the Hiland Group. “Paresh Maity’s vision will help to transform ‘Bonochhaya’ into a unique experience by adding context, aesthetic value, and greater purpose to the environment. We have seen that many home-buyers have a strong knowledge and love for art. ‘Bonochhaya’ will be for them”, added Nandu Belani. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“Santiniketan is in my blood. Art is a fundamental aspect of ‘Bonochhaya’. I have been deeply inspired by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and I hope to pay tribute to the genius in his own land in my own way – through my art. I plan to use a lot of locally available materials and showcase local talent in ‘Bonochhaya’ through large-size installations, murals etc. This will be a one-of-its-kind project,” said Paresh Maity.For connoisseurs, ‘Bonochhaya’ will offer a veritable art walk through Paresh Maity’s oeuvre, with sketches that adorn the area around the name ‘Bonochhaya’, and murals and installations all round for residents to enjoy. Maity’s Tagore-inspired creations will give the residents company in the sitting areas.  A treat for the senses, these paintings and sculptures will make ‘Bonochhaya’ unique in every sense and thrill art lovers and create a rich cultural environment.last_img read more

Overly critical parents lead to persistence of ADHD in kids

first_imgUsually, children with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), a common behavioural disorder in kids, like poor concentration, hyperactivity and learning difficulties, tend to improve with age.However, the disorder does not improve in some kids and one reason may be the persistent parental criticism, reveals a new research.“Children with ADHD, whose families continued to express high levels of criticism over time, failed to experience the usual decline in symptoms with age and instead maintained persistent, high levels of ADHD symptoms,” said Erica Musser, assistant professor at Florida International University in US. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The researchers studied a sample of 388 children with ADHD and 127 without, as well as their families, over three years. Of the children with ADHD, 69 per cent were male, 79 per cent were white and 75 per cent came from two-parent households. They measured changes in ADHD symptoms over that period and measured the parents’ levels of criticism and emotional involvement.Parents were asked to talk about their relationship with their child uninterrupted and were then rated by experts for levels of criticism — harsh, negative statements about the child, rather than the child’s behaviour —and emotional over-involvement — overprotective feelings toward the child, the study, published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, showed. Only sustained parental criticism was associated with the continuance of ADHD symptoms in the children who had been diagnosed with ADHD, the study concluded.last_img read more