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6 Amazing Essays And Stories From The Indian Internet That You Should Spend Your Sunday On

Great reads by, for, and about Indians.

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1. T. S. Sudhir on Pullela Gopichand, the man behind Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu's success.

Newslaundry's "How Pullela Gopichand Has Made A Champion Out Of P.V. Sindhu" provides a deep insight into how the soft-spoken 42-year-old has been responsible for consistently churning out champions, including Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth.
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Newslaundry's "How Pullela Gopichand Has Made A Champion Out Of P.V. Sindhu" provides a deep insight into how the soft-spoken 42-year-old has been responsible for consistently churning out champions, including Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth.

2. Genesia Alves on Indian men and boobs.

"Boobjectification: A Few Things Indian Men Really Must Learn About Breasts" on Scroll.in hilariously talks about the things that separate women from boys.
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"Boobjectification: A Few Things Indian Men Really Must Learn About Breasts" on Scroll.in hilariously talks about the things that separate women from boys.

3. Sidin Vadukut on "solutionism" and India's tendency to dislike the fact that there might not be a simple way to tackle many of our problems.

From our lack of Olympic medals to Indian society's patriarchal approach towards women, Vadukut's "Letter From… Milton Keynes" for Livemint talks about how Indians tend to wilfully ignore that some of our problems can't be solved by changing just a few factors.
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From our lack of Olympic medals to Indian society's patriarchal approach towards women, Vadukut's "Letter From… Milton Keynes" for Livemint talks about how Indians tend to wilfully ignore that some of our problems can't be solved by changing just a few factors.

4. Anna Vetticad on Bollywood's tendency to side-step actual facts while making historicals and biopics.

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Looking at Airlift, Azhar, Neerja and many others, Vetticad's "Bollywood And The Art Of Avoiding Facts" analyses the Hindi film industry's apathy towards authenticity and accuracy while treating real life subject matter.

5. Bangkok Post on the Indian women's wrestling team and their amazing journey to the Olympics.

"From 'Honour Killings' To The Olympic Women's Wrestling Team" charts out Sakshi Malik and the Phogat sisters' amazing journey from one of India's most conservative states to Rio.
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"From 'Honour Killings' To The Olympic Women's Wrestling Team" charts out Sakshi Malik and the Phogat sisters' amazing journey from one of India's most conservative states to Rio.

6. Overrated Outcast's short story on being gay in India.

"We’re Here. We’re Queer. Get Used To It." on Newslaundry is an amazing monologue on the realities of being homosexual in India.

"We’re Here. We’re Queer. Get Used To It." on Newslaundry is an amazing monologue on the realities of being homosexual in India.