SANIA MIRZA

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Why Are We Making It So Hard For Indian Sportswomen To Succeed?

Ask anyone to name five Indian sportswomen in action today--after the inevitable Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza, there's a bound to be a lot of awkward clearing of the throat. Some will mention Mary Kom (after all, Priyanka Chopra starred in a movie about her) or reach further into the past till PT Usha. On the other hand, ask about male athletes and the answers come flying. The question arises: do we not have enough Indian female athletes or are they simply ignored?