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John Samuel Raja

Co-founder, HowIndiaLives.com

John is the co-founder of HowIndiaLives.com, a database and search engine for public data.
What Playing Badminton Taught Me About The Harsh Realities Of Sport In Tuomas Marttila

What Playing Badminton Taught Me About The Harsh Realities Of Sport In India

In the district of Madurai (with a population of nearly three million), there were just five indoor badminton courts in the mid-90s and none of them were wooden ones. Access to these courts was limited. With the help of my dad, I got to play in a government officers’ club and was among the lucky few to get access to indoor courts. This way I eliminated most of my competitors. The reason? My dad was a government officer.
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