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.
John Samuel Raja
John is the&amp;nbsp;co-founder of&amp;nbsp;HowIndiaLives.com, a database and search engine for public data.
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