Stories Written by
Karthick J and Sukshma Ramakrishnan
Colleges rejected me for low marks until cricket got me a seat: ICC’s first woman match referee GS Lakshmi
“Whatever I am today is because of cricket. At every step of my life, cricket has saved me,” said Lakshmi speaking about her cricketing journey in an exclusive interview to Asiaville.
A tearful story: Who is ‘Papathi Akka’, the woman behind ‘Golden Girl’ Gomathi’s success?
“After Gomathi won the gold medal, I was the first person she called over the phone. She spoke with tears. I spoke crying too. She said, “You are the reason for my victory, akka’. I said in reply, ‘No, don’t say that. It is your hard work and belief that has bore fruit’,” reminisced Papathi Akka.
I used to try to keep her in check but she was stubborn: ‘Golden Girl’ Gomathi’s stern brother
Gomathi Marimuthu is India’s first ever gold medallist at the recent 23rd Asian Athletics Championships. The 30-year-old finished first with a personal best time of 2:02:07 in the 800m sprint.
Toilet-attached bed for elderly and sick: Tamil Nadu inventor Saravana Muthu rewarded after 6 years of struggle
A class 3 dropout, Saravana Muthu from Tamil Nadu got the award for ‘Best Innovator’ from President Ramnath Kovind in March, this year. His story is an inspiration for youth to take up science.
How one man from rural Tamil Nadu inspired people from the Ethiopian mountains
Some African tribes living in Ethiopia did not get clean water. But, one man whose hometown is thousands of miles away decided to change that.
Exclusive: I hope he returns at least after elections, says missing Tamil Nadu activist Mugilan’s wife Poongodi
In an exclusive interview to Asiaville, Poongodi rebuked a statement by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy that no complaint was filed by Mugilan’s family. She asserted that her son had immediately filed a complaint on the day of her husband’s disappearance and yet no action was taken.