June 9, 2015

Hoopdarshan Episode 8: Shireen Limaye and an Indian star's WNBA dreams

On Episode 8 of Hoopdarshan - the Indian basketball podcast - hosts Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok are joined by our first ever female guest, rising Indian Basketball star Shireen Limaye. Limaye spoke to us about her WNBA dreams, how her hometown Pune made her into one of India's top players, and why we now call her the 'Splash Sister'. Additionally, Karan and Kaushik also discuss Indian basketball and NBA news and answer various questions from our fans and followers across the interwebs.

Limaye, 20, burst into the Indian national scene at just age 15 and has since been a regular in the national team, representing the country in various international tournaments including the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship for Women where India finished at a best-ever 5th place. Limaye hails from Pune and has a unique combination of size and dribbling skill that makes her an important centerpiece for India.

In the second half of the episode, Kaushik and Karan catch up with some #IndiaBasketball news, and tackle questions sent by Hoopdarshan listeners at great length, touching on issues such as the split within the Basketball Federation of India, the possibility of a future professional league in India, and dabble in NBA talk too like answering the Hack-Or-Not dilemma.

Hoopdarshan aims to be the true voice of Indian basketball, and since we're such hopeless fans of the game, it will become the voice of everything basketball related we love, from the NBA to international hoops, too. On every episode of Hoopdarshan, we will be inviting a special guest to interview or chat to about a variety of topics. With expert insight from some of the brightest and most-involved people in the world of Indian basketball, we hope to bring this conversation to a many more interested fans, players, and followers of the game.

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