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Upasha Talukdar - Northeast rhythmic gymnast’s success guided by Youtube

Nov 19, 2017 09:16 IST
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Upasha Niku Talukdar is a modern-day Ekalavya who has learnt rhythmic gymnastics from a digital Dronacharya. But unlike the Mahabharata archer, the 10-year-old wasn’t rejected by any guru. It’s just that there isn’t any coach or trainer in the Northeast to teach what she is passionate about. Upasha took to rhythmic gymnastics when she was barely 8. And with nobody around to teach her the steps and stances, she became a student of YouTube. To be more precise, she was taking lessons from Ukrainians Anna Bessonova, Ekaterina Serebrianskaya and Tamara Yerofieieva, and Russians Irina Tchachina, Yevgeniya Kanayeva and Alina Kabaeva. (Video credit: Hindustan Times)