World Chess Championship Begins Today

World Chess Championship begins today! This is the first time when world rates #1 (current champion, Carlsen) and rated #2 (challenger, Caruana) are just 3 points apart...so close. Also, this is the first time when both player are rates above 2800. And lastly, this is the first time since Bobby Fischer (1972) that an American... Continue Reading →

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Vishwanathan Anand Answered My Question!

I love game of chess and Vishwanathan Anand is one of my heroes - not just as a chess player but also as a person! I have written blogs on Vishy several times so far. You can search through few of them here. Another great chess player I admire is Garry Kasparov! He is very... Continue Reading →

The Tipping Point, Chess and My Prediction

  Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller book “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference” was published in 2000. Gladwell defined a tipping point as "the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point". The book seeks to explain and describe the "mysterious" sociological changes that mark everyday life. The overarching theme is... Continue Reading →

Chess, Character and Champions

The World Chess Championship in New York has entered an interesting phase. After seven straight draws, we've finally witnessed a decisive result at the World Chess Championship. Sergey Karjakin of Russia, the challenger, claimed the first full-point on Monday against titleholder Magnus Carlsen of Norway. More interestingly, Magnus Carlsen declined to attend the Round 8... Continue Reading →

Indian Philmey League

IPL 3 has been exciting both on and off field. It has been said often that T-20 format would compete with Bollywood films because it is short (3 hrs), captivating and glamorous. And the predictions were more or less correct!But what was not predicted that time was the IPL itself would become 'philmey' (filmy in Bollywood... Continue Reading →

A nice funny article by the ‘Fake IPL Player’

Twenty Two Yards of Bollywood YarnA nice funny and witty article by the Fake IPL Player published in the current issue of Forbes India magazine----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------It’s that time of the year again. As the air gets warmer and power supply gets rarer, top cricketers from that part of the world which is not Pakistan have descended... Continue Reading →

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