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Viswanathan Anand

IND Vs BAN, Day-Night Test: Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen Ring Eden Gardens Bell On Day 2

Nov 23, 2019 ANI

The tradition of famous personalities ringing the Eden bell to signal the start of play continued on Day 2 of India vs Bangladesh Test with two chess wizards doing the honours Saturday

IND Vs BAN: Invitation Sent To PM Modi For First Day-Night Test In India; Tendulkar, Anand, Mirza Likely To Grace Match

Oct 31, 2019 PTI

India's first-ever Day-Night Test match, against Bangladesh at Kolkata's iconic Eden Gardens stadium from November 22-26, is likely to be a sporting festival

Viswanathan Anand Gives MS Dhoni The Best Possible Compliment - READ

Both Viswanathan Anand and MS Dhoni have conquered their respective fields, and the chess wizard's praise of the cricketer reflects the true stature of former India captain

Grand Swiss Tournament: Viswanathan Anand To Spearhead India Team

Jun 11, 2019 PTI

Alongwith Viswanathan Anand, the Grand Swiss Tournament will feature the likes of Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, and Hikaru Nakamura.

Magnus Carlsen Beats Fabiano Caruana To Defend World Chess Championship Title

The challenge proved to be one of the most difficult ones for the reigning world champion as both the players played 12 draw matches leading them to the tie-breaker.

13 November, 2018

'Leave India' Controversy: Viswanathan Anand Empathises With Virat Kohli, Says Cricketer Was Caught At Weak Moment

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Reacting to fans' comment, Kohli had shot back saying: "I don't mind you not liking me but I don't think you should live in our country and like other things. Get your priorities right."

08 June, 2012

Chennai Corner

Pushpa Iyengar

Unlike her other two terms, the message Jayalalitha wants to send out this time is that she is a working CM, deserving of a national role

26 January, 2008

The Padma Awards

No Bharat Ratna as expected, but as many as 13 Padma Vibhushans, including many contenders for the top civilian award including Sachin Tendulkar, Vishy Anand, Ratan Tata, E. Sreedharan, while Pranab Mukherjee is the sole politician to have sneaked in

27 December, 2007
Viswanathan Anand

Top Of The World


The year 2007 witnessed a golden period for Indian chess with Viswanathan Anand reaching the top of the world ranking list while also becoming World Champion.

02 June, 2007

'Critical To Keep Up With Trends'

Sheelpa Kothari

'The amount of database you have is tremendous and what was relevant three-four years ago may not work now. People are generating ideas much faster. That kind of puts pressure on you.'

15 March, 2007

'Unexpected Bonus'

Sheelpa Kothari

'I thought I will win the title (Morelia-Linares) but the world number one ranking is a pleasant surprise. I am up there with my best performance.'

07 February, 2006

Catch Me If You Can

Sheelpa Kothari

'Some critics say I am too much of a gentleman to show killer instinct. I guess after my win in Corus (his fifth), my critics will have to think of something new now.'

28 July, 2003

"I Am Not Giving Importance To The Grade'

Relieved at achieving the elusive GM title, the country's ninth and latest grandmaster says he's not giving prominence to the feat, lest complacency sets in

11 June, 2003

'The Circus Has To Stop'

S. Anand

Lamenting the 'politics' in chess, the wizard feels 'the sport is suffering due to lack of clarity at the top'

09 May, 2003

'The Heart And Mind Have Performed Their Roles'

After a string of fine performances last year, the maestro has his eyes set on the elusive 2800 Elo rating

28 June, 2001

Anand Goes Down To Kramnik

Kramnik capitalises on an optical blunder by the world champion in the third game

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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