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Chidanand Rajghatta

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The Joy of Chess, the Exuberance of Life

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Chidanand Rajghatta Who is the greatest chess player of all time? It is a question as hard to answer as ‘who is the greatest batsman or bowler or cricketer of all time’? Does one go by volume of runs scored and wickets taken, or averages? Across what formats –... More »

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Satya and Sundar go to Tech Summit

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Chidanand Rajghatta Microsoft and Google/Alphabet, two of the Top Three tech companies in the world in terms of market cap, are helmed now by desis — Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai. Let that sink in. Two very regular guys from Hyderabad and Chennai are CEOs o... More »

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Venice — the Menace

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Chidanand Rajghatta Venice is sinking. The famed tourist destination is going underwater in historic floods, raising alarm across the world among cultural and literary cognoscenti and students and purveyors of travel and history. The American humorist Robert B... More »

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Can India clean up with a colours-mukt Bharat?

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Chidanand Rajghatta Blue and Green were sitting glumly in a pub called Easel and Paintbrush. They were lamenting what pollution had done to their tribe called Colours. With all the smoke and dust and smog, Colours were starting to lose their distinct identity.... More »