Articles about Viswanathan Anand

Aamir Khan-Viswanathan Anand's chess duel to raise COVID-19 relief funds

10 Jun 2021

Aamir Khan-Viswanathan Anand's chess duel to raise COVID-19 relief funds

Aamir Khan will take on former world champion Viswanathan Anand in a game of chess to raise funds for COVID-19 relief.

Aanand L Rai to direct chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand's biopic

14 Dec 2020

Aanand L Rai to direct chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand's biopic

Filmmaker Aanand L Rai is all set to co-produce and direct an upcoming biopic on Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand.

Viswanathan Anand to represent India in online Nations Cup chess

22 Apr 2020

Viswanathan Anand to represent India in online Nations Cup chess

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand will lead India's contingent in the upcoming online Nations Cup.

Tendulkar and Anand dropped from AICS advisory panel: Details here

21 Jan 2020

Tendulkar and Anand dropped from AICS advisory panel: Details here

Indian sports legends, Sachin Tendulkar from cricket and Viswanathan Anand from chess, have been dropped from the advisory panel of the All India Council of Sports (AICS).

Boxer Mary Kom recommended for Padma Vibhushan: Details here

12 Sep 2019

Boxer Mary Kom recommended for Padma Vibhushan: Details here

India's ace boxer MC Mary Kom became the first woman athlete to be recommended for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award.

#NewsBytesExclusive: India's 64th GM Prithu Gupta on his chess journey

29 Aug 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: India's 64th GM Prithu Gupta on his chess journey

15-year-old Prithu Gupta is enigmatic, intelligent and mature.

Chess: Prithu Gupta becomes India's 64th Grandmaster

20 Jul 2019

Chess: Prithu Gupta becomes India's 64th Grandmaster

India have a new Grandmaster, 15-year-old Prithu Gupta.

Explainer: What are the different formats of chess?

30 Jul 2018

Explainer: What are the different formats of chess?

Internationally, chess is played in three formats, namely, classical, blitz and rapid; the main difference being time allotted to make a move.

Know everything about India's youngest Grandmaster

24 Jun 2018

Know everything about India's youngest Grandmaster

R Praggnanandhaa became the world's second youngest Grandmaster as he achieved this feat at 12 years, 10 months and 13 days.

Vishwanathan Anand wins Rapid Chess title at Tal Memorial

05 Mar 2018

Vishwanathan Anand wins Rapid Chess title at Tal Memorial

Viswanathan Anand won the Tal Memorial rapid chess title in Moscow, finishing the event with 6 points, scoring four wins and four draws.

World Chess Championship 'Kama Sutra' logo stuns internet

21 Dec 2017

World Chess Championship 'Kama Sutra' logo stuns internet

The world of chess has been left stunned after the FIDE 2018 World Chess Championship unveiled its logo. It looks like a 'Kama Sutra' logo, at best.

As SC hears case against Jallikattu, organizers plan IPL-style event

15 Dec 2017

As SC hears case against Jallikattu, organizers plan IPL-style event

A year after Tamil Nadu witnessed violent protests over Jallikattu, the sport is all set to make a return, and how.

Vishwanathan Anand, SP Sethuraman ease into second round

06 Sep 2017

Vishwanathan Anand, SP Sethuraman ease into second round

On Monday, chess mastermind Viswanathan Anand secured his place in the second round by holding Malaysia's Li Tian Yeoh to a draw at the ongoing Chess World Cup in Tbilisi.

Why do we have a National Sports Day?

29 Aug 2017

Why do we have a National Sports Day?

National Sports Day is celebrated in honour of legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand on his birthday on 29th August every year.

The Clash of the Titans: Kasparov vs Anand

14 Aug 2017

The Clash of the Titans: Kasparov vs Anand

The game of 64 squares is back in the spotlight, as its greatest champion returns to centre stage.

Viswanathan Anand takes a break to focus on World Cup

22 Jul 2017

Viswanathan Anand takes a break to focus on World Cup

Former chess world champion Viswanathan Anand is taking some time off as he wants to to focus on the next month's Rapid & Blitz Chess tournament in St Louis.

Alanganallur to hold Jallikattu today

10 Feb 2017

Alanganallur to hold Jallikattu today

Jallikattu, Tamil Nadu's culturally deep-rooted bull-taming sport is set to be organized in Alanganallur today.

Centre stands with Jallikattu in front of SC

01 Feb 2017

Centre stands with Jallikattu in front of SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay a recent legislation which overrode the court's ban on Jallikattu.

TN Assembly passes Jallikattu bill

23 Jan 2017

TN Assembly passes Jallikattu bill

The Tamil Nadu assembly passed the Jallikattu bill which was tabled by Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

Jallikattu ordinance cleared by Centre

21 Jan 2017

Jallikattu ordinance cleared by Centre

In the latest development, the Centre yesterday speedily cleared the proposal allowing an ordinance on Jallikattu.

Tamil Nadu politicians defy SC ban on Jallikattu

15 Jan 2017

Tamil Nadu politicians defy SC ban on Jallikattu

Defying the Supreme Court, Tamil Nadu politicians have come out in support of Jallikattu, encouraging others to participate in the controversial bull taming sport.

Is he India's next Sachin Tendulkar?

24 Nov 2016

Is he India's next Sachin Tendulkar?

A video of a five-year old Delhi batsman playing in an Under-14 tournament has gone viral on the internet.

Government announces Rs.90 lakh cash prize for Paralympic medalists

30 Sep 2016

Government announces Rs.90 lakh cash prize for Paralympic medalists

Indian Government has announced a total cash prize of Rs.90 lakh for the four medal winners of the 2016 Paralympics.

Paralympic Medalists will be awarded Khel Ratna: Indian Sports Minister

19 Sep 2016

Paralympic Medalists will be awarded Khel Ratna: Indian Sports Minister

Treating Paralympians as equals with Olympians, Indian Sports Minister Vijay Goel stated that next year onwards, paralympic medalists will be bestowed with the Khel Ratna.

Sports Minister non-committal on awarding Khel Ratna to Paralympic medalists

15 Sep 2016

Sports Minister non-committal on awarding Khel Ratna to Paralympic medalists

On Wednesday, Sports Minister Vijay Goel refused to commit if Rio Paralympics medalists would be conferred with the highest sporting honour in the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Sports achievements in the past decade

15 Aug 2016

Sports achievements in the past decade

In the past decade, India's big sporting moments include the 2007 WT20 victory, 2008 Beijing Olympics where Abhinav Bindra clinched the only ever individual Gold for India, in shooting, and the ICC World Cup in 2011.