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Vision problems hardly manage to checkmate these players

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 10:29 -- geeta.nair

CHENNAI: These chess enthusiasts have never seen Viswanathan Anand play. In fact, a good majority of the 73 students who took part in a state-level chess tournament on Friday had little idea about what their opponents looked like. But that certainly didn’t stop these visually impaired players from stepping up to win.

“Winning. That’s the only word on my mind when I’m playing chess,” said 14-year-old David Kumar, who made the trip from Puducherry for the event.

Tandem cycling: After conquering the skies, visually challenged man to conquer Himalayas

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:02 -- geeta.nair

Pune-based Divyanshu Ganatra had earlier this year become the first visually-challenged person in India to paraglide and now he aims to become the first such person to go tandem cycling on the difficult terrain of the Himalayas.

Along with software professional Gagan Grover, Ganatra is set to start a 550-km trail from Manali to Khardungla on Saturday. They will have a team of three friends supporting them. Designed to be ridden by two persons, tandem cycling comes with its own set of challenges which get accentuated on hilly terrains.


Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:36 -- geeta.nair

A “sea of humanity” came together in the national Capital on Tuesday to make the second International Yoga Day a great success. While foreigners and diplomats practiced yoga at various locations in the city, a group of blind children from Karnataka showcased yoga and wowed the audience.

Thousands beat rain for love of yoga

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:24 -- geeta.nair

BENGALURU: AMID showers early on Tuesday, about 10,000 people from all walks of life celebrated the second International Yoga Day at Sri Kanteerava Stadium. The programme was organised by the state government. The participation of the chief minister and cabinet ministers along with Bollywood actor Bipasha Basu added colour to the event.


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