Raakesh Natraj


Mobile Connectivity: Arunachal gets funding push to ramp up teledensity
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

The provision of Rs 450 crore to BSNL means that the retail tariffs would remain unchanged.

USA: The Big Brothers
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

The USA is not one of the teams that will have the opposition in a panic in Brazil.

FIFA World Cup: Longest odds, the youngest squad
Fri, Jun 06, 2014

If indeed Postecoglou can pull off the miracle, he will reward the intrepid punter with a huge pay out.

FIFA World Cup: Changing coaches and changing fortunes
Thu, Jun 05, 2014

In the lead up WC, Mexico had no fewer than four coaches manning the side over a five-game stretch last year.

Four-year stitch: From sturdy cleats to ‘shoelessness’
Thu, May 15, 2014

The spectacle is sure to attract the mock-cheers of the crowd.

Magnus Carlsen versus Viswanathan Anand, the sequel, gets no bids for hosting rights
Mon, May 05, 2014

The Norwegian federation cited the lack of funds to organise the match this time around.

Borussia dormant
Sat, Apr 05, 2014

Taking over at Dortmund in '08, Klopp led them to successive league titles in his 3rd and 4th years.

Unlikely outsider
Mon, May 05, 2014

Wawrinka had lost 14 matches in a row to Djokovic, before Tuesday’s win.

A season to settle debates
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

Federer may not be comfortable being forced to watch,rather than influence

Not from the coaching Manuel
Fri, Dec 13, 2013

Pelligrini settled for a creditable 3-2 win and a remarkable turnout against Bayern.

Viswanathan Anand – The grey square
Sun, Nov 24, 2013

At the post-match conference Anand admitted that Carlsen dominated the final.

Magnus Carlsen wins,a new era dawns in chess
Sat, Nov 23, 2013

Anand loses 3.5-6.5,surrenders World crown to 22-yr-old Norwegian.

Magnus Opus: After draw in game 10,Carlsen is crowned World Champion
Sat, Nov 23, 2013

When the players got up,there were just three pieces left on the board.

Viswanathan Anand’s knightmare,Magnus Carlsen’s dream
Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Carlsen a draw away from world title after a desperate Vishy,going for kill,makes a suicidal move.

Young gun Magnus Carlsen’s quick-draw trick
Thu, Nov 21, 2013

Against Anand,challenger Carlsen has been flexible enough to use the draw as a blunting weapon.

Viswanathan Anand – Still behind the Berlin wall
Wed, Nov 20, 2013

At a time when he needs to be a bit more adventurous,Anand opts for ultra-defensive response.

Viswanathan Anand – Cup more than half empty
Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Anand plays uninspiring draw in game 7,faces monumental task with 5 games left.

Viswanathan Anand – Falling into the trap
Mon, Nov 18, 2013

In games 5 & 6,Anand missed chances to steer play away from the endgame,Carlsen relishes.

Viswanathan,an end?
Sun, Nov 17, 2013

Anand blunders to hand Carlsen second straight win and 4-2 lead.

Magnus Carlsen breaks deadlock
Sat, Nov 16, 2013

Playing white pieces,Carlsen makes small advantage count,forcing Anand into fatal endgame errors.

Equal music: No matter if it’s black or white
Fri, Nov 15, 2013

Anand and Carlsen have both held sway at various points,but there’s been no clear winner.

For the federation,draw is a point lost
Fri, Nov 15, 2013

Competition is at the core of sport and it is understandable that fans expect a result.

Title Fight: Viswanathan Anand’s Houdini act
Thu, Nov 14, 2013

Vishi's 'miracle move' earned him a draw,which at one point seemed a daunting prospect.

Viswanathan Anand misses chance to make a point
Wed, Nov 13, 2013

Champion gives challenger a scare with black pieces but Carlsen recovers to draw.

Garry Kasparov arrives,hopes there will be some blood
Tue, Nov 12, 2013

In his chat with the local media,he stayed off the topic of his broken relationship with Anand.

After two draws,who will blink first?
Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Having sized each other up,Anand and Carlsen will look for early advantage.

I had to decide whether I wanted to fly blind: Viswanathan Anand
Mon, Nov 11, 2013

Carlsen said he was not the greatest of starters and insisted things would get exciting later on.

Yesterday once more
Mon, Nov 11, 2013

Anand fails to take advantage of white pieces as Game 2 ends in draw after 67 minutes.

On DD Sports,chess is a game of 32 squares
Sun, Nov 10, 2013

Avinash Acharya,assistant director (sports) at Doordarshan,proved as informative as the channel’s multi-colour test signal pattern.

After 90 minutes,a draw
Sun, Nov 10, 2013

Anand starts title defence on a positive note; forces Carlsen,playing with white pieces,to split points

Viswanathan Anand forces Magnus Carlsen to rapid draw in 1st game
Sat, Nov 09, 2013

Since his arrival in Chennai a week ago,Carlsen has not really enjoyed the attention of the media.

Off board: Of cricket,f1 and ‘the Knowledgeable Chennai crowd’
Sat, Nov 09, 2013

RR Vasudevan,a rated player and an international arbiter,explains how it could be deadly for black to mishandle the king.

Rewind,the way forward
Sat, Nov 09, 2013

Anand will turn 44 in a month's time & Carlsen,at 22,will become the youngest-ever world champion.

Off board: White start for Carlsen
Fri, Nov 08, 2013

There was some joy for the Norwegian though,when the order in which the players get to handle white pieces was decided.

Mind games before board game
Fri, Nov 08, 2013

Anand makes a move as he reveals his seconds,Carlsen refuses to return the favor.

‘Anand wants to have people around him,a bit like family members’
Fri, Nov 08, 2013

Eric Van Reem is a former chess player,an ‘airliner’ with Lufthansa.