Raakesh Natraj

Articles By Raakesh Natraj

Mobile Connectivity: Arunachal gets funding push to ramp up teledensity

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

USA: The Big Brothers

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

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

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’

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

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

Borussia dormant

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

Unlikely outsider

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

A season to settle debates

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

Not from the coaching Manuel

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

Viswanathan Anand – The grey square

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

Magnus Carlsen wins,a new era dawns in chess

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

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

Viswanathan Anand’s knightmare,Magnus Carlsen’s dream

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

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

Viswanathan Anand – Still behind the Berlin wall

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

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

Viswanathan Anand – Falling into the trap

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

Viswanathan,an end?

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

Magnus Carlsen breaks deadlock

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