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Why Don Bosco Means A Lot To Anand

A To Z Of Viswanathan Anand

Anand is the one-man chess industry in India. Without his exploits, it's difficult to conceive how chess would have developed in the country. Every fire needs a spark and the five-time world champion is singularly responsible for setting off chess...

Well-Schooled Legend

Without school’s support, a sportsman’s career can never blossom. In the early 80s, only a few schools laid emphasis on sports. Many of them did not encourage sports for they did not have a playground. The case of CBSE schools was different. The f...

We Just Love Staying In Chennai

World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand shares his memories of the city he calls home with Manisha Mohite.

Anand's Chennai — Pictorial Report

Although his family lived in the Philippines for a short while, Viswanathan Anand grew up and spent most of his childhood in Madras, the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On two rest days, I got the opportunity to visit several place...

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Grandmaster Anand Goes To School

Viswanathan Anand came back to Don Bosco, where he was a student 25 years ago. He shared memories and expressed gratitude, as a new generation watched in awe...

Who Is Viswanathan Anand?

When Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand put an incredible five World titles to his name yesterday, Sachin Tendulkar doffed his cap. There is no doubt that these two young men are way ahead of the rest in the race for the title of India's best sp...

World Champion Viswanathan Anand's Chess Received Huge Support From His School Don Bosco In Chennai

World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand received special support from his school when it came to his chess. The Indian school system is known to be quite burdensome for kids who want to excel at sports and other hobbies. Viswanathan Anand has been ...

The Education Of Grandmasters

Here is a list of some chess grandmasters and their education. Viswanathan Anand (1969- ) was educated at Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Chennai and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Loyola College in Chennai. Had he not...

Sterling Rd Meetings | Viswanathan Anand

My life is a tale of three cities—two in which I've lived most of my life, and the third where chess became a passion for me. My earliest memories of Chennai, my birthplace, are of our house in Perambur. Later we moved to Nungambakkam and stayed t...

The Cerebral Boy Next Door

We arrive at Besant Nagar, an upmarket Chennai neighbourhood with a charming seaside, around 4-30 p.m., soaking in the joys of the salty air. The first part of the task, locating the residence of the Viswanathans, is accomplished without much diff...

How I Made It : Viswanathan Anand

Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, 41, began his journey with chess at the age of six. Lovingly referred as "Vishy", the undisputed world chess champion was crowned with success at the tender age of 14, when he won the National Sub Juniors Championshi...

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Why Don Bosco Means A Lot To Anand

Viren RajeshViren Rajesh
Back in 2012, Viswanathan Anand visited Don Bosco, where he studied 25 years ago, it showed how much the great school meant to him.