Indicast # 189: The new king of chess

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 05:30 Written by  Published in Indicast

In sports, everyone loves a good contest. And when Magnus Carlsen, the 22 year old Norwegian prodigy beat India's Vishy Anand, chess entered a new era. In this podcast we talk about how these giants of the game prepare to get there. Another prodigy, Prithvi Shaw smashed 546 in the 2013 Harris Shield tournament. We also talk a bit about the Bharat Ratna debate. This week marks the 50th anniversary of India's first rocket launch from Thumba, a small hamlet in south India. And why kids today are not as fit as their parents were at the same age. (Picture credit: Reuters

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