Originally Posted by Feather
I used to play Chess while in the colllege and once I started working, am a software engineer working in TCS, I gave up on that. Anand is a celebrity here. However, I was not aware about what you told me. To be honest, Indian people don't care about anything other than Cricket. Of course everyone knows about Anand's achievements, but that's about it
Hmm, fair enough. Chess is kind of underground despite being played actively by millions. The Indian public are going care more about it though come November. To host a WC match is a pretty big deal.
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