Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award : List of Winners

RAJIV GANDHI KHEL RATNA AWARD The words “Khel Ratna” literally mean “sports gem” in Hindi. The award is named after the late Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. It is India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports, given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, government of India and was established in 1991-92. The objective of the award is to recognize the … Continue reading Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award : List of Winners

Pre Independence Story : Ludo in India

LUDO IN INDIA During the 19th century, an increased interest in Indian board games was observed in the west.  It was “Pachisi”, a four-player race game, particularly popular in India and received some attention in England. Pachisi is a strategic partnership game, and therefore some simplification was apparently needed for the children. The result of the simplification of Pachisi was Ludo. Much of the complexities … Continue reading Pre Independence Story : Ludo in India

Pre Independence Story : Chess in India

Chess originated in ancient India and was known as “Chatur-Anga”, meaning 4 bodied, as it was played by 4 players. The Mahabharata story throws light on the fact that a game similar to Chess was played in ancient India. The Mahabharata is variously dated around 800 and 1100 B.C which means this game was known in India nearly 3000 years ago. It is the view … Continue reading Pre Independence Story : Chess in India