Don’t be fooled by opulence though

My roommate points out that there are no athlete buses waiting outside the venue, only really fancy cars. In retrospect, it is not surprising; the hall in which the bridge event is being conducted has a normal toilet, a VIP toilet and a super VIP toilet. There are millionaires at play here. Welcome to bridge at the Asian Games 2018.

Don’t be fooled by opulence though. Walk into the venue and you can see the big screen showing the hands the participants are playing. That doesn’t help, because read more

in Muddenahalli near Chikkaballapur

hen Sir M Visvesvaraya (or Sir MV as he’s widely known in Karnataka) took over as the Diwan of Mysore on 10 November, 1912, from his predecessor T Ananda Rao, there was widespread joy and celebration in the then Mysore State (now Karnataka). Here’s how the legendary DV Gundappa, for many years a close confidante of Sir MV, describes the event in his profile of Sir MV:

Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, born on 15 September, 1861, in Muddenahalli near Chikkaballapur, not too far from today’s Bangalore read more