Vignesh Radhakrishnan

Vignesh Radhakrishnan was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. He no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

Articles by Vignesh Radhakrishnan

The Balachander touch: The director who rocked the roots of Tamil cinema

K Balachander, who passed away on Tuesday night in a Chennai hospital, changed the way Tamil cinema was made and perceived. Be it his powerful visuals and sharp dialogues or breaking away from the clichés, he mastered it all.

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Updated on Dec 24, 2014 03:29 PM IST

World Chess Championship: Carlsen retains title, Anand vows return

In the eleventh game of the World Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand playing with black pieces lost to Magnus Carlsen. With this win Carlsen successfully defended his World Champion title.

Updated on Nov 24, 2014 01:57 PM IST

Anand vs Carlsen: Chess World Championship game 10 ends in a draw

In the tenth game of the World Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand, playing with white pieces Friday, had to be satisfied with a draw against Magnus Carlsen. Carlsen is now just a point -- a win or two draws -- away from retaining the title.

Updated on Nov 22, 2014 07:38 PM IST

Chess game 9: Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen share honours again

In the ninth game of the World Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand, playing with black pieces Thursday, had to be satisfied with a draw against Magnus Carlsen after just 20 moves.

Updated on Nov 20, 2014 11:29 PM IST

Chess: Viswanathan Anand plays out draw with Magnus Carlsen in game 8

In the eighth game of the World Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand, playing with white pieces, shared honours with Magnus Carlsen. With just four games left, Magnus leads 4.5-3.5, with two white games for each player remaining.

Updated on Nov 19, 2014 02:18 AM IST

World Chess Championship: Anand vs Carlsen marathon game 7 ends in draw

Game 7 is by far the best tactical game of this World Championship. The game went on for 6 1/2 hours and ended in a draw after 122 moves, just two moves short of the longest World Cup chess game.

Updated on Nov 18, 2014 05:32 PM IST

Chess championship: Anand loses in the game of 'blunders', Carlsen leads midway

Move 26, which will go down the history books, as one of the most shocking set of moves in a top level game saw Carlsen blunder and Vishy blunder back which changed the course of the game.

Updated on Nov 16, 2014 11:20 AM IST

Anand lets Carlsen off the hook in game 5, settles for draw

In the fifth game of the World Chess Championship Viswanathan Anand playing with white pieces drew with Magnus Carlsen in a relatively short game 5 on Friday.

Updated on Nov 15, 2014 03:54 PM IST

World Chess Championship: Anand, Carlsen share honours in game 4

In the fourth game of the World Chess Championship, a confident Viswanathan Anand -- playing black in a Sicilian Defence -- stretched Carlsen for more than four hours before agreeing to a draw.

Updated on Nov 16, 2014 01:27 PM IST

World Chess Championship: Anand breaks jinx, defeats Carlsen in third match

In the third game of World Chess Championship, challenger Viswanathan Anand mounted a stellar comeback and outclassed current world champion Magnus Carlsen.

Updated on Nov 12, 2014 03:15 PM IST

World Chess Championship: Anand salvages draw against Carlsen in game 1

World Champion Magnus Carlsen drew with challenger Viswanathan Anand in the first game of World Chess Championship 2014. Full game board, detailed analysis and game video inside!

Updated on Nov 13, 2014 06:05 PM IST

Anand to start with white pieces against Carlsen in World Chess Championship

Viswanathan Anand will be playing with white pieces against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in the first game of the World Chess Championship 2014 at the Olympic Media Center in Russia's Sochi on Saturday. All you need to know about Anand-Carlsen encounter

Updated on Nov 08, 2014 02:59 PM IST

World Chess Championship: All you need to know about Carlsen-Anand encounter

The D-day has finally arrived. Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will commence his challenge against World Champion Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in the first World chess championship 2014 match on Saturday.

Updated on Nov 08, 2014 03:39 PM IST

World chess championship: Magician Carlsen vs Phoenix Vishwanathan

It's Norwegian Magnus Carlsen versus Viswanathan Anand battling it out again in the world chess championship. If Anand wins, it will be touted as the best ever comeback in the history of modern chess.

Updated on Nov 07, 2014 09:28 PM IST

MNREGA: Gadkari wants to change key ratio; 80% states not following it anyway

With 80% of states deviating from Centre’s norm, why are left and right economists fighting over the ratio, which gets implemented only on paper and not on the field?

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Updated on Nov 06, 2014 05:47 PM IST

Remembering Janaki Ammal: A scientist who sweetened sugarcane

A profile on E K Janaki Ammal, a woman who went to the United States to pursue her MS, years before India achieved independence, a woman who calmly went on with her research work in England when German planes were bombing London.

Updated on Nov 04, 2014 05:00 PM IST

In numbers: Maharashtra state elections 2014

Are you going to vote in the upcoming Maharashtra state elections? Read this analysis of all the candidates based on criminal background, financial status, educational qualification and gender and vote responsibly.

Updated on Oct 15, 2014 12:01 PM IST

HT interactive: Ride the Mangalyaan

Insert the ignition key, start the engine and step on the gas. As you move gears, both the speed and altitude of the vehicle increase. What are you waiting for? Get cracking on your own Mangalyaan trip.

Updated on Sep 24, 2014 11:29 AM IST

Pak politicians ejected out of plane for delay

Angry passengers on board an Islamabad-bound Pakistan International Airways (PIA) flight from Karachi forced two prominent Pakistani politicians off the plane accusing them of holding it for more than two hours.

Updated on Sep 17, 2014 02:06 PM IST

Chennai for some, Madras for some: A City for everyone

Like every city, Chennai has two sides. But the city itself never discriminates. Everything depends on your choice. While Chennai is a city, Madras is an emotion.

Updated on Aug 23, 2014 02:33 AM IST

#Modi100: Hear PM Narendra Modi announcing his top 10 welfare schemes

In his first Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled his roadmap for a bold, new India — listing out key welfare schemes along with ‘small ideas’ that could make a big difference. Listen to all the promises made by the PM in his voice.

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Updated on Aug 29, 2014 02:43 PM IST

Youth and Icons: Overview

Click to read some of the biggest icons as chosed by the HT-MaRS Youth Survey.

Updated on Aug 17, 2014 01:54 AM IST

Youth and icons: sexiest man alive

Click to see who Indian youngsters chose as the sexiest man alive in the HT-MaRS Youth Survey.

Updated on Sep 03, 2015 06:48 PM IST

Youth and icons: Sexiest woman alive

Click to see who Indian youngsters chose as the sexiest woman alive in the HT-MaRS Youth Survey.

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Updated on Aug 17, 2014 01:36 AM IST

Youth and icons: Biggest political icon

Click to see who Indian youngsters chose as the biggest sporting icon in the HT-MaRS Youth Survey.

Updated on Aug 17, 2014 01:37 AM IST

Youth and icons: World's biggest sporting icon

Click to see who Indian youngsters voted as the biggest sporting icon of the world in the HT-MaRS Youth Survey.

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Updated on Aug 17, 2014 01:35 AM IST

Youth and icons: World challenges

Click to read some of the challenges World is facing according to HT-MaRS Youth Survey.

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Updated on Aug 17, 2014 01:38 AM IST

Youth and icons: India's challenges

Click to read some of the challenges India is facing according to HT-MaRS Youth Survey.

Updated on Aug 17, 2014 01:37 AM IST

Youth and aspiration: Inspiration

Click to read who inspires Indian youngsters according to HT-MaRS Youth Survey 2014

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Updated on Aug 15, 2014 11:25 PM IST

Youth and aspirations: Opinions

Click to read some opinons of today's youth according to HT-MaRS Youth Survey.

Updated on Aug 15, 2014 10:43 PM IST
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