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Share This Article Related Article The HC did not accept the argument of the lawyer of the accused that protection under CrPC (applicable to discharge of duty by public servants) could be extended to the police officer. but I would say that will be difficult. I’d like him to call from home. This may be due to many factors,save the world.s changing styles down the ages. The documentary gives one a glimpse of Dalhousie,Kochi: With Kerala Police yet to find any police have continued questioning people,including some neighbours to get a lead in the case policesources said Over 125 people have been questioned inconnection with the case The incident has become a major issue for the May 16assembly polls with both ruling UDF and rival LDF tradingcharges Written by Jaideep Unudurti | Published: November 7 2014 1:07 am Related News The image of Anand confabulating with trenchcoated KGB agents over a plate of thayir sadam is certainly evocative Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen are all set to clash for the World Chess Championship starting Saturday The return match held in the Russian resort town of Sochi will see Anand aiming to wrest back the crown he lost last year in Chennai Just days earlier legend Garry Kasparov had hinted darkly that Anand may be in cahoots with Russian intelligence to “destabilise” his protégé Carlsen In an interview he said that the democracy-hating Russkies might nobble the incumbent champion The image of Anand confabulating with trenchcoated KGB agents over a plate of thayir sadam is certainly evocative While it may have sent ripples amongst the more credulous Twitteratti long-time watchers of the scene know that this is standard operating procedure Boxing has its storied tradition of “weigh-ins” where the contestants and their supporters trash talk if not brawl Chess championships too have their equivalent when the two gladiators and their representatives in the run-up to the match fire verbal salvoes at each other Kasparov was Carlsen’s coach and still considers himself a mentor to the Norwegian His statements are part of the put-downs faint praise and veiled threats that fans have come to accept Why is all this so important Chess is a game of perfect information You see all your opponent’s pieces on the board and so does she The mindgames are an attempt to inject what strategist Clausewitz called the “fog of war” Each of the duellists wants to insert an element of uncertainty in the enemy’s mind that can paralyse decision-making “Lies and hypocrisy do not survive for long on the chessboard The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie while the merciless fact culminating in a checkmate contradicts the hypocrite” said the great Emanuel Lasker He was world champ for 27 years and certainly knew what he was talking about Grandmasters crave this certainty this attempt to impose order in a chaotic world by reducing it to 64 squares Shake this certainty and you might just have that extra ammo in a gun battle Carlsen is a master at this agenda-setting this brinkmanship as popularised by Henry Kissinger Prior to the match in Chennai he demanded that there should be a sickness clause which would enable him to take a two-day break whenever he wanted in the middle of the match Why Because of the possibility that his Norwegian constitution may collapse due to eating spicy Indian food As Anand was an Indian and presumably used to the fare this clause would expressly not be allowed for him Again in the run-up to Sochi he refused to sign the contract agreeing to do only at the last minute after the global chess federation called his bluff and threatened to replace him Carlsen showed his shrewd understanding of what makes a chess player tick Grandmasters are used to strict objective rules governing the play Undermine this by arbitrarily trying to tweak the rules around the conduct of the match and you’ve won an important point Of course the lead-up to the match is like water unto wine moonlight unto sunlight compared to what happens when the first pawns are pushed in anger There have been world championship matches since 1886 — and there have been shenanigans too Fischer’s antics against Spassky in their celebrated encounter in Reykjavik are well known The match between Viktor Korchnoi and Anatoly Karpov in 1977 however was the perfect storm the “how to” of psychological operations Korchnoi was a defector while Karpov was the darling of the Soviet establishment Their styles of play — Korchnoi was fiery and mercurial while Karpov was cold-blooded and calculating — also reflected their temperaments The very first battle was over the flags — what would Korchnoi play under The Soviets wanted him to play under a white flag bearing “Stateless” while Korchnoi counter-offered to play under the Soviet flag with “I’ve Escaped” printed on it As the match progressed the two men’s bitter antipathy swelled over into almost every conceivable sphere Just to give you a taste ructions erupted when Karpov demanded and was served yoghurt during a game Korchnoi sent a furious letter to the organisers stating: “It is clear that a cunningly arranged distribution of edible items to one player during the game could convey a kind of code message” A commission was appointed to investigate and it was decreed that only the violet-coloured yogurt could be served Anand of course is famous for his ever-courteous demeanour But perhaps the very fact that Vishy doesn’t use mindgames is itself a statement of his confidence Sometimes the best psychological gambit is not using one at all Unudurti is a Hyderabad-based writer For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by The Indian Express | Published: September 2 2013 6:38 am Related News Inept opposition * This refers to United we fall (IEAugust 30) The lack of resolute leadership in political partiesparticularly opposition partiesand their inability to take principled positions on such crucial pieces of legislationsuch as the food security and land acquisition billshave rightly been pointed out MPs from the opposition benchesafter tearing into various provisions of the billsmeekly allowed them to be passed anyway The Lok Sabha debates on these bills were a good opportunity for the oppositionparticularly the BJPto showcase their alternative vision on crucial socioeconomic issues Butas it turned outthey were all sound and furywith little substance Naren N Joshi Gurgaon Syrian fallout * This refers to No-win in Syria by Hardeep S Puri (IEAugust 30) An American-led intervention in Syria may take place any time now This will destabilise the entire regionwhich is an important source of the worlds energy supplies and will have a serious impact on the world economy and especially on developing countries like India The unverified accusationsthat Assad used chemical weapons against civiliansare being cited as the reason the US is looking to intervene in Syria C Koshy John Pune Defiling The Oval * It was shameless and disgraceful of three English cricket players to urinate on the historic pitch at The Oval while celebrating their Ashes victory A pitch is the soul of the ground and it takes months of painstaking labour for groundsmen to prepare a good pitch A pitch is not just a 22-yard strip of land for cricket playersit is their bread and butterand players should learn to respect it This kind of behaviour was not expected of English cricketerswho are normally well behaved and take pride in the fact that the game originated in their country Jagmander Goel Pune Trying rules * I agree with Ill fitting cap (IEAugust 30)that the Telephone Regulatory Authority of India should not interfere in the affairs of television channels It must certainly not force TV channels to restrict ads to 12 minutes per hour TV channels depend on advertisements for their survival Thereforeit is odd to curb their right to run ads This is tantamount to financial asphyxiation More ads on TV certainly irritates viewersbut it is not TRAIs business (orit should not be) to dictate how many ads are reasonable Viewers are perfectly free to simply switch channels if they are so bothered RK Kapoor Chandigarh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIslamabad:India and Pakistan have not managed to put together a concrete list of issues to be discussed at their next dialogue even one month after foreign secretary’s visit here the Indian High Commissioner has said asserting that real issues including threat of terrorism needs to be dealt with Hoping that India’s ties with Pakistan would move forward from the current stalemate by the next SAARC summit High Commissioner TCA Raghavan termed Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar’s visit as positive and said it provided opportunity to reflect on the discussions for moving forward Reuters image During the Foreign Secretary’s visit to Islamabad last month the two sides had decided to move ahead on the road towards resumption of their dialogue However Raghavan rued that the two countries have not managed to put together a concrete list of issues to be discussed at their next bilateral dialogue even one month after the foreign secretary’s visit to Pakistan After a break in bilateral contacts over tensions along the Line of Control and the International Border foreign secretary Jaishankar had visited Islamabad last month Addressing the seminar here organised by the private think-tank Centre for Research and Security Studies Raghavan yesterday said that SAARC conference next year will provide an opportunity to break the current impasse Referring to the issue of terrorism and extremism that continued to bedevil ties Raghavan said: "Real issues need to be dealt with perceptions to change" and added that terrorism was the main issue which had soured the ties He requested the Pakistani government to take steps to tackle the menace Raghavan asked the audience to imagine the state of India-Pakistan bilateral ties if the Kargil episode of 1999 and the Mumbai terrorist attacks of 2008 had not taken place He rejected the parallels drawn by some quarters between 2008 Mumbai terror attack and Samjhauta blasts saying while both were bad the 26/11 was a case of cross-border terrorism Samjhauta was an incident that happened inside India The High Commissioner said it was important for India and Pakistan to treat each other as trading partners "India recorded highest growth rates between 2004 and 2008 a period of relatively calm ties with Pakistan" he said adding that a peaceful and stable neighbourhood was a key for the growth of India He said that there were new sectors like hydrocarbons health and medical tourism which can propel cooperation between the two countries PTI Petropavlivka(Ukraine):Dozens of villagers carried flowers and lit candles on Sunday at the site where flight MH17 crashed two years ago killing all 298 people on board About 60 people joined the vigil on the small square inthe village of Petropavlivka? download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: July 14.
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