Tag: U.B. Acharya

Next-Gen Vs the Geriatrics
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Next-Gen Vs the Geriatrics

By U.B. Acharya After the victory of veteran Novak Djokovic at the US Open Tennis Championships last weekend, the most important topic among the tennis experts (Serena Vs the Chair umpire controversy not withstanding), was “Where is the next generation of men’s tennis champions?” To give a background, during the last two years, all the…

The Game of Bridge is Here
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The Game of Bridge is Here

By U. B. Acharya Contrary to public perception, Contract Bridge, which is a trick-taking game using a standard 52-card deck, is not gambling but a game of concentration, memory, communication and simple logical thinking. It is one of the most popular card games played by millions of people of both genders world over and of…

The Day of the Jackal revisited
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The Day of the Jackal revisited

By U.B. Acharya In December 1971, at the height of India-Pakistan war, I was stuck in Mumbai on a prolonged project for my oil company in Assam. As the work had to be carried out on a computer located in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) at Colaba, the company had very kindly provided me…

Tribute to a Legend: Usain the ‘lightning’ bolt
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Tribute to a Legend: Usain the ‘lightning’ bolt

By U.B. Acharya In less than five minutes of cumulative time spread over nine years, this ‘galloping leopard’ created history by winning 11 individual and eight relay gold medals in short sprints in Olympic Games and World Athletics Championships. He is currently the world record holder of 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay races and is…

India’s China War of 1962: A Historical Review
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India’s China War of 1962: A Historical Review

In the context of Dalai Lama’s recent visit to Tawang and Bomdila By U. B.  Acharya Preamble On 20th October 1962, we the students living in the hostel heard the news that in the early hours of that morning, Chinese forces had run over our positions along the NEFA (now Arunachal Pradesh) border killing several…

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