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How we’re bridging the gap between two iconic mind games

March 10, 2009
Kolkata: On a sunny February afternoon, around 40 middle-aged and elderly gentlemen and one lady sit around their tables inside the stuffy innards of the Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra—an indoor stadium in Kolkata. The grave-like silence is broken only by the whirring of the giant overhead fans and occasional announcements on the microphone as the participants at the national-level bridge championship organized by the Calcutta Bridge Club play for prestige and a handsome prize fund of Rs3.45 lakh.