Gorging on jackfruit
I love Chennai in December, when the days are very cool. Although we always try to come in December, a visit in summer is a must. I am not a summer person, but there is something about being in Chennai then, gorging on mangoes and jackfruit and even spending time complaining about the heat.
I studied at Don Bosco and fondly remember us inventing a game called '‘Crocker' that is somewhere between cricket and baseball, which was an after-school ritual. Even now, when I meet up with my schoolmates, we indulge in Crocker. Last year our wives came to watch us and were shocked that we still behaved like ninth standard boys.
I have travelled a lot by train, usually to tournaments with my mom and with Muthu, my dad's trusted Jeeves, who would travel with us. We enjoyed these journeys, my mom and me playing cards. I also got opportunity to listen to my walkman and read Tintin comics.
Image: Anand at a tournament in Paris in 1984