Neighbours India and Pakistan seem to be in some kind of permanent combat. Cricket, Kashmir, nuclear arms - you name it - these two nations compete over just about anything with each doing everything they can to be always on par with the other. But when it comes to chess only one side is way ahead. And according to Pakistan international master Lodhi Mahmood, India is some fifty-years in front of his country. So what's a Pakistani player to do? Move to India, of course!
However, perhaps Mr Lodhi should refocus his priorities. Says he, "I am not marrying because the game needs to be devoted a lot of time. Chess is my life and my wife".
We think a woman is probably what he needs. Read more from The Hindu.