It is an epic game, with the chessboard being like a battlefield and the two sets of pieces the two contending armies, and the two rival players think in terms of attack, defence, capture, threats, man oeuvres, ambushes and tactics. The game is full of such activities which suggest a real and live combat. It is a game purely of Indian origin; a great tribute to Indian genius. In ancient India, it was known as Chaturanga, which means the four limbs or diversions of ancient Indian army: infantry, cavalry, elephants and chariots. Those four divisions or limbs formed the army proper, flanking on either side of the king and his chief minister or mantri/vazir.
Badminton is my favorite sport because playing it makes me stay active throughout the day. Playing badminton requires speed, strength, and precision. It is a good player one needs to practice frequently. When I play the game with my friends, I feel energetic throughout the day. Playing badminton feeds my body with the much-needed energy to help me go through each day. Badminton is an interesting game because every time I play, there is some anxiety and excitement in the end. At the end of the game, there has to be a winner; this makes the battle more exciting.