Niranjan Navalgund is a young chess professional and derives great pleasure in learning about life through the game of chess. He is a former National U-17 Chess Champion and a Commonwealth Silver medalist in the U-18 Category. He has been conferred with ‘Indradhanushya’ (2007) ‘Giants International Award’ (2009), ‘KreedaRatna’ Award (2010) and ‘Belgaumite of the year’ Award(2012) for his achievements in the field of Chess. He is a lover of words, and occasionally tries his hand at writing stories and poems. He believes that writing is a wonderful exercise for the soul. Being a bibliophile, he harbors special interest in the New Age Philosophy. Unusual stories excite him. He hopes to visit the Panda Zoo, someday.