Image: Karthik Subramanian
A chess set waits its turn.
The crowd roars as the two men land their punches. There is the dull thudding sound of leather on skin and the grunts of the participants. The men are covered in sweat and one of them has blood on his face. Soon, the bell sounds, and the boxers retire to their corners, only to emerge again a minute later – for a round of chess.