ChessIndia is a huge Asian nation and borders Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. India’s culture and heritage are a rich amalgam of past and present, religions and ethnography, more than 438 living languages, and monuments that are thousands of years old. The Kumbh Mela religious festival takes place in India every 12 years and attracts tens of millions of people – a gathering that can be seen from space. India is also the birthplace of chess.