January 2, 2024
‘थिंक महाराष्ट्र डॉट कॉम’च्या सर्व हितचिंतकांना नव्या वर्षाच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा ! ‘मोगरा फुलला’ या दालनाला साक्षेपी वाचकांचा चांगला पाठिंबा मिळतो आहे ही आनंदाची बाब आहे.
नव्या वर्षाची सुरुवात करताना एका कर्तृत्ववान व्यक्तीचा परिचय करून देत आहोत. त्याआधी थोडे सामान्यज्ञान. Visa (व्हिसा) म्हणजे एखाद्या देशात प्रवेश करण्यासाठीचा परवाना,
December 18, 2023
Root around in the alphanumeric soup of the U.S. visa system for long enough and you’ll discover the EB-1A, sometimes known as the Einstein visa. Among the hardest permanent-resident visas to obtain, it is reserved for noncitizens with“extraordinary ability.”
August 17, 2023
Mangesh Ghogre, former executive director and head of equity capital markets at Nomura India, made it to the US on an Einstein visa, given for 'extraordinary abilities'. He is the first Indian to have constructed a crossword for The New York Times, and most recently, published a Taj-Mahal crossword ode in the paper, themed around India's Independence Day...
March 13, 2023
It all began with him and his classmates picking up The Times of India crossword in the hope that it would improve their vocabulary and help them crack the GMAT
Back in 1997, like most other engineering students of his generation, Mangesh Ghogre dreamt of moving to the US. Today, he has made his dream...
October 13, 2021
A chat with one of the New York Times Crossword constructors.
Best gift you have ever been given, material or otherwise?
I remember I gifted myself a huge Random House Webster’s dictionary when I was 17. I still have it. I think every word I studied in that dictionary has been like a brick in the wall of my life...
October 2, 2019
Investment banker Mangesh Ghogre went from a boy with limited vocabulary and no exposure to American culture to becoming the only Indian to have published crosswords in The New York Times—including a prestigious one to mark Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary on October 2, presented with a twist...
MAY 16, 2018
As a teenager, Mangesh Ghogre was obsessed with decoding puzzles filled with foreign references. Now he’s the only non-American to ever create them for The New York Times.
In a brightly lit room on the ground floor of the United States Consulate General building in Mumbai, India, Mangesh Ghogre...
March 16-18, 2012
A crossword enthusiast from India, Mangesh Ghogre, is coming to the ACPT this year as an official. It's his first trip ever to the U.S. And to my memory he's our first participant ever from India, as either a judge or a contestant. Below is a short piece he just wrote about crosswords and his forthcoming trip. –Will Shortz
For someone like me, who has come all the...