Narasimhan is a relative newcomer
on the national bridge scene.
Since her debut in the summer of
2004 she has won two national
championships, won the USWBC in
2005, has two second place
national finishes, and won the
silver medal in the McConnell
teams at the world championship
in Verona 2006.
A native of Mumbai, India Hansa
learned to play bridge there but
played only occasionally while
raising her three children.
Daughters Anisha and Amrita now
live in New York. Hansa
lives in Los Altos Hills,
California with her husband Ashok
and son Akshay who both claim she
is the best cook in the world.
Teammate JoAnna tends to agree,
but would prefer to sample a few
more dishes "just to be