Salaam Chennai

As Chennai’s streets turned incredibly and unbelievably into virtual rivers that swirled and sloshed around the homes of lakhs of residents in various areas in the first week of December, the metro unraveled a face few suspected it had. When an unprecedented bout of rains battered the city — upto 40 cm

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Gearing up for TRF Centenary

TRF Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith (RK) and incoming Chair Kalyan Banerjee (KB) are gung ho about the direction and long-term vision of the Foundation. But they also acknowledge the need for change. In an interview to Rotary News after a successful two-day joint session with the RI Board in Evanston, they answered questions ranging from

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A taste of RI at Evanston

To thousands of Rotarians who make their Rotary pilgrimage to Evanston to the Rotary International headquarters in the US, there are a few defining moments, and photo opportunities. One is the PolioPlus statue right outside the entrance; the other is Paul Harris stretching out his hand for anybody who wants to shake it. The biggest

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A Think Tank takes shape

It was a power-packed group that met in Mussoorie in the last week of September. Put together by RI Director Manoj Desai and labelled his “Think Tank,” the dozen-odd men — all PDGs and wearing various hats such as those of RCs, RPICs, EMGAs (Endowment Major Gift Advisors), Training Leaders, etc, they brain stormed with

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