In Brief – April 2021

41-year-old sues parents for financial support Faiz Siddiqui (41), a jobless man, has sued his parents to force them to pay him maintenance for life. A trained lawyer with a degree from Oxford University, Siddiqui said that he is completely dependent on his

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My friends and other animals

For a long time, when I pushed open the curtains in the morning, I saw a small white cat sitting curled up beneath the coconut tree, staring intently at me, almost as though we had an ‘otherly’ connection. Or is it earthly? My son’s friend, for instance,

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The ox that brings good tidings

Be it Diwali, Pongal or the Tamil New Year, the boom boom maadu is part of the festivities in most parts of Tamil Nadu, although it is becoming a rarity in urban locations of late. Excited children run to the gate as soon as they hear the

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Preparing district leaders to lead

At Lakshya — the annual training workshop for the DGEs, DGNs and incoming district chairs for different Rotary verticals, convenor and RIDE Mahesh Kotbagi said, “This is the first phase and the second one will include orientation and goal-setting sessions in membership, TRF and public image.”

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The 5Rs of waste management

It may seem unlikely. But believe me, small changes can make a big difference. This maxim also holds true if you are serious about handling the waste in your home in an environment- friendly manner. All you have to do is incorporate the 4Rs principle into your

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