Absence of strong views

Like everyone else I have also acquired friends over the years but retained only a few, 27 in all if you want to know. These retained friends fall into five broad categories: economists, journalists, accountants, bureaucrats and historians. Strangely, I don’t have any engineers and doctors as friends. I do know

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When pictures speak

It was colours galore and celebration of nature at its best at the Global Greens photo contest organised by the Interactors of RID 3040, led by its DIR Avhaan Narang. The contest was organised in partnership with Saevus magazine, that is devoted to environmental conservation.

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A slap in time

Recently I was asked a strange question by a young nephew. He is about 10 years old and, according to his parents, overly energetic. They said a teacher in his school had given him a whack one day. I said he probably deserved it, whereupon he angrily asked his question: have

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A priceless voice

When music legend S P Balasubrahmanyam passed away, leaving behind him a legacy of 42,000-odd songs, different people digested news of this huge loss differently. While some rushed to his house despite the pandemic, others stayed home glued to television to hear the beautiful songs that made up

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PDG Funsho named one of Time’s 100

Dr Tunji Funsho, Rotary’s Nigeria National PolioPlus chair, has been named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” listed annually by the Time magazine. He is recognised for his critical leadership in working with Rotary and its partners to achieve a wild polio-free Nigeria

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A theory on fools

The other day I read a remark on Twitter that said this corona virus has one benefit: it has helped us identify the fools amongst us. This reminded me of a theory I had proposed six years ago. It happened after I read that a minister had made a particularly foolish

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‘My Rotary’ website upgraded

My Rotary is the member-­facing website where Rotary shares resources, tools and information with ­Rotarians and Rotaractors. Over the years, RI received a lot of feedback from members, especially club and district officers, who asked for a more robust site that was faster and easier to use.

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