Thursday , 16 August 2018
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Bobby’s Dime

By Thomas Pucci
As Bobby waited he looked at the beautiful flowers and even though he was a boy, he could see why mothers and girls liked flowers. The sound of the door closing as the last customer left jolted Bobby back to reality.

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Fatima Bhutto

By Khushwant Singh
“I  have been to dozens of book launches, but I have yet to see one on as grand a scale as this one,” said my daughter Mala Dayal as she came home from the launch of Fatima Bhutto’s ‘Songs of Blood and Sword’ (Penguin Viking).

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Man of Words

What made you take up to compeering?
My father was in the Lions Club and their youth wing was called Leo. By chance or by design, I was called upon one day to compeer for an event of theirs.

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The Saviour of the Olympic Games

By Kennedy D’Silva
Juan Antonio Samaranch Torelló, (July 17, 1920 – April 21, 2010) was the most popular Spanish sports official who served as the seventh President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1980 to 2001 and was later elected as IOC Honorary Life President in 2001.

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Prof Suresh Amonkar- A Missionary of Scriptures

BY RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR
Religion, over the years has been interpreted by many saints, Godmen, mystics, diplomats, statesmen, politicians, revolutionaries, and the public in general, in different ways; mostly to suit their own interests and means, rather than for the benevolence of mankind. Karl Marx famously quipped that “Religion is the opium of the masses”, while Swami Vivekananda maintained that “By the study of different religions, we find that in essence they are one.”

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Inheritance of Leadership

By Ambikanand Sahay
Last Thursday, an inspiring news report came from across the border in China: “A 102-year-old lady, Ma Xiuxian, took admission in grade one of Weshan Road Elementary School. She attended her class and took lessons along with five-year-olds cheerfully.”

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