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TBI Bulletin – Positive News From All Around (01.06.2012)

It has been a winning week for India! For some people there have been international titles and awards, for others it has been conquering the mind and spirit. But they are all winners. Including the amazing Charudatta Jadhav, our blind chess champion in yesterday’s feature on TBI! To share any positive news that you came across lately just write to us at contact[at] or tweet @thebetterindia or leave a comment on our facebook page.

1. 11-year long struggle by a 28-year old blind young man from Jamshedpur finally fulfils his dream to become an MBA and land a job at Tata Steel.

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2. In spite of originally being a cricket journalist, Rahul Bhattacharya, has won the Ondaatje prize of the Royal Society of Literature, in London. The prize, carrying £10,000, is awarded annually to a “distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place.”

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3. He is not just building castles in the sand! Yet, through sand, Sudarshan Patnaik, an Orissa-based sand artist, won the 1st International Sand Sculpture championship held in Copenhagen (Denmark) on Thursday.

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4. The young founder of Pallikaranai Task Force has been selected as the messenger from Tamil Nadu for the International Youth Forum Go4BioDiv India 2012 happening at Sunderbans, India with 25 messengers from various countries representing a marine world heritage site.

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5. India should really feel proud of world chess champion Viswanathan Anand, not only for his winning the title for five times or for his having a cup of tea with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but also for inspiring Putin’s sense of humour. When Anand mentioned to Putin about learning chess in a Russian cultural center in his home town, the President replied, “So we brought this on ourselves”!

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Compiled by Devdutt.

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