Former professor and an internationally rated chess player, Raghavan is taking chess to underprivileged k – Times of India

The turning point in the life of former college professor Raghavan came along with an unfortunate incident in early 2019. He had just lost his job as part of a sudden layoff, and was made to reflect on his career. This is when he decided to turn things around by steering focus onto his passion, while also helping people in need.The internationally rated chess player has been teaching the game to differently abled children and kids from underprivileged backgrounds for the past two years, well through the pandemic, free of charge.

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Ex-Viking Everson Griffen: ‘It’s Never Been About the Money!’ – Heavy.com

Former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has been A-topic among fans eager to see the 2010 Vikings draftee return to the purple and gold. Griffen, who reportedly turned down a deal with Minnesota during the offseason and signed with the Dallas Cowboys to a single-year $6 million contract, has been avidly posting on social media to stir the calls for his homecoming. Griffen, who lives and trains in Minnesota during the offseason, visited the Vikings training facility in Eagan, Minn.

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Hobbies: January is the perfect time to explore new activities | GUIDON – Myguidon

January is National Hobby Month, a time when Americans of all ages are encouraged to celebrate their hobbies, share their favorites with others and discover new ones to enjoy. COVID-19 cancellations and lockdowns notwithstanding here in 2021, the month is often accompanied by cold temperatures, inhospitable weather and a lack of organized events, making it the perfect time of year to engage in constructive personal activities

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17 Hoboken + Jersey City News Stories You Missed This Week – hobokengirl.com

Sunday roundup means its time to sit back, relax, and catch up on all the news you didnt hear this week in Hoboken and Jersey City. Among the headlines Riverside Medical Group will serve as a vaccination site for New Jersey healthcare workers, ice skating is open at Pershing Field, a community fridge has popped up in the Heights, + so much more keep reading for all the news you missed this week in Hoboken, Jersey City, + beyond: Its been quite a year here at Hoboken Girl.Weve reported all of the local COVID-19 happenings, started a jobs platform, an online shop, debuted a Hoboken Girl seltzer, and also launched our bridal directory as well as of course reported on local news {both good + bad} and even more on local businesses and events in Hudson County

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In Beginners, a Writer Takes Up Chess and Surfing and Singing and Juggling and – The New York Times

Not far into Beginners, Tom Vanderbilts tribute to the life-changing magic of learning new skills, he describes taking his young daughter snowboarding. At the time, Vanderbilt was nearing 50; he decided to approach the activity with an open mind, freed from all expectation, even if he was old enough to know what the risks were. I had no goals other than avoiding the hospital, he writes, after referring to the novelist Norman Rushs comparison of being in love to going into an undiscovered room.

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Up close with Anand – BusinessLine

* You dont get to 68 million people watching the series without striking a chord with them as well. So, probably, one of the best shows on chess ever * For me writing the book Mind Master last year was a new experience... Now Ill have to watch it on the screen * My aim is to take these top juniors and then guide them

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