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Kartarpur panel: India conveys concerns to Pak

PTI NEW DELHI India on Friday summoned Pakistan’s deputy high commissioner here and conveyed concerns over the presence of several Khalistani separatists in a committee appointed by Pakistan on the Kartarpur Corridor, sources said. India also asked Pakistani Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah his country’s stand on key proposals put forward by New Delhi at the last meeting held ... Read More »

Undertake Widening Of Roads At Narrow Stretches

PACHU MENON, MARGAO With the entire state in the throes of development mania that has gripped it over the past few years, it comes as a big surprise to note that the widening of roads at stretches across Goa which are renowned traffic bottlenecks continue to be overlooked. With the state administration finding it convenient to attribute the ‘malaise’ to ... Read More »

BJP Morality Drops To Deeper Depths

The political scene in Goa has become murkier with BJP state president Vinay Tendulkar accusing former deputy chief minister Ramakrishna Dhavalikar of plotting to leave the ruling alliance and join the Congress and Dhavalikar accusing BJP leadership of unleashing enforcement agencies to maul him. There is no end to mutual recriminations since the BJP poached Manohar Azgaonkar and Deepak Prabhu ... Read More »

Indian food in London

Vir Sanghvi No matter what I write about London’s many Indian restaurants, I always manage to offend somebody. I wrote once that most Indian restaurants in Britain were run by Bangladeshis from the Sylhet district. Instead of serving the wonderful cuisine of Bangladesh, I lamented, these restaurateurs served a made up British-Indian cuisine full of bogus Madras curries, vindaloos that ... Read More »

Being vulnerable: The comfort in authenticity

Aldina Braganza If you are aiming for a perfect life, then you are in for a big surprise. But that’s how we all start right? That is how the whole world sells us our life – an ideal world devoid of mistakes, failures, downfalls and sorrows. Where you laugh and play and pretend. Everybody wears that mask! Including me. In ... Read More »

Celebration of contrast

Known for its beautiful beaches, this union territory is where the East meets the West and goes beyond Garima Verma The conflict of coexistence is so evident in most of the cities. The old and the new like two different worlds surviving side by side yet never crossing that chasm. There is a place, though — Puducherry, where contrasts are ... Read More »

Traditional Indian summer coolers

Rohini Diniz India is home to many indigenous cold drinks that are prepared from a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs. These beverages have high water content and inherent cooling properties that not only quench thirst but also provide vitamins and minerals such as sodium and potassium that help maintain the water and electrolyte balance of the body. Here are ... Read More »

Christchurch survivor tells remembrance service: ‘I choose peace’

AFP   Christchurch A Maori lament echoed across Christchurch Friday as a survivor of the New Zealand mosque attacks told a national remembrance service he had forgiven the gunman responsible for the racist massacre that took his wife, and shocked the world. “I am choosing peace and I have forgiven,” wheelchair-bound Farid Ahmed told tens of thousands gathered in the ... Read More »

That’s so sweet, honey!

Zubin D’souza Archaeologists somehow end up with the dubious reputation of having discovered some of the world’s greatest culinary treasure heritages. They revealed the region where chickens were first domesticated; where watermelons and cucumber were first harvested or where the first wheat granary was built. When they broke through a secret chamber in an undisturbed pyramid, they were perhaps looking ... Read More »

Our manifesto will reflect people’s voice, not one man’s: Rahul

PTI   NEW DELHI As he braces for a mega electoral battle, Congress chief  Rahul Gandhi says his party’s soon-to-be released manifesto will reflect the people’s voice and not just one man’s view, a clear reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In an exclusive interview to PTI, Gandhi also said the manifesto will lay major thrust on jobs creation, addressing ... Read More »