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Tillari canal re-alignment affects Ibrampur crops

BICHOLIM: The farmers from Ibrampur, Pernem have brought to the notice of Goa Tillari Development Corporation that the change in the alignment of Tillari Canal has affected the fields and crops like sugarcane, paddy and vegetables, as the waters have gushed into fields which are either submerged or flooded by water.

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Film Reviews

by Sachin Chatte

Dark and Brooding      

 Film: Black Swan

Cast: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassle, Mila Kunis

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Duration: 108 mins

Rating: *  *  *  *

 Undoubtedly, Darren Aronofsky is one of the most talented directors on the scene today. With films like Requiem for a Dream and The Wrestler he had already made a name for himself and Black Swan will certainly enhance his reputation.

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TAG’s Second Popular Tiatr Festival

“Kednam Utt’ttolo” Bags First Prize

The Awards ceremony of the 2nd Popular Tiatr Festival, organised by the Tiatr Academy Goa was on March 25 at the DMK auditorium, Kala Academy, Panaji.

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The Village Surla

By Rohit R Phalgaonkar

The name Surla would immediately remind any Goan of the Tambdi Surla village in Sanguem. It is a village is home to the famous 13thcentury Kadamb temple. Though there are many evidences of Kadamb art found in Goa these evidences are not in one piece or form.

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Patriarchy and Popular Culture

By Sanjukta Gupta

“None with Bette Davis’ Eyes…” by Johann Hari was an eye-opener, dispelling the illusion that educated middle class women throughout the global North and South are free to perform and play as they desire.

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Cultural Renaissance

The Tibetan influence on the Goan soil is increasing. After the visit of the spiritual leader Dalai Lama, in February, there was the commemoration of the Tibetan National Uprising Day on March 10, at the Vagator Beach, and now all set to be formed is the ‘Indo- Tibetan Friendship Society – Goa Chapter’.

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Talking Demographics in India

By Swapna Majumdar

In India, five million unwanted births every year could be prevented if there was adequate access to good contraceptive health care. For years, the Indian government has wrestled with the issue, but anxiety over the 'population boom' recently resurfaced among policy makers, especially after recent projections estimated that India could overtake China as the most populated country in the world in about five years. For the first time in 33 years, Parliament witnessed a debate on family planning, with Members of Parliament wanting to know how the 'demographic disaster' was to be averted. 

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Archer Does It Again

Jeffrey Archer was in India on a whirlwind 11-city tour to promote his new ambitious book Only Time Will Tell. Brinda Dasgupta came face to face with the man remains an unparalleled king of fiction


Salt and pepper hair – check. Mischievous smile – check. Dry, sardonic humour – check. It’s Jeffrey Archer, in the flesh. The man, who saved himself from bankruptcy with "Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less" and became a household name with "Kane and Abel", is now out with his self-proclaimed "most ambitious work in decades".

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India’s Sacred Bio-diversity

By Shekher Phadnis

In these days of acute deforestation and rapid industrialisation biting into our forests, it is comfortable knowledge to know that spread over the length and breadth of India are nearly 120 thousand sacred groves/forests or ‘sharanalayas’ (sanctuary shrines) that cover nearly one thousand square kilometres, ranging from one quarter of an acre to four thousand acres, where the foliage and the animal inhabitants are carefully nurtured and are havens for different species of birds and animals.

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Walnut Wood Carving: The Art of Kashmir

By Pheroze Kharegat

Commonly called akhrot in Hindi and botanically juglas regia, walnut is known as dunn in Kashmiri. The wood therefore is called dunn lakdha. However, no clear indications exist as to when walnut wood came to be used as a medium by the Kashmiri craftsmen.

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