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Lessons for Goan Voters and Politicians

By Santosh R Kenkre
Two weeks ago, on a Sunday morning, I was having a cup of a tea with a celebrated Goan professional. I asked him a heartfelt question about politics – a lot of people in India vote according to their caste/religion or favours received from politicians.

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Memories Triggered by Sagres

By Mário Cabral e Sá
Mixed reactions in Goa to the arrival of Portuguese training ship Sagres are still playing on my mind. The bureaucracy, Governor downwards, at first seemed to be receptive and friendly, then, perhaps motivated by the threats and reactions of freedom fighters, many of whom suffered unspeakable acts of cruelty at the hands of Fernando Revez Romba,

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Role of Panchayats in Village Development

By Tomazinho Cardozo
The 73rd Amendment has completely changed the outlook of the panchayats. Although the state government has so far failed in delegating all powers to the panchayats, and according to me it may never happen in the future too, yet the panchayats in Goa can definitely play a very important role in the development of their respective villages.

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The Power of Oats

By Dr Kasturi Desai
My esteemed readers have requested diet suggestions for those who have odd working hours. In the world of Multi Nationals Companies, many youth are employed in the IT sector and they have odd work timings.

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Santa Obama

By Khushwant Singh
President Obama’s three-day visit to India was like Christmas Eve, Christmas and Boxing Day in a Christian home. A kind of fever picks up earlier: frenzy of shopping for Christmas cards, gifts for relations and friends, a Christmas tree to decorate the interior, a sprig of mistletoe to hang above the door; so you can kiss everyone who comes.

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Fun and Fantasy

By Meher Castelino
I relived my childhood dreams when I visited Disney World in Orlando. What a world of fun and fantasy it was right from the minute we entered the park. This 47 sq miles fun place has everything that kids and grown ups will love. We had just two days to visit Disney World which actually requires a week if one wants to see everything and try out all the rides.

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Effects of BMI on Mortality

By Dr Nandkumar M Kamat
Body Mass Index or BMI affects mortality. If you are a healthy non-smoking adult and have a BMI between 20 and 24.9 you would live longer says a sensational finding published on December 2 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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