Tuesday , 13 November 2018


Farmville Raises Daughters of the Soil, Online

By Kinjal Dagli-Shah
A virtual game of pastoral pursuits has caught the imagination of an entire generation of urban youth, especially women. Called Farmville, this online application powered through Facebook gives a user her own piece of land to tend to.
Quite simply, you plant seeds, harvest crops of fruits and vegetables and sell them for online coins. But for Ruchira Suri, it's a matter of life and droop.

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Tiatr Review: By J P Pereira

Kuttumb the new tiatr from SB Arts, written and directed by John D’Silva tells the story of a family destroyed due by alcohol addiction. What begins with a glass of beer ends with drunkenness and at times total loss of sensibility.

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Teachers’ Day Out

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
‘Boy! You sound just like a school marm,’ hubby dear commented when I lectured him on the perils of overindulgence, ‘you go yakitty-yak-yak, once the ‘kida’ is in your brain…’ Luckily the rest of the sentence was left incomplete otherwise it would be his brains that would get the benefit of a ‘real kida.’

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Remembering M Boyer

Konkani singer Bab Andrew D’ Souza in collaboration with Tiatr Academy of Goa will stage a musical programme in different parts of Goa. The musical programme entitled ‘Padmashree M Boyer hanchea kantarancho ugddas’ will be staged on April 22 at 7:30 p.m.

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Spare a thought for earth

For the past 40 years, April 22 is celebrated as ‘Earth Day.’ It is a day that focuses on the grave issues that hamper our fragile ecosystem. This should not just be for a day where we discuss issues and forget about it the next day; rather it can be a day to initiate actions that will look at a future towards sustainable development.

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Empowering the Woman

By Pamela Philipose
The ministry of Women and Child Development recently presented a report entitled, 'Gendering Human Development Indices: Recasting the Gender Development Index and Gender Empowerment Measure for Index', which said that the Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) for India that was 0.416 in 1996 had increased to 0.497 in 2006

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