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Does social media cause teen anxiety?

While most of us believe that technostress is caused by social media, a study found that time spent on social media does not directly cause anxiety and depression in teenagers. The amount of time teenagers spend on social networking sites has risen by 62.5 per cent since 2012 and continues to grow. Just last year, the average time teenagers spent on social …

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Why do days get longer and shorter during the year?

Kedar Kulkarni Raju was playing outside with his friends. It was 6 p.m. and getting pretty dark outside. He wondered why it got dark so soon as compared to the summer holidays when he and the other children from the neighbourhood played till 7:15 p.m. He decided to ask his science teacher about it the next day. As soon as …

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For a safe Diwali

Come Diwali and the air quality further deteriorates because of a culmination of various factors at the same time – incessant burning of firecrackers, burning of crop stubble, cooling of temperatures causing inversion and change in wind directions. While a toxic haze overlays the city for days, we often deceive ourselves by staying indoors, shutting all doors and windows, until …

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Dare to be different

Kimberly Dias Hey Kimberly, Every time I want to do something, my family keeps saying to me, ‘What will people say?’ or ‘What will people think?’ Gosh! Am I supposed to keep living my life based on people’s opinion of what they think is acceptable or not? What about what I want? What about what makes me happy? When I …

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Art and the challenge

Over the past few years, the coming of October has become synonymous with the Inktober challenge for artists, both professional and amateur. NT KURIOCITY spoke to a few youngsters to know how they live up to the challenge and more RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT KURIOCITY Over the last few weeks, you may have noticed artists (professionals to beginners) uploading artworks …

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KLE College Belgaum wins Impressions ’19

Department of BBA, Rosary College of Commerce and Arts, Navelim organised a two-day national level management event Impressions ’19. This year’s theme was ‘Existentia’, which emphasised on finding the purpose within each one of us and redefining it to make the world beautiful again by achieving excellence in terms of knowledge, creativity in finding solutions and reconstructing our future with …

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Black and white and dread all over

Keri-based author Girish Shirodkar’s recent release ‘In the Realm of the Unknown’ is a collection of horror short stories set against a Goan backdrop. The first-time author decided to pursue his love for writing while juggling his other job as a lecturer, NT KURIOCITY finds ANNA FERNANDES | NT KURIOCITY As a child who grew up with his nose buried …

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Addicted to the screen

With the availability of streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar and other social media platforms, a lot of people stay up late neglecting their sleep. NT KURIOCITY spoke to a few Goans to know what according to them is so addictive about these platforms On returning from an exhausting work day, people crave for something different. They want to get …

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‘Hatsya Bimb’ humour fest tomorrow, 2 books to be released

Goan publishing house Bimb Prakashan will hold its annual humour festival ‘Hatsya Bimb’ on October 19. The fifth edition of the festival will be organised by Bimb Parivar in association with Directorate of Art and Culture, Government of Goa and the Goa State Central Library. Two Konkani books – ‘Naranga and Sursuri’  by humour writer KM Sukhthankar and  ‘Borkari Khand …

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Battling disorders, cracking exams

Kher, who has received 16 fractures and eight surgeries due to her disease, came to Delhi from Rajasthan when she was around five-years-old. Her father then worked as street vendor selling clothes near Hazrat Nizamuddin while the family lived in a nearby slum As someone living with fragile bone disorder since she was a kid, the odds were always against …

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