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Francis of Assisi: The saint for our times

Fr Steve Rodrigues OFM Cap St Francis of Assisi (1181-1226), whose feast is on October 4, is a saint close to people from all walks of life: rich and poor, intellectuals and workers, philosophers and theologians, poets and novelists, artists and filmmakers, historians and sociologists, peacemakers and environmentalists, and people of all religions. Today more biographies exist of the ‘Little …

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Alloys

Kedar Kulkarni “Hello students we learnt about metals and their properties last year. We also saw how pure metals are obtained from the ores from mines by using separation techniques. We also have studied the different states that are rich in different types of ores. Each of the metal has its own characteristics. We have also seen that metals like …

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It’s not about the looks

According to the data gathered from users of dating app OkCupid, 83 per cent women and 79 per cent men find intelligence way more appealing than looks. Do you think looks precede intelligence? Well, millennials find intelligence way more appealing than looks, according to a survey. According to the data gathered from users of dating app OkCupid, 83 per cent …

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Child beggars of Jaipur

The survey by Pratham, an NGO working for the welfare of underprivileged children, found that the child beggars were mostly in the age group of 6 to 14 years. A survey has found that 94 per cent child beggars in Jaipur do not go to schools, earn between `50 and `500 a day and spend a major part of their …

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Who will be crowned?

Thirteen finalists from Goa will be competing for The Miss International Goa crown. The winner of the said pageant will be given an opportunity to participate at the national level pageant, and will represent Goa at the Miss India International which is scheduled to take place next month in Jaipur.  Miss India International 2018, Tanishqa Bhosle will be the chief …

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Suvidhya presents paper at International Hindi Conference

Ponda-based student of Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts and Science, Margao, Suvidhya Dharwadkar was the only Goan selected to present a research paper in Hindi at a two-day International Hindi Conference at New Delhi. The conference was organised by the World Hindi Council in association with the New Delhi Municipal Council to mark Hindi Day. The 150th birth anniversary of …

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College students how well can you spell?

In a bid to enable students to test and improve their spelling skills and cultivate a healthy competitive spirit, The Navhind Times in partnership with the event management department of SS Dempo College of Commerce and Economics is organising Spell-Bee 2019 for college students. NT KURIOCITY caught up with some teachers, parents, and students to find out their views on …

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The Power of Music

On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, Child’s Play India Foundation is organising its anniversary monsoon concert on September 21, 6 p.m. at Institute Menezes Braganza Hall, Panaji. The NGO led by Luis Dias works towards bringing classical music to underprivileged children in India. By doing so, their aim is to give children an opportunity to make music, learn a …

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Come hell or high water

For school teacher Binodini Samal, reaching Rathiapala primary school in Dhenkanal district of Odisha for her teaching duties, is of utmost importance, even if it means crossing a neck-deep swollen river. The 49-year-old Samal has been teaching in the primary school since 2008 as a Ganasikshyak – one of the thousand contractual teachers appointed by Odisha school and mass education …

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Compliments are important

Maria Fernandes Compliments play an important role in our lives, especially for children for whom they matter even more. Most parents are quick to advise, admonish or criticise their children when they make a mistake. However they are not very forthcoming when their children do something that deserves appreciation and somehow shy away when it comes to praise. Part of …

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