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Social audit: A corruption slayer

Amid incessant controversy that continues to riddle the Lokpal Bill significant questions on how to ensure downward accountability to eliminate vicious and rampant hold of corruption at the micro level are still not being effectively raised or discussed.

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A Sinister Web

By Molly M Ginty
Stories like these are becoming more common since widespread Internet use has given rise to a new crime: Cyberstalking. “Each year, 3.4 million adults are victims of stalking, and one-in-four has become the target of cyberstalking – threatening behaviour or unwanted advances that use computer communications,” says Karen Baker, director of the Washington-based National Center for Victims of Crime.

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Mamta Banerjee takes over Writer’s Building

By A C Laha
For 34 years the Communist Party Marxist ruled West Bengal from the famous Writer’s Building in Kolkata and it is now being taken over by Mamta Banerjee’s Trinamul Congress.

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Where There is a Will

By Mário Cabral e Sá
Margao, the city that has sent to the Goa Legislative Assembly as its MLA Mr Digambar Kamat who has, somehow, survived to this day as Goa’s CM, vowed the other day that it would be garbage free within the next six months provided, repeat provided, the wheels of bureaucracy move smoothly.

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Praise Gives All a Raise

By Marilia Priyanka Fernandes
Remember the last time someone appreciated you. Just those simple words of how good you are, made you feel very good about yourself. A compliment definitely makes us feel happy and increases our self-esteem.

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Our Precious Trees

By Dr Kasturi Desai
In this modern world few appreciate the importance of nature and natural wealth. The younger generation prefers to take up studies which involve less of travelling and field work.

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The World of Doctorates

By Khushwant Singh
Professor R C Sobti, Vice-Chancellor of Punjab University and Registrar A K Bhandari came all the way from Chandigarh to confer an honorary doctorate on me in my home.

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City Sights

By Meher Castelino
There are lots of sights to see in the metro cities of India but three are some which I hold quite dear to my heart. Five top cities in India have their special locations that have the most memorable sights that must not be missed.
Elephanta Caves, Mumbai

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The Neglected Reptiles of Goa

By Dr Nandkumar M Kamat
Among the 100 species of reptiles of Goa we find crocodiles, turtles, tortoises, lizards and snakes. Among these, tortoises and lizards have received scanty public attention.

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Cricket in the New Land

A general perception prevails that in the USA cricket has no place in the sports scenario. But people have played cricket here since the country was a British colony.

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