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A Change Of Heart

By Aditi Singh
Boys from Haryana marrying girls from distant Kerala or tribal girls from Jharkhand or Chhattishgarh, cutting across caste, language and culture barriers, has been making news, due to the skewed up sex ratio in the state, where female foeticide was notorious for a long time.

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NBA in India, in Search of Fans and Players

By Raju Bhartan
The success of NBA commissioner David Stern’s 25-year crusade to globalise basketball is often summed up in two words: Yao Ming. After Yao, a 7-foot-6 centre from Shanghai, was drafted by the Houston Rockets in 2002, the league attracted hundreds of millions of new fans in China. And though Yao is out for the season with a stress fracture that could end his professional career, the NBA’s international march continues.

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The Imperial Bazar of Shah Jahan

By Anthony Kuriakose
All of us know that the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666) built the Taj Mahal at Agra “the tear drop on the cheeks of Time” in the words of Poet Rabindranath Tagore. But very few know of the famous Chatta Chowk (Covered Market) built by Shah Jahan inside the confines of the Red Fort at Delhi.

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Traffic Chaos in Calangute

By Tomazinho Cardozo
Is it impossible to control traffic in the Candolim-Calangute belt during the Christmas week, particularly on December 24 and December 31? The reply is, no. Then why do we have the same traffic problems every year? Observing recent happenings, many feel that authorities controlling traffic in this belt have completely failed in their duties and hence the chaos. At one particular place there was almost a pandemonium and violence broke out because of the traffic disorder.

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The Magic Ingredients of Garam Masala

By Dr Kasturi Desai
To continue for our search for medicines in our kitchens, I must start with one famous combination of spices that all Indian housewives use that is ‘garam masala’. In fact in different parts of the country different components are added to make this garam masala. The simplest combination is a powder of cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.

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What Next?

By Khushwant Singh
For the first time in seven years the UPA government headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has gone down in the estimation of the aam admi. If a public opinion poll were held today, the verdict may well go against it.

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Sea and History

By Meher Castelino
Whenever I have visited Italy I have found some thing new each time. There is so much history and culture in Italy that at every step there is a story to tell.

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