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No scope for remixing ghazals: Pankaj Udhas

BY PURVI RADIA | NT NETWORK
An evening with Ghazal singer, Pankaj Udhas at the open air auditorium of the Kala Academy held recently was a wonderful experience for fans, who were taken on a journey through emotive verses written by Urdu poets like Meer, Daagh Dehalvi and others. Pankaj Udhas obliged the gathering by singing their collection of couplets.

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Full Throttle

By Ranjana Kakodkar
India currently holds the distinction of being amongst the top ten countries globally, to design a vehicle of its own. We have left behind those days, when foreign visitors to our country would snigger at our humble but loyally dependable Ambassador; those very doubters now eagerly lap up the desi designed City Rover (a.k.a Tata Indica) and Maruti’s Alto abroad.

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Shopping, food and films…

The Great Egg Drop Challenge, Baby Olympics and The Shopping Hunt are some of the many games to be organised during the Goa Shopping and Food Festival, which will be held in tandem with the International Film Festival of India 2010, scheduled to open in the city on November 21.

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Towards an active citizenry

BY ADELMO FERNANDES | NT NETWORK
President of GUJ, Mr Prakash Kamat, commissioner and secretary, Information and Publicity, Mr Narendra Kumar, GOACAN representative, Mr Roland Martins and Mr Aloke Thakore of JM Foundation seen at the Citizen Journalism Programme held at the Inspectorate of Factories and Boilers recently.

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Starry Lives, Tragic Tales

By Siraj Khan
There were four women who ruled the Hindi film industry during its golden decade - 1950-60: Geeta Bali, easily one of the most gifted actresses to grace the silver screen; Geeta Dutt, who has over 1,500 soulful songs to her credit; Madhubala, the Venus of the Indian screen; and tragedy queen, Meena Kumari.

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Sports and Pastime

Their preoccupation with sports as a profession takes them all over the world. Yet they yearn for vacations during any break they can manage in between their hectic schedules. Some mix business with pleasure while others long for a perfect holiday- away from it all.

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India’s Most Famous Sculpture

By Vinaya Kumar
The answer is that… it is the famous Didarganj Yakshi statue, kept at the Patna Museum. One catalogue describes the famous sculpture thus: “The depictions of Yakshas and Yakshis (spirits of hills and trees) are creations of the Mathura school sculpture in the 2nd century BC.

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Nehru and Goa’s Children

By Prajal Sakhardande
Today, November 14, Children’s Day, is the birthday of Pandit Nehru, India’s first prime minister. Nehru refused to use force to liberate Goa from the Portuguese. Operation Vijay, to liberate Goa, was the decision of then defence minister of India, V K Krishna Menon.

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