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By Ritusmita Biswas
Indian fashion does not need to mean exotic with a capital E any more. The fashion trendsetters seem to have taken a respite from the usual fare of jewel studded lehengas and Swarovski-embedded halter tops.

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Solar profitability

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These bright and sunny days do not make us happy thanks to the excessive heat. The sun is positively shrivelling, and the Goan populace zapped by the heat anxiously awaits the rains. Any and everybody grumbles about the heat.

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW…ABOUT HOME SCIENCE

By Rajal K Shinkre
With the declaration of the HSSC results a lot of students will now be reviewing their streams of study. Some will opt to continue doing what they are doing at present; some others will opt for a change.

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Puppets, entertainment and education

BY PRATIMA ACHREKAR
Puppet shows, and early form of entertainment, have always held our attention. The charm of following a storyline – mythological or otherwise – to the movements of a puppet is indescribable. So captivating is a puppet that a leading company uses a puppet to promote one of their many products – they were sure they would grab the attention of both the young and old.

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Tequila Surprise

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
‘Well Madame Rosa has invited us for their Mexican bash,’ Joe remarked glibly, tongue in cheek, ‘just think…it’s going to be a Mexican night, something refreshingly different.’ I looked across at the man in my life. Somehow I did not trust the look on his face nor the statement.

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Medieval India vs Modern India

By Uma Ramachandran

Was Nirupama Pathak murdered to preserve the “honour” of her family? Or did she commit suicide? Was she sexually exploited or was this a normal relationship involving two consenting adults that ended in a macabre way? It will take a while to know the answers.

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Negotiating the Ash Cloud of Domesticity

By Barbara Lewis
I have a London friend who spends her commute to and from work on a crowded underground train holding the support rail with one hand and typing messages on her Blackberry with the other.

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Capital Burns

By Shivaji Sarkar
While the government is all gaga over holding the Commonwealth Games, Delhiites rue it. Different estimates of the government’s wasteful expenditure are available – ranging from Rs 10,000 crore to Rs 30,000 crore.

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The Tipu Treasure the British will not sell!

By Dhananjaya Bhat
Recently newspaper reports mentioned that some of the treasures from the palace of Tipu Sultan in Seringapatnam in India, looted by the British in 1799 would be auctioned by Sotheby’s in London and these valuables were supposed to realise as much as 7 crores of rupees.

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The Use of Intoxicants in Goan Rituals

By Vinayak Khedekar
Available references indicate that from time immemorial, wine or some kind of alcoholic drink has been accepted as beverage in all parts of the inhabited world. It was a custom among primitive tribes, among both men and women.

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