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Narendra Modi: False And True Narratives

T V Mohandas Pai The Narendra Modi government completes five years in May 2019, during which it deployed models of development and governance that were significantly different from past governments. These models merit a detailed study that future governments can build upon. India today is the fastest growing major economy in the world. In 2018, our economy reached a formidable ... Read More »

Hot food, a dry wine, and an old brandy

“What will you have next?” Gauri’s late husband David politely asked. “I can offer you a good cigar and an old brandy”. “What more could I possibly want?” Karan Thapar Johnson once said when a man is tired of London, he’s tired of life. Let me add a corollary: To appreciate London to the full you have to overindulge yourself. ... Read More »

Hate Speech in Perspective

Patricia Pereira Sethi The political landscape around the world today is ravaged by hate speech. Be they democracies, dictatorships, oligarchies, or autocracies run by religious zealots, the odium and anger spewed out is abysmal and appalling. There is fury targeted at so many, with so-called “immigrants and outsiders” topping the list of people to deride and abhor. Hate speech comprises ... Read More »

A book for foodies

A memoir that dwells on food and its association with politics and prejudices Biswadeep Ghosh Nandita Haksar is a human-rights lawyer, teacher and campaigner. She is also a prolific writer. Her book ‘The Flavours of Nationalism: Recipes for Love, Hate and Friendship’ is not a traditional food memoir that limits itself to discussions on dishes and cuisines. Instead, it also ... Read More »

The inspiring stories of Ito and Anantawan

Luis Dias Do any of you watch the TwoSet Violin channel on YouTube? It is a classical comedy duo that takes an irreverent, sometimes wickedly funny look at the inside world of classical music. It was founded in 2014 by two Australian violinists, Brett Yang and Eddy Chen, and soon went viral with “funny and sometimes painfully accurate videos depicting ... Read More »

Carcinogenic coal dust enters Tiswadi

Nandkumar M Kamat Panaji is already facing heavy pollution and even the rainwater which we collected showed presence of airborne pathogens. I had initially thought that coal pollution might have been restricted to only the coal handling area of the MPT – but no more. This is reality. Tiswadi is now under attack from windblown coal dust from the MPT ... Read More »

Curtorim in the frame

‘Saxtticho Koddo-The Granary of Salcete’, a documentary by Vince Costa on Curtorim’s agrarian roots, with a special focus on rice cultivation, has been making waves at international film festivals, finds NT BUZZ CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ   Although a tiny state, there are many layers to Goa, many of which remain relatively unknown, at times, even to locals. Among ... Read More »

Meat with a helping of drugs

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi When cooking chicken, or meat, most people are very careful to wash and cook it properly. Unfortunately, no amount of washing, boiling or roasting can clean out drugs. And there is a cocktail of drugs in your meat all going into your body. These drugs are a mainstay of meat production in many parts of the world ... Read More »

Traffic, and other, sentinels

Frederick Noronha Goa’s traffic sentinel scheme, in the news of late, is something you might, like me, have mixed feelings about. On the one hand, we all accept that road safety is everyone’s concern. At least, it should be. If anyone meets with an accident, not only is it a waste of our own productive time, but it is equally ... Read More »

Goa girls inch closer to the coveted crown

NT BUZZ The Goa auditions of fbb-Colors Femina Miss India 2019 co-powered by Sephora and Rajnigandha Pearls was held at the fbb/Big Bazaar store at Mall De Goa, Porvorim. The audition was judged by Indian television actress and model, Shweta Salve and fbb-Colors Femina Miss India Goa 2018, Aashna Gurav. The top three finalists of Goa are Shaasthra Shetty, Aditi Vishwasrao and Dragana Andrade. The ... Read More »