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A tiffin service for the needy

‘Niradhar Shidha Tiffin Services’ is a free tiffin service programme which provides food for the needy in and around Panaji. NT BUZZ brings you the details NT BUZZ About a year ago, One World, an organisation comprising of like-minded professionals from different fields came together to start the Niradhar Shidha Tiffin Service for the needy and unsupported people in and …

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Mixed feelings: Subsidies and grants

Frederick Noronha Goa Government’s Directorate of Arts and Culture (DoAC), located at one end of the better known Central Library in Panaji, has just announced a range of its annual grants. These were delayed awhile because of the election-related ‘code of conduct’. While the DoAC has publicised it through the media, you can never be sure how many of those …

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Farewell to arms and the X-Men

FILM REVIEW SACHIN CHATTE Film: X-Men: Dark Phoenix Cast: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence Directed by: Simon Kinberg Duration: 1 hr 45 mins Rating: * * * Of all the superhero franchises around, X-Men Marvel’s X-Men was the most reliable of the lot – they had some strong characters initially from Wolverine to Magneto and Professor X, though …

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Move over part-time politicians

Barkha Dutt Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mega mandate will be deconstructed for weeks and months before we understand how Indian politics has fundamentally changed. But there is one conclusion that is self-evident, and it is an especially instructive one for the beleaguered Congress. The age of the part time politician is over. How the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has responded …

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When Godse reached the Parliament

Ramachandra Guha In the early 1990s, the veteran Gandhian, Sushila Nayar, was in the temple town of Ayodhya on a mission to promote communal harmony. At an inter-faith prayer meeting, she led the singing of a hymn much beloved of the Mahatma, Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram. When she came to the line Ishwar Allah Tero Naam, a group of protesters …

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Yes, India rules ICC! So what?

Mahavir Rawat Just before India’s inaugural match against South Africa in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup in England, there was an uproar when the official twitter handle of the International Cricket Council (ICC) tweeted an artwork of Virat Kohli adorned in royal attire with bat and ball in respective hands and seated on a throne. Had ICC created posts …

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The struggles of Indian women athletes

The status of women in India has been evolving through the ages. In medieval times, girls were married off at an early age and they played the role of a typical ‘housewife’, which confined them to cater to all the needs of the family, bringing up of children, etc. Post-Independence women have taken major strides in all spheres of life. …

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Nipah virus strikes Kerala again

Nandkumar M Kamat Nipah is an airborne virus, like SARS or Swine Flu. Its name is derived from Sungai Nipah, a village in Malaysia where it was first identified. It is virulent but not as fatal as Ebola. Accurate differential diagnosis is required to distinguish the cases of Nipah seropositivity. Would it be possible to detect a patient of Nipah …

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World’s first humanoid artist ‘Ai-Da’

Ai-Da is the brainchild of Aidan Meller, who claims she is the world’s first ultra-realistic humanoid artist, able to draw creatively thanks to in-built artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Billed as “one of the most exciting artists of our time”, Ai-Da differs from generations of past masters in one inescapable way: she is a robot. Ai-Da is the brainchild of Aidan …

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Stand up for yourself

The viral video of Durga Gawde being assaulted and molested in Saligao is urging people to popularise the hashtag #StandUpForYourself. NT BUZZ gets a few people to share their views NT BUZZ The recent viral video of Durga Gawde being beaten on a busy Saligao road and molested in full view of the public, has alarmed the people of the …

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