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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Ahmed Jahouh is the rock FC Goa stands on

The meaning of the name Ahmed in Arabic is: Much praised and Ahmed Jahouh must be in praise of his parents for giving him the name because he is easily the star attraction of FC Goa this season. If FC Goa is where it is today, it is because of Ahmed’s contribution on the field. Ahmed ticks many of Indian …

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Edu Bedia– the silent stalker

The 2018-19 season started for FC Goa with one question: Who is going to fill the boots of Manuel Lanzarote? Lanza, as he is known created a stir in his first season with FC Goa and is still one of the best players in ISL. Lanza has starred for ATK but his venom did not have the reach with ATK …

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The Kur community

TENSING RODRIGUES Gaudo, may not be the only word that points to the shared ancestry of kumlbi, kunbi, kurmi, kurambi, kudubi, kurni, kanbi, kuruba, kurumba, etc. There could be many more. Sieving through the glossary, so meticulously collected by Thurston, Enthoven, Russel, Risley, etc I came across another word: cavdi (chavddi). Thurston writes: ‘Among both the Kurubas and Bedars, a …

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Policy of counter-terrorism

Shashi Shekhar Indian governments in the future will be expected to take Balakot-type action after terrorist attacks It was the summer of 2002. Memories of the attack on Parliament were fading, but the wounds caused by it were still raw. The armed forces of both Pakistan and India faced each other on the front. In those days, the sight of …

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