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Goa’s travellers across the times

Frederick Noronha Each year, maybe millions of tourists and travellers visit Goa. Depending on whose figures we choose to believe, visitors to the region outnumber locals by a 4:1 ratio. So what are their impressions of the place? What are the memories they take home with them? What are the records they keep of this place? Does anyone care? ‘No’ …

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Opposition needs to buck up

Chanakya It has been a month since the 2019 Lok Sabha elections were declared. The outcome pleasantly surprised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) because few even in the party firmly believed that it would they would outdo its own brilliant 2014 performance. It forced political observers – who had assumed that Narendra Modi may come back, but would need a …

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Teenage pregnancies: a growing concern

As per the NGO ‘Stop Child Abuse Now’ (SCAN), 12 odd cases of teenage pregnancies have been reported in Goa in the last three months, all these being police cases. NT NETWORK delves deeper Danuska Da Gama | NT NETWORK A pregnancy during teenage years can have devastating effects, be it on physical health , mental health, and even society’s …

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Why you should take it slow

Luis Dias “Dress me slowly, as I’m in a hurry.” This is what Napoleon Bonaparte is supposed to have said to his attendants. Did he really ever say this, or is it apocryphal? Whether or not he did is irrelevant; it is good advice. From personal experience (and I’ve learnt this the hard way), I can say that slow practice …

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Getting to know Huawei better

Several Huawei Technologies Co employees have collaborated on research projects with Chinese armed forces personnel, indicating closer ties to the country’s military than previously acknowledged by the smartphone and networking powerhouse. Over the past decade, Huawei workers have teamed with members of various organs of the People’s Liberation Army on at least 10 research endeavours spanning artificial intelligence to radio …

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The blue reign continues…

Aditya Iyer As a collective, India’s batsmen took the length, breadth and width of the first 50 overs to get to a total of 268 runs on this Old Trafford wicket, perhaps living more in hope than faith during the break that they had given their bowlers enough to bowl at the West Indian batsmen. But, once again on Thursday, …

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Reflections explored

CP Surendran In 2004, on a summer morning hotter for the expectation of monsoon rolling in from across the sea, I got a call from Dom. He said he had cancer. I felt nothing. We planned to meet. He had by this time moved from his large and lovely apartment — in a red brick building on Colaba Causeway, Bombay, …

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Writing on the border

Rezaul H Laskar What sets Happymon Jacob’s ‘The Line Of Control’ from the countless tomes written about the militaries of arch-rivals India and Pakistan over the decades is the access granted to the author to formations and personnel arrayed on both sides of the 740-kilometres ceasefire line in Jammu and Kashmir. Men and officers, who have spent the last few …

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The shells of Khirsara and the stories they tell

TENSING RODRIGUES The story of the Harappan quartz bead industry could be to a large extent the story of the Harappan marine shell working industry as well, but for some major variations. Perhaps the most significant difference is the location of the manufacturing facilities. While in the case of the beads, the raw material was obtained largely from the banks …

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Fake, phantasmagoric icons

Patricia Pereira-Sethi Recently Kim Kardashian informed her fans that she is en route to becoming a lawyer “to reform the American criminal justice system”. Those who religiously follow her movements gushed and cooed. Others peppered the net with sarcasm. Our dailies wasted precious newspaper space reporting the episode, fascinated as they are with the Kardashian gang’s deeds and doings, even …

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