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Format of 1992, where is the fun of 1992?

Is this the most boring Cricket World Cup to be ever played? YES ! What was supposed to be a super duper blockbuster is turning into a damp squib. Cricket’s marquee event is slowly turning into a boring long tournament. Some may say that it’s too early to pass a judgement but then what is the fun in passing judgement …

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The country needs a new Opposition

Barkha Dutt Is the Congress having a meltdown? By now, we in the media should have turned our attention to reporting on the new government and beginning the process – our job – of holding it accountable. So, too, should have the Opposition. But when a country is in danger of altogether losing a cogent Opposition, we should all be …

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Bringing glory to Indian football

After serving AIFF (All India Football Federation) in various capacities, including serving as interim technical director, Savio Medeira, now, head of coaching is looking forward to hasten and improvise the coaching standard of football in the country. In between his hectic travel schedule he makes time to talk football to NT NETWORK Danuska Da Gama | NT NETWORK As a …

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A ballooning issue for marine life

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi I have always hated kites and plastic straws, long before I knew how many millions of lives they took. Another phobia of mine is balloons. I will not touch one and will not enter a space that has them. People who release pigeons and balloons at rallies have my undying hatred because the pigeons will die and …

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A sinking ship called the Gandhis

Karan Thapar Perhaps because we are riveted by the scale of Narendra Modi’s victory and what it portends for our future, we’ve somewhat ignored the crisis in the Congress. Yet it deserves at least as much attention because in the present circumstances, a credible opposition is critical for our democracy. Unfortunately, judging by appearances, the Congress seems to be falling …

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Keep language and politics separate

Shashi Shekhar The morning of September 2012 is still fresh in my mind. Hindi lovers from all over the world had gathered in Johannesburg. I was presiding over the media session of the 10th World Hindi Conference. Mani Shankar Aiyar was the chief guest. In his speech, Aiyar had said that nothing could be as good as a person from …

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Trailing the stethoscope

Frederick Noronha For some reason the number of history books in my Goa collection seem to outnumber all other topics. Of course, there also are quite a few books related to creative writing, fiction, short stories, novels, etc. If you place in one basket all the fictional writing in all languages – primarily English, Konkani, Marathi, even Portuguese and Hindi …

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Table Talk: A feast for the senses

Dining out isn’t only about the food anymore. It’s also about the experiences that come with it — the more inventive, the better. Experiential dining is here Satarupa Paul A silver moon lit the narrow gullies of Old Delhi’s Ballimaran that night. In the courtyard of a haveli as old as time, a young man cleared his throat and began …

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A maestro’s journey

Kunal Ray There are several regrets in my life; one of them is not having listened to Ustad Vilayat Khan live in concert. Recorded music can seldom reproduce the joy of a live performance. Every recording is a different rendition, a new rumination on what has been sung or played before. For many like me who had no access to …

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How rainwater hides mysterious microbes

Nandkumar M Kamat These are some results from our biometeorological research which were brought to the notice of scientists of Panaji IMD observatory on World Meteorological Day, March 23, 2018 in my presentation on the invitation of the then station director Sahu. Biometeorology and its microbial dimension is still a novelty in India. But we wish to inform the people …

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