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Passion and Football

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES Passion is a word that dresses any body and is therefore relative. Passion varies from food ; to clothing ; to travelling; to writing ; to sports ; or to anything that brings the best out of a person. And, that is best defined by happiness. Passion is a term widely related to sports. Many people take to …

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Kuruba, Kurumba, and Kumlbi

TENSING RODRIGUES The three sound very similar; but it could be a deceptive similarity. Or, does it really point to a common ethnic origin? Some early scholars like Thurston, have found strong evidence of a common origin of the first two; but they also find significant differences between them [Thurston, 1909: Castes And Tribes Of Southern India, Vol IV, 155]. …

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The capture of the Rahimi: How the Portuguese gambled and lost

Luis Dias A friend lent me a fascinating book, ‘Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire’ by Ira Mukhoty. It lifts the veil on the lives of the women of the zenana of the Mughals, challenging so many clichéd stereotypes and fleshing out remarkably independent, enterprising courageous personalities. At a time when Mughal history is …

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The protectors of animals

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi India was not always cruel. In spite of the culture of animal sacrifice and ritual hunts by tribals, it was largely a peaceful country where people and animals co-existed. This has changed in the last 50 years. Now animals are either a nuisance, or a commodity, and people don’t think twice about hurting them. What can you …

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The Birth of Bangladesh

Set over a period of nine months in 1971, Nadeem Zaman’s debut novel is a fictionalised account of the bloody events that culminated in the creation of Bangladesh Lamat R Hasan Nobody knows exactly how many people were killed in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 in what was then East Pakistan. Nearly half a century later, first-time author Nadeem …

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Invest more in new mothers at work

Lalita Panicker Some time ago, The Economist published a cover story which focused on the women missing from the workforce in India. It held out the tempting figure of 27 per cent as the addition to the economy if the workforce was to be rebalanced. On this front, there is really very little good news. Indian women are less likely …

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Political fights are turning personal

Shashi Shekhar Political manuscripts are often written in a clandestine manner. The seeds of thoughts are sown by someone, they sprout somewhere else, and no one knows until the harvest who will actually get the produce. Last week, when the leaders of the major opposition parties gathered at Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sharad Pawar’s house in Delhi, journalists covering the …

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Teotonio- A historian with a scientific outlook

Nandkumar M Kamat In the death of one of Goa’s internationally most famous post liberation Indo-Portuguese historian Teotónio Rosário de Souza (affectionately known as Teo) (18 February 1947 – 20 February 2019) in Lisbon, scientists have lost a friend, an ally, and a staunch supporter. The Society of Jesus to which he belonged to will always be proud of him …

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Goa too needs its writers

By Frederick Noronha Maybe because I’ve been at it since the age of 19, I tend to believe that writers, journalists and media persons are a crucial requirement in any society. Good, conscientious, non-egoistical, non-cynical and hard-working writers (it’s not easy to manage all that, of course) can really help to understand society, focus on its problems, and even work …

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PUBG Mobile zombie mode: New features you may have missed in ‘Survive Till Dawn’

PUBG Mobile 0.11.0 brings the long awaited Resident Evil 2 collaboration with zombies. Zombie: Survive Till Dawn is a new event mode on Erangel map but for a limited time. This brings zombies and bosses from Resident Evil 2 on Erangel map which players have to fight against to get resources and items. 5 ways to ‘Survive’ Till Dawn, and …

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