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Welcome move: Stern dealing for animal abusers

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Some of our judges are now beginning to understand what animal cruelty does to a nation and act on it. Acting Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Rajiv Sharma, has written some of the finest judgements on animal cruelty. These should be taught to all judges that come for training, in specific subjects, to …

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There’s a new detective on the block

Karan Thapar Do you remember Udayan Mukherjee? Actually, it would be astonishing if you don’t. Not so long ago he was the pride of the business channel, CNBC, and, arguably, India’s foremost business affairs anchor. His understanding of the stock market was unsurpassed and, I’m told, if you had followed his tips you could have made a small fortune. However, …

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The evil ‘business’ of war

Luis Dias Many of us will have read American psychiatrist and author Morgan Scott Peck’s best-selling 1978 book ‘The Road Less Travelled’, and for quite a few of us, it will even have perhaps been life-changing. His later book ‘People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil’ (1983) also provides much food for thought, whether or not you …

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Launch your own product catalogue with WhatsApp Business

Prajyot Mainkar Whatsapp Business has launched catalog features that enable sellers to create product listings to share with consumers. This update has been rolled out in the latest edition. Using this feature, the seller can create a catalog by selecting Settings > Business Settings > Catalog and Add the catalog. One can add a series of images along with the …

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The need to build a football culture

Derrick Pereira The origins of the word ‘culture’ may not be clear to everybody. It’s derived from the Latin ‘cultura’ meaning ‘the tilling of land, act of preparing the earth for crops’. In short, it is the act of building a grassroots movement, the art of laying foundations from the ground up. We, at footballing institutions and establishments, should then …

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Trailing democracy

Prashant Jha Democratic elections anywhere are complicated business. And they are even more complicated in India because of its sheer diversity. Every state – and within each state, every sub region – has its own particularities. There are a wide number of political forces. The caste structure is incredibly complex, and its intersection with political mobilisation takes many forms. And …

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Dirty tricks of the gentleman’s game surface again

Mahavir Rawat The grand success of the Indian Premier League from the very first year had induced a fear in the minds of the cricket administrators that the razzmatazz of such a league was bound to attract people who are always on the prowl for match fixing. Though the IPL has a very stringent system in place to check the …

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Forest Bathing: Where nature becomes your therapist

Anesha George Tree-hugging has a new meaning. People who live in crazed, time-starved cities are seeking out patches of nature for what is called forest-bathing. It’s essentially just quiet time amid the sounds, sights and smells of unadulterated nature. The idea is to leave all your screens behind, find a spot where you can’t hear the traffic or see a …

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Feet rooted on the ground

Sulakshana Pramod Sawant is a force to reckon with. A chemistry teacher, she has won several accolades, besides being involved with the Mahila Morcha of BJP in Goa. In an EXCLUSIVE interview with NT NETWORK, she talks about her early days, marriage to Pramod Sawant, her initiation into politics, and more Danuska Da Gama | NT NETWORK She may be …

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Pursuing the Indian dream

Sayan Ghosh For former Hong Kong cricket team skipper Anshuman Rath, their match against India in Asia Cup 2018 holds a special place in his heart. Chasing a target of 286, Rath stitched together a 174-run partnership with opening partner Nizakat Khan and it looked like they were on the verge of a historic victory against one of the top …

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