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Diwali was cleaner, but was it as much fun?

Karan Thapar It was past five in the evening on Diwali when my landline started ringing. Though bright outside you could sense dusk was not far away. This is the twilight time when, in previous years, families would prepare for the fireworks they’d planned. I answered the phone to find an agitated Pertie on the other side. “Do you realise …

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Goa needs translations

Frederick Noronha Goa is a multi-lingual society, and it’s surprising that we still have so little translations happening here. Our younger generation, especially, is capable of working in multiple languages, so there is no reason why we can’t convert more knowledge or creativity from one tongue into another. Those who are already in the field of translations might argue that …

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Time running out for Virat Kohli to leave lasting impact as captain

AYAZ MEMON Fox Sports, broadcasters of India’s impending tour Down Under, have put out a promo for the Test and limited overs series (here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk42e75Mjms) that revolves entirely around Virat Kohli. This is interesting because it is unusual. Promos are necessarily gimmicky to whip up interest in a contest, but normally, while highlighting some stellar players, focus on …

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 to launch in India on November 22

By Prajyot Mainkar Xiaomi is all set to launch Redmi Note 6 Pro featuring 6.26-inch Full HD+ 2.5D curved Glass display with a resolution of 2280X1080 pixels. This phone will be Flipkart exclusive and will be officially unveiled in India on November 22. The phone is powered by 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU. It runs …

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Are we being watched by ET?

Nandkumar Kamat We may call it ‘Oumuamua Syndrome’. Here, people believe that we are being watched, studied, surveyed, examined by putative extra-terrestrials (ET) or non-human civilisations superior to us and about whom we know nothing. There is also what is known as ‘zoo hypothesis’ which believes that Earth is a zoo maintained by a superior remote, unknown civilisation. We don’t …

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Twist in the tale: Maneka Gandhi’s dilemma

Gopalkrishna Gandhi All of us have gifts. Maneka Gandhi’s gift, amounting to a passion has been animals. She knows all that can be known about animal needs, animal behaviour. And, more to the point, she knows all too well how we humans mistreat animals, in the wild and in domestic or un-civilian care. And this makes her rage. This also …

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The truth cannot be found in most Medias

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES The incident that took place at the Nehru stadium is abuzz on social media. Wherever you go, the incident where a boy is being beaten by policemen is played and with it follows other pieces of commentary in rhyme or song. Based on the video and at times pure gossip, people is demanding action on the perpetrators of …

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More than just a stripper’s memoir

This book by Sita Kaylin is an unapologetic autobiography of a fierce woman, who happens to be an exotic dancer. It shows just how relatable the desires, dreams, and fears of sex workers are Farozan Akhtar It’s not very often that you come across a book by an unknown author in a genre you aren’t really fond of. This forces …

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Honey, there’s arsenic in my chicken

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi “We have guests for dinner. Wife, please make them delicious chicken curry with arsenic in it. No? Then let’s take them out to have tandoori chicken – with arsenic.” These are not lines from the latest Bollywood murder mystery script. This is reality. Arsenic is that deadly element which has killed many a character in plays, movies …

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Watch YouTube videos within WhatsApp

Here is how WhatsApp’s upcoming Picture-in-Picture mode for watching videos works Kul Bhushan Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode is one of the most anticipated features on WhatsApp. The feature allows users to watch videos hosted on third-party applications such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram within WhatsApp. Earlier, these video links used to redirect users to the host app or mobile browser. The …

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