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Sourcing Jitters

With India garnering a major portion of global IT market, and unemployment in the recessive western economy rising, the country’s outsourcing might has become a favourite referral point with some politicians in a blame game. It has now even figured in the Democrat vs Republican campaign strategy in America in the election year as has been recently. 

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Shopping for Better World

Entrepreneurship can be a box of worms, as Siddharth Sanghvi discovered one day. “We had just opened this box from Brazil and a swarm of bees flew out. I hate killing anything so we ran around the office chasing the creatures till all of them were caught and released outside.”

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A Mughal Fort with a Rajput Gate!

By Pheroze Khareghat
During their effective rule in India for over 180 years (1527 to 1707) the Mughals built a number of great forts in India, and all their main gates were named after Delhi, Lahore and other major cities of their empire.

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A Tribute to Vasu Gawandi Parsekar

By Prajal Sakhardande
Vasu Shiva Gawandi (Parsekar) Arolkar was one of the nineteen courageous Satyagrahis who crossed over to Goa the Polem border under the leadership of Anthony D’Souza on August 15, 1954.

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‘Satyamev Jayate’, Creating Awareness

By Tomazinho Cardozo
‘Satyamev Jayate’, a Television show, the inaugural episode of which was telecast last Sunday, anchored by a popular Bollywood star – Amir Khan – became an instant hit amongst millions of Indians with the telecasting of first episode only.

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Importance of Panchayat

By Antonio V Francisco Fernandes
“True democracy cannot be worked by twenty men sitting in the centre. It has to be worked from below by the people of every village”
Whatever the context in which Mahatma Gandhi wrote the above words, they capture the essence of democracy, which has to start at the grassroots to attain vibrancy.

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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

By Marilia Priyanka Fernandes
She’s there when a bad dream won’t let you sleep in the middle of the night. She’s there when you skin your knees, and break your heart. No medicine is as soothing as her touch when you are sick. No one else would tolerate all that madness you do.

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Prez and Number Two

By Khushwant Singh
Journalists who claim to be Sabjantawalas (know-all) have pronounced on men and women who will be in running for the posts of President and Vice-President. In a recent issue ‘Outlook Weekly’ has a picture of Vice-President Hamid Ansari with the caption “from Pranab Mukherjee to Meira Kumar, from Badal to Kalam, the list of contenders is long and luminous. But the Vice-President is the top bet.”

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God’s Own Number – Seven

By J M Ovelil
“We could also assume that, Moses, who grew up like a prince in the palace of Pharaoh of Egypt, a great civilized nation, highly advanced in astronomy and other sciences, was familiar with the 7 day week, which originated from the names of 7 visible planets and luminaries like the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. A week completes its cycle with seven days and then the days are repeated.

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