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Always a Lecher

By Khushwant Singh
My neighbour Reeta Devi Varma has given me a foot high lamp with glass on all its four sides. Inside is a wax lit diya. Since it is enclosed on all sides, its flame rarely flickers.

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London, Blown by the Wind

By Shel Horowitz
With three days to explore London on our way to Central Europe, we decided to let serendipity carry us through the city, as if we were leaves blown in the wind. Even though it was the first time for four of our group of five, we never consulted a guidebook—just maps of the city and the Underground (subway system).

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Onida 32 iTUBE LEO32AFIN3D

By Jayesh Limaye
The Onida 32 iTUBE LEO32AFIN3D is a 32” Full HD LED-backlit LCD TV capable of displaying 3D images and videos. It is a Wi-Fi-enabled Smart TV, but that is not all. It comes with Android OS, which as the company possibly rightly claims, is the first of its kind in India.

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World would survive in 2012

By Nandkumar Kamat
In a 14 billion-year-old universe, teeming with billions of galaxies, each galaxy populated with hundreds of billions of stars, our five-billion-year-old solar system is like a speck of dust and Earth, a planet of virtually no significance.

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Girl on the bus

By Derek Almeida
It was on one of my many journeys by bus that I spotted this young, very pretty female. I had just entered the bus. I like to look around because one always comes across strange looking characters in a bus.

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Teaching and Learning Methods – for better employability in Goa

Dr R V Gaonkar, the present principal of Chowgule College in Margao, spent a six month sabbatical at the University of Sussex at Falmer, Brighton, United Kingdom as a visiting fellow. The objective of Principal Gaonkar’s visit was to understand the various aspects of teaching, learning and assessment, best practices employed and curriculum development. Here he presents a comparative analysis of Sussex University and Goa University and suggests ways to better the present educational system in the state

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Not a matter of Majority

This writer wishes to make a few suggestions with respect to the democracy in India for the consideration of our distinguished parliamentarians and intelligentsia. In no way he means to criticise any democratic institution or functionary, whether based on any specific incident or otherwise. The primacy and supremacy of the parliament in unquestionable and should remain so.

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The Maker of India

An ordinary man with extraordinary vision, Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (December 25, 1861– November 12, 1946) was a nation builder, who rendered manifold services to the nation in his pure, serene, simple and selfless life. He was an educational pioneer, a silver-tongued orator, a national leader, a four-time Congress president, a social reformer, a religious leader of secular order, a fiery journalist/editor, and above all a great patriot. As a mark of its respect, during his later years, the whole Indian nation addressed him as ‘Mahamana’ meaning Most Respected. Mahatma considered him as an elder brother and would refer to him as "Maker of India"

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People’s High: 75 years of commendable existence

Education liberates, so say our scriptures. From the gurukul days of studying under the banyan tree to the present information age, the teacher and pupil, the process of learning, exploring, the excitement and going to school have found no substitute. From a humble beginning, in 1936, rose an institution that today is in its 75th year of existence and boasts of imparting education to Goans with a conviction and belief that "the school and we are one, what we are the race shall be".

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Analysis of a Slap

True, corruption has increased and price rise has rendered the common man helpless, but can we justify the slapping of political and social leaders? The Gandhian way of thinking is definitely opposed to any kind of violence. Such drastic measures could have flourished due to frustration or hunger for publicity

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