Tuesday , 16 October 2018


Beautiful Me:

By Madhulika Gupta

Me at the beauty parlour. This time I emerged as an ‘eternal beauty’ in the true sense.

My tryst with cancer started at the beauty parlour, when over a massage a small lump was discovered in my breast. I brushed it off with a laugh. Nevertheless, the thought of the lump kept nagging me every now and then, and so, I went for a check-up a few days later.

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The Winter Veggies

By Dr Kasturi Desai

A few decades back we began to obtain fresh vegetables in Goa. Thanks to our improved transport system and all other connectivity, today Goan markets are flooded with fresh green vegetables.

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‘Trekking is my passion’

What made you take up trekking?

When I was in college, I was an athlete, who loved to go trekking. However, I did not get the opportunity to go trekking until 1977 when a team from Bombay University came down and conducted rock climbing activities.

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The Long Road Home – Karthikeyan’s Formula One quest

With a former Indian rally champion as a father, Narain Karthikeyan’s interest in motorsport started early and he wasn’t afraid to set his sights high, with his main ambition to become India’s first Formula One driver. And after he graduated from the ELF Winfield Racing School in France in 1992 and won his debut race in the Pilote Elf Competition for Formula Renault, it was clear his goal - however ambitious - was achievable.

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A Change Of Heart

By Aditi Singh
Boys from Haryana marrying girls from distant Kerala or tribal girls from Jharkhand or Chhattishgarh, cutting across caste, language and culture barriers, has been making news, due to the skewed up sex ratio in the state, where female foeticide was notorious for a long time.

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NBA in India, in Search of Fans and Players

By Raju Bhartan
The success of NBA commissioner David Stern’s 25-year crusade to globalise basketball is often summed up in two words: Yao Ming. After Yao, a 7-foot-6 centre from Shanghai, was drafted by the Houston Rockets in 2002, the league attracted hundreds of millions of new fans in China. And though Yao is out for the season with a stress fracture that could end his professional career, the NBA’s international march continues.

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The Imperial Bazar of Shah Jahan

By Anthony Kuriakose
All of us know that the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666) built the Taj Mahal at Agra “the tear drop on the cheeks of Time” in the words of Poet Rabindranath Tagore. But very few know of the famous Chatta Chowk (Covered Market) built by Shah Jahan inside the confines of the Red Fort at Delhi.

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