Monday , 19 November 2018


Traffic Chaos in Calangute

By Tomazinho Cardozo
Is it impossible to control traffic in the Candolim-Calangute belt during the Christmas week, particularly on December 24 and December 31? The reply is, no. Then why do we have the same traffic problems every year? Observing recent happenings, many feel that authorities controlling traffic in this belt have completely failed in their duties and hence the chaos. At one particular place there was almost a pandemonium and violence broke out because of the traffic disorder.

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The Magic Ingredients of Garam Masala

By Dr Kasturi Desai
To continue for our search for medicines in our kitchens, I must start with one famous combination of spices that all Indian housewives use that is ‘garam masala’. In fact in different parts of the country different components are added to make this garam masala. The simplest combination is a powder of cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.

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What Next?

By Khushwant Singh
For the first time in seven years the UPA government headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has gone down in the estimation of the aam admi. If a public opinion poll were held today, the verdict may well go against it.

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Sea and History

By Meher Castelino
Whenever I have visited Italy I have found some thing new each time. There is so much history and culture in Italy that at every step there is a story to tell.

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Demystifying Bacterial Gold

By Dr Nandkumar M Kamat
Geomicrobiology is the study of microbiological aspects of the earth system. However, it is a relatively neglected field in India. Microbiologists attempt to understand something about geology, but geologists in general seldom make similar attempts to understand the importance of geomicrobiology and the overwhelming, growing volume of research in this area.

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A Year of Comebacks

By Sidharth Monga
India’s 2010 was always going to be defined by the last three weeks of the year, on tour in South Africa, where they had won just one Test in 12 previous attempts. And when they started the second week of December, it didn’t look good at all.

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A Window with no Bars The Transformative Power of Art

By Swatee Kotwal Nair and Margaret Mascarenhas

There is a growing global movement to bring prison art to the public’s attention for the immediacy of its form, the power of its messages, and its restorative effect. In established prison art programmes around the world, writing and the visual arts have been the most obvious channels for the creative self within the confines of prison culture.

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Ambitions Meet Reality in India

By Shweta Patwardhan

Indra Nooyi, Chanda Kocchar, Vinita Bali, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Shobhana Bhartia and, wait, Shikha Sharma," said Preeti Singh. The 21-year-old business management student can rattle off the names of the six Indian women chief executives and company heads most often cited as success stories.

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