Saturday , 17 November 2018


Dealing with Chikungunya

By Dr Kasturi Desai
Over the last few months one of the commonest diseases found in Goa, be it in the rural area or in the cities, is Chikungunya. Chikungunya fever is a viral disease transmitted to humans by the bite of infected Aedes Aegypti (yellow fever) mosquitoes.

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A Love that Lasts

Though belonging to today’s generation, I’m pretty emotional when it comes to my family and friends. They paint the silhouette of my life with the vibrant colours of love, happiness and care. The story I’m going to share is of my friend and me. The uniqueness of it is the kind of bond we shared and the kind of connection I feel, whenever I think of her.

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Of Presidents and the People

By Khushwant Singh
If there was a public opinion poll conducted today to find out who the common people regard as the best President we have had so far, I’ve not the slightest doubt that A P J Abdul Kalam would emerge as the outright winner.

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A Temple for Shakespeare!

By Bruce Moore
David Garrick was such a great admirer of Shakespeare that as per his request, his body lies buried in the Westminister Abbey at the foot of Shakespeare’s statue. It is but natural for him, such a great devotee of the bard, to build a temple for his great gooroo and he decided to do so on the banks of river Thames, just near his own mansion.

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What the Fireflies Taught me

By Dr Nandkumar Kamat
September 5 is Teachers Day. On this day I devote this column to a humble, academically and scientifically neglected creature of the night - the firefly. Fireflies are my teachers at night.
For the last three months I have been obediently following them to understand something about their ecology, biology and biophotonics.

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Raw Deal for India’s Sportswomen

By Tripti Nath

Indian sport has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Even as the scams associated with the Commonwealth Games began figuring in the media, there was a spate of allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct made by leading Indian sports women.

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The Bharyas of Lord Krishna

By Dhananjaya Bhat

One of the greatest puzzles of Hindu mythology, especially in the two epics, ‘Ramayana’ (saga of Lord Rama) and ‘Bhagavatham’ (chronicle of Lord Krishna), has been the number of spouses /Bharyas attributed to the two avataras of God Vishnu. In Ramavatara which was in the Tritya yuga era he was Eka patni Vrata - or had only one wife - Goddess Sita.

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