Sunday , 24 February 2019


Effects of BMI on Mortality

By Dr Nandkumar M Kamat
Body Mass Index or BMI affects mortality. If you are a healthy non-smoking adult and have a BMI between 20 and 24.9 you would live longer says a sensational finding published on December 2 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Scripting Small Town Sagas

By A C Tuli

The storylines of Hindi films nowadays mostly revolves around the lives of Hinglish-speaking, upper-middle-class people, who live in super metros, move about in sleek cars, talk of setting up their dream projects and the mega bucks they need for it.

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Strange But True

By Danish Khan

There is little doubt that the large presence of people from different regions of India, now living in the United Kingdom, has added to the cultural richness of contemporary British society. With them has come the ‘Indian curry’, served in thousands of restaurants all over the United Kingdom. In fact, curry has become a national dish in Britain.

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Rebirth of Bharatanatyam in India

By Dhanvanti Keshavrao

December 30, 2010 marks the 75th anniversary of the revival of the 2000-year-old sacred dance of Bharatanatyam, as it was on December 30, 1935, that the famous dancer, then 31-year-old, Rukmini Devi Arundale (1904-1986) did her arangetram of Bharatanatyam.

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A Turning Point in Goa’s History

By Prajal Sakhardande

Five hundred years ago, on November 25, 1510 the Portuguese governador Afonso de Albuquerque conquered the beautiful island of Tiswadi (Goa Island) from the Adilshah of Bijapur. Definitely not a day for celebrations as on this day Goans were cut off from their motherland, Bharatvarsha, by the ‘paclo’ called Albuquerque, and our ancestors were forced to give up their enlightened culture and religion.

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Journeying to the Weekly Markets

By Vinayak Khedekar

Man is a social being and is interdependent on nature and his fellow beings. In the quest of fulfilling his needs he started communicating and sharing things with his companions, as a consequence slowly but gradually we see the advancement of trade, giving rise to markets in different area, held on specific days.

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