Sunday , 16 December 2018


Doomsday 2012: Myths and Facts

By Dr Nandkumar M Kamat

Within the next few months, doomsday prophets are going to be in business and they will probably exploit the gullible in 2012. Booksellers and new age apocalyptic cults will do roaring business. There are even books like Patrick Geryl’s ‘How to survive 2012’.

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Rafael Nadal: Modest King

By Neil E Schlecht

Rafael Nadal began his career as the ruler of relatively small provinces, the terre battue of Roland Garros and the red clay of his native Spain. Just out of his teens, though, he audaciously announced his intention to expand his fiefdom to the grasses of London, where Roger Federer’s Wimbledon reign was considered invincible.

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Morning After Pill – Think Before you Pop It

By Arti, Clara, Purviand Pratima Achrekar
Recently, during the Goa Assembly session, the Fatorda MLA, Mr Damodar Naik raised a very important issue – that of the liberal use of emergency oral contraceptives. “In fact, advertisements for emergency contraceptive pills are being telecast on the national channel Doordarshan and should be banned to prevent its misuse,” he had demanded.

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Young India is Investing in Rural Women

By Smita Deodhar
Mitesh Tank, a young IT professional from Mumbai, was trawling the Internet one day when he happened to read about ‘India’s first online social lending platform’, Rang De. Set up in 2008, Chennai-based Rang De used the Net to interface with individual lenders and collected their contributions (which could be as little as Rs 100) through online or offline payments.

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Is Folk Music Dying?

By Shekher Phadnis
In the never-ending tussle between the practitioners of classical music and votaries of westernised pop, the biggest casualty has been Indian folk music. Barring bhangra, popularised by the likes of Daler Mehndi, all other folk forms seem to have receded from public consciousness.

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My Friend, Tatu

By Mário Cabral e Sá
“Tatu”, that is what you were to me and your close friends. Ravindrabab Kelekar, I remember you telling me when I went to Veling to congratulate you on your winning another literary award and completing 80 years, “My passport is ready,” meaning that you had lived a long life and fulfilled all your dreams and were now ready to meet your creator.

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Crisis in Goan Society

By Tomazinho Cardozo
In recent years, the Goan society has witnessed striking and rapid changes, affecting all aspects of Goan life. The culture, way of life, value system, language and attitude towards religion has already undergone tremendous change.

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Drama Queens and Kings

By Marilia Priyanka Fernandes
She is the ultimate in staging a dramatic showdown. Except that it is not on stage but in real life. She constantly requires an audience and will go to any lengths to ensure that she is the centre of attention.

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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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