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Sikhism and Diwali

By Dhananjaya Bhat

Most of us are aware of the fact that the Sikh community celebrates Diwali exuberantly, especially in the Golden Temple at Amritsar - their most sacred shrine. There on the day of Diwali, in addition to nagar keertan (a street procession) and an akhanda paath (a continuous reading of Guru Granth Sahib), Diwali is celebrated by a grand fireworks display.

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Distortion Breeds Misunderstanding

By A V Chirputkar

The Navhind Times’ dated September 19 carried the article ‘Inter-faith dialogue time to turn the wheel’ written by Mr Syed Ali Mujtaba. The title was really fascinating and the topic most timely. The Marathi daily ‘Gomantak’ dated September 18 published an article by Mr Zaheer Ali on the interests of the Muslim community which was also revealing.

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Arresting Ill-effects of Tourism

By Tomazinho Cardozo

Come November and the tiny state of Goa particularly the coastal belt of Goa will be bustling with tourists and tourism related activities. Goans particularly those directly or indirectly involved in tourism activities welcome this season with open arms because it is their only time to make a fast buck.

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The Auspicious Festival of Dasro

By Vinayak Khedekar

asro is observed as an auspicious festivity in Goa. In most of the villages, it is celebrated with traditional gaiety. People carry the palanquin of local deities to the boundaries of their villages and worship the Apta tree.

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Bearing Children Consciously

By Sadhguru

Emotionally, psychologically, bearing children is not an instinct; it is a trick that you play. Physically it is an instinct, but emotionally and psychologically it is a trick, it’s a ploy that you are creating to extend yourself.

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The Fast and the Restless

By Marilia Priyanka Fernandes

Ever since his marriage and the birth of his son, Rishi’s life is one big mess. He can’t manage to do any job well. His boss has begun doubting whether he should have given him a promotion. At work he misses all his deadlines.

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Unearned Wealth

By Khushwant Singh

He admire men who by their own efforts acquire wealth that will last for seven generations (saat pushton tak). We believe that inheritors of such wealth have every right to enjoy the bounty left to them by their ancestors — baap dada ki jaidaad. These are feudal concepts which many capitalist democracies have abolished.

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Panchgani a Pretty Picture

By Meher Castelino

One of the most beautiful holidays I have had is in Panchgani a tiny quiet hill station near Mumbai. The name Panchgani means amidst five hills and it is one of the most picturesque places in Maharashtra.

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