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Portronics Scanny Portable Scanner

By Jayesh Limaye

Now you can scan wherever you are, whenever you want Whenever you think of a scanner, the image that comes to mind is of a large glass platen scanning surface, which is part of a bulky device called the scanner. Well, how about a scanner you could carry right in your coat pocket and scan anywhere, anytime? Portronics has made this possible, thanks to their product called the Scanny.

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Goodbye International Year of Biodiversity

Dr Nandkumar M Kamat

The International year of biodiversity-2010 has come to an end. It passed off without much ado in Goa - except for the UGC sponsored awareness workshop and another programme held at ICAR, Old Goa. The first one - on July 3 - at Goa University in association with Goa Union of Journalists (GUJ) was coordinated by me.

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Formula 1: A Rollercoaster of a Ride

By Shoumeshwar Sen

The 2010 F1 championship proved to be one of the most thrilling seasons ever in the history of the sport. A see-saw season witnessed the lead go back-and-forth between Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, Red Bull’s Mark Webber, McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and eventual champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull.

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Sporting Millionaires

By Raju Bhartan
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is chary of considering himself a trendsetter. The introverted Indian cricket captain is an intensely private person who is, nevertheless, at home in public glare. His maverick days behind him now, the charismatic 29-year-old from the cricketing outpost of Jharkhand today stands tall as a true youth icon, a shining example of how talent will get its due, no matter from which part of India it originates.

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Band Baajas are Fading Out

By K D L Khan
A colourfully-uniformed brass band belting out ‘Bole Choorian’ or some such romantic number leads the procession, while an auxiliary group of people carrying elaborate kerosene light fixtures follow. You will find slow moving traffic adding their honks to the melody.

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Goa’s Struggle for Freedom

By Prajal Sakhardande
On December 19, 1961 Maj Gen K P Candeth – Goa’s first military Indian governor - unfurled the national flag at the old Adil Shah Palace at Panaji, 49-years-back. It was a great moment for Goans. Today, we are entering the 50th year of Goa’s Liberation. This naturally calls for a celebration. We should also remember all those who made it possible.

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Everything in Its Own Time

By Mário Cabral e Sá
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose” (Ecclesiastes 3.1). Never was this truer than in the case of SEZs licenses by the Government of Goa, which a 2-Judge bench of the Bombay High Court at Goa has struck down passing severe strictures on the authorities responsible for them, mainly for the unexplained hurry and unusual procedures followed by them. 

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Golden Jubilee of Goa’s Liberation – Some Reflections

By Tomazinho Cardozo
This is the 50th year of Goa’s Liberation. As we enter the golden jubilee year of liberation, numerous questions come up: Are we really secular and democratic? Do we get justice? Do the lofty ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity exist?

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Enjoy the Cold Sans a Cold

By Dr Kasturi Desai
Elsewhere in the North the cold season has already crept in. We, in Goa enjoy very pleasant cold evenings and nights. But often this weather can turn into a nightmare if you happen to catch a cold.

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