Sunday , 24 March 2019


Giving Goan Economy a Boost

By Mário Cabral e Sá
It is a very delicate juncture of time, when the world’s engines of growth are just about emerging out of recession. We have witnessed an almost unprecedented global economic meltdown which had taken the proportion of a crisis. 

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The Menace of Naxalism

By Tomazinho Cardozo
Naxal violence is on the rise. During the last few months hundreds of security personnel have been killed. Earlier only the security forces were targets but now civilians are not spared too. Numerous innocent citizens are killed by the Naxals in cold blood.

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Why We Like to Procrastinate

By Marilia Priyanka Fernandes
The phone bill needs to be paid, the gate needs fixing, the diet program has to be started, the garden needs tending, groceries are needed at home and the deadline for the report at work is fast approaching.

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The Benefits of Aroma Therapy

By Dr Kasturi Desai
Lavender is an exotic plant introduced in India especially for its essential oils. It is a beautiful herb in the garden having gray-green, pointy leaves, which grow in a bushy shape. It is topped with tall spikes of pale violet flowers most of the summer.

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All Politics

By Khushwant Singh
When the RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat nominated Nitin Gadkari as head of the BJP, he made it clear that his top priority was to replace old leaders, specifically L K Advani, by getting younger men and women to take over leadership of the party and chalk out programmes more suited to needs of modern times. However, at the recently concluded meeting of its executive, nothing seemed to have changed.

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City of Temples and Textiles

By Santosh Pradhan
Bhubaneswar revealed itself to us slowly and pleasantly. Exploration of this ancient city constantly surprised and kept us in awe. Our first brush with Bhubaneswar was nothing but pleasant, with broad roads and pavements, very little traffic and clean surroundings welcoming us.

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Early Rock Art Found at Bambolim

By dr Nandkumar Kamat
Meso-neolithic cupules of Bambolim-I cup marks or cupules are the most deeply carved petroglyphs in rock art. The discovery of Meso - early neolithic cupules (of a period not less than 10000 to 3000 BC) at Bambolim have put this place and the state of Goa on the global map for the world’s oldest rock art.

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Goa’s Famous Ruin

By Antony Kuriakose

 Velha Goa (Old Goa) has the prestige of having a number of churches that have been included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Among these are the ruins of St Augustine Church, once the largest in Goa.

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Ancient Wells

By Prajal Sakhardande

ome of the old houses have wells set at a great depth. The well was almost sacred to the household. Laying the foundation of the house and digging a well were done simultaneously. Many of these traditional houses had a ‘nirpanas’ (bread fruit) tree planted close to the well and hence the name ‘paanpanas’ or ‘nirpanas’ wherein ‘paan’ or ‘nir’ meant water. It is unfortunate that many families have buried their wells and cut the breadfruit trees snapping ties with their ancestral heritage.

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