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Purple Rain On the Hot Seat

What is the significance behind the name Purple Rain?

When we started off, the movie, ‘Purple Rain’ had just been released and finding the name catchy we decided on christening our band by that name.

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Science at Goa University

By Dr Nandkumar Kamat

his article is dedicated to the vision and mission of the Vice Chancellor of Goa University, Prof Dilip Deobagkar who completes three years as Vice Chancellor. Under his leadership, science at Goa University is flourishing. Physics, electronics, earth sciences, chemistry, botany, zoology, marine sciences, biotechnology and microbiology -all are doing well in teaching and research.

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Are Argentina the new Brazil?

By Jonathan Stevenson

areful who you say this to in South America, but something strange seems to have happened at the start of this World Cup: Argentina have become the new Brazil.

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Mercy Petitions

By Joginder Singh
When I was in service I wanted some orders on an important file, which at least appeared important to me. I had a very good pleasant and hospitable boss, who believed more in gossiping, tossing papers up and down, and socialising rather than working.

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Chinese Women Striding Ahead

By Ma Guihua
As China steps up its pace of urbanisation, more and more women are moving into the cities to work their way up the corporate and social ladder. It’s not uncommon to see expensively dressed women, sporting a Louis Vuitton handbag in one hand and a Blackberry in the other,

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Study Home-Grown Terrorism Before Tackling It

By Anirudh Prakash
It never rains but pours. And May 28 was precisely that. Both India and Pakistan have come to terms with their own demons, their inefficiency, their complicity, their inability to cope.

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The Saga of Tagore Paintings

By Shekhar Phadnis
Much furore has been raised by Sotheby’s offering for sale 12 paintings by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, with a total reserve price of British pounds 250000 (Rs 18 millions). There are two reasons for this commotion.

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When I Met Mickky…

By Mário Cabral e Sá
What Mickky Pacheco does not know about women, call them ladies if you like, is not worth the bother. When years back an NRI mission headed by its commissioner officially visited Bahrain,

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Digambar Kamat’s Contribution to Goan Tiatr

By Tomazinho Cardozo
Digambar Kamat completed three years as the Chief Minister of Goa recently. Considering Goa’s political scene, continuing in the office of Chief Minister for three full years is an achievement.

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More than Just Child’s Play

By Marilia Priyanka Fernandes
Little kids entertain us a lot with their talk and behaviour. Parents watch with great amusement and joy as their little ones curiously explore their environment, discover the wonders of speech and play.

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