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India Lifts the Kabaddi World Cup

By Kennedy D’Silva
The Kabaddi players made India proud by beating their arch-rivals Pakistan by a huge margin of 58-24, and won one crore rupees as prize money in the first edition of the 10-day Kabaddi World Cup played at the jam-packed floodlit Guru Nanak Stadium, whereas Pakistan took home Rs 51 lakhs.

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How they Brought Women into Parliament

Women’s representation in Indonesia’s parliament has seen its ups and downs but has improved over time overall. For some years, the proportion of women in Indonesia’s parliament was dismal. Despite affirmative action, it hovered around 10 per cent.

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For God’s sake!

The merit of shooting a Muslim-identity crisis Hindi film on foreign soil is that the major Muslim characters in the film are stripped of their clichéd screen stereotype.

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The Sania – Shoaib Hoopla

By Ambikanand Sahay
All those who are viewing the Sania-Shoaib saga with jaundiced eyes may not be well-conversant with Indian scriptures or, for that matter, history. Nor are they aware of the subtle socio-cultural changes that have been taking place in post-modern India.

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India’s Only Mud Palace

By Dhananjaya Bhat
Built in 1511 (five-hundred-years-ago) the Suralu palace, 40 kilometres from the temple town of Udupi in Karnataka, is the only standing example of a mud palace in India. But the sad fact is that it has been sadly neglected as an architectural treasure and may fall to pieces in a matter of decades.

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Should India Legalise Prostitution?

By Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
The Supreme Court (SC) of India recently suggested legalising prostitution as a solution to the reality that, despite a raft of law, there is a rapid proliferation of the sex trade.

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The Neglect of the Mother Tongue

By Tomazinho Cardozo   
In every society the culture, conduct and values are very strongly related to the language spoken. Literature is the mirror of culture in society and literature is based on language which plays a main part in man’s socialisation.

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Keep Cool this Summer

By Dr Kasturi Desai
This year by the end of March itself the temperature rose closely up to 40º F. As a result of extensive tree cutting for urbanisation and developmental activities, one is witnessing a change in the Goan climate.

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What Next?

By Khushwant Singh
With the voluntary confessions of Kasab in Mumbai and Headley in Chicago we have a near complete picture of the personnel and planning, which went into the meticulously carried out carnage that took place in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.

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Sun, Sea, Sand and Surf

By Meher Castelino
There are seaside resorts around the world but I don’t think many can beat the beauty of the Gold Coast in Brisbane, Australia where the Surfer’s Paradise is one of the most popular spots. Our visit to Australia had to have the Gold Coast marked into our program.

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