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When Goa shaped India’s printing

Frederick Noronha Over the past many months, I’ve been closely following a series of articles in a technical journal that few might notice, which is called PrintWeek India. These informative articles have been written by Murali Ranganathan. Like his earlier work which one encountered (Govind Narayan’s Mumbai: An Urban Biography from 1863), these also deal with the print history of …

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Fostering Greed

Patricia Pereira-Sethi A substantial percentage of Indians appear to be devoured by Greed, propelling the vice to become the cornerstone of their being. In decades past, we enjoyed pointing critical fingers at the capitalist West, even as we brandished our spirituality and religiosity in their faces. We are not a people to be carried away by wealth and money, we …

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When the rain gods frowned

Tensing Rodrigues ‘In the interior parts of the central and southern Indian peninsula, the rain shadow of the Western Ghat mountains contributes to a semi-arid and highly seasonal climatic regime, most of which sees just one rainy season during the southwest monsoon. This region includes much of the state of Karnataka, as well as the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, …

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13 Years; A Naxalite’s Prison Diary

Manjula Narayan There’s a certain monotonous sameness to prison memoirs – the venal and sadistic prison officials, the deranged, often loathsome fellow prisoners, the leeching out of hope, the filth and the awful food, the stories of smuggling in little luxuries in bodily orifices, the beatings and torture, the gruesome tales of anal rape, and the sudden unexpected acts of …

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Bach in the saddle again!

Luis Dias From the time I heard Winston Collaco’s violin pupil Anthea Luna-Marie Dias when she played in our ensemble Camerata Child’s Play India at our Christmas concert in 2016 (she was just ten then), I’ve wanted to give her an opportunity to make a concerto debut. And I’m glad to announce that the moment is finally here: on July …

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Athena to beam internet down to Earth

Facebook plans to launch Athena, an internet satellite, early in 2019. Before Facebook, Elon Musk’s SpaceX had also announced working on a similar technology to beam internet connectivity from space HT Correspondent Facebook is working on an internet satellite project called Athena to beam internet connectivity down to Earth. The company aims to launch satellite early next year. The social …

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A glimpse of ancient Govapuri

Dr. Nandkumar M. Kamat There are very few history and archeology museums where one can chronologically experience the evolution of technology in a small place. The seminary of Pilar is one of the most scenic, peaceful and clean place on earth. It stands today at the same citadel which commanded the capital city and port of Kadamba dynasty of Goa …

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Constable, labourer, painter and field worker bound by a bridge of cards

Sport is about colours and emotions. Through this landscape of good and bad, sports can get the best out of men or worst.  It is all about ones perspectives discovers The NAVHIND TIMES during the KK Modi Bridge tournament at Clube Gaspar Dias de Miramar Gambling is not a sport. But playing bridge is a sport; a sport that is …

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Abhi and the art of living with a handicap!

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES Appearances can be deceptive and the spoken word is not necessarily to be believed. What is true for one may not be true for the other is a common saying. So, here I was, sitting in office, when a queer looking guy called Abhi Nandan asked for the sports department. I looked at him, listened briefly to what …

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Hima is the hero India has been waiting for

As many people in Goa are debating and discussing who is going to win the FIFA World Cup , Hima Das took athletics in India  to a height the sport has  never been to and opened the eyes of athletics all over that this country has the potential – if the right people are cared for at the right time.

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