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When the other virus attacks

Karan Thapar They say a crisis can bring out the best in us. Alas, it can also do the opposite. I can think of a couple of areas where, sadly, that’s proven true. If things get better – and I hope they will – we’ll soon forget how horrid we can be. But, today, that’s precisely what I want to …

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The compassion factor

MANEKA SANJAY GANDHI Savitri Devi, born Maximiani Portas in 1905 of Greek-English parents, wrote a very thought provoking and profound book called ‘Impeachment of Man’ in 1945 on different religions and their “compassion factor”. She spent 30 years in India undertaking a systematic study of the world’s great religions. She spoke seven languages and supported herself by teaching and translation …

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Virus and the village

From poverty to poor health care, from mass reverse migration to fake news, rural areas are facing multiple crises at once as the infection spreads across the country Snigdha Poonam Most people aren’t leaving their homes in Abu Sayeed Ahmed’s Khairabari village in Assam’s Barpeta district. “They are following the official guidelines – washing their hands, sanitising their homes, sewing …

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Visually impaired fear days after lockdown

For a section of citizens, social distancing and physical distancing has come as a curse. These people depend a lot on others when they are out of the streets Joydeep Thakur Rahul Gambhir, a 31-year-old banker from Mumbai, is worried about the day when the COVID-19 lockdown will be lifted and he will have to join office again. His office …

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Moves that win

MARIA FERNANDES | NT Bhakti Kulkarni may be young but her achievements outnumber her age. Ranked third in India and thirty eighth in the world, the National Woman Champion from Margao also holds the title of Woman Grandmaster and Goa’s first woman International Master. Hailing from a middle-class family, Kulkarni took up chess at a very early age. She believes …

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Music, masks, and a Goan touch

Kalashree recently released a short music video ‘Goemkara Mask Ghaal’ encouraging Goans to wear masks, while also promoting the Goan kunbi fabric DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ With social distancing and masks becoming the order of the day, Kalashree, a Goan cultural organisation has come up with an interesting short music video titled ‘Goemkara Mask Ghaal’ (O Goan, wear …

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Fit and fabulous

MEHER CASTELINO Fitness is the mantra of the day for all, especially when the lockdown is keeping people home bound. Exercise gear, which is stylish and fashionable makes things more exciting and designers in Europe during the Collection Premiere Moscow Fashion Fair in February 2020 unveiled colours, styles and designs that will keep people happy when they are sweating it …

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Food at a funeral

Zubin D’souza Losing a loved one is never easy. It is not meant to be! That’s the reason why the ones that are lost are referred to as ‘loved ones’! Duh! I am not too good with goodbyes. I also happen to think that the final goodbye tends to be the worst of them. God alone knows how many bereaved …

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Getting into the delivery game

Vir Sanghvi For the duration of the lockdown, I have been doing an Insta Live conversation every day with chefs and experts in the food business. While we have talked about their lives and careers we have also focused on the future: what do they think will happen to the restaurant business once the lockdown is over? Here are the …

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Dempo College organises Graduation Day for IATA students

NT KURIOCITY SS Dempo College of Commerce and Economics, IATA Authorised Training Center (ATC), Cujira organised Graduation Day for IATA students. Nine students received the certification in IATA airport operations fundamentals and eight students received IATA foundation in travel and tourism certifications. Chief guest, IATA regional training business development manager, south Asia, Lokesh Matta gave an account of how IATA …

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