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French Royalty Embedded in India

By Pheroz Kharegat
Just imagine…. Suppose the Crown prince of the Mughals managed to escape the British in the Sepoy mutiny of 1857 to France and settled there, thus creating a Mughal royal lineage in France? That is what happened to the French Bourbon royal family in the 1560’s.

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Menezes Braganca Heritage House of Chandor

By Prajal Sakhardande
Aida Menezes Braganca, the daughter-in-law of the famous journalist and fighter for Goan’s rights, Luis Menezes Braganca passed away last month. Dona Aida took great care of her heritage mansion at Chandor.

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Challenges before the Goan Society

By Tomazinho Cardozo
Goa was liberated on December 19, 1961. Democracy triumphed. Democratically elected as well as undemocratically formed governments have administered this little state over the last 50 years.

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Let Healing Begin

By Dr Kasturi Desai
We are still talking about oil and we must get to know the different types of oils. The regular vegetable oils have lipids and they are the actual oils. The other type of oil is the essential oils.

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Salman Rushdie and India

By Khushwant Singh

Salman Rushdie came into my life briefly as I was advisor to Penguin-Viking (India). I was one of millions of his fans who had been bowled over by his classic novel ‘Midnight’s Children’.

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Selfless Love

By Anna A

My wife called, “How long will you be poring over that newspaper? Will you come here and make your darling daughter eat her food?”
I tossed the paper away and rushed to the scene. My only daughter, Sindu, looked frightened. Tears were welling up in her eyes. In front of her was a bowl filled to its brim with Curd Rice.

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Little smoke with No Fire

By Kamakshi S
Is it an ebook reader or is it a tablet? Marketed as a tablet, Amazon’s Kindle Fire has finally made its way into the Indian market. The tablet has been priced higher for India as compared to the $200 (approximately Rs 10,250) asking price of the US version.

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Istanbul Calling

By Shel Horowitz
Wednesday: Staying in the Elite World Hotel, lovely in every detail, Sehit Muhtar Street on top of a small hill about four blocks from Taksim Square has a sweeping panoramic view and is far taller than everything around it in this direction and almost everything visible.

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