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The theme for World No Tobacco Day observed recently was ‘Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use’. NT NETWORK gets upfront with some young smokers and those who’ve quit DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT NETWORK As the world battles COVID-19, smokers are at huge risk of developing complications and being carriers of the deadly …

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The media… in troubled times

Frederick Noronha It came suddenly, and without much warning. Last fortnight, the local newspaper, Gomantak Times, stopped being published. The GT, as it was known, was one of the smaller papers.  But its departure was naturally missed. In times where reading seems to be a dying art, some readers of the paper still voiced their disappointment over the departure of …

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Wooden breast syndrome and chickens

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi I must have pointed out a hundred problems in eating chicken. The latest is something that has the poultry industry really worried. They have labelled the problem Wooden Breast Syndrome or Chewy Chicken. A rising number of breast fillets are laced with hard fibres. In one study, a consumer panel described the affected meat as “tough,” “gummy”, …

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Ancestries in corona times

Tensing Rodrigues The title of this article may indeed sound off the topic; or a symptom of the corona fixation that seems to have spread virulently; nothing of the sort. Today I would like to share with you a recent, and a rare, study to investigate the association between the genetic ancestries and the probability of COVID-19 manifestation. The purpose …

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Prasanna Kumar on Arabian Sea cyclones

Nandkumar M Kamat The recent cyclone from the Arabian Sea – ‘Nisarga’ took scientists by surprise. But for experts on ocean-atmosphere interactions like ex-NIO (National Institute of Oceanography) director and oceanographer Prasanna Kumar it was a testimony of his theoretical prediction based on global warming and consequent climate change. Ten years ago he had sent me a research paper on …

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The Torchbearer of Middle Road Cinema

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT When legendary filmmaker, Bimal Roy passed away in 1966, he left behind a group of disciples like Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Bhattacharya, Gulzar, and others, who could take ahead his kind of middle-of-the-road cinema. When Basu Bhattacharya made his directorial debut with the Raj Kapoor-Waheeda Rehman starrer ‘Teesri Kasam’ in 1966, he was assisted by …

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On a high note

‘Amazing Grace’ by Judy Collins is one of the most popular hymns around the world, and has often been a source of comfort during unprecedented times. And the American singer songwriter recently put together a Global Virtual Choir featuring select choirs from around the world to raise money with a charity single in aid of the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s …

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Meditation techniques to calm an anxious mind

Lori Deschene Have you ever found it hard to motivate yourself to do something that was good for you, only to eventually do it, feel amazing, and wonder why you waited so long? Whether you’re new to meditation or just looking for some alternative ways to fit mindfulness into your daily life, you may enjoy trying one or more of …

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No Indian sandwiches? Really?

Zubin D’souza I read a recent article by a food writer of great repute and who has been a lifelong icon and inspiration for me and countless others. The article in question lamented that there was nothing that India could contribute in the sandwich section. Now, in this lay my quandary. Was I to let this pass since the writer …

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Our brave soldiers against COVID-19

In the fight against the novel coronavirus, the medical fraternity around the world are on the frontline  putting their own lives at risk to ensure our safety Aldina Braganza While the whole world eagerly waits to go back to the old norms of life, a pre-COVID lifestyle, the medical fraternity is tirelessly working to ensure our safety. They are putting …

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