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The day I feel I am perfectly okay and fit to travel to Rajasthan – I have been there several times on writing and reporting assignments and know how harsh the terrain and climate can be – I will straightaway go to Soda, an obscure village in a obscure taluka 60 km from Jaipur, sitting on camel if must, to hug and bow in reverence to 30-year-old (her age now, she might be a lot older when we meet) Chaavi Rajawat. The indifference to her stupendous attitude to rural welfare in Goa was made very obvious to me by our newspapers: only two of the three English dailies I subscribe gave the news put out by news-agencies but buried it in their inside pages

 

By Mário Cabral e Sá

Every time I have a serious health problem and the crisis worsens, I tell my private God, "Sir, I refuse to die". And alive I am to this day.

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The Impact of Urbanisation

By Tomazinho Cardozo

Earlier people used to move to cities in search of jobs. This was needed because besides traditional occupations like agriculture, fishing, etc, there were no other opportunities for people to earn their daily bread in villages.

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Coconut Plucking: A Ritual

By Vinayak Khedekar

In ancient regime, the wealth of a family or person was measured by the godhan - cattle wealth. During that period it was a common belief that all the land belonged to god and we were cultivators and enjoyed only the yield.

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Be a Champion of Life

By Sadhguru

As children, we would play a game simply because we enjoyed it. Slowly, sport has evolved into an investment opportunity. Take the Cricket World Cup for example. Sadly, as the players become more and more involved in the championship, they forget the play. In fact, play becomes work. Only when players enjoy the game can they perform their best.

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Treat It Early

By Dr Kasturi Desai

One common problem which is often neglected at an early stage is swelling in the legs, ankles and other body parts like the face, arms and neck. Sometimes there may be swelling around the eyes also.

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Linguistic Genius

By Khushwant Singh

If I was asked to draw up a list of 10 of the best contributions to English literature made by an Indian, without hesitation I would include Vikram Seth’s ‘Golden Gate’ and ‘A Suitable Boy’. I do not intend to explain why but draw the readers’ attention to another aspect of his ingenious behaviour.

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The Event Mastermind

Amlon D’Souza, from Ribander is an event organiser. Having started off at a young age, he is today a well known face in the event organising sector. Cedric Silveira caught up with Amlon to learn more about his work

 

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It’s Like Nowhere Else

By Stephen J. Simurda

Borneo is one of those wild places. Simply saying the word brings forth images of dense tropical jungle, colourful exotic wildlife, and fierce native head-hunters. It is a place undeniably of this world, with thousands of travellers coming each year to seek a slice of adventure. Yet it is also somehow otherworldly, a place where native lifestyles defy all that is modern and the flora and fauna are like nowhere else on earth.

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Exploring Colour

The first thing anyone notices about a man’s suit – before the cut, the number of buttons, the proportions – is the colour. First impressions are incredibly powerful, and so it becomes obvious that the colour of ones suit isn’t a decision to make lightly.

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