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East Side Story

Film: West is West, Cast: Om Puri, Linda Basset, Ila Arun, Directed by: Andy DeEmmony, Duration: 101 mins, Rating: *  * 1 / 2

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Need for translations emphasised

The third quarterly issue of Govapuri was released at the hands of Mr Carlos Fernandes at the Insitute of Menezes Braganza recently. Many writers assembled at the event.

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Strange Indian Wedding Customs

By Dhanvanthi Keshavrao
In India, weddings are an occasion rich with traditions. Weddings bring with them celebrations and customs full of fun. One strange tradition in Indian weddings is the stealing and hiding of groom’s shoes on the day of his wedding by the bride’s sisters and cousins.

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The Tagores: Helped Fashion India’s National Dress

By Subhra Mazumdar
In the middle years of the 19th century, history was being rewritten in Bengal through subtle but sure changes - many of them emanating out of Jorasankho, the 18th century north Calcutta (now Kolkata) home of one of India’s most enlightened families, the Tagores.

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Wanted …1900 Barbers on Duty

By Anthony Kuriakose
On festival days, like the annual Vaikunta Ekadesi, when 350 thousand pilgrims congregate, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) – the Tirupati temple authorities-

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The Truth behind Balli

By Mário Cabral E Sá
Interested parties made it appear that the tribals of Balli had behaved as male bees would if you stoned their honey comb.

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Mother Tongue as MoI

By Tomazinho Cardozo
The agitation where parents were demanding the right to choose the medium of instruction (MoI) at the primary schools finally culminated, with the government accepting the genuine demand of the parents.

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Sweet Savouries

By Melinda Pereira Kamat
Paango (Sweet wrapped in leaves)
Time: 30-35 min, Yield: 1 large paango
Ingredients for covering: 50 g raw rice flour [1 watli], 1/4th of Moira banana or any other variety, salt to taste, 1 piece of banana leaf or 4 turmeric leaves.
Ingredients for stuffing:

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Baba Ramdev

By Khushwant Singh
Ever since we came into our inheritance in 1947, men and women of religion have tried to influence public opinion and the government. Our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was an agnostic. He was a widower and there were quite a few women in his life including Padmaja Naidu and Edwina Mountbatten.

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