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Coming together for the Seminary

‘Together for the Seminary’, a three-day festival of Goan music and cuisine got underway on May 13 with the lighting of the traditional lamp by MLA of Calangute constituency, Mr Agnelo Fernandes in the presence of president, TAG, Tomazinho Cardozo, cartoonist, Alexyz, sarpanch of Candolim, Fermino Fernandes, and Rector of Seminary, Fr Tony Salema at the grounds of the Seminary, Saligao.

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New grotto of our Lady of Fatima blessed at Vasco Church

by Adelmo Fernandes
A new grotto built in the premises of the St Andrew’s church at Vasco was blessed by Fr Jose Antonio Costa, parish priest of the Vasco church, in the presence of Fr Lino Gonsalves, a Goan priest attached to a church in the US who is presently on vacation in Goa.

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Step into the Home and Heart of Mamata Banerjee

By Ajitha Menon

Mamata Banerjee lost her father, Promileswar Banerjee, as a teenager and took up the responsibility of looking after her mother and two younger brothers with the help of her elder brother, Ajit.

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Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Courage

By Aditi Bhaduri

As I left the main road, all roads disappeared. There was nothing but dirt tracks that had turned slushy because of the recent rains. Baki Aker village in Handwara in Kupwara district is only a two hour drive from Srinagar, but it seemed to inhabit another planet, with puddles in place of footpaths and electricity available for, at the luckiest, an hour a day.

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The Lore of the White Elephant

By M J Raju

In India, the elephant symbolises our most beloved God-Ganesha and it is interesting to consider the Lore of the rare White Elephant, as, according to experts, there is only one white elephant among thousands of ordinary elephants.

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The Sheer Genius of Dr Victor de Mello

By Mário Cabral e Sá

It is a pleasure to learn that some of our internationally famous fellow Goans’ progeny measure to their parents’ high intellectual and professional standards, and have to their credit achievements that give the land of their birth enormous pride.

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Mass Promotions up to Standard VIII

By Tomazinho Cardozo

There is yet another furore in the educational circles these days. It appears that all of a sudden the Department of Education (DoE) has asked the school authorities to promote all students to higher classes up to Std VIII.

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Divine Choice – To Serve or to Rule

By Sadhguru

Every moment, work with tremendous intensity, without giving it a single moment’s break. Then a day will come when action is not needed anymore.

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Towards A Healthy Life

By Dr Kasturi Desai

Ayurvedic treatment is based on the principles of maintenance and protection of the whole body which include the mind, body and the soul of an individual. The medicines are based on an individual’s characteristics and body frame rather than oriented towards treating the disease and the symptoms.

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No Tears for Osama bin Laden

By Khushwant Singh

The killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad Cantonment did not bring a single tear in my eyes. In the last nine years his Al Qaeda wreaked havoc in many countries including America, England, Spain, Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Indonesia. Their pretext was they were serving Islam; instead they brought Islam into ill-repute and did it grave disservice.

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