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Bribing Journalists

By Khushwant Singh
In the last 60 years of my journalistic career, no one has ever tried to bribe me. I have to concede that no one thought I was worth bribing as what I wrote was of no consequence. I also flopped as a fixer. I was asked to “put in a word” to somebody who mattered. I did so, but none of the people I recommended got what they wanted.

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To All of Our Mothers

By Kartik Bodawala
As I got up today, I smelled fresh coffee. I woke up to find a cup of it with some biscuits on my bedside table. This reminded me of home; the old school and college days, when mamma used to wake me up by serving a steaming cup of coffee. The aroma, the taste, so refreshing, still so fresh in my memories.

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Sea Soiree

By Meher Castelino
There is only one way to see the world and that is by ship. If I were a billionaire I would have lived on a ship all my life. The air is clean and healthy, everything is taken care of and all you have to do is eat, sleep and have fun.

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Science and Technology in Goa after Liberation

By Dr Nandkumar M Kamat
Goa is entering the golden jubilee year of liberation. From stone tools 50-thousand years ago to the broadband network today, the state of Goa has come a long way.

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Ulfa’s tryst with music

BY PURVI RADIA | NT NETWORK
Global Konkani music award winner, Ulfa Khwaja bagged the honours in the category of best female singer for her song in the album ‘L’Amour’.

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Heralding the joys of the season with songs

Christmas is around the corner and there are festivities in the air. Already Christmas trees are up for sale, glass facades of shops have been decorated with images of Santa Claus, snowman and the Christmas tree, and colourful decorations, the Christmas star and statues for cribs lend a very colourful look to the market areas.

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Jacinta Luis: Reconnecting with her roots through jazz

BY CLARA A RODRIGUES | NT NETWORK
All it takes is a surge of creativity and it was no different for Jacinta Luis, a Canada-based jazz artiste of Goan origin, who composed the theme song ‘Goa’ for the World Goa Day celebrations. Jacinta’s quest for her roots has brought her back to Goa after a gap of nearly four decades.

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Celebrating Children

By Cedric Silveira
The annual Don Bosco Bal Mela organised by the Commission for the Young at Risk, of the Salesian Province of Konkan will be held on December 19 at 10 a.m. The Bal Mela brings together a number of children from different backgrounds to celebrate a day of togetherness and also their childhood.

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Christmas Around India

By Anthony Kuriakose
India is a secular nation and houses every religion in the world. Christians are a minority here and form only 2.3 per cent of the population of about 25 million.

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Assistencia Goa: Helping the needy

At a meeting convened by Gen (Dr) Jose Maria da Costa Alvares and chaired by Gen (Dr) Miguel Caetano Dias on December 16, 1910 it was decided to establish an institute to assist persons and families who were financially not well off, to eliminate begging by giving food and shelter and healthcare to urchins and to give assistance to abandoned infants.

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