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A Holiday Haven

By Meher Castelino

he rise of the mercury in summer pushes people up to the hills and one of the most popular towns is Ootacumand or Udhagamandalam, Queen of the Nilgiris where the maximum temperature in May could be a salubrious 19 degrees Celsius in the morning and a delightfully cold 12 degrees Celsius in the night while the plains melt in the heat.

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Purple Rain On the Hot Seat

What is the significance behind the name Purple Rain?

When we started off, the movie, ‘Purple Rain’ had just been released and finding the name catchy we decided on christening our band by that name.

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Science at Goa University

By Dr Nandkumar Kamat

his article is dedicated to the vision and mission of the Vice Chancellor of Goa University, Prof Dilip Deobagkar who completes three years as Vice Chancellor. Under his leadership, science at Goa University is flourishing. Physics, electronics, earth sciences, chemistry, botany, zoology, marine sciences, biotechnology and microbiology -all are doing well in teaching and research.

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Are Argentina the new Brazil?

By Jonathan Stevenson

areful who you say this to in South America, but something strange seems to have happened at the start of this World Cup: Argentina have become the new Brazil.

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NEW BOY IN MINI’S LIFE?

Upala KBR

upala@mid-day.com

 Kareena Kapoor cannot take time out for sister Karisma Kapoor’s birthday (on June 25). In fact, she is so busy that her mother Babita is packing her bags for an overseas schedule ahead of the actress’ return to Mumbai.

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Ghost se dosti

Upala KBR

upala@mid-day.com

Think bizarre and Deepak Dobriyal comes to mind. After getting our goat with his animal attachment, the quirky actor went ghost hunting while shooting for Anand Rai’s Tanu Weds Manu, a few days ago.-

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Serula Sao Joao and Sao Pedro splash

PANAJI: A unique proactive festival aimed at encouraging youth to learn and showcase their skills in performing arts and revive some fading traditions will be held on June 20, 2010 from 11 am to 1 pm at … Salvador do Mundo.

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The Stalk Home Syndrome

Film review by Sachin Chatte

Film: Raavan

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Ravi Kissan

Directed by: Mani Ratnam

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The process of creativity

There is no one definition to abstract art as it is interpreted by each individual according to their vision. It explores the mindset of an artist. But what about one piece of abstract art, conceptualised by eight different people and showcased on one canvas?

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Artistic outpourings

It was an amazing week at Gonsalves Mansion, Campal when artists Unnati Singh and Salvador Fernandes in association with Armando Gonsalves of Heritage Jazz, organised an Art Workshop with underprivileged children from the St Inez bundh, which culminated with an Exhibition of Art works produced by these kids as well and contemporary paintings by the senior artists.

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