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Taking baby shots

BY CLARA A RODRIGUES
How would you feel to see your baby’ cute face and mischievous gleam on everyone’s walls?  Your baby and the cynosures of all eyes! If you want this to happen, your chance is here.

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The ‘leopard’ guarding the goalpost

With the World Cup round the corner, we got our own Football greats of yesteryears to talk on their playing days and views on this World Cup. Today, we feature Goa’s ace goalkeeper, Brahmanand Shankhwalkar who presently is the Director of coaching with the Sports Authority of Goa.

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Inspiring miniature plants

BY ABDULLA KHAN
VALPOI—‘Bonsai–A Living Art’ is still vibrantly practiced in Valpoi. This millennia-old art form of miniature plants that is also known as ‘Tray-Planting’ significantly represents Japanese culture and religious beliefs says Mr Devidas Kotkar, an environmentalist and Biology teacher who is also a Bonsai enthusiast and has a collection of over 120 bonsai trees. He had exhibited them at several bonsai exhibitions in various schools and higher secondary schools in Goa.

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The Amazing Cucumber!

By Shekhar Phadnis
Feeling tired in the afternoon! Put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a glass of cucumber juice.  Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins and carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours. And one cup of one hundred grams juice has just 14 calories in it.

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Britain’s New Asian Women Leaders

By Barbara Lewis
Shabana Mahmood was chosen to represent Ladywood in Birmingham, central England, her native city, and Gujarat-born Yasmin Qureshi for the Bolton South East constituency in northern England.

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Golden Voices from the Past Come Alive

By Hemlata Aithani
The launch of gramophone technology in India changed the way these women were heard and perceived. It liberated their music from the four walls of the ‘kotha’ and brought it into the living rooms of the middle classes. ‘The gramophone democratised baijis’ music.

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Indians in Search of a Leader

By Indranil Banerjea
The other day I had an opportunity of attending a seminar at India International Centre, New Delhi. It was a gathering of distinguished scholars, retired senior bureaucrats, diplomats, law makers and law breakers – I mean politicians and members of legal fraternity.

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Golden Voices from the Past Come Alive

The divas with magical voices also stole many hearts. Begum Akhtar, synonymous with ghazal singing, had to deal with quite a few crazy fans. The story goes that when her song ‘Diwana banana hai to deewanan bana de’

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For a Passage to Australia

By Sharad Sharma
Indians living in Australia describe Australians as “White Indians” to denote that they are almost like themselves - simple, unaffected. Some others call them “truly blue” (blooded) because they respect and reward hard work.

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TV Channels and their Responsibility

By Tomazinho Cardozo
The impact of the electronic media on viewers is far more effective than any other media. This is because the news, accompanied by visuals and live coverage, creates a lasting impression.

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