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Soldiers of the Historic Opinion Poll of 1967

By Prajal Sakhardande

On today’s date January 16, in the year 1967, the historic Opinion Poll was taken. It was a turning point in the history of post-liberation Goa. Goa’s separate identity with Konkani as our mother tongue was at stake.

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The Drums of War have been Sounded

By Mário Cabral e Sá

Assembly elections are still quite a few month away, but the drums of war have already started rolling. Manohar Parrikar has already made it clear. From the Panaji constituency he has been elected, not once but quite a few times. Dinar Tarcar, the builder of Landscape multi-storeys, was his election agent.

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Of Panchas, Sarpanchas and Developers

By Tomazinho Cardozo

The 73rd Constitutional Amendment has given the village panchayats a lot of power to work towards the betterment of the people. The spirit of the 73rd Amendment envisages the village panchayats to be the centres of rural development.

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Don’t Invest in Misery

By Sadhguru

Today, most people in the world have developed an allergy towards spirituality because spirituality has been presented in such an ugly manner. We understand spirituality as not eating properly and sitting on the roadside and begging. Spirituality means living a terrible life, torturing yourself and above all being anti-life; you should somehow not enjoy your life, instead you must suffer it in every possible way.

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Beautiful Me:

By Madhulika Gupta

Me at the beauty parlour. This time I emerged as an ‘eternal beauty’ in the true sense.

My tryst with cancer started at the beauty parlour, when over a massage a small lump was discovered in my breast. I brushed it off with a laugh. Nevertheless, the thought of the lump kept nagging me every now and then, and so, I went for a check-up a few days later.

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The Winter Veggies

By Dr Kasturi Desai

A few decades back we began to obtain fresh vegetables in Goa. Thanks to our improved transport system and all other connectivity, today Goan markets are flooded with fresh green vegetables.

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New Year Resolutions

By Khushwant Singh

There was a time when I looked forward to celebrating New Year eves by drinking, dancing and flirting to usher in the New Year singing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ at midnight.

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The Dawn of Tea Tourism

By Pheroze Kharegat

Tea tourism has indeed emerged as India’s power-packed answer to wine tourism offered by European countries like France and Italy. And why not?

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‘Trekking is my passion’

What made you take up trekking?

When I was in college, I was an athlete, who loved to go trekking. However, I did not get the opportunity to go trekking until 1977 when a team from Bombay University came down and conducted rock climbing activities.

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Welcoming the International Year of Chemistry

By Dr Nandkumar Kamat

Chemistry rules the cosmos, our planet and the human world. There is no region of space without the building blocks of Chemistry. Astounding molecular clouds have been found in deep space. An amino acid has been detected in a meteorite.

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