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Aging Successfullyon a Rocking Chair

By Amita Quenim
A time in life, when all needs is to count on destiny, is old age. It is a time when you are answerable to yourself, for the good or bad you think you have done to others and to yourself. I would call it a time when you cannot escape through a hidden door.

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Working towards the promotion of art

By Clara Rodrigues and Arti Das | NT NETWORK
The interactive session hosted by the representatives of India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) at the Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts brought together artists and art lovers on a common platform.

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All About Sleeves

By Matangini Ghosh
It’s all about the sleeves this winter. Designers are offering myriad sleeve styles. The sleeve is one of the key areas of an outfit that determines the fall of the garment. Sleeves speak volumes about your sense of style; whether it’s classic, retro or futuristic. So, take your pick for the season and carry fashion on your shoulders with élan.

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Civilising India

By Shantaram Naik
United Nations adopted a Convention on December 9, 1975, in its meeting of the General Assembly on the issue of “Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or punishment.”

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The Hindus of Afghanistan

By K D L Khan
Afghanistan, especially the region of Kandahar (then known as Gandhara) figures importantly in Indian mythology. Remember, Gandhari, the wife of Indian king Dhrutarashtra, the sister of King Shakuni, an Afghan, and her son, Mahabharata’s anti-hero, Duryodana, a half Afghan!

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The First Airmail Flight in the World

By M J Raju
To India belongs the honour of being the pioneer country in the world, (one hundred years ago on February 18, 1911) to carry officially by post, 6500 letters and 40 picture postcards bearing the special postal cancellation, showing an airplane over the mountains, surrounded by the script “First Aerial Post 1911 UP Exhibition Allahabad.”

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Beautiful Goa of Yore No More

By Mário Cabral e Sá
It was a pleasure to see on the front page of a local daily NSS volunteers collecting garbage along the Bambolim highway.  The batch was coordinated by the distinguished and devoted environmentalist Patricia Pinto.

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Rekindling Romance

By Marilia Priyanka Fernandes
It’s February. The month of romance, flowers, candy and cards. It’s the one month in the whole year where a day is reserved for celebrating the romantic side of love.

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The Benefits of Yams

By Dr Kasturi Desai
Yams are very popular underground vegetables (except for few) including those locally called as Karandes, Kangas, Suran and madis. They all belong to different botanical families and each of them has a unique taste and quality.

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Who Am I

By Khushwant Singh
While writing about the cold-blooded murder of Salman Taseer I overlooked the problem of identity his son Aatish has had to solve. He was born in London. His father had him circumcised and given a Muslim name Aatish (flame).

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