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Conference on Translational Research in HIV/AIDS

AIDS is a silent killer. The disease continues to pose a great challenge to mankind. Statistics tell us that as of today around 33 million people are living with HIV/AIDS throughout the world and UNAIDS latest estimates put the figure in India itself to around 2.3 million people.

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Commitment to Live Together

By Uma Ramachandran
The live-in-relationship is a living arrangement in which an un-married couple lives together in a long-term relationship that resembles a marriage. The Hindu Marriage Act 1955 does not recognise live-in-relationship.

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A Change Of Heart

By Aditi Singh
Boys from Haryana marrying girls from distant Kerala or tribal girls from Jharkhand or Chhattishgarh, cutting across caste, language and culture barriers, has been making news, due to the skewed up sex ratio in the state, where female foeticide was notorious for a long time.

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NBA in India, in Search of Fans and Players

By Raju Bhartan
The success of NBA commissioner David Stern’s 25-year crusade to globalise basketball is often summed up in two words: Yao Ming. After Yao, a 7-foot-6 centre from Shanghai, was drafted by the Houston Rockets in 2002, the league attracted hundreds of millions of new fans in China. And though Yao is out for the season with a stress fracture that could end his professional career, the NBA’s international march continues.

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The Imperial Bazar of Shah Jahan

By Anthony Kuriakose
All of us know that the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666) built the Taj Mahal at Agra “the tear drop on the cheeks of Time” in the words of Poet Rabindranath Tagore. But very few know of the famous Chatta Chowk (Covered Market) built by Shah Jahan inside the confines of the Red Fort at Delhi.

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Voyage of Taste

By Mário Cabral e Sá
Voyagers, adventurers, discoverers and conquerors, have left behind perhaps some of your most unpleasant memories.

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Traffic Chaos in Calangute

By Tomazinho Cardozo
Is it impossible to control traffic in the Candolim-Calangute belt during the Christmas week, particularly on December 24 and December 31? The reply is, no. Then why do we have the same traffic problems every year? Observing recent happenings, many feel that authorities controlling traffic in this belt have completely failed in their duties and hence the chaos. At one particular place there was almost a pandemonium and violence broke out because of the traffic disorder.

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The Magic Ingredients of Garam Masala

By Dr Kasturi Desai
To continue for our search for medicines in our kitchens, I must start with one famous combination of spices that all Indian housewives use that is ‘garam masala’. In fact in different parts of the country different components are added to make this garam masala. The simplest combination is a powder of cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.

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