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The great Pandharpur yatra

By RAMESH SAVAIKAR | NT NET WORK
‘Ashadhi Ekadashi’ is one of the most important of Hindu festivals celebrated on a large scale in both North and South India in the Hindu month of Ashadh Shukla Paksha. The eleventh day (bright moon) of the Hindu month of Ashadh is known as Maha Ekadashi or ‘Shayani Ekadashi’ because on this day Lord Vishnu, it is believed, will go to sleep and will only awaken from deep slumber four months later on Prabodhini Ekadashi in the Hindu month of Kartik. This period in the Hindu calendar is known as ‘Chaturmasa’.

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Hiring the Women

By Aditi Seshadri
Mumbai (Women's Feature Service) - When Natasha Hebde's son, Vikram, was born in 1992, it was a bittersweet year for her. Motherhood was a delightful experience and Hebde poured herself into her family life, enjoying every minute of it.

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Harry Potter to Celebrate his Birthday at the International Centre, Goa

This Sunday, July 25, will be a happening day for Harry Potter lovers at The International Centre, Goa. A day of fun, magic and many surprises. Starting with ‘sorting hat’, there will be a philosophical study of the Potter series, film trailers and participant’s reflections and images of Potter trials and tribulations as well as the Hogwarts Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry quiz.

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Australia: Rising From the Bushfire Ashes

By Neena Bhandari
As nature's fury wreaked havoc, reducing to ashes all that came in its way, engulfing historic towns and hamlets along the state of Victoria's picturesque tourist trail, even for 99-year-old great-grandmother, Mona Farr, it was unlike anything she had witnessed in her lifetime.

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A guide to health through music

The Directorate of Art  and Culture, Government of Goa will be organising a 2-day Workshop on music for health (Sangeet Se Swasthyal) at the State Museum Hall, Patto, Panaji Goa on August 21 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on August 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the benefit of music lovers and general public.

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Inception is quite immaculate

Film: Inception

Cast: Leonardo Di Caprio, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Duration: 148 minutes

Rating: *  *  *  * 1 / 2

Christopher Nolan is a director who can handle those big blockbusters (The two Batman films, ‘Batman Begins’, ‘The Dark Knight’ and the third installment in ‘2012’) and the not so big budget films like ‘Memento’.

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Mirroring society in its entirety

BY CLARA A RODRIGUES | NT NETWORK

Tiatr writers love to pick up incidences and instances from contemporary society and roll them into storylines. The foibles of society can never stay hidden from the roving gaze of tiatrists. The issue could be generic or typical of a certain place or community, the idea is always grist for the writer’s mill.

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Climbing the Corporate Ladder

By Smitha Sadanandan

If “brand image, women-friendly policies, growth prospects and a safe work environment” prompted Heera Pratap, 32, to take up her current role as a manager with a multi-national company (MNC), Preeti Snehi, 40, a manager with another MNC, chose her job for the “challenge” and the “work-life-balance” it offered.

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