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Lift the lockdown, save the migrants

Barkha Dutt There is no nuanced way to say this. India is in the grip of a humanitarian crisis. And continuing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) sparked national lockdown will be an unmitigated disaster. I have moved from being a reluctant votary of the initial lockdown – my understanding at the time was that it was a short-term inevitability – to …

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The pandemic may end as an endemic

Nandkumar M Kamat When will the present COVID-19, the new coronavirus pandemic end? That is the most important question on everyone’s lips.But scientifically any pandemic can end either medically or socially. The decisions to “end the pandemic” are basically not medical but political because the forces of economy and pressure building from society on account of the lockdown fatigue neutralise …

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A muted celebration

DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ As the lockdown dampens the gala celebration of Eid, several families have more reason for not being able to celebrate Eid with joy and fervor. “For us, this Eid has no meaning whatsoever, for my son died in an accident just before the start of Ramzan,” says Aphsara Wasur, a young widowed mother of …

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Celebrating the Lord’s Ascension

Forty days after His Resurrection from the dead, Christians celebrate the Ascension of Jesus into heaven. This year the feast will be celebrated on May 24 FR WALTER DE SA The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly shaken and woken up the humanity worldwide. It has badly impacted the lives of people in all spheres of human activity. But the emerging reality …

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The COVID Diary: Journal your experiences

Aldina Braganza I am working on a creative project that involves memories. For that I had to go through my earlier journals. It was interesting for me to read memories that had slipped my consciousness completely. It was like stumbling on a treasure trove that had this magic ability to take you back in time and savour the moments once …

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A virtual conclave for students from May 23

DCT’s Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Miramar will host a Students’ Webinar Series ‘Conclave 2020-Learn Together to Grow Together’ from May 23 to May 31 from 10a.m. to 11 a.m. Organised by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell of the college, the series will feature resource persons from the student community. Each session will address a variety of topics of …

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Take it off the menu

Zubin D’souza I don’t know if you have ever segregated people mentally. The presumptuous and the pompous in one corner of my thought process; the intellectual and the gifted together, the annoying I reclassify as family and the spot for the absolutely deranged is usually populated by chefs. Not that all chefs are crazy but in my humble opinion, being …

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Power of pickle

We might not have sung paeons to it, but oft-sidelined achaar is a great Indian dish nonetheless Vir Sanghvi As a small boy, I was always confused by the term pickle. It meant one thing at home and quite another thing abroad. If you ordered a hot dog in say, New York, they would say that it came with French …

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FC Goa goes to college

RAMANDEEP KAUR  NT KURIOCITY Last season (2019-2020), FC Goa reached out to college students through a newly designed FC Goa’s College Ambassador Program to engage with them. 25 college ambassadors were chosen across 12 leading Goan colleges through an online contest where they had to show their interest and reasons for supporting FC Goa. Over 300 responses were received, even …

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A parable for the pandemic

‘The Curse of C-19’, a tale themed around the novel coronavirus urges readers to come out of the pandemic as better individuals, NT KURIOCITY findsANNA FERNANDES | NT KURIOCITYFor some of us, the novel coronavirus pandemic was a wake-up call to stir us out of our state of mediocrity and strive to be better. But for the rest of us …

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