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‘The state has the potential to grow as an electronic manufacturing centre’

Technocrat Umer Salim, CEO and managing director of Dubai based i4 Technologies and i4 Printronics Tech Park, believes that Goa is a good location for a robust IT industry. Salim who participated in the Vibrant Goa summit, specialises in electronics and communication engineering. Here he speaks about his plans for a new unit in the state. He says to Abdul …

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Goa on STPI agenda for boosting software exports, says Rai

Director General of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), Dr Omkar Rai, inked a MOU with the state government at the Vibrant Goa summit for an IT Park project in Dona Paula. STPI’s proposed project is important because it is the first definite investment that the state government is desperately seeking from outside investors. In the interview, Rai talks of …

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Celebrating Food Connoisseurs

On World Chefs Day, NT BUZZ speaks to a few chefs in Goa about their chosen profession and what it means to them Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Thanks to the many televised shows, cooking today is a profession many believe to be close to art, and food tantalises more than just our taste buds. While eating healthy seems …

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How Bauhaus shaped India

Paramita Ghosh Birthing any new art form is about clearing ground, and building from zero. And German teacher-architect and visionary Walter Gropius did so in the Europe of the 1920s, with the teaching programme he introduced in the Staatliches Bauhaus, a new design school founded just after World War I. Due to its efforts, the house style of the rich …

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Jack Kerouac: On the road to immortality

Navneet Vyasan Born to French-Canadian parents, Jack Kerouac excelled in sports from a very young age. Initially, never interested in literature, Kerouac’s athletic pursuits won him a sports scholarship at Columbia University in the early 1940s. At the same time, Allen Ginsberg, also won a scholarship at Columbia University and then met Lucien Carr. Carr, a well-read academic, was popular …

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Sedition is not a Gandhian value, the right to dissent is

Karan Thapar It’s clear what India thinks of Mahatma Gandhi. Officially, we revere him. It’s another matter we honour his memory more in the breach than in the observance. But what would Gandhi make of us? No one bothered to ask when we marked his sesquicentennial. But I wouldn’t be surprised if we’ve embarrassed him. Indeed, at times, he might …

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The rise of the superbugs and what this means

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Candida auris, a dangerous fungal infection that emerged in 2009 in Japan, has now spread worldwide, especially in hospitals. It is a superbug: a germ that has evolved defences against all medicines. These include antifungals such as fluconazole (Diflucan), the antifungal drug of choice in many countries, and recently introduced antifungals known as echinocandins. It is responsible …

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State of female inmates

Lalita Panicker Every time a high profile politician or businessman is sent to jail, stories start cascading about the poor conditions in jails, the denial of home cooked food to the alleged offender, and his inability to meet as many visitors as he would like. The debates centre round whether or not the prisoner should get television sets, newspapers, pedestal …

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Karachi’s ‘prodigal’ Goans find it hard to return

Frederick Noronha Of all the expat diasporic Goan communities, those who opted to shift to Karachi and other parts of Sindh must be the most sinned against. The pun here might have been funny, if it wasn’t for their sad reality. Many decades after they chose to migrate, their children and grandchildren are still even deprived of the basic right …

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A visible shift in Indian polity

The rightward shift in the Indian polity is unmistakable. While this process has been underway for decades, its clear manifestation has been visible only after the pivotal elections of 2014. It is not an exaggeration to say that, for the first time, a strong Hindu-oriented government is ruling from Delhi. This government is the product of the century-long movement of …

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