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How politics will change post the pandemic

CHANAKYA Political parties are formed when a group of people with common interests and common ideological beliefs come together. They seek to expand by reaching out to other citizens, by articulating these beliefs and bringing them under a common umbrella. This is mostly done through door-to-door campaigning; through events which see the participation of a large number of people; through …

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One nation, one ration card

The Supreme Court (SC) asked the Union government to examine the feasibility of implementing the “one nation one ration card” (ONORC) scheme during the national lockdown. The scheme, which allows beneficiaries to access food grains that they are entitled to under the National Food Security Act, 2013, from any fair-price shop in the country, was announced last June. The SC’s …

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Stray animals and the inhumane

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi When people were restricted to their homes on March 24, I thought that it would be an opportunity for everyone to discover the best of themselves : they would read books, cultivate pot plants, play cards with the family, laugh a lot, breathe the better air, play with their children and animals, feed the homeless (animals and …

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In dealing with COVID-19, the crisis of leadership

SHASHI SHEKHAR We are in the midst of a calamity that the world has rarely seen before. Given the helplessness of ordinary people in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, we can only ask if those in authority are doing enough to deal with the crisis, and if they are capable of dealing with it. Disasters such as the coronavirus …

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Of law, order, and safety

Danuska Da Gama | NT NETWORK With Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code imposed in the state during the lockdown, after the Janta Curfew on March 22. Goa Police has been on the highway, at the round-about in villages, at marketplaces, beaches and patrolling – strictly implementing the lockdown. With the goal of flattening the curve, the police have …

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The end of dining out?

Zubin D’Souza There is no channel that you can switch to that does not want to give you the latest update on the Wuhan virus. There has been no dearth of experts; folks telling you the origins, the DNA structures, the way hands should be washed, bodies to be sanitised and lives to be led. There are doomsdays prophecies about …

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In pursuit of luxury

Vir Sanghvi What constitutes a luxury food? We know what luxury hotels are. And we are familiar with luxury in many other fields of life. But food? I have never quite been able to work that out. When most people use the term ‘luxury’ for food, they refer to things like truffles, caviar or foie gras. These are different kinds …

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Befriend hope for a better tomorrow

Aldina Braganza Hope is a window of the wonderful possibilities our life has to offer. It is the key ingredient that keeps us motivated. These days especially, when we are suddenly faced with closed windows, let hope help you open them. It is precisely for this reason I want to share withyou why you should let hope be your best …

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Bring on the glow

Waiting for your quarantine glow-up?Local pros share their tips on at-home grooming, fitness, and self-care with NT BUZZ ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ The pandemic has us all under house arrest and along with it tossed our beauty and fitness goals for the year out the window. With non-essential services like salons, spas, gyms, and fitness studios shut for the …

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A touch of art and poetry

In a bid to spread awareness about thenovel coronavirus among Goans, Margao-basedfather-daughter duo have collaborated for a videopoetry titled ‘Goenkaraank Ulo’.NT BUZZ spoke to theduo for more details RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ To convey the message of ‘Stay home, Stay safe’ during the pandemic, a father and daughter from Margao, Atul Pandit (writer) and Seeya Pandit (fine artist) have …

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