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Pursuing the Indian dream

Sayan Ghosh For former Hong Kong cricket team skipper Anshuman Rath, their match against India in Asia Cup 2018 holds a special place in his heart. Chasing a target of 286, Rath stitched together a 174-run partnership with opening partner Nizakat Khan and it looked like they were on the verge of a historic victory against one of the top …

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Google rolls out Incognito Mode in Google Maps

Prajyot Mainkar Google has launched a new feature that enables users to open Google Maps in incognito mode. This feature has already been offered by Google in the Chrome Browser, YouTube, etc. With incognito mode in Google maps, the search history would not be saved in one’s Google Account and in Google Maps. It also implies that numerous activities searched …

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The rise of Indian football

Yash Bhati The last few years have been kind to Indian football. They cracked the top100 in the football rankings while putting up some commendable performances in the Asia Cup. Even though there have been certain disagreements between the AIFF and the I-League clubs, it certainly looks like Indian football is finally picking up steam. There has been a change …

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Sahyadrikhand censored

TENSING RODRIGUES Gaitonde, writing in 1992, adapted SHK (Sahyadrikhand, a religious text) to the time; he left out of his text the embarrassing stories and accommodated his translation likewise; perhaps following the example of illustrious writers who translated the Samskrt texts into English in yesteryears. For instance Roy rendered the immodest sentences in English edition of Mahabharat into Latin rather …

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Exposing the limits of capitalism

Barkha Dutt The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached the vast properties of Rakesh Wadhawan and his son Sarang. These include their Rolls Royce, Audi, Bentley and Bolero cars, Ferretti yacht and Falcon 2000 private plane. These are just some of the assets that the promoters of the Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL), the bankrupt real estate firm, had to …

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Bestowing the Bharat Ratna on Savarkar

Gopalkrishna Gandhi Will Vinayak Damodar Savarkar be decorated, posthumously, with the Bharat Ratna? Very likely, yes. Everything about our times points to that. Should he be? Let us pose that question to Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. How can he address it? He is dead, is he not? Yes, so he is, but not so his written words. Those are very …

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The many animals in politics

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Many years ago, when T N Seshan was Election Commissioner, Jayalalithaa’s party had a rooster as a symbol. During the state election thousands of birds were tied to the top of fast moving vehicles. Their legs broke and there were dead roosters strewn all over Tamil Nadu every evening. I prevailed upon the EC to have a …

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The creators of words

Shashi Tharoor Authorism, noun: A word, phrase or name created by an author, which passes into common usage. Usage: The works of Shakespeare include hundreds of authorisms, including words now commonly used but unheard before his time, like ‘bump’, ‘hurry’, and ‘critical’. Authorism is actually a neologism, a new word coinage. It was invented – or at least first used …

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Fr Bismarque Dias and Greta Thunberg

Luis Dias Fr Bismarque’s Kindness Manifesto pledge begins with this line: “I confess on behalf of all the adults of the world, for our wrongdoings, to all the precious children and our beautiful home, Earth.” This would have been drafted by him in the run-up to his 2012 Cumbarjua election campaign. Such a statement would have gladdened the heart of …

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Selling out on our roots

Frederick Noronha We were just hanging around near a village road around dinner time the other evening, when someone seemed to be looking closely at an unoccupied house. A group of three to four males seemed intent on observing it from all angles. The old house seemed to be neglected, as some homes in the outmigration-oriented parts of Goa tend …

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