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Dance in music: The sarabande

Luis Dias In 2017, I devoted a few columns to dance in music, and over that year and the next, took a look at the minuet, gavotte and bourrée. They’ve obviously been well-received, as I’ve had requests from parents and teachers to keep the series going. So this weekend, let’s look at the sarabande. Those of you who came to …

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Five features every Gmail user must know

Gmail, the most widely used email app comes with some nifty features every user must know to make their experience better Gmail, Google’s 15-year-old email service, has 1.5 billion active monthly users making it one of the most popular email clients across the globe. Gmail started off in 2004 as an invitation only product on beta platform. It was only …

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Payroll data of Facebook employees stolen

The hard drives, which were unencrypted, included payroll data like employee names, bank account numbers and the last four digits of employees’ social security numbers Personal banking information for tens of thousands of Facebook Inc workers in the US was compromised last month when a thief stole several corporate hard drives from an employee’s car. The hard drives, which were …

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Smart headphones for pedestrians

These headphones are said to have miniature microphones and work through intelligent signal processing system, which sends an audio alert to the pedestrian’s headphones Using headphones is quite normal these days, especially for youngsters. They put on headphones not only at home, but also while walking on streets or riding their bicycles. There have been several studies to prove that …

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Tackle smartphone stress and practice digital detox

We cannot do away with gadgets entirely, but we can lessen the anxiety it creates by adopting a few measures Sneha Mahale A smartphone today is more than just a status symbol. In the past decade or so, it has become an indispensable part of our everyday existence. We use it to connect with the world via texts, emails, apps …

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Placenta changes result in heart problems

Placenta changes could mean male offspring of older mums more likely to develop heart problems in later life. Changes occur in the placenta in older pregnant mothers leading to a greater likelihood of poor health in their male offspring, a study in rats has shown. Both male and female foetuses do not grow as large in older mothers, but there …

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Princeton Rebello has the potential to be a future star

Derrick Pereira Princeton Rebello is a name we need to look out for in the future. He has already started making appearances from the bench for FC Goa this season. And if he keeps his feet firmly grounded along with some good coaching, he is sure to make heads turn in the days to come. He can truly be special. …

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Red flags in the ‘pink’ game

Mahavir Rawat There has long been reluctance on India’s part – as has been the case with any new aspect of internationals, from Twenty20s to the Decision Review System – to embrace Test cricket under lights. Newly-elected BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly took the onus of fast-tracking the entire process of the day-night Test and brings both the Indian team and …

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Time for some bald decisions

You can worry about your receding hairline like Ayushmann Khurrana in the recently-released ‘Bala’. Or you can show the courage he finally did, to own your clean pate Poulomi Banerjee And as the spot extends to a patch – till he becomes more bald than not – so grows the obsession with it. A small comb is fished out before …

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The quiz gets a quirky makeover

Cherylann Mollan New quizzing events are swapping the question-answer format for puzzles, clue hunts and extrapolation, in an attempt to make the geeky activity more like a party game. Some questions even have multiple right answers. If you can defend your response, you win a point. (Prizes tend to be vouchers for books, brunches or drinks.) Among those organising these …

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