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Nurenberg City of History

By Meher Castelino

When I was invited to visit Nürnberg in February 2012, I didn’t know much about the city except that there was a Hollywood movie called ‘Judgement at Nürnberg’ that featured the World War II criminal trials.

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Matanhy: Profile of An Eco Warrior

By Nandkumar Kamat

Although a section of media outside Goa is erroneously comparing Matanhy Saldanha to former union environment minister Jairam Ramesh there is nothing common between the two. Matanhy was an activist, an eco-warrior, a crusader, a field worker and organiser.

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The Fearfactor

By DerekAlmeida

 Wednesday night was difficult. It was tough to hold back the tears. Matanhy Saldanha’s shocking death by a heart attack brought home the truth about the frailty of the body. As the clock ticked and sleep eluded me, the frailty of my own heart began to haunt me. It was scary.

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Ooh La La… Women Ruling the Big Screen

By Surekha Kadapa-Bose
It’s been raining awards nights on Indian television recently. Hindi film stars have been miming, singing and dancing for prime time viewers in glitzy ceremonies being beamed into living rooms, weekend after weekend.

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Aphrodisiacs in Ayurveda

By Dhananjaya Bhat
Ayurveda is the medical science practiced in India for the past 5000 years. It is interesting to check up, as to what it has to say about aphrodisiacs.

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The Essence of Goan Culture

By Vinayak Khedekar
It is a normal practice to consider religion and culture as equal or one and the same. But culture is entirely different and not of an identical nature with religion.

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Much Ado about Ads

By Mário Cabral e Sá
The writing on the wall is clear and in deep purple ink – a colour obtained from the mollusc Purpura, (shell fish which on contact with human skin, often causes a purple rash); Thais (plankton of microscopic animals/plants that float or drift in large numbers, producing a purplish patch) and Murex (a molluscs genus allied to whelks, yielding a purple dye).

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The Future Congress Party

By Antonio V Francisco Fernandes
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves, wrote William Shakespeare. But many a time while introspecting, we tend to blame not just the stars but every possible person or factor but ourselves.

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Zero Tolerance for Corruption

By Tomazinho Cardozo
The new Chief Minister of Goa – Manohar Parrikar – has made it very clear that he will not tolerate any acts of corruption in his administration by the government servants as well by the elected representatives.

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