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The Return of Neckwear

By Ben Jones

when I say ‘neck ties’ I am not talking about the traditional, tightly-knotted office tie which probably serves as a constant reminder of the 9 to 5 working week and putting your nose to the grindstone. No, no – the most current neck adornment to take SS12 by storm is defined by Esquire magazine as: ‘a narrow strip of material worn around the neck and knotted at the throat.’ Think neckerchief-style for an urban dandy look rather than corporate office-wear.

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Raman Effect: A Reward of Self Confidence

One can say that the first half of the last century was India’s golden period in basic scientific research. India’s most discussed, most celebrated and most famous Nobel Laureate, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman discovered the Raman Effect on February 28, 1928

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A Day in the Life of a Candidate

By Derek Almeida

Salvador Paklo Fernandes is a veteran politician who has never lost an election. Want to know why? It’s because he knows the pulse of the voter at any given time of the year. This time too he employed the formula that had held him in good stead in the past, which is to please everyone.

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The ‘Ferry’ Tales of Goa

By Maria de Lourdes Bravo da Costa Rodrigues
Before either the Mandovi or the Zuari bridges were constructed, I used the ferry boat to get across the river.

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For a Fair Child, Eat this; For a Boy, Eat that!

By Aastha Kant
Women from an urban resettlement area in Delhi were interviewed in order to get an idea of common food-related myths and beliefs. Take the experience of Sadhana, whose family was originally based in Uttar Pradesh, “I had only known of saffron as something used in religious ceremonies.

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Elections Then and Now

By Mário Cabral e Sá
I am still waiting for the long-promised Babush Monsserate interview. I love to talk to him, he stutters yes, but has a reason for every action of his; he is polite, his reception is a monument to cosmopolitanism, he has in his office silver replicas of places of worship offered by his Catholic, Hindu and Muslim supporters.

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Panchayati Raj in Goa

By Tomazinho Cardozo
February 19 is observed as Panchayati Raj Day throughout the country. February 19 is the birthday of Balwant Rai Mehta, the first chief minister of Gujarat, who was fully associated in the process of strengthening Panchayati Raj in the country. His name is conspicuously linked with democratic decentralisation.

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I have no time!

By Sadhguru
Many people say: “Where is the time for yoga in our hectic lives?” You get up at six o’clock, go to office, work, return, take care of the kids, eat and till whatever time you go to bed, you have a busy day. Where is the time for yoga? You have time to eat, to gossip, to work, you have the time to take care of everything, but you have no time to take care of yourself?

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An Ideal Teatime Snack

By Melinda Pereira Kamat
Samosa: Time: About 30-45 min,
Serves 10-15. Ingredients for the non vegetarian stuffing:

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