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Impact of the West on India’s Social Fabric

By Tomazinho Cardozo
The Indian social structure is based on the caste system. These castes are fixed by birth. No one can choose the caste of his choice. It is the one permanent feature in the life of an individual. In spite of this the Indian social structure has been deeply influenced by the West.

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Detecting Alzheimer’s Early

By Gina Kolata
The new diagnostic guidelines, presented at an international Alzheimer’s meeting in Hawaii, would mean that new technology like brain scans would be used to detect the disease even before there are evident memory problems or other symptoms. 

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Ancient Medicinal Plants

By Dr Kasturi Desai
If you make a careful study of the different types of ailments and their household medicines, one finds that the common problems people suffer from are cold, cough, bronchitis, asthma, ill health due to infections of some parasites may be internal or external and stomach upsets leading to diarrhoea, dysentery, gasto-intestinal problems, piles, vomiting, etc.

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CWG: Post Mortem

By Khushwant Singh
Now that the Commonwealth Games are over, Mani Shankar Aiyar and others who fled the city have returned to Delhi to resume their tirade against those who organised them.

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Good and Evil

Every morning a woman baked chapatti, an Indian flatbread, for members of her family and an extra one for a hungry passer-by. She would always place the extra chapatti on the windowsill, for whosoever needed to eat it.

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The Wonder called Hyderabad

By Thomas S
Hyderabad, the city of pearls was a princely state in the past which beckoned many a craftsman from distant parts of the world, especially the Arabian Gulf where rare original pearls are found. Hence Hyderabad became the one stop destination for pearls.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Hands-on

By Rohan Naravane
The first tablet from a big manufacturer hits Indian shores and we tell you our initial impressions about it Samsung has released their first tablet device - the Galaxy Tab - in India.

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Making Sweet Music

How did the band L’ace come about?
I have been playing for well over 40 years. I was with the band Les Vandals initially and then shifted to the band Strangers. However, wishing to have my say in decisions and opinions, I decided to form a band of my own. My band has completed 18 years and I hope we will be here for a long time to come.

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How Chinese Fireworks Reached Goa

By Dr Nandkumar M Kamat
The whole week of Divali would see dazzling fireworks displays. The children just can’t wait to use the crackers, fountains, rockets or bombs. All over Goa, various items of fireworks are collectively known by the Portuguese word – ‘fog’ from the Portuguese word ‘fogos’.

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The Perfect Man for the Job

By Sanjay Manjrekar
Anil Kumble’s decision to get into cricket administration needs to be lauded for many reasons. Not least because he is actually contesting the election. Most cricketers like to be offered the job.

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