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Viva Goa

Author: Petwyn Fernandes

 This book is the outcome of Petwyn’s immense love towards the people of Goa. He is born into a family wherein love of culture and religion was a priority. He loves his people as much he loves the beauty of his native place.

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Healers and Dealers

By Khushwant Singh

If all the professions, healing the sick is regarded as the noblest. Jesus was a healer — Isa Masih. He could heal people by the mere touch of his hand. He did not charge any fees for doing so.

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The Medicinal Uses of Flowers

By Dr Kasturi Desai

Flowers are an all time favourite. Besides their uses in worship, expressing love and respect, their uses in medicines are innumerable. Some of the flowers may be cultivated but many of the wild flowers also have medicinal values.

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The Dizzy Heights

By Shweta Patwardhan

Although Leh itself is a dusty town with little to commend itself for, there are some gorgeous gompas – Thikse, Hemis, Spituk, Stakna and Shey – all within a day’s drive, not to mention the busy Leh market where one can find very interesting Buddhist and Central Asian artefacts and the most authentic Tibetan food outside Tibet.

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A Complete Performer

How did you begin your career in tiatrs?

At a young age of seven or eight when I was in St Andrew’s school at Goa Velha, I had already shown inclination to act and sing. Later when I joined Fr Agnels School at Pilar,

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Spain Prevail Over Shamed Dutch

Spanish captain Iker Casillas lifted the World Cup as all of Spain celebrated the first World Cup triumph in their history.

And justice was done at the end of a match in which Holland should have lowered their heads in shame.

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Indian Ocean Rising for Real

By Dr Nandkumar M Kamat

oa’s coastline could vanish in a few years and then would follow the permanent inundation of the Khazan lands thus displacing more than 300 thousand people.

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First Impressions

By Jenifer Higgins
We should have known that a stroll in Delhi’s Karol Barg to stretch our legs was an impossibility. When the husband and I exited the hotel on our first day in India, we were besieged: by the shoe-shine boys who shadowed us (and our non-leather shoes) for five long minutes, by the vendors stepping into our paths, waving trinkets, and Chopra the auto-rickshaw driver who trundled in our steps, talking the whole time.

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For Whom the Bell Rings

A woman screams. A man hears and walks over to the house to investigate. He rings the bell giving the excuse of wanting to use the telephone. In the next episode, a second man shows up, again ringing the bell, to ask for a cup of milk.

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The Lotus Temples of the World

By Dhananjaya Bhat
It is interesting to consider that there are many temples of different faiths all over the world shaped like the white lotus.
The most famous of these lotus temples is Lotus Temple or Bahai temple of the Bahai community in Delhi.

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