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For a Passage to Australia

By Sharad Sharma
Indians living in Australia describe Australians as “White Indians” to denote that they are almost like themselves - simple, unaffected. Some others call them “truly blue” (blooded) because they respect and reward hard work.

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TV Channels and their Responsibility

By Tomazinho Cardozo
The impact of the electronic media on viewers is far more effective than any other media. This is because the news, accompanied by visuals and live coverage, creates a lasting impression.

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Defences of the Mind

By Marilia Priyanka Fernandes
People sometimes just “get on our nerves.” The teacher who forever picks on you, the nagging neighbour next door, the over-demanding boss, the adolescent who is always acting out, the relative who keeps asking for “small favours”, the self proclaimed genius, the narcissist at a party.

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Two Brothers

Once upon a time two brothers, who lived on adjoining farms, fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift in 40 years of farming side by side, sharing machinery, and trading labour and goods as needed without a conflict.

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Dog Days

By Khushwant Singh
Dog days: literally they mean the hottest days of the year associated with the rising of Sirius the dog star. In modern parlance the term is also used for hot summer days when nothing very exciting happens and people take a long snooze.

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Temple Town

By Meher Castelino
When it comes to temples and their past glory nobody can beat India. There are so many temples that it is difficult to select which places to visit to see the glorious temples.

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Guide to the Perfect Shave

By A Gabriel Marcus
Perhaps the baldest fact learned from researching shaving – talking to either professional barbers or groomers – is that most men don’t know how to shave. Some were taught by their fathers (and often badly) while others regularly hack away with a rusty bic. And nearly all complain about cuts, razor burn and blotchy skin.

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It’s Just About Percentages

By Kennedy D’Silva
Pointing out that the modified clause brings tenure regulation at sports federations in line with that of the IOC, the ministry said, “The above mentioned tenure limit shall come into operation with immediate effect for all elections conducted henceforth.”

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Celebrating World Environment Day

By Dr Nandkumar Kamat
This year’s World Environment Day (WED), June 5 would have the background of a paradigm shift in our understanding of biology and biodiversity and the experiment to discover the fine structure of matter. The debate would now have the added dimension of synthetic novel species and the possibility of endless chimeras-interspecific hybrids.

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What Players Owe their Fans

By Harsha Bhogle
At the checkout counter in our hotel in St Lucia, a lady came to say hello and ask politely if she could have a photograph. And then, in passing, she asked why “our cricketers” were so arrogant.

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