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Medieval India vs Modern India

By Uma Ramachandran

Was Nirupama Pathak murdered to preserve the “honour” of her family? Or did she commit suicide? Was she sexually exploited or was this a normal relationship involving two consenting adults that ended in a macabre way? It will take a while to know the answers.

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Capital Burns

By Shivaji Sarkar
While the government is all gaga over holding the Commonwealth Games, Delhiites rue it. Different estimates of the government’s wasteful expenditure are available – ranging from Rs 10,000 crore to Rs 30,000 crore.

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The Tipu Treasure the British will not sell!

By Dhananjaya Bhat
Recently newspaper reports mentioned that some of the treasures from the palace of Tipu Sultan in Seringapatnam in India, looted by the British in 1799 would be auctioned by Sotheby’s in London and these valuables were supposed to realise as much as 7 crores of rupees.

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The Use of Intoxicants in Goan Rituals

By Vinayak Khedekar
Available references indicate that from time immemorial, wine or some kind of alcoholic drink has been accepted as beverage in all parts of the inhabited world. It was a custom among primitive tribes, among both men and women.

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Political Bug Foot-In-Mouth Disease

By Poonam I Kaushish
Undoubtedly, the Congress’ garrulous ministers have posed its rivals with an unusual problem. Who needs an Opposition in a long season of punishing self-goals by the Government? With not a few ministers speaking irresponsibly and shooting their mouth off in all directions.

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The Politics of “Aam Aadmi”

By Tomazinho Cardozo 
Today, the term “aam aadmi” is popular. Its English equivalence is “common man” or “average man”. The daily wage workers, all taxpayers, traders and retailers, salaried people, women and retired people are supposed to be the different segments of “aam aadmi”.

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How We Let Ourselves Get Fooled

By Marilia Priyanka Fernandes
A shampoo that promises to work wonders for your hair endorsed by a leading actress with a 1000 watts smile. A bike that can perform stunts and impress girls. Processed food that is extra healthy and full of vitamins and nutrients.

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Let the Weeds Grow

By Dr Kasturi Desai
The other day I decided to weed my garden but ended up removing no plants as I found most of them had some or the other medicinal value! Most of the gardens have similar plants and it is important that we know about them and not weed these plants just for the sake of having a clean and tidy garden.

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A Quick Story

By Elizabeth Silance Ballard
Mrs Thompson took pains to open it in the middle of the other presents. Some of the children started to laugh when she found a rhinestone bracelet with some of the stones missing and a bottle that was one quarter full of perfume.

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