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Kasab and After

By Khushwant Singh
The death sentence passed on Kasab by Judge Tahaliyani has put me in a moral dilemma. All my life I have been pleading for the abolition of death penalty as it has been abolished in many European democracies and some states of America.

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April in Tokyo

By Meher Castelino
Think of the cherry blossoms and the beautiful trees and April in Tokyo can be heavenly. The city from the air looks like fairyland and the airport’s size has to be seen to be believed.

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Making Beautiful Melodies

How did Brothers in Arms come about and who make up the band?
I was playing for a band called Civilians earlier, and then went solo. Feeling that a one man band was not suited for me, I decided to form my own band in 1999.

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It’s Just About Percentages

By Kennedy D’Silva
What is it that makes the so-called passionate sports administrators, want to hang on or cling on to their chairs — forever and ever and ever? It is a well known fact that even the president of the International Olympic Committee has a tenure limit of 12 years, and their officials have an age limit of 70.

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‘Gomantvibhushan’ Anil Kakodkar

By Dr Nandakumar Kamat
Having risen from humble beginnings he could be named the Barack Obama of India’s nuclear energy establishment. Padmavibhushan Dr Anil Purushottam Kakodkar, former chairman of atomic energy commission of India, identified as the world’s best nuclear reactor engineer, would be honoured on May 29 with the first Gomantvibhushan Award, Goa’s highest civil honour, at a grand public function at the Kala academy.

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Sri Lanka’s Vibrant Women Missing in Politics

By Vijita Fernando
“She is ninety-years-old and feeble, my mother. But she insists on casting her vote, as she has done at every election for so many decades....”
This was Agnes Mallika talking to other voters in a polling booth at suburban Rajagiriya during the recent Sri Lankan Presidential elections.

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Coconut Water – The Best Sports Drink

By G V Joshi
Coconut water has been a staple for tropical regions around the world for centuries. Today it is drawing the attention of athletes, sports enthusiasts, and health conscious individuals as a natural and healthy alternative to soft drinks.
Coconut water (aka coconut juice) is the clear water inside a young green coconut.

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A 315-year-old Temple for Shivaji

By Dhananjaya Bhat
Chatrapati Shivaji was the most secular of India’s Hindu Kings. He is the greatest magnet for vote catching in the state of Maharashtra. As such, few weeks before the municipal/ state wise /national elections in Maharashtra, a lot of furore is made of the novel ways of perpetuating his memory.

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Offer Sustainable Incentives

By Dhurjati Mukherjee
The Union Environment Ministry recently estimated that forests, which cover 25 per cent of the country’s area, could absorb 11 per cent of India’s greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

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