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A dance of God

Luis Dias Last month, we experienced a compulsory internet detox for ten days or so (thank you Gwave!) for reasons that were never disclosed. I am very grateful to my friend Nigel Britto for informing me that the great Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma would be performing in Mumbai. This would in itself be a milestone concert, on his first-ever visit …

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A German, and the sounds of Goa

Frederick Noronha Sometimes, good things happen by accident. German tourist Sigrid Pfeffer, during her first visit here, reached Goa in the off-season tourist month. The hotels were working at a slack pace. Instead of catering to the tourist, they were just taking it easy. Thank goodness for that. It was then that Sigrid got her first taste of Konkani music, …

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How the Baga sea cliff is being destroyed

Nandkumar M Kamat There has been no river called “Baga” draining the watershed of Asagao, Vagator, Anjuna and Calangute. It is actually a freshwater rivulet of Asagao which begins in the thick green valley behind Ganeshpuri, flows as a narrow stream in the fields, reaches at the bottom of the thick valley in front of Saint Cajetan Church and then …

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Excuse me, we Goans are smart and savvy too!

Patricia Pereira-Sethi My ears prick up in nervous alert when I hear visitors to Goa comment that they enjoy the place because it is “so chilled out”. A nirvana they can avail of, to sit on pristine beaches, stare into beautiful sunsets and sip exotic cocktails. Then rock and reel the night away at some boisterous disco which keeps the …

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Galaxy Tab S5e launched for $399.99

Prajyot Mainkar Samsung has launched Galaxy Tab S5e with a price tag of $399.99 for the WiFi version. There is another variant supporting LTE which costs $541. The device comes with 10.5-inch WQXGA Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 pixels x 1600 pixels. It runs on 64-bit Octa-Core processor coupled with 4GB RAM and packs 64 GB storage. …

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Sadhguru’s Happiness Mantra

In an exclusive interview with NT NETWORK, the world-renowned yogi and mystic and founder of Isha Foundation Sadhguru says if things do not happen the way you want you are not happy. However, if you are in control of your body, mind, emotion and energy you can keep yourself very joyful and blissful NT NETWORK   Q: Joys and sorrows …

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Thrifty possibilities

Sudhirendar Sharma Most Indians are culturally wired to solve problems. The impoverished majority seems to have an inbuilt cognitive ability for jugaad, the quick-fix frugal innovation that can meet any challenge. It reflects a self-reliant optimism, one that has led to the creation of multiple variants of the scarecrow to protect mature crops, and affordable mechanical improvisations like the buttermilk-churning …

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A peek into Corte da Norte

Luis Dias I was born in Berlin (at that time West Berlin in West Germany), have lived a decade in and around London, and have been able to visit so many major cities around the world, but the metropolis that really sets my pulse racing is still Mumbai, Bombay in my earlier years. Maybe it’s because it is the first …

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The magical chemistry of love

Nandkumar M Kamat Valentine’s Day is close and it’s time to create awareness about the scientific aspects of love, mate choice, romance, bonding and sex. Ethologists like Desmond Morris have written many popular books on behavior of human males and females and on almost every aspect of attraction between the opposite sexes. No teenager or young person should miss his …

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