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Urja Foundation’s scholarship distribution programme

The scholarship distribution programme of Urja Foundation will be held June 15 and June 16 at three locations. The first function will be held on June 15 at 3:30 p.m. at Dr Ashok Amshekar Clinic Hall, Valpoi. In attendance will be professor Pornima Rajendra Kerkar. Ashok Amshekar will preside over the function. Selected students from Sattari taluka will be awarded …

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Spice in the universe

It’s funny how some things in space look like things that we see on Earth. For example, take a look at this new space photo, which shows tens of thousands of stars. The way that the stars are crowded together makes them look like a swarm of fireflies in a meadow! This group of stars is called a globular cluster. …

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Instant energy foods

Burnout can leave you feeling exhausted and irritable. Here’s how eating right could help. Kavita Devgan A persistent feeling of exhaustion and irritability are symptoms of burning out, and if you’ve been feeling low, remember: food plays a great role in mood elevation. This is what to eat for the body and for the mind. Good fats: Good fats are …

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Garbage dumps: Awareness needed

Kedar Kulkarni Raju’s father continued, “Raju, garbage management is just not possible without the active participation of all people. You are aware that there are so many articles written about the menace of plastics – although there are definitely some applications where the plastics are used as the best possible material due to various properties like water resistance, light weight, …

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Ashrad, the Urdu teen rapper

Earlier this year, when Asaduddin Owaisi, president of the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, was canvassing through the streets of Hyderabad for the Parliamentary election, a new sound followed in his wake. Loud speakers blared the catchy rap song ‘Miya bhai Hyderabadi’, YouTube’s biggest viral. On the video platform, the song has garnered more than 142 million views since it was posted on …

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Vijay Varma secures his first international project

Bollywood actor Vijay Varma known for his role in the movie ‘Gully Boy’ is set to star in Mira Nair’s ‘A Suitable Boy’, which will be his first international project. In the Indian-American filmmaker’s series, which is an adaptation of Vikram Seth’s much acclaimed novel with the same name, Vijay will be seen playing the character of Rasheed, a student at Brahmpur …

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Conversations about cultures

Museum of Goa is organising a talk by Jason Keith Fernandes on the topic ‘Islam and the Indo-Portuguese’ on June 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Museum of Goa. The term Indo-Portuguese often acts as a code for Hindu-Christian. In his presentation, Jason will highlight the Islamic influences in Indo-Portuguese culture. Appreciating Islamic inputs will illustrate how the …

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New tech makes paintings come alive

Photographs may soon resemble those from the world of Harry Potter, as scientists have developed a tool that can make a person from a 2D image run, walk or jump out of the frame. Their algorithm, called ‘Photo Wake-Up’, also allows users to view the animation in three dimensions using augmented reality tools. “This is a very hard fundamental problem …

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Beautiful just the way you are

Although a recently coined term, body shaming in practice has existed for a very long time. However, with the increased preoccupation with achieving sublime beauty and body standards, majorly among adolescents and young adults; the term has achieved new dimensions. NT Kuriocity finds out more Maria Fernandes  | NT Kuriocity Body shaming, as the name suggests, is shaming someone for …

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Fostering cultural connections

Fundação Oriente’s short-term scholarship programme, designed for those who wish to attend courses, internships, or undertake study visits in Portugal, is open till June 30. NT KURIOCITY gets you the details ANNA FERNANDES | NT KURIOCITY Since its inception in 1988, Fundação Oriente has strived to strengthen cultural relations between Portugal and countries like India with which it established important …

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