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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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Umpires are on the wrong end of India cricket, deserve respect

AMRIT MATHUR Here’s a quiz question: Name the only Indian currently on ICC’s Test umpiring panel? The correct answer is S Ravi but chances are that a large chunk of our cricket-loving junta and most BCCI/COA members will be clueless! Ignorance and apathy about umpires is hardly a surprise. In Indian cricket’s ecosystem umpires are ‘extras’, who are given zero …

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Like players, we cannot manufacture fans: Ranjit Bajaj

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES Ranjit Bajaj jumped with joy when the referee blew the final whistle at the Don Bosco ground in Fatorda on Friday for two reasons: One, Minerva Punjab FC , his team , were the U-18 champions of India; two by winning the U-18 crown Minerva Punjab had won all the All India football Federation (AIFF) men’s championship titles …

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The business of being vegan

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi This is my third article on business opportunities for vegans. The first two were about creating and marketing products and some services. This is about vegan hotels and retreats. Bed and Broccoli is a vegan Bed & Breakfast in Australia. It offers vegan food, sauces, jams, preserves and chutneys, soaps, vegan cleaning products, and they are animal …

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Winning through contradictions

Chanakya If there was any doubt that the Union government’s last budget was framed squarely with an eye on the next elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi quelled it. Addressing a rally in West Bengal – a state in which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has invested remarkable political energy – he spoke about the direct income transfer to farmers, and …

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Konkani on the airwaves, elsewhere

Frederick Noronha To my mind, the times of our youth, in the 1970s, marked the high-noon of Konkani music production, especially on 33-1/3 and 45 rpm records. Bombay became then suddenly closer to Goa (due to political and economic factors), creativity was bursting there, and it was getting echoed here too. Musicians like Alfred Rose and Wilfy Remembus were at …

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No early favourites in 2019 polls

Karan Thapar Is the opposition reviving or is that just exaggeration and wishful thinking? Polls around Republic Day point towards three outcomes: first, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will fall substantially below 272; second, even the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will fall short of a majority; and, third, the Congress will cross a 100 but the BJP will be the …

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