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A March Funeral

By Derek Almeida

 An air of disbelief hung heavily in the house. The men in black suits who had gathered in the hall stared at the ground while others lined up to pay their last respects to the departed soul. Everybody spoke in whispers, expect for two drunks who competed with each other at reciting prayers.

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Clear and present challenge

The year 2008 was perhaps one of the landmarks in the history of Indian sports. The distant dream of claiming more than one medal in Olympics finally became a reality as three Indian athletes won medals to make the country live through some real moments of celebration.

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Bangladesh’s Shama Rahman Is a Hit with Tagore Music Lovers

Think Rabindranath Tagore. Think Rabrindra Sangeet. And you inevitably think Shama Rahman. As the year of celebrating Tagore continues, this Bangladeshi singer, who has a deep understanding of Tagore’s lyrics and tunes, has paid a rich tribute to the master writer, poet, composer and artist.

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Salt of the Land

By Vinayak Khedekar
Salt is a prominent part of our diet. The Gawda community is mainly engaged in producing salt through traditional means. The place where salt is produced is known as Mithagar.

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Winds of Change?

By Mário Cabral e Sá
Winds of change are blowing wherever you go. The Election Commission of India was extremely lucky to have Sen as its first Chief Election Commissioner. He was honest, intelligent and hands on.

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Elections 2012: Some Reflections

By Tomazinho Cardozo
Voting for the elections to the Goa State Legislature completed yesterday. The results will be declared on March 6 along with the results of four other states in which elections have taken place. Many say that the organisation of elections this year was better than previous elections.

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The Secret to Beauty, Naturally

By Dr Kasturi Desai
Ayurveda is a science which gives complete knowledge for long life. It stresses a balance of three elemental energies which is referred to as: vāta that is air and space or wind, pitta is fire and water or bile and kapha which is water and earth or phlegm.

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A Dog-lovers Defence

By Khushwant Singh
As an ardent dog-lover I find myself in the dog house (I don’t mean a kennel but one out of favour with public opinion) I was provoked by an article written by Baba Umar in the latest issue of ‘Tehelka’, entitled Who Let the Dogs Out?

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All Indians are My Brothers

By J M Ovelil
It was 8.30.A.M in the Bombay International Airport. “Check-in” for the Air India- Rome flight was going on in full swing. Rui and his wife with their 6 month old child and two suitcases moved forward in the queue.

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Petra: Jordan’s Ancient and Mysterious Treasure

By Grace Housholder
Petra, where breath-taking architecture is carved into rose-colored sandstone cliffs, is a three-hour drive south of Amman, Jordan.
Accessible only through a narrow gorge, Petra was one of the most easy to defend cities of the ancient world.

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