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Recalling the 1971 Indo-Pak War

By Khushwant Singh
The high-water mark of my journalistic career was reporting the Indo-Pak War of 1971 for the ‘New York Times’. I had the rare opportunity of meeting some of the leading characters of this dramatic episode in history including Sheikh Mujibur Rahman known as Banga bandhu, Maulana Bhashani and General Jagjit Singh Aurora.

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Forever Amber

Gdansk: That’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa’s city. In the late 80s when Perestroika was happening in Soviet Russia, and countries in its Eastern Bloc were stirring with protests against the Iron Curtain, this was a name we became familiar with through regular media coverage.

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A Gender Bender

By Chandrakant ‘ck’ Isi
Every Android smartphone in the market brags about CPUs and RAM. However, for the fairer sex all that doesn’t seem to matter too much. With that in mind, HTC is out with an Android smartphone, called the Rhyme to woo the ladies. It comes with a special purse accessory called Charm.

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Ethno-khazanology and Ethnoicthyology

By Nandkumar M Kamat
Khazans will be in the news for wrong reasons this month due to intentional damages to the protective embankments and the wooden sluice gates caused by people who get the rights for fishing during the auctions.

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The Fish Factor

By Derek Almeida

I like to change my socks once a year. Christmas is the time I buy myself some new ones. My friend Jason Francis gets himself a new pair of jeans and a T-shirt every six months and Connie J, needs new shoes every week, even if she can’t afford them.

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Resurrection of Bihar: How Nitish Kumar Brought it About

People who had given up on Bihar do not cease to be astonished by the ‘turnaround’ of the state. Nitish Kumar has achieved the status of a miracle worker in their eyes. How could he do it? How did he manage to resurrect the state? Or did he really do it?

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A Shrinking India

By Dhananjaya Bhat
200 million years from now, there would be no India, as the country is shrinking by 2 cms every year, says a joint study by the Dehradun based Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology  and University of California Berkeley.

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Swami Vivekanand’s Historic Visit to Goa

By Prajal Sakhardande
On January 12, we will be celebrating the beginning of the 150th birth anniversary of one of India’s greatest sages, Swami Vivekanand. What is very interesting to us in Goa is the fact that Swami Vivekanand visited Goa in October 1892 and interacted with a number of Goans.

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When Handwritten Letters were still in Fashion

By Mário Cabral e Sá
How’s that for a new year? One book published but yet to be released; one book commissioned; one column rejected; two books of history received as gifts; one superbly printed, designed and, so far as  I have read, excellently written from my old and much admired friend Bal Mundkur.

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Political Leadership of Today

By Tomazinho Cardozo
It may be any government - but if it is transparent and people friendly the people are bound to repose their faith in it. But in reality this does not happen.

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