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Harmonium’s Long Reign in Indian Music

By Shekher Phadnis
The harmonium was introduced to India by missionaries in the mid 19th century and though the design remains, it boasts of some Indian innovations like ‘drone stops’ and a scale changing mechanism.

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The Week That Was

By Mário Cabral E Sá
The week began incredibly well – not just for me, as a direct beneficiary of one of the news items which was deservedly and prominently front-paged by all the three papers I subscribe, but to all the citizens of India.

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Impact of High Pass Percentage

By Tomazinho Cardozo
An all time high pass percentage of 86.5 has been recorded in the SSC Examination of March 2011, conducted by Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE). The results were announced recently.

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Trees, a Part of Indian Culture

By Dr Kasturi Desai
Some trees are so closely associated with our Indian culture that when discussing about trees, they invariably come to our mind. One such tree is the Neem tree.

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Medicinal Chicken Soup

By Melinda Pereira Kamat
Pillacho Kasai (Medicinal Chicken soup), Time: 35-45 mins, Yield: 4 ½ soup bowls, Ingredients: 2 large onions [80g], 1 small carrot [30g],

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Ramdev Baba Continued

By Khushwant Singh
I wrote about Ramdev Baba a couple of weeks ago. Now I know more about him and would like to share the information with my readers.

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The A B C of Italy

By Meher Castelino
You can go through the entire alphabet if you want to see the whole of Italy because there is something great that one can see that matches not only the 26 letters of the alphabet, but many more too; but there is not enough space to cover all of them so let’s take the first three letters of the English language.

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The Neglected Birds of Goa

By Dr Nandkumar M Kamat
Goa is not only a tourist paradise but also a paradise of birds representing an awesome 37 per cent of the country’s avian diversity.

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The Wimbledon Greats

By Abhishek Mehrotra
The confines of Centre Court have been witness to some of tennis’ most memorable triumphs and heart-breaking losses.

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Strange Indian Wedding Customs

By Dhanvanthi Keshavrao
In India, weddings are an occasion rich with traditions. Weddings bring with them celebrations and customs full of fun. One strange tradition in Indian weddings is the stealing and hiding of groom’s shoes on the day of his wedding by the bride’s sisters and cousins.

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