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The Forgotten Kosambi

By Mário Cabral e Sá

Obviously, he was referring to his father Dharmanand Damodar Kosambi. The great Pali scholar, was born on October 9, 1876 at Sancoale, home to Vaishnavite Brahmins who arrived in Goa in the early migratory batches that sat foot in Goa when their holy river up north silted and desertified, rendering their fields uncultivable.

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Why Munni is Infamous in India

By Zeenat Zafar

The ire against jeans is not about a piece of apparel but about changing socio-cultural attitudes. Three weeks ago, a khap panchayat (caste council) in Bhenswal village, Uttar Pradesh, issued a diktat banning girls from wearing jeans.

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A Temple of One Crore Shivalingas

By Shekher Phadnis

Shiva Lingam is the holy symbol of Lord Shiva that is considered quite sacred and worshipped with devotion. The Sanskrit word lingam means symbol, so Shiva lingam means symbol of Shiva.

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The Heroic Bala Mapari

By Prajal Sakhardande

Aala Raya Mapari of Asnoda Bardez was the first martyr in Goa’s freedom movement. He succumbed to the inhuman brutalities of the notorious Agente Casmiro Monteiro on February 18, 1955. He was an active member of the revolutionary Azad Gomantak Dal. He was only 26 when he passed away. He left behind him his young widow Indravati and a daughter.

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History as Told Through Fashion

By Mário Cabral e Sá

Onions are once again affordable, and inflation is abating. As a result housewives and their daughters can once again plan to buy fashionable clothes. So fashion will be our topic for today’s column, which usually deals with politics and its nauseating twists and turns. As if that was not enough now there are public protests about the higher judiciary, which are loud as never before.

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Misconceptions about Goa

By Vinayak Khedekar

Prior to the liberation of Goa there were many misconceptions about Goa and its people that were being propagated to the rest of the country. Firstly, that Goa consisted only of Christians and that there were no Hindu communities in Goa. Secondly, that all Christians were said to be under the influence of liquor at all times and that their normal food consisted only of pork and beef.

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Propagating Konkani Language

By Tomazinho Cardozo

The two-day, 3rd Konkani (Romi Lipi) Literary and Cultural Conference organised by Dalgado Konknni Academy (DKA) is in progress at the Kala Academy Panaji and will conclude today. This conference has a different focus altogether. The purpose of the conference is to find out ways and means for the propagation of the Konkani language.

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Of Prayer and God

By Sadhguru

: Sometimes, even though I have prayed fervently I find that my wish is not granted. Why?

The first question that needs to be looked at is what is it that you pray for? Ninty-five per cent of the prayers go like this: ‘God, give me this, give me that, and save me.’ What you are seeking for in the prayer is not God; you are seeking happiness.

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Getting Out of the Rut

By Marilia Priyanka Fernandes

Demember the excitement and joy of doing something new or going to a new school, college or office. But once the newness wears off and we set into a routine, the excitement wears off and everything gets monotonous. However, school and college get over in a short span of time. Hence, there’s not much opportunity to stagnate or get stuck in a rut. Most people start their careers with the same zeal, enthusiasm and ambition to achieve a lot. However, a few years down the line many get stuck into a rut or start stagnating.

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Herbs for Health

By Dr Kasturi Desai

Herbs not only heal us but they can help us live a healthy happy life. One need not be under the impression that to make herbs a part of life one must restrain from enjoying other food from the animal world or keep away from eating outside food. It is essential to make herbs a part of ones regular lifestyle and consume all other foods in a balanced way. Anything in excess is always a poison.

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