Breaking News

Kurio City

Friends are important

Maria Fernandes In her book ‘Making friends is an Art’, Julia Cook says: “Friendships are very important when it comes to emotional health.” Making friends comes easily to most children, however there are some who struggle and need guidance and encouragement. Parents can play a very important role in teaching such children how to make friends. If your child is …

Read More »

Role of insulating materials

Kedar Kulkarni “We have studied the different types of insulating materials that are used in various electrical applications including the cables and tools used. We have also studied the properties of insulating materials that are taken into account while using the conducting materials. In general we can summarise that the following must be the properties that an insulating material should …

Read More »

GIM to hold Sustainability Hackathon

GIM will organise a day-long sustainability hackathon on August 10. The objective of the event is to generate ideas on projects which can lead to a sustainable campus. The event is open to all GIM students and will be focused on solutions to water conservation and waste management within the 50-acre campus.  “We at GIM, are able to save close …

Read More »

Reduce stress through art

Stressed at school? Art-based mindfulness activities could reduce headaches, a common side effect of stress in adolescent girls, reveals a new study. The results of the study were published in the journal ‘Art Therapy’. Teenagers report higher levels of stress than adults and cite the school as the highest contributing factor. In response, recently some schools have turned to mindfulness-based programmes as …

Read More »

Freshers’ party at DBC

Department of social work, Don Bosco College, Panaji organised a freshers’ party for the first year students of the department. The programme began with a welcome address by head of the department, Pratibha Majik. This was followed by a session of games. Seniors made special head gears of flowers and leaves, and colorful balloon décor reflected the Hawaiian theme of …

Read More »

Positive thoughts can improve sleep, says study

A recent study discovered that people who are the most optimistic tend to be better sleepers. The study was published in the journal of Behavioral Medicine. One of the researchers of the study Rosalba Hernandez said: “The study revealed significant associations between optimism and various characteristics of self-reported sleep after adjusting for a wide array of variables, including socio-demographic characteristics, …

Read More »

Exploring shipping and logistics in-depth

The maritime sector is growing at a phenomenal rate. This has led to the creation of lucrative jobs for young people around the world. In Goa, MES College in Zuarinagar, offers a shipping and logistics course that prepares students for this industry. NT KURIOCITY gets you details MARIA FERNANDES | NT KURIOCITY The shipping and logistics sector is thriving, and …

Read More »

India Handloom Day

Ninohska Alvares-Delaney There is no other country that still has an indigenous fashion like India. She is the only country that still produces traditional hand-woven textiles created by weavers, whereas the rest of the world has lost the art of hand-weaving and loom process, along with all natural and organic processes involved in creating textiles. Our country is home to …

Read More »

Montessori Primary School holds environment-oriented programme

NT KURIOCITY Montesorri Primary School and Kindergarten Goa Velha observed Van Mahotsav, Environment and Health Day for a week. On the occasion students planted saplings, participated in a drawing competition, elocution competition and had a discussion on the above mentioned subjects. The programme had a film screening on ‘Vector borne diseases and green trees everywhere’. Various diseases, their symptoms and …

Read More »

Role of insulating materials

Kedar Kulkarni “We have seen in our previous class how insulators help us in connecting different devices to electricity through insulated cables. Hence these insulating materials are very important. Again depending upon the voltages handled by these cables the insulating coating will be of different types. A few very common insulating materials are paper, PVC (polyvinyl chloride), glass and rubber,” …

Read More »