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‘Z’ for Zorro: The masked avenger marks 100 years

AFP The dashing masked avenger Zorro made his first swashbuckling appearance 100 years ago in the pages of a US magazine to become an international icon alongside the likes of Tarzan and Superman. The original caped crusader, Zorro was created by US writer Johnston McCulley and introduced in the story ‘The Curse of Capistrano’, carried in a Californian pulp magazine …

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Women in Blue make history in rugby

The women’s 15s rugby team played its first international match just last year, and has already brought home a medal. In a sport marked by aggression, they’re breaking stereotypes at home and abroad Anesha George While most of India was cheering the Men in Blue through to the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup, a video that went viral showed …

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Making Goa green again

NT BUZZ A tree plantation drive organised by GoGreen under the leadership of Charleston Fernandes along with the village Panchayat and the management of Immaculate Conception High School, Dabal. The aim of the initiative was to encourage people to adopt organic ways of farming. Addressing the gathering, village sarpanch Alleluia Aphonso highlighted the benefits of  organic farming and urged the …

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‘Tempa Pormonnem’

TIATR REVIEW JP Pereira The 95th production from Roseferns is a tale of sacrifice, ungratefulness, and revenge. Anna and Anton, a farmer, have a new born baby. Anton loves his younger brother Joywin, with all his heart. He tells his wife that Joywin is a remembrance of his parents. In the meantime, Ramos, a rich man, returns from America and …

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On The Rocks

FILM REVIEW SACHIN CHATTE Film: Jabariya Jodi Cast: Siddharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Javed Jaffery Directed by: Prashant Singh Duration: 2 hrs 24 mins Rating: * Jabariya in the local lingo means ‘forced’ and the title refers to weddings in Bihar where the groom is kidnapped and married so as to avoid paying dowry. Now unless the producers were forced to …

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‘Nizache Goemkar Ami…Bhaddeache Goemkar Tumi’

TIATR REVIEW JP Pereira ‘Nizache Goemkar Ami…Bhaddeache Goemkar Tumi is a new tiatr written and directed by Menino Mario and presented by Eddie Fernandes. It provides a deep look into the happenings in Goa today, what with corrupt politicians, influx of migrants, and the exodus of Goans to other countries. The curtain opens on a minister who has just changed …

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Durand Cup presents unique opportunities for clubs

Derrick Pereira This season will see the return of the Durand Cup. This will be the 129th edition of the tournament, a reflection of the history of the game in the country. It feels like only yesterday that I was competing for the cup. I have a lot of fond memories associated with it. However, I feel that it is …

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Plants or animals? Or both?

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Mesodinium chamaeleon, a strange green creature found in Denmark that lives at the bottom of the sea, is causing researchers to rethink traditional ways of classifying living organisms. Traditionally there is a difference between animals and plants: • Animals cannot produce their own energy and must eat other animals or plants to get energy for their survival. …

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Threatening the army’s fabric

Karan Thapar I am concerned about the future of our uniform services and, in particular, the army. Children of soldiers often sense danger when it’s only lurking on the horizon but, equally, their sensitivity can account for their fears being occasionally misplaced. Let me, therefore, share mine with you. It was recently reported that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has …

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Actress by chance

Recently seen in political tiatr ‘CM’, tiatrist Sonia Mandrekar never planned to get into acting JP Pereira Sonia Mandrekar may have returned to the Konkani stage after a gap of nearly eight years. But, her talent remains intact, as is evident from the appreciation she has been receiving for her role in the political tiatr ‘CM’. Hailing from Chorao, Mandrekar …

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