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NT BUZZ In a bid to tap the interested talent in Ultimate Frisbee and train them for the future, Don Bosco College’s Department of Physical Education in collaboration with GNASH – Ultimate Frisbee Goa club organised a two-day workshop in the college campus. During the workshop physical education students were given a demo on the basics of the game. Course …

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The importance of fractal capacitance

Nandkumar M Kamat Nichersu and others in 2016 while applying the knowledge to the Danube River Delta explained that the fractal can be simply understood as a model where there are smaller models but similar. For example, the geographical characteristics of morphohydrographic networks, and maps at scales much larger than models of maps at small scales for the same geographic …

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Broadcom to acquire Symantec’s enterprise

Chipmaker Broadcom Inc said it will buy antivirus software maker Symantec Corp’s enterprise security unit for $10.7 billion in cash to scale up its software business through deals. Shares of Symantec rose 3.6 per cent and Broadcom 2 per cent in extended trading. Broadcom last year bought US business software maker CA Inc for $18.9 billion and was reportedly in …

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Circumnavigation, Magellan, Enrique, and a Goan ‘marinheiro’

Luis Dias I was fortunate to be able to attend the public lecture ‘From 1498 to Magellan: Memories and Archives’ by Ângela Barreto Xavier, researcher of the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS, UL) and a Visiting Professor of the Cunha Rivara Chair, Goa University. The lecture was held on July 23 at the Casa Basilio …

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Window to an era

Saaz Aggarwal   If a women’s courtyard is considered an enclosed inner space, this book is a canvas with streaks and splashes of unexpectedly vibrant colour and design. The women that inhabit the courtyard are strong and lifelike, and the qualities that each one epitomises are perceived through her actions and speech. So while we never learn the given names of …

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The Ksatriya Odyssey continues

TENSING RODRIGUES We have traced the journey of the ksatriya from their Near Eastern homeland to Kathiyavad. Thence, we have seen, the story gets even more interesting. Around 6,000 BCE kirat (Tibeto-Burman) come in from South East Asia and China, across the northeastern frontier near the India-China-Myanmar border [Gadgil et al, 1998: Peopling Of India, in Balasubramanian & Rao, The …

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When tragedy opens a can of worms

Chanakya The Unnao rape case is now a test of both humanity and law. The nature of the tragedy has brought forth the infirmities in India’s political, investigative and legal systems. Each element of this tragedy merits detailed scrutiny. Take the politics first. Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the rape accused, has been a member of the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Samajwadi …

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Let women live freely

Lalita Panicker A young woman was attacked by a knife-wielding stalker in broad daylight and killed in full public view in the Capital recently. Those watching this said they could not help as the assailant brandished his knife at them till one brave person tackled him. It was too late for the victim. This is not the first time that …

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The Saligão Institute, at 90

Frederick Noronha If there could be something like a second home, this was it. In our teenage years, those of us who were bookworms, read there. Others who were the sporty types, played a range of games, both indoor and outdoor. The card-sharpers were there too. Some lost their hearts there. I found a career here (in equal parts, also …

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Lending a helping hand

Danuska Da Gama With some parts of Goa witnessing a flood-like situation Varad Karmali and his friends Akhil Nadkarni, Swapnil Gurav, Mazhar Shaikh, Clifford Ifialho and Shawn Coelho were buoyed to do their part to help those affected. Karmali decided to put out a post on Facebook offering help in the form of distributing food packets and rescuing people with …

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