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Do Uniforms inculcate discipline in colleges?

Are college goers happy to have their free will in deciding what to wear to college or are they of the opinion that uniforms ensure discipline and helps channelise attention towards achieving goals that really matter? Edra Godinho spoke to a few students to get their response.

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When villagers rally for their land

Sometimes we require a leader to show us the way. But, real success is possible only when people get involved and work as a team towards a common goal. Mangal in the Quepem taluka is one such example where villagers came together to work on a watershed project and are now enjoying the fruits of their efforts

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Band, Baaja, Bride Weddings in the Big Apple

By Christa Fletcher

 A cameraman focused his frame on the stage while the production staff draped gold fabric on the backdrop and fastened crimson and orange bouquets to gilded columns.

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Remembering Gautam Rajadhyaksha

In pursuit of my dream, I visited Gautam in his studio near Opera House, Mumbai in 1991 as soon as I passed out of college. He received me graciously, but he already had too many assistants working under him. But always ready to help, he directed me to another ace photographer of the time, Jagdish Mali, who took me under his wing for two fruitful years. But I would often visit Gautam in his studio as we also shared a bond with our common family deity, Lord Manguesh

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Of Corruption and Lokayukta

My friend Ramakant Khalap, the Chairman of the Commission made no bones about it and stated that it was a "mirch masala" of sorts, like the witches’ broth. The Commission had essentially based itself on the Bill which has been in cold storage for a long time, time enough to develop fungus and become inedible. It will also have elements of Anna Hazare’s Lokpal Bill drafted by his committee of "experts" - Prashant Bhushan, his son Shanti and Arvind Kejrival

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The Impact of Technology on Society

Technology has also provided improved machines for ploughing, sowing, watering, thrashing, etc. This has enabled the farmer to cut and thrash the field harvest in a day or two reducing the chances of spoilage. Transport facilities too have improved. It becomes easier for the farmer to transport his crop to different destinations. Technology has provided occupational mobility to village society. They do not depend only on agriculture. After attaining suitable technical know-how, the villagers shift to other occupations

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The Rituals of Navratri

By Vinayak Khedekar

In Goan religious and cultural scenario, the first half of the Hindu month Ashwin, (September-October) has a chain of auspicious events and festivals. In which Navratri is concerned mainly with the middle-class fold of the society. Other noteworthy events of the period are Lalita panchmi, Mahalaxmi, Sarasvati pujan and Kojagiree.

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Gratitude is not an Attitude

By Sadhguru

What is gratitude? If we peel open our eyes properly and look around at the way life is going on, if you are able to clearly see all that is involved to make your life happen, you cannot help but be grateful...

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The Secret to Beauty, Naturally

By Dr Kasturi Desai

yurveda is a science which gives complete knowledge for long life. It stresses a balance of three elemental energies which is referred to as: vāta that is air and space or wind, pitta is fire and water or bile and kapha which is water and earth or phlegm. According to ayurvedic medical theory, the balancing of these three energies leads to healthy life. This branch of medicine stresses the use of plant-based medicines and treatments.

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The Retribution

By J M Ovelil

Tony was badly in need of a job to make his living. So, he gladly accepted the offer for a teacher’s post, in Good Shepherd High School, soon after graduation. Within a short time he realised that teaching was an enjoyable and satisfying profession meant for him.

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