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Bothelo has inked a legacy that explains passion, football and honesty

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES Football took a full circle last Saturday as over eighty odd players- from the one hundred and fifty-who were once part of Panvel Sports Club met in Agassaim to celebrate having won the Bandodkar Gold Trophy  on the same date and day forty five years ago. The ball never stopped rolling from the time the first people started …

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Love thy neighbour  The Goa-Karnataka connect

Danuska Da Gama | NT NETWORK Goa has been a preferred destination for most people not just for holidays, but as a place to have a home and accelerate their lives and career. When Goans were aiming to go abroad and had to travel outside the state for studies, opportunistic neighbours from Karnataka made a permanent move to Goa. The …

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Picking between Apple iPhone XR and Samsung Galaxy S10e

Marcia Sekhose Apple iPhone XR is currently available with discounts up to `17,000. Apple is offering discounts on all the storage models of iPhone XR. If you’ve been planning on upgrading or buying a new iPhone, this is possibly the best deal right now. The price drop on iPhone XR also brings it closer to the Galaxy S10e which sells …

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Humane alternatives to gelatine

Maneka Gandhi New things are happening on the food front that are exciting and potentially earth-saving. From clean meat, which is real meat made by multiplying cells instead of using animals – which will remove the millions of animals that are grown and tortured for food – to milk that is made in the same way. One company has started …

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A twisted fate

Shashi Shekhar India has been independent for 70 years now, and its story is under scrutiny now more than ever. Some feel that the years have been wasted, others think that they have been productive. The idea of India mentioned by Jawaharlal Nehru while giving shape to India’s independence was eclipsed the moment it came into being. The reason? No …

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A tribute to Graham Stuart Staines

Luis Dias “Only two things in life are certain: death and taxes.” This is a commonly used idiom, but I only first heard of it during my England years. I heard it in a Sunday sermon and as part of my General Practice Vocational Training. In both cases, it was used when the topic of death and the inevitability of …

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Country needs quality governance

Does India need a committed socialist or a committed capitalist with an ambitious vision? Most would probably say India has had more than enough of committed socialism Mark Tully Once again an Indian election is taking place without any clear dividing line between the Left and Right. Following Rahul Gandhi’s famous ‘suit boot ki sarkar jibe’, the Bharatiya Janata Party …

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A recipe of ancient ancestry

TENSING RODRIGUES In his recent book titled Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From (2018), the author Tony Joseph likens the bulk of our ancient ancestry to a pizza base on which the toppings of the four or five major ancestries of Indians – Ancestral North Indian, Ancestral South Indian, Austro-Asiatic, Tibeto-Burman and a fifth …

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It’s all about rice

Frederick Noronha It seems like quite a while back that I first learnt that Vince Costa was working on a documentary film on rice. Even though we’ve had some long telephonic conversations, I’ve not had the chance to interact much with Vince, mainly on grounds of geography. But rice seemed like a fascinating subject, and the interest of this young …

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