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ARCHOS launches Diamond and Oxygen series phones

Prajyot Mainkar ARCHOS has launched Diamond-a 6.39-inch Full-HD+AMOLED display smartphone with 2340X1080 pixels of resolution. It is powered by Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P70 12nm processor with 900MHz ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. It packs 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The scope of expansion is up to 1TB using microSD card. The phone comes with Android v9.0 Pie edition and …

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Keralites who made Goa home

The Keralite community in Goa dates back to the post liberation years. Fifty-eight years later NT NETWORK delves into what brought them here and more Alisha Nicole Carvalho | NT NETWORK The idyllic state of Kerala along the Malabar Coast is not without its share of locals who have left the State, many of whom moved to Goa several decades …

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So, how smart are goats?

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Someone rescued a goat from the slaughterhouse and gave him to the Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre. We allowed him to run free and soon he was the leader of a pack of dogs who followed him everywhere. When people gathered round to talk, while they were waiting for their animals outside the OPD, he would often …

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BJP Government’s timing on corruption is all wrong

Barkha Dutt In a multitude of uncertainties about the 2019 polls, there is one fact we can all agree on: This will not be a wave election. There is neither an upsurge of support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi nor any sort of mass rage against him (of the kind the Congress had to face in 2014). On the ground, …

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An ancient faith

Here we attempt a superficial description of what appears to be the defining characteristics of the kumlbi religion. This is only an attempt; because it is difficult to capture the kumlbi idea of god in conventional terms; for it does not seem to conform to any theological ideas we are used to. So we use a sort of neti neti …

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Tales of the displaced

Stories of lives torn asunder and fused uneasily at the crossroads of adopted cultures Sonali Mujumdar Collateral damage in war usually has a spillover effect for decades and generations. A chunky tome of Sri Lanka’s history is the civil war between 1983 and 2009 that bludgeoned its population and caused over a hundred thousand deaths. The deeper roots of this …

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A dance of God

Luis Dias Last month, we experienced a compulsory internet detox for ten days or so (thank you Gwave!) for reasons that were never disclosed. I am very grateful to my friend Nigel Britto for informing me that the great Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma would be performing in Mumbai. This would in itself be a milestone concert, on his first-ever visit …

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A German, and the sounds of Goa

Frederick Noronha Sometimes, good things happen by accident. German tourist Sigrid Pfeffer, during her first visit here, reached Goa in the off-season tourist month. The hotels were working at a slack pace. Instead of catering to the tourist, they were just taking it easy. Thank goodness for that. It was then that Sigrid got her first taste of Konkani music, …

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How the Baga sea cliff is being destroyed

Nandkumar M Kamat There has been no river called “Baga” draining the watershed of Asagao, Vagator, Anjuna and Calangute. It is actually a freshwater rivulet of Asagao which begins in the thick green valley behind Ganeshpuri, flows as a narrow stream in the fields, reaches at the bottom of the thick valley in front of Saint Cajetan Church and then …

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Sergio’s wisdom could draft the romance enjoyed by FC Goa on Valentine day

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES Sergio Lobera has completed two years in Goa and has through FC Goa given us a glimpse of Spanish football. Football in Spain is not expansive. It is played in a format that has two or three players close to the ball, each one ready for the ball , moving forward – along with the ball– from the …

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