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After Pulwama, things could get worse

KARAN THAPAR   The terror attack in Pulwama has sharply focused attention on the situation in Kashmir. For some time, it’s been widely believed, it’s deteriorating. However it’s one thing to make that claim and another to appreciate how markedly that’s happened. Beyond that, are there also reasons for believing things could get worse over?

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Pests that matter

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi   When my husband died, I inherited his work table. I kept everything of value in its drawers: letters from my husband, wedding albums, unfinished manuscripts, pictures of my childhood and my son’s childhood, letters from my mother and mother in law.

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The two faces of Winston Churchill

RAMACHANDRA GUHA   Earlier this month, a flaming row broke out in Britain, when the Labour leader John McDonnell criticised Winston Churchill for having ordered troops to fire on striking workers in 1910. He was savagely denounced by his political opponents.

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Tales from a school

Frederick Noronha   “What’s this?” my daughter asked me, when I sent her a photo via WhatsApp. She is at college some 800 kilometres away, studying fashion design. The advert which I had photographed on my smartphone and sent, read: “Athayde’s College of Arts, Saligao, Bardez, Goa. Branches at Mapuca, Pangim and Aldona.”

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Jadhav, and the cause of peace

GOPALKRISHNA GANDHI   This is, of course, an anti-death sentence position. But it is also more. It is a pro-normal life and pro-safe life proposition. Let it be noted, for a start, that his alleged crime is espionage. Borderers, goatherds, travellers, visitors – any of us – are vulnerable.

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Looking for the ubiquitous

TENSING RODRIGUES   Last time we had expressed a possibility that the communities like kumlbi, kunbi, kurmi, kudubi, kurni, kanbi, kuruba, kurumba, etc spread across the Indian peninsula could owe their origin to a single community at some point in history; that could be anytime between 60,000 BCE and the early centuries of the Common Era. But do we have …

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Singbal’s memories

Veteran journalist Gurudas R Singbal whose career spanned 37 years, recently released his memoir, ‘My Days in Journalism’ which records some important events in post liberation Goan history. Here is an excerpt from the book

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The South-East Asian phenomenon

Luis Dias   The latest issue of The Strad magazine carried an article “Why do South Korean string players do so well at competitions?”

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Trusting the co-working culture

Prajyot Mainkar   When the co-working culture started no one would have imagined that in 2019 we would be discussing how the co-working culture is changing the perception of working with regard to traditional offices. Back in the early days of 2015 when the concept was sprouting,

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