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What Inspired Writer Nayana Currimbhoy

By Harsh Desai
They were all there. Ms Nelson, the Principal of the Timmins School. Ms Usha Raswani, the Hindi teacher. Ms Charulata Apte, the English teacher. Moira Prince, the sports teacher.

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The Bodhi Tree

By Jose Mathew Ovelil
In the year 1965 a great scientist Dr Oliver established the ISSP, the International Society of Scientists for Peace, on an unknown island in the Pacific Ocean.

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Kerala: A Breath of Fresh Air

By Thomas S
A small state in South India, Kerala, is beyond doubt, a perfect holidaying destination whatever your stereotype about the rest of India may be! The exotic beaches, green carpets of the paddy fields, coconut, banana and rubber

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Precious Metals in Goa’s Iron Ore Dumps

By Nandkumar M Kamat
Iron ore in Goa is extracted after removing the “overburden”, rocky, often lateritic layers of low iron content. Laterite in India contains gold.

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Women Cabbies Hit the Highway

Small initiatives in metropolitan India are being made in this direction, driven largely by two trends. There is a growing section of women professionals keeping late hours and looking for the security of hiring competent women drivers and there are a large number of young women with modest education from under privileged backgrounds who are in search of more remunerative professional choices

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Behind The Orange Door

Becker’s centre, ZIF - Zentrum fur Islamische Frauenforschung, or the Islamic Women’s Centre for Research and Encouragement - combines religious theory with a help hotline and counselling. It is the only Muslim theology centre run by women in Germany. Among immigrant women’s groups, ZIF stands out for its focus on religion, traditionally dominated by men with paid teaching and study positions in Germany’s mosques

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The Feudal Palaces of Hyderabad

Hyderabad is a city where the past lives in the present. The old structures, once dotting the city, have given way to modern buildings. But no Hyderabadi has forgotten the charm and grandeur, which is associated with its old and imposing structures

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‘Hello! Are you listening in?’

Imelda Dias e Tavora was a witness to two eras of Goa’s radio history, pre and post Portuguese. History will always remember Goa’s first lady Radio Jockey, the late Imelda Dias e Tavora

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The Titans

V D Chowgule, V M Salgaocar and V S Dempo were, by a strange coincidence, all born around the same time, while World War II ravaged Europe and Africa. Right now The Justice Shah Commission of Inquiry is assessing the damage done by the industry not only in Goa, but elsewhere too. One of the solutions could well be shutting down all mines in Goa and Karnataka. Professor Hiren Mukherjee a brilliant man and a hardcore communist asked MPT’s staff showing him around. "My dear boys you are not realising that you are disembowelling your land." They were left with their mouths gabbing. Yes sir, we did just that. Is it too late to repent and repair the damage?

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Goa’s Anna Hazares

Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption has no doubt created awareness among the masses. People have shown tremendous support to Anna Hazare and his movement by voluntarily joining the movement. This movement could become very successful because it was against corruption, a thing that has affected the lives of every citizen of India.  Could the same momentum be created in Goa during the forthcoming elections in order to defeat the so called ‘corrupt’ politicians in Goa?

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