BE A HAND MAKER: SIMPLIFY AND CONNECT TO YOUR OWN LIFE

CASSANDRA HARADA   On the 7am national news broadcast every morning in Japan, just after the weather and personal interest stories, there is a segment about “handy new tools” or “goods that make our quality of life better”. I cringe sharply, the moment the mother of the featured household shows up in her pink apron, showing off her flashy gadget, and…

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REPUBLIC DAY THOUGHTS: ARE WE GETTING ENSLAVED TO NATIONALISM?

SANDEEP HEBLE   Patriotism comes naturally to us as human beings. When India plays any other Country in Sports, we cheer our Country. When Goa plays any other State, we root for our State. Whichever school or college we are studying in, we cheer that institution. We cheer our club or team whenever it plays another team. We say Sachin Tendulkar…

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HEALTH INSURANCE TO PROTECT AGAINST HEALTH RISKS CAUSED DUE TO POLLUTION

ROOPAM ASTHANA   Pune – Pollution – if we don’t kill it, will kill us sooner than later. Pollution is real and its negative impact has already started seeping into our systems. The Lancet Commission on pollution and health reported 9 million premature deaths globally stemming from air pollution in 2015. More than 2.5 million of these deaths were in India,…

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THE TRAVELER WITHIN

Travelling has a different meaning for different people. For some it can be a way to take a time off from their routine, for others it can be a way to spend some quality time with family, for some it means exploring, while there are people for whom travelling means a way of living. Well, no matter how you…

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THE TRUE PATH TO FREEDOM

CHARLENE FARRELL   On the 26th of January 1950, India completed its transition from a colonised country to that of an independent, sovereign and secular nation. It was the day India’s beautifully written and documented constitution came into force. On this day and in the years proceeding, the Preamble proclaimed the solemn resolution of the people of India to constitute India…

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‘RECLAIMING VASCO-DA-GAMA, THE PORT TOWN’

SANGITA SHARMA   Vasco-da-Gama or simply Vasco, the port town of Goa is named after the illustrious explorer and navigator Vasco-da-Gama, the 1st Count of Vidigueira, who was also the first European to reach India by sea. He was largely responsible for discovering the maritime routes from Western Europe to the East in 1498. The Portuguese got hold of this area…

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WE SHARE THE ROAD WITH SOMEONE AS WELL…

LAKSHMI BUDKE   Vehicles have become such an important aspect of our lives that we almost feel incomplete without them. One day without our vehicles and we are handicapped with our whole schedule thrown off balance!! So we can come to a conclusion that without the transport, we are lost. However, we are aware and know about being cautious while driving…

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CONTROVERSIES IN INDIAN CINEMA: CBFC V STATE

RAJSANKAR JAYAKUMAR   Films in India are regulated by being examined, certified and licensed before being exhibited in public by the appropriate authorities under the concerned statutes. The Constitution of India has empowered the Central Government under List I (Union List) of its 7th schedule to make rules in the matters of giving sanction to cinematographic films for their exhibition. The…

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THE CRYPTIC TRUTH

PRITHVIRAJ THALI   Blockchain, and more particularly, Cryptocurrency is the new Rubik’s Cube that governments across the world are struggling to solve. A cube that is already viciously twisted and turned so many times that the solution does not seem close at hand. For India, 2017 was truly the year of cryptocurrencies, especially the fag end of it. While there is…

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FIFTY YEARS AFTER OPINION POLL, THE EVENT STILL STIRS HORNET’S NEST

The simmering political alterations within the alliance partners over installation of statue of Father of Opinion Poll- Dr. Jack Sequeira in the Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex can be posed as a trigger for possible divide in the Manohar Parrikar led coalition government, which is all set to complete one year of power in March. Not just the alliance…

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