REMEMBERING RUKMINI BORKAR, WIFE OF GOA’S FAMOUS POET BAKIBAB BORKAR, ON HER 25th DEATH ANNIVERSARY

SANDEEP HEBLE To Aka with love…. 25 years have gone by since Rukmini Balkrishna Borkar passed away. It was on August 13, 1993 that the wife of Goa’s illustrious Poet Balkrishna Bhagwant Borkar, popularly known as Bakibab, breathed her last at her residence in Porvorim. I have fond and cherished memories of her. She was my mother’s mom and my grand…

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1,000 ‘WAR ROCKETS’ OF TIPU SULTAN FOUND IN KARNATAKA FORT

AGENCIES| BENGALURU Over 1,000 “war rockets” of the 18th century ruler of the erstwhile Mysore state, Tipu Sultan, were found in an abandoned open well at Bidanooru Fort in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district, said an official on Saturday. “Excavation of the open well in the fort at Nagara near Shivamogga led to unearthing of over 1,000 corroded rockets that were stored…

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NASA FUNDING PROJECT TO TURN ASTEROIDS INTO SPACESHIPS: REPORT

AGENCIES|WASHINGTON NASA has recently announced it would give funds to a California-based 3D printing company for finding ways to turn asteroids into giant, autonomous spacecrafts, which could fly to outposts in space, the media reported. Made In Space’s project, known as RAMA (Reconstituting Asteroids into Mechanical Automata), could one day enable space colonization by helping make off-Earth manufacturing efficient and economically…

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TNV NEWS CELEBRATES 1.5 MILLION HITS

TEAM TNV The Neutral View Media House would like to thank all her readers, writers, followers, patrons and well wishers for helping in achieving this mark and is seeking for continous support in future. THANK YOU ALL!!!!

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WHEN SENIOR POLICE OFFICERS HAVE BRUSH WITH THE LAW IN GOA

Goa has had some of the most controversial IPS officers in the recent past. In what could be a coincidence or an irony, these officers invite trouble for themselves during their posting in the susegado State, and it’s a record till date that all of them have gone scotfree. To begin with the list is the then Chief of the…

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THERE IS SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT ME!

SINI FERNANDES   2nd April is internationally recognized as World Autism Day. As we talk about autistic children, we also have to look around to the other children with special needs who are termed as intellectually disabled in psychology. We have come a long way from calling them ‘mad’ ‘crazy’ and ‘mentally retarded’ and it is indeed a big and much…

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REGULATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Rajsankar Jayakumar   Social Media is a collection of online communication channels dedicated to community-based input, interaction, contentsharing and collaboration. Websites and applications that are dedicated to forums, micro-blogging, social networking, social curation and wikis are amongst the different types of social media. Social media involves technologies that enhance activities such as transmission of information, opinions, career interests and other forms…

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SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

Nature is the powerhouse and it has a very crucial balance, a complex food web and a hierarchy of energy levels. Every element, biotic as well as abiotic, are interdependent and has a defined purpose to serve. All the environmental threats that our planet is marred with can be routed to an inbalance of this flamboyant force and this…

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MAN MADE ISLAND: THE 196th COUNTRY

Vivek Rathod   We have discovered a new island – a floating island in the Pacific Ocean that has formed in the recent 5-6 decades. A lush and colorful island, amidst vast sea. The island is double the size of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala put together. Though a floating island, this island remains more or less in its…

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GETTING READY TO BEAT THE HEAT

Charlene Farrell   The summer break is the most anticipated break for children and teachers all over the country. Every year, these two sections of society wait with bated breath to usher in the holy grail of the education system……. the summer holidays. Being a teacher, I catch the envy in many a voice when they ask about my summer vacations….

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