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…READ more..
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….READ more..
WHAT IS FIKA?
Szwenska D’souza A tradition ritual coffee break ‘Fika‘ is an integral part of Swedish society that is widely unknown in most other countries. It is a typical Swedish thing. It’s an institution; it is like a mini break in the day. And it is about coffee, about cinnamon buns and of course, about people. To help you understand better, let’s talk…READ more..
AMEY JOSHI In an age when most of the youngsters would be concerned about their education, career or starting a family, these three individuals had already dedicated their lives towards the freedom movement of the country. 23rd March 1931 was the day when young revolutionaries, Bhagat Singh (aged 23), Sukhdev Thapar (aged 23) and Shivaram Rajguru (aged 22) were hanged…READ more..
EUTHANASIA .. A MUTUAL SUFFERING
NIKHIL JACOB On that blistering cold, fateful night of November 27 rd 1973, a young and promising nurse of KEM Hospital, Mumbai met her traumatizer. The heinous offence (a controversy on its own), whatever it may be, left Ms. Aruna Shanbaug in a Permanent Vegetative State (PVS) for 42 long years, being force fed mashed food, before she finally left…READ more..
GOA: GOA FEST BEGINS TOMORROW, AND HERE COMES A LINE UP OF THE STARS
Panaji (Goa) Tagged as country’s largest advertising festival, Goa Fest 2018 will commence from tomorrow at Grand Hyatt, Bambolim. Besides being the platform to witness the convergence of the Indian advertising and marketing industry, the festival will also have few of the who’s who from different industries participating in it. There will be several advertising and marketing experts who will be…READ more..
EASTER- Not Just Another Holiday!
Beryl Menezes Spring Holidays Resurrection Life. Easter means different things to different people. While Lent gives you a chance to look into your soul, Easter heralds new promises for the year ahead and freedom from memories that are now a past. According to certain calendars, April symbolizes spring; when all creation is born again and there is a…READ more..
Stephen Hawking Through Goan Eyes
Roger Fernandes A young man doomed to death in the two years, goes on to survive till the age of 76, and actually gives the world some of the most mind-boggling theories of the universe. This is a true story, the one we are all familiar with. The man is none other than Stephen William Hawking, who passed away on…READ more..
Taru wo Shiru; What is your enough?
Cassandra harada In April of each year, I go to Hokkaido and shear sheep at a friend’s farm. Each time, I sit down to dinner after a full day with the clippers, and my whole body is reeling from using muscles that haven’t seen use in months. Sheep shearing is hard, dirty work. It’s a…READ more..
GOA: YOUNG ACHIEVERS LIVING THEIR DREAM
Ms. Sangita Sharma Examination time and the desire to score high marks and pursue a particular field of academic interest is a potent combination to make life miserable for many students and also their anxious parents who have fixed goals to achieve. The rat race for scoring high marks in the exams is only getting egregious with time. Parents, teachers,…READ more..