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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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…

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YOUNG SACRIFICE

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…

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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…

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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…

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