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My passport journey

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Yesterday’s Passport Office was an experience. Two hours commute Colvale Panjim return and one and half hours in the Passport Office. I was told to report at 11am. At 10.59, I put in my papers to a Nepali guard who put the time on the pile of papers. On one level, it was well organised. …

Planets and the battle for Uttar Pradesh polls

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Uttar Pradesh is the biggest state in India having 1/6th of the total population of the country and with the highest number of Assembly at the parliamentary constituencies. The final arbiter will be astrological factors which will decide to whom the reins of the Uttar Pradesh will go. The ruling party in Uttar Pradesh state is …

Let PM Modi fastrack his progressive agenda

Thursday, February 02, 2017

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Does the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) want Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fade away and take sanyas from politics in 2019? The uncalled for suggestions and remarks by some top members of the RSS seem to suggest so. I am sure, I am not the only one who feels so. (Let me clarify. I am …

10 Mantras to ease out your child’s Examination blues

Monday, January 16, 2017

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New year, new beginnings, new opportunities, new challenges; indeed paves way for yet another beautiful chapter of our lives. Woohoo, we are already in the middle of the first month. The part of the year loved by some but dreaded by most, students and parents alike. It’s freezing cold outside but the temperature inside is …

Politics is no part time occupation

Sunday, January 15, 2017

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Rahul Gandhi is back from yet another vacation abroad. His political rivals get a chance to smirk and to taunt him yet again and as usual Congress cadre is out to defend the Gandhi scion. The usual line of defence is that Mr Gandhi has the right of privacy. No doubt he has that right …

‘Corruption is Authority Plus Monopoly Minus Transparency’

Sunday, January 15, 2017

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On 8th Nov at the stroke of 8.00 p.m. PM Narendra Modi announced to the nation his Govt’s decision to withdraw Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 currency notes. The news came like a bolt from the blue and has affected 1.25 billion people, directly or indirectly, since then. The biggest crackdown on black money in …

Winter Hues To Spice Up Your Home

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

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The spirit of design has a presence wherever it moves from interiors to the creative world of artwork. Seasons are like the many splendoured creations of nature and this a new season gives us the opportunity to spruce up our home with Colours, Patterns, Textures, Artworks, Accessories, Rugs and Flowers etc. Colours Hottest winter hues …

Great Indian test squads of past – where Kohli’s boys stand

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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Virat Kohli’s team pulled a stunner at Chennai in the final test series against England and wrapped the series by a colossal margin of 4-0. Currently, the Indian side is on a roll. During the previous test series against New Zealand, India had already taken the summit place in the test ranking of ICC. Also …

Diminishing Art of Fast Bowling

Sunday, December 18, 2016

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During a routine chat with Cricket junkies, one chap asked: “Did you realize that two of the greatest pace bowlers of current age Dale Steyn and James Anderson are in the last phase of their career; so who would be next big name in pace bowling?” The question was so pertinent and the answer was …

Hacking: How to be cyber safe?

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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The hacking of e-mails of Rahul Gandhi, Barkha Dutt, Ravish Kumar etc has brought into focus the need for cyber safety. An e-mail account is a gateway into one’s person life. Sadly it also means that it can be a target for hacker and cyber criminal on Twitter, Facebook logins to bank account information. The …

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