The Encyclopedia Man – Meet Harnarain Singh Myer

Now at the ripe age of 85, Harnarain Singh Myer, a senior citizen of our neighbourhood recounts his journey through the production of several encyclopaedia. While the prime years of his life were spent in the management of tea plantations in West Bengal, his passion for collating and presenting information lay dormant. Right from his school days he was involved …

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Shipping Management Students of MES College Excel at Goa University Exam

The students of MES College of Shipping Management Course have excelled with a passing percentage of 97% at the April 2015 Goa University’s Graduation Examination. This year’s results are very promising with 2 distinctions and 18 first classes. These graduates have a promising future since the Shipping industry is in need of trained manpower. 90% of world’s Exports are handled …

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Coloured Corners

The nation is being blitzed with news of notices with varied coloured corners being issued against individuals for misdemeanours they are alleged to have committed. The word “Corner” has somehow always had a negative connotation. Right from nursery, when children who are troublesome are asked to stand in a “corner” as punishment. “Dark corners” are for those hiding from the …

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Three’s a Company @ Roland Garros by Nitin Bandekar

When one hears about Roland Garros – there’s just one name that shouts out – Rafael Nadal. The King of Clay. Things are looking quite ominous this year for Nadal ever since he has returned back after missing out on a lot of tennis last season due to injury, something that he himself says ” I take every match as …

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Regina bags Golds at National Masters Athletic Championship

Regina Dourado, an accomplished veteran athlete of our neighbourhood, bagged 2 Gold Medals in 400 and 800 mtrs and 1 Silver in 1500 mtrs in recently held 36th National Masters Athletic Championship 25th to 29th April 2015 at Bambolim Athletic Stadium, Goa.

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Shamani Joshi scores second place in all Goa XII arts

It is for the first time that an Arts Student is the overall first in the Taluka in the XIIth examinations. Shamini Joshi’s performance is all the more creditable as Arts subjects are descriptive and assessment is very subjective unlike Science stream subjects like maths and physics or commerce subjects like accountancy where the right answer gets full marks. Shamani …

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Monsoon Musings

Pre monsoon showers are already here and the real monsoon clouds will envelope us in the coming fortnight. Preparations for the rains are on full swing with plastic tarpaulin traders seeing the usual brisk sales as people hurry to get ready for the showers. An interesting message is doing the rounds through various Whatsapp groups. It exhorts people to save …

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Citizen’s Force Does Work

Yes many hands make work light. It just needs a positive attitude and sincerity of purpose. A living example is the sapling plantation initiative of the Jagrut Nagrik Manch. 30 saplings were planted on the periphery of the Chicalim SAG ground in Aug 2014. Assistance for digging pits was given by Premanand Nanoskar, Councillor MMC. The monsoon aided the initial …

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