Sunday , 19 May 2019


How gold connects humans to cosmos

Nandkumar Kamat Is it not an exciting thought that the gold that people use is 4600 million years old and had its origin somewhere else in the galaxy? If we run the clock of our solar system back then we can see that 5000 million years ago it was just a spinning disc of gas and dust bombarded by radiation. ... Read More »

When archery provides another shot at life

Ajai Masand Sitting upright in a wheel chair, wearing a blue blazer that fit snugly across his broad shoulders, Rakesh Kumar smiles reticently as he shows his bronze medal, won in the mixed team event at the Fazza Para Archery World Rankings International in Dubai in April. It was the only medal India got at the event, and Kumar, 34, ... Read More »

Gearing up for victory

The 2018-19 Geno First Division League though delayed for various reasons, has finally gained momentum. Sesa Football Academy with 34 points has topped the table after winning all their matches. Displaying great performance and skills they have re-entered Goa Football Associations professional league. As part of the preparations for the upcoming football season, the academy is gearing up to upgrade ... Read More »

Get set to get away

The summer holidays are passing by and you might feel guilty about not having taken the family on a vacation because of your work commitments or because of the children’s tuitions, or perhaps the elections in April and May played spoiler and had you on election duty. Well, it’s not the end of the world! You can redefine a holiday ... Read More »

Goa Chitra to celebrate Museum Day

Goa Chitra Ethnographic Museum will celebrate World Museum Day on May 18, 4 p.m. with a panel discussion on ‘Custodians of Heritage’. Among the panelists will be Rajendra Kerkar, a state, national and international awardee for 30 years of his work in the field of environment education and wildlife conservation. The second panelist is Frederick Noronha, the founder of Goa ... Read More »

For the crown

The auditions of the Global Mr & Miss India Universe 2019 was held in 18 states across India. 140 selected contestants will now be a part of the grand finale to be held in Goa. The finale will be held on May 25 at Riva Beach Resort, Goa presented by Global India Entertainment Production. The winner of the show will ... Read More »

Sun, sea, and sands

MEHER CASTELINO When the mercury soars and the sun is blazing down on you, it is time to move to the beach and take welcome dips in the sea or by the pool. Aakriti Grover’s’ label ‘Flirtatious’ presents her latest Spring/Summer 2019 collection called ‘Eclectic Mix’ which is ideal for romping on the beach when the summer holidays start. Multi ... Read More »

An ode to the cashew

In a bid to pay tribute to Goa’s distinct heritage and its beloved cashew fruit, ITC Grand Goa Resort & Spa hosted the first edition of ‘Cashew Tales’. The event was hosted by the resort’s general manager, Bhagwan Balani and featured a series of exciting activities. Artists, aficionados, corporates and connoisseurs came together to participate in an afternoon of harvesting ... Read More »

Rediscovering ghee

Zubin D’Souza I was rather pleasantly surprised recently when a German guest came up to me and requested for two tablespoons of ghee. The lady proceeded to eat the ghee and relished it in the same manner as I would do with a dessert. Apparently she was on a health regimen after a recent medical attack. The ghee was helping ... Read More »

Dine like royalty

CHRISTINE MACHADO If you have a faint idea of the Awadhi cuisine of Lucknow, galauti kebabs and biryani will spring to mind immediately. But the cuisine has so much more to it, along with intriguing tales of yore. And this is exactly what the Awadhi Food Festival currently on at Waterfront Terrace and Bar, Goa Marriot Resort and Spa, Miramar ... Read More »