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Reviving Christmas traditions

By Victor Hugo Gomes                 
As children, the month of December was very special. The air was filled with festivity and expression of creativity as we tried our little hands at making of cribs and decorations with material found in our vicinity.

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Lingering memories of sweet savouries

BY ARTI DAS | NT NETWORK
The mood is set, gifts have been unpacked, and families are warmly bonding over the much-slaved-over goodies. Yes, the most awaited festival of Goans - Christmas is here.
All these festivities are incomplete without the mention of the sweets that are synonymous with the festival.

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A touch of English to a very Goan style

By Odette Mascarenhas
This is the season that brings with it the spirit of joie de vivre. The air is resplendent with the sound of music and tantalizing aromas of various home baked Christmas goodies.

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Away in the manger…

BY PRATIMA ACHREKAR | NT NETWORK
Nothing can beat the excitement of making cribs.  Whether it is making these miniature representations of the nativity scene at home, churches, chapels, village clubs, shops, etc, the joy of rebuilding a manger for the Lord has a charm of its own.

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Christmas Tidings

By Leela Menon
Yuletide is in. With stars twinkling from their balconies and roof tops, Christians - whether they are Catholics or Protestants, Latins or Syrians, Jacobites or Martomites - are on a festive high.

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Lighting up Christmas for 30 years

BY PURVI RADIA | NT NETWORK
For 30 years now Ibrahim Shaikh Imam from Pune and his display of very brightly coloured lanterns have been a familiar sight in front of the Mary Immaculate Conception Church, Panaji, during Christmas.

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Get Your Skin Flight-Ready

By Homai Sagar
It’s not our imagination that air travel sucks the life out of our skin. There are many factors that influence our skin when we travel. The re-circulated air on planes is five times drier than the desert!

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Do Women Really Need to Quit their Jobs to Have a Life?

By Ramesh Menon
When Dr Ambica Wangnoo, 52, shifted from Saudi Arabia, where she worked as a gynaecologist for four years, to Apollo Hospital in New Delhi, she was bubbling with excitement. Her medical career was set for a new high, something she had fervently hoped for from the time she had completed her MBBS.

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Nativity scene in a contemporary context

BY CLARA A RODRIGUES | NT NETWORK
The ever eternal message of Christmas gets reinforced each Christmas. This Christmas there has been an attempt made in the state to depict the Nativity scene in a more contemporary context. The seminarians at the Rachol Seminary will juxtapose two cribs.

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Sweet Reminiscing

By Odette Mascarenhas    
Well it is Christmas time again and it brings back nostalgic memories. The star on top of the Christmas tree is now replaced by an angel. Santa with his carol singers is seen knocking on the doors at the end of the street and it is hubby-dear who will don the Santa cap to distribute gifts under the Christmas tree.

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