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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Ruined Forts: Dicholi (Bicholim)

SANJEEV V SARDESAI It is said that there were about 53 forts and fortifications in Goa, but today, if we want to visit and partake in these glories of the past, we can name less than a handful and see lesser in a good condition. In the article today, let us visit Bicholim, a taluka in North Goa. The name …

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Louvre’s romance with Paris

From a medieval fortress protecting Paris to one of the world’s biggest and most-visited museums, the Louvre has been reinvented many times over the centuries. Today it attracts 10 million visitors a year, most of them tourists drawn by star attractions such as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Here is a look back over some of the colourful …

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Stay healthy with vegetables

Rohini Diniz India is a predominantly vegetarian country, but many of the vegetarian dishes that are consumed, with the exception of potato are prepared from ingredients that are not real vegetables. Recipes using pulses, sprouts, soya chunks, paneer, steamed gram flour sticks (gatte) and papad pieces are considered as subzis or bhajis among many families. With the exception of milk, …

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Baby steps towards positive health

Sujal Patil Torgal Almost everyone will agree with the saying – ‘There is no other land like the land of your childhood!’ It is a time of life that is supposed to be free of worries, responsibilities and stress. But it isn’t so with today’s kids who have to catch up with the dynamic era of gadgets, unchecked willing or …

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