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Totally Tea

BY ZUBIN D’SOUZA Now that Barack Obama has left our country after a very productive ‘chai pe charcha’ or discourse over tea with our Prime Minister who never tries to distance himself from his humble origins of being a tea vendor, tea is naturally a topic that is going to receive much focus.

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The 3 magic fat-flushing foods

By Luke Coutinho It’s that time of year again when most people are looking to shed holiday weight gain and get a healthy fresh start. And if you’re one of them, you’ve got a few options:

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Versatile fruit called cashew

By Miguel Braganza Cashew is the main cash crop in Goa, a state famous for both cashew feni and cashew nut kernels of unmatched exquisite quality.

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In defense of genetically modified foods

BY ZUBIN D’SOUZA As a chef, I am fully aware of the movement against genetically modified crops. There have been protests and debates and several controversies which have forced people to examine each and every ingredient that gets absorbed by their systems. There has been an organic food movement that often gets coupled with the slow food movement, eco- warriors …

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Oriental-Royal Thai— Calangute’s best kept secret

BY KUHELI BHATTACHARYA RANE When we started the column ‘Goa on my plate’, I had wished to cover this little known eatery named ‘Oriental-Royal Thai’. Here’s why: the place is extremely popular with the European tourists living around Calangute, it is a standalone restaurant run by an unassuming couple who concentrate on the cuisine rather than advertising, they rank highly …

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Enriching Goan visual art tradition

BY NAGUESH RAO SARDESSAI Eleven artists have gone beyond pictorial images that typically stick to the formal definition of art as an expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. Contemporary art goes beyond this definition to actually …

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Experience Financial Growth with Vaastu

By Rupa Batra We all go through phases in our life when we run short of money and paying monthly bills becomes an uphill task. We try everything under the sun to raise our income, but our efforts do not always pay off. Did you ever think about figuring out why you are facing the problems despite working hard and …

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Premanand Sangodkar’s lifetime of Tiatr

By Keith Armando Gomes Premanand Sangodkar, with his deep brooding brow and astonishing eloquence begins what can be called not only the story of a life that was ardently dedicated to tiatr but also a profound understanding of the growth of the world of tiatr. Today he holds the ‘Lifetime contribution to Tiatr award’, which has been presented to him …

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Getting trendy at Goan Hindu weddings

By Padmavati Prabhu | NT BUZZ A marriage between two persons is considered to be a once-in-a lifetime occasion in the lives of most couples. It is considered to be the happiest occasion for the bride as well as the groom as it is the beginning of their new life together. A couple of years ago, a traditional Goan Hindu …

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Keeping pests at bay

By Miguel Braganza The chilli, onion, brinjal, knoll-kohl and marigold seedlings have begun arriving early on Friday mornings at Mapusa Market at the traditional spot behind Kissan Stores and St Francis Xavier Bakery.

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