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Shidiyotsav at Balli

NT NETWORK The annual Jatrotsav and Shidyotsav of Goddess Shree Shanatadurga Ballikarin at Balli ends today, with the famous Shidiyosav Gadyotsav, a ritual symbolising penance. The ritual is performed in the village of Balli Mutt in the month of Falgun. During the ritual, a wooden pole about 20 metres long is erected in the centre of the ground. On this …

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The ukulele gets its own festival

CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ The Mahalo Ukulele Festival Goa owes its coming into being to Hawaii and to a young boy’s passion for the instrument. “When we moved to Goa, my two eldest kids and I began guitar classes.

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Brides of Summer

MEHER CASTELINO It is time for the gorgeous summer bride to take the ‘saat pheras’ and nothing looks more stunning than the New Age look for ethnic bridal wear. Designers at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019 gave their creative touch to the lehenga,

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Of rituals and strong belief

Sheni Uzo is a unique ritual that is followed in Molcornem, Quepem on the first full-moon night after Shigmo begins. The original inhabitants of the village, the gaonkars carry out this annual ritual that begins late at night near the Mallikarjun temple.

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Food Wars

Zubin D’souza   In the 15th century civil war erupted in medieval England! It was known as ‘The War of Roses’. The war was fought between two ancient and noble houses with a peerage that was unrivalled.

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A farewell to the ‘baked dish’

Vir Sanghvi People of my generation remember the ‘baked dish’ with horror. It was a concoction reserved for upper middle class to rich households comprising what used to be called ‘English vegetables’ in white sauce, baked in the oven.

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Shivaji and the bastion fort at Betul

Sanjeev V Sardesai Till December 19, 1961, Goa was always ruled by royalties and dynasties. Though many attempts were made to free the people of this land,  somehow with numerous incidents of weaknesses and greed, these attempts were struck down, either with an exchange of a few pieces of silver or by threat of death!

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Steer clear of scamsters

Rachel Lopez   In Cambodia: Prostitutes, or women pretending to proposition men, will lurk outside touristy bars, waiting for the lone drunk male. They’ll then hustle him, running their hands over his body asking for a date or to be taken home. The man will refuse and escape, but later find that the women had stolen the wallet, phone or …

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Stay hydrated this summer with water

Rohini Diniz   Although not a nutrient in the strict sense of the term, water is an often neglected component of our diet. In the human body, water has an important role to play,

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Obesity: A lifestyle menace

Sujal Torgal Patil   If you’re in a battle with your weight, then the chances are you’re desperate for results and have probably tried the latest weight loss trends with disappointing and often disheartening results. Every patient of obesity longs for a miracle drug, therapy or treatment which will either cut or melt away that extra flab.

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