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Kissa Kiss Ka!!!!

Early “Indian Cinema” flourished with historical and mythological genres. Also with a paucity of female actors and a prudish audience one would think that kissing on screen was an unthinkable affair.  But no, actresses of those days were of a different mettle. They did not shy away from on-screen intimacy. 
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The Fulfillment of a Desire Part 3

By Dr Jayanti Naik | Translated by Augusto Pinto
The story so far: Shivanand Desai had gone to Bangalore to work although his father was suspicious about this move. Before leaving, his Dadi gave him a stern warning that he was not to get embroiled in any love affairs. However, Shivanand fell in love with Satyavati, the beautiful daughter of the manager in his company.
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A fresh slice of Calangute

By Sinead McManus 
Living in Calangute means I pass by innumerable new ventures – cafes, hotels, joints and shops – almost every day. And sometimes the traffic in this bustling little village can be a good thing;
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Dogs on furniture: Good or Bad?

By Elizabeth Abraham
Traditional dog trainers advise owners against allowing dogs to get up on furniture, their reasoning being that the dog should consider himself equal to his ‘master’ and therefore would become ‘disobedient’.
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The Indispensable Cell Phone?!

When Alexander Graham Bell set out to help the deaf, he but accidently stumbled on to the device that would link billions through telephonic conversations. Even so, the invention of the telephone could not have led him to envision the future avatar of this modest instrument.
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The Fulfillment of a Desire Part 2

By Dr Jayanti Naik | Translated by Augusto Pinto
Satyavati’s body had been not just beautiful but gorgeous, luscious and fair – she had been a real doll of a woman. When she was adorned for an occasion she could leave Apsaras from Paradise in the shade.
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Table for two, in Italy

By Christabelle Coutinho
There are certainly no limits to the number of ‘good’ restaurants you can find on the Calangute-Candolim strip but if ‘best’ is what you are after, don’t stop till you reach the end of the strip, where the road curves sharply into Vivanta by Taj, Fort Aguada and continues right past its iron gates into an elegant retreat.
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When I grow up…

By Nolan Mascarenhas
Recently I was part of a school reunion and it was nothing short of spectacular. There were numbers in attendance and reminiscence of a past long gone but not forgotten. So here I was meeting old classmates; some married, some mums and dads and some I hardly recognised.
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