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Goa under the brush of R K Laxman

“A cartoonist enjoys not a great man but a ridiculous man, since cartooning is the art of insult and ridicule” —R K Laxman

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Astro Query

Date Of Birth (DOB): November 20, 1992; Time Of Birth (TOB): 7 p.m.; Place Of Birth (POB): Margao

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The ‘Doubting’ tale of St Thomas

By Maria de Lourdes Bravo da Costa Rodrigues The small chapel at the corner of the road, near the General post office, Panaji, in the Sao Tome ward, will be completing two centuries this year and the parishioners have made elaborate plans to celebrate the feast with big pomp on February 1.

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D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas is here!

The Festival which provides all the fodder for the mind and also for the soul— The 8th D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas, which hosts best of minds from various arenas of life, is here. This year the Festival will be held from February 17 to February 21 at Dinanath Mangueshkar Kala Mandir, Kala Academy, Campal, Panaji.

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Musical Maestro Cruz de Sanvordem

By Keith Armando Gomes Hum it and he shall play. Cruz Marceline Coutinho who is better known in the tiatr fraternity as Cruz de Sanvordem and in his village as ‘Mr C M’ has a passion for music unlike you have ever seen before. He says; “the more I play, the younger I feel.”

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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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