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Rice Wines: Drink and Enjoy

By Mini Ribeiro
Sake has a high reputation among dining enthusiasts as containing simply rice and water, it is much easier on the stomach than most alcohols. It is an excellent alternative to heavier-tasting alcoholic beverages.
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Ganesha Lord of nature

BY ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ
The most revered and loved Hindu God of Goa, Lord Ganesha has a special place in the hearts of Goans. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, which is celebrated annually in the month of Bhadrapath, starts the festive mood in Goa. The bright sunny days of September add to festivities.
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Pushing special status

The campaign to gain ‘special status’ for Goa appears to have fizzled out. The resolution introduced by Shantaram Naik was rejected by the Rajya Sabha and no one seems to be taking note of the one passed by the state Assembly. So I took it upon myself to open back-channel negotiations with the Centre.
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Melt-in-the-mouth Modaks

By Mini Ribeiro
The much-awaited 10-day Ganeshotsav is here. And modaks are a must-have.  Modaks (sweet rice flour dumplings filled with coconut and jaggery) or Ukadiche modak is a ritual sweet dish, specially prepared on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi.
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Romancing @ the Alfama

By Joe Mascarenhas
Journey to a Bohemian area called Alfama. The Alfama town square in Lisbon is the inspiration for the signature restaurant at the Cidade de Goa. Alfama was known as the bohemian quarter of Lisbon and the veritable birthplace of the Fado. 
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