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A Trunk of Good Cheer

By Christabelle CoutinhoAt a high tea event hosted by Grand Hyatt in Bambolim, the slender sommelier in a light summer gown throws a couple of benders to the guests – Is tea a drink native to India; where do different tea varieties come from; what is ctc and first-flush? A couple of hesitant replies and murmurs surface, confirming what Snigdha …

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Kudos to ‘Kudos’

By Kuheli Bhattacharya RaneMy friends from other states frequently ask me “How do you spend monsoons in Goa?” and I reply “Why? By having sizzlers of course!” Sizzlers are the classic ‘attention seeking ‘ dishes, they make an entry with all the pop, sizzle and crackle, with steam bellowing out in all directions, the smell of burnt cabbage and gravy …

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The Art of healthy living

By Jayachandran ThampiSome health facts about Goa and India• Average age of people admitted in Hospital (Goa) with heart attack is reducing to 40s; 25 per cent of heart disease death in India is in people under 40!• By 2015 India would witness a 100 per cent increase in heart disease death as against a 50 per cent reduction in …

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Love at first sip

By Mini RibeiroI know it is a bit too early to talk about mulled wine, but with heavy showers, I almost feel like some. Craving for that warm, spicy drink actually. Yes, it is perfect for a chilly night, but I can’t help thinking about it now. The traditional mulled wine is hearty, full of spices and strong, far less sweet …

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Meat lover’s Mecca

The quaint and calm by lanes of Fontainhas just got a soul stirring. We visited the talk of the town Route 66 to check out if these rumours were true. Rumour has it that this is the best place in town, in fact the whole state for American style burgers. Well as they say there is no smoke without fire, and in this case it was a grill.

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Food And Fitness

I am 21-year-old. I am fat. I don't get proper flow during the menses. I want to become thin. 
Why do you want to become thin? Every person has his ideal body weight (IBW). Just achieve that and you'll be perfect.

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Where hospitality becomes Goan

I was invited to Aldeia Santa Rita in Candolim, a tribute to heritage Goa. Incidentally, this property won the de Souza’s the most innovative eco initiative honour at the ‘Goa Hospitality Awards’ for their measures to save water and electricity, use locally sourced material, recycle building material and dry garbage, compost, and use kitchen waste as farm feed, among others. 

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Celebrity Fitness: Sidharth Malhotra

My idea of a perfect body: Is not six-packs abs. What is important is to stay fit and be able to run and do exercise and have good stamina. First, one needs to be healthy and fit, later abs can add to the personality. There is lot of hard work that goes into the making of six-pack abs. I like a more athletic body; it gives you to edge to do multiple things.

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Talent or technology?

Shraddha Kapoor is the latest entrant on the actress-turned-singer list. She recently rendered the unplugged version of the Galliyan track from her upcoming film Ek Villain. She has also lent her voice to the background score as well. 

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Enroute to Brazil

Somewhere in the state of Goa a team of six over-weight men very cautiously entered what was once a paddy field. They were here to play ball and the only thing on their minds was the journey to Brazil for the World Cup. The atmosphere was laced with excitement, because nothing is as invigorating as a free trip. They were not alone.

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