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Music is entertainment, not art

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A musician by her own terms, Isabella Antena was one of the few women who ‘dared’ to make music with the synthesizer- a new-found sensation of that era-and went on to pioneer ‘Bossa Nova’(a mix of Samba and Jazz) and Samba-inflected nu-jazz and electro-pop. She was the founding member of a French-Belgian synthpop trio, ‘Antena’(1980s), which explored minimal electro, pop and samba styles, and the ‘Pogwa Sisters’ in the 1990s.

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DJs charge crowds at Day 2 of Sunburn

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Day 2 at Sunburn 2012 hit a high as Dutch Progressive House Ace Fedde Le Grand along with Richard Durand dazzled a crowd of over 65,000 fans at Goa’s Candolim beach. The festival which kicked off yesterday was also streamed live across 120 countries touching a global audience of over 1.2 million fans around the world.

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If the world had to end

By Derek Almeida

So, the world did not end in on December 21. The tectonic plates did not move an inch and the gripping images of them ripping apart in the movie ‘2012’ did not happen. The Mayan calendar came to an end and so did the Mayans, some centuries before.

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The Ocean’s finest catch!

By Mini Ribeiro

People in Goa as well as tourists who come there look forward to lobsters. "We serve lobsters fresh from the grill seasoned with a choice of marinades in all our restaurants and also have them available from our fresh catch display for guests to enjoy as they please," says Ashish Deva, Executive Chef, Alila Diwa.

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A bistro by the sea

By Joe Mascarenhas

Is it a shack? Is it a restaurant? It is sand, sea and something which nature will never provide. The new concept of Vaishali and Lokesh Sood is a fusion to stimulate the senses, an experience for every moment of the day.

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The ‘Mekong’ sails to the Oriental world

From cappuccino at 3 p. m. to cognac at 4 a. m, the Mekong Lounge and Diner recreates the magic of the Orient for all those who basically want to spend a happy evening, dissolving into a quiet and long night.

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If Vozhorya Curses then…

By Dr Jayanti Naik | Translated from
the original Konkani by Augusto Pinto

[The story so far: Upaso a farmer goes to the lair of Vozhorya, the God of his village and makes an invocation to him begging him to destroy his servant Ramlo who has eloped with his wife Gunnem. But as he returns home to his son, he begins to have doubts about his actions...]

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Agonda Villas the perfect romantic getaway

By Sinead McManus

Five years ago, four schoolmates – brothers Shaan and Wassim, Aneesh and Khalander from Canacona toyed with the idea of bringing to life an intimate Goan experience, which effortlessly blended with the beach setting.

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Oh god,yeh shaadi ka chakkar!

Now is the moment in their life to stand in front of the bathroom mirror and ask themselves the much dreaded question — Have I made it large? Oops, I mean, Am I ready for marriage yet?

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Waiting for the invasion

Capitao Pedro was perched on the highest point at Cabo de Rama, a dilapidated fort in South Goa. The beach nearby was a treat but the fort was a boring place. The only interesting bit is the colourful graffiti on one of the walls and it was in Russian.

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