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Gokarna: The unheard sandy heaven

Gokarna is one of the very few coastal areas in India where one can witness a hill station-like ambience with its green valleys waving to the tune of a celestial orchestra with a resonance mimicking the waves of the nearby Arabian Sea People who are obsessed with Goa but would like to avoid its ever increasing crowd can always venture to the …

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The changing Goan diet and its impact on health

Rohini Diniz Traditionally the diet of the Goan Catholics did not include sufficient amounts of vegetables and fruits. Hindus on the other hand included a lot of vegetables, particularly local vegetables, fruits and sprouted pulses in their diet. Studies have shown that regular consumption of fruit and vegetables is associated with reduced risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, cataracts …

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Mantra for overall well-being: Yoga

Deepika Rathod Yoga is an age-old ancient practice in India, but Indians never follow what belongs to us, we always try to chase the West. To stay healthy we go to the gym and perform extreme exercises, activities and punish our bodies, and why? I’m not saying that going to the gym is bad, it is good if done in …

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Celebrating mental health

Today, psychology has evolved into other fields such as neuroscience, artificial intelligence, sociology, anthropology and environment; its singular purpose being to help humanity improve the quality of their mental health and well-being Aldina Braganza October 10 is dedicated to mental health. Across the world efforts are made to create awareness, advocacy and educate people about the benefits of seeking help …

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Racing towards goodwill

Goa Marriott Resort and Spa, Le Meridien Goa Calangute, W Goa and Fairfield by Marriott, Anjuna, all a part of Marriott International, organised the sixth annual ‘Run to Give’ a charity-run in Panaji. These hotels joined other Marriott International hotels across 23 countries and territories concurrently in Asia Pacific for this fund-raising initiative. Since the event inaugurated in 2014, ‘Run …

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Getting the party started

KSP Clubs launched its first-ever luxury club, Hammerzz in Goa. The luxury night club has a combination of sleek interiors, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems with DJ-driven dance floors which aim at providing a unique experience coupled with cocktails and an inspiring food menu. Present at the launch were owner, KSP Clubs, Ketan Patel; architect of Hammerzz, Rajeev Punwani; and …

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I scream, you scream…

Why is real ice cream not the same as kulfi and how to know the difference between real ice creams and the kind made with vegetable oil? Vir Sanghvi Ice cream is one of my favourite dishes (and not just one of my favourite desserts). In fact, it is hard to find somebody who doesn’t like ice cream; only those …

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‘Ideal Palace’ A dream of a humble French postman

Cheval created the Ideal Palace by hand, picking up stones especially oddly shaped ones on his postal rounds and elsewhere over a period of 33 years from 1879 to 1912 With twisted stonework, exotic-looking statues and breathtaking flights of the imagination, it would not look out of place in the hot climes of South East Asia or in a surrealist …

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When in Turkey experience these five things

Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia mosque, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics. Turkey is a nation straddling Eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia mosque, with its soaring …

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The changing Goan diet and its impact on health

Gone are the days when children would savour nachni satva or nachni tizan. Today’s children prefer processed breakfast cereals such as Chocos, cornflakes and other ready to eat breakfast cereals instead of nachni Rohini Diniz Over the last 20 years there has been a great change in the lifestyle of Goans. Rising affluence, increased consumption of refined cereals instead of …

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