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The lava-fed valley

The Pico do Fogo volcano which means Peak of Fire in Portuguese, generates the bulk of the crater community’s gross domestic product, attracting some 5,000 tourists every year who need hotel beds, food, and tour guides. Four years after the volcano erupted – razing everything in its path in Cape Verde’s Cha das Caldeiras valley – the floor tiles of …

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Stay healthy with vegetables – Part II

Rohini Diniz Boosts immune function: Dark green leafy vegetables and yellow-orange vegetables are rich sources of both beta-carotene and vitamin C which are immune boosting nutrients. Beta-carotene gets converted into vitamin A within the body and helps maintain the structural and functional integrity of the skin and mucosal cells of the eyes, respiratory, gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts which in turn …

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Solutions to common problems

Deepika Rathod Exercise is really important when it comes to feeling happy, improving blood circulation, muscle and bone health, energy levels, enhancing weight loss and more. Moderate exercise on a regular basis can provide one with antioxidant protection and enhance blood flow, which can protect skin from stress and also delay signs of ageing. Regular exercise should keep you active …

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Becoming Sensitive to Life

Sadhguru Q: You have said that one has to be “life sensitive” to experience higher dimensions of perception. What is this sensitivity? Is it something that one has to be born with, or can it be cultivated? Sadhguru: Should one be born with this? Though we would like to see all children as the same, you would have definitely noticed …

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Assert yourself Learn to say No

Aldina Braganza Have you been in a situation when you want to say a simple no and find yourself saying the exact opposite? You want to avoid a confrontation or believe that you might be offending someone. The least you could have done is kept quiet and not said anything but you go ahead and say yes. This two letter …

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GOA WEEKEND DIARIES

FOOD Mango Magic: The summer is about to get cooler and smoother. Relish the king of fruits in its many moods at Goa Baking Company. Let your taste buds enjoy the magical symphony as you indulge in a lip smacking array of bakes, pastries and savouries infused with the season’s freshest mangoes. till June 4, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. …

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Get set to get away

The summer holidays are passing by and you might feel guilty about not having taken the family on a vacation because of your work commitments or because of the children’s tuitions, or perhaps the elections in April and May played spoiler and had you on election duty. Well, it’s not the end of the world! You can redefine a holiday …

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Goa Chitra to celebrate Museum Day

Goa Chitra Ethnographic Museum will celebrate World Museum Day on May 18, 4 p.m. with a panel discussion on ‘Custodians of Heritage’. Among the panelists will be Rajendra Kerkar, a state, national and international awardee for 30 years of his work in the field of environment education and wildlife conservation. The second panelist is Frederick Noronha, the founder of Goa …

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For the crown

The auditions of the Global Mr & Miss India Universe 2019 was held in 18 states across India. 140 selected contestants will now be a part of the grand finale to be held in Goa. The finale will be held on May 25 at Riva Beach Resort, Goa presented by Global India Entertainment Production. The winner of the show will …

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Sun, sea, and sands

MEHER CASTELINO When the mercury soars and the sun is blazing down on you, it is time to move to the beach and take welcome dips in the sea or by the pool. Aakriti Grover’s’ label ‘Flirtatious’ presents her latest Spring/Summer 2019 collection called ‘Eclectic Mix’ which is ideal for romping on the beach when the summer holidays start. Multi …

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