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Mankurad mangoes and more

If you’ve haven’t tasted the fruit of the season yet, then here is a chance to taste and purchase some of the finest quality Mankurad mangoes at the second annual All Goa Mankurad Mango festival which will take place at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao on May 12 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Speaking during a press conference on Friday at …

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Where tradition meets modernity

CHRISTINE MACHADO She has scorched up the ramp with her style and confidence, taking home the Miss Goa crown in 2010. And now model and fashion designer Sparsha Deshpande is all set to showcase her personal style and share a few fashion secrets at her just launched boutique studio Tsokha, located in Aquem, Margao. “I was brought up in a …

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What’s that name again?

Zubin D’souza All of us come from a string of varied backgrounds and a variety of cultures. There a words and pronunciations that may seem normal in a particular kind of world but totally hilarious in the next. Food is one thing that transcends all borders and can be enjoyed by almost everyone on the planet. The howler however is …

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A serving of nostalgia

From catering to the Portuguese army to becoming a favourite with the local populace, Longuinhos Bar and Restaurant in Margao, has retained its old charm and legacy, since 1950. NT BUZZ finds more VENITA GOMES | NT BUZZ At 8:30 a.m. while the streets of Margao are filled with people who are trying to make their way to their respective …

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Spain on top of its cuisine game

Vir Sanghvi If you were to ask any foodie which country had the best restaurants and was at the cutting edge of gastronomy, many people would say Japan. And they would not be wrong. Japanese cuisine is sophisticated and traditional at the same time and the great Japanese chefs are true masters of their craft. But here’s the thing: virtually …

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Ruined Forts: Ponda and Mardangad

SANJEEV V SARDESAI As we have seen in the past articles, Goa was speckled with many fortifications – a possible total of around 53 forts, of which the number has dwindled to a mere 10 in a semi proper order, while the rest are in ruins or have gone behind the sands of time, without trace. Even perusing of records, …

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A man with a green mission

Pompayya Malemath is an icon in Hospet, near Hampi-Karnataka due to his environment-friendly endeavours. When NT BUZZ visited Hampi, Malemath was happy to speak to us VIPUL REGE | NT BUZZ His interest in wildlife set in at a very young age. While Pompayya Malemath worked for a tractor company after completing his diploma in mechanical engineering, he began volunteering …

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Fast the healthy way this Ramadan

Rohini Diniz Fasting is an act of willingly abstaining from foods, drinks or both for a selected period of time and is observed for religious reasons or to detoxify the body. Fasting patterns vary greatly among people of different religions and cultural traditions, and can be absolute such as the Ramadan Roza wherein an individual abstains from all food and …

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Heart Health

Deepika Rathod Heart disease is the number one killer in world according to the Centre of Disease Control and Prevention. It is really important to stay healthy and keep your heart healthy. You must have heard about a healthy diet being good for your heart as well as your waistline, but that’s not enough. You need to look into your …

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Random Acts of Kindness

Aldina Braganza What if I told you that we could create a world where hate no longer exists? Where competition could be compassionate and not violent, and where stress would not be harmful but a motivating force. There is enough and more for everybody so we never have to feel worried or left out. Does this sound like a fairy …

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