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Economist Vivek Kaul to discuss India’s economy

The International Centre Goa (ICG) is organising a lecture on ‘Growth Interrupted (And How India’s Economy Can Grow Again)’ by economist and columnist, Vivek Kaul on February 20, 11 a.m. at the premises in Dona Paula. Kaul writes regularly in several newspapers including the Mint, BBC, Dainik Jagran, Firstpost and Bangalore Mirror. He earlier worked at senior positions with the …

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Tales from the stage

At Asia’s largest theatre festival to be held at the open air auditorium of National School of Drama, on Sunday, February 16, 24 artistes under the banner of Abhivyaktee will perform a play based on the traditional theatre form of Goa, kaalo. Written by Anagha Deshpande with direction and music design by Saish Deshpande, ‘Vedharan’ is completely based on the traditional …

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Say it with music

With an aim to blend the concepts of music and spirituality, Musicurry hosted the one-of-a-kind NivaanHandpan and World Music Festival. Nivaan, which means ‘holy’, is a festival that is held to experience the purity of the belief in music. The three-day festival featured performances by renowned handpan and Indian classical artists, numerous workshops and wellness sessions. Guest of honour at …

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Trysts with teas

Zuibn D’Souza When I was young, my father had promised to take me to Kashmir. It is a wonderful place with grass carpeted rolling hills, snow-capped peaks in the distance and absolutely lovely locals and I looked forward to going there. Unfortunately a prolonged insurgency disrupted what I thought would be the most perfect holiday. I always promised myself that …

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Kayastha Cooking

The cuisine of the Kayastha community is a beautiful showcase of our Ganga-jamuni tehzeeb Vir Sanghvi Food is a unifying force like no other. Since time immemorial, food has helped different communities eliminate apprehensions, mingle freely and form a strong bond. In these times of senseless strife, the heritage cuisine of the Kayastha community sets a beautiful example of India’s …

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The jatrotsav of Sri Mahalsa at Mardol

Sanjeev V Sardesai Today in Goa, we have anglicised many of the original village names, due to Lusitanian influence of over four centuries, and are unable to relate to the places mentioned in the old scripts. However, one intangible heritage aspect that has kept the mythological connectivity alive are the stories and the ‘Puranas’ (old Indian scripts), passed on lovingly …

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Five architecturally beautiful temples of India

The Hindu temples of India are an example where the perfect fusion of art and engineering has reached its desired results The concept of Moksha in Indian philosophy drives all kinds of people to visit the holy shrines in pursuit of liberation and freedom from the pains of an ephemeral life. In this regard, India has always witnessed a massive …

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Flours

Rohini Diniz  Maize flour (makai ka atta): Maize flour is a coarse, yellow coloured flour with a sweetish taste that is prepared from corn kernels. It is the staple food in the state of Punjab and is especially consumed during winters in combination with sarson da saag, a gravy dish prepared using mustard leaves. Maize flour is a nutritious gluten-free …

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Keep your lungs healthy

Deepika Rathod Our body has five main eliminatory organs and the lungs are one of them, which help us perform our daily activities. The main function of the lungs is to perform the exchange of gases in our body, which is also known as respiration or breathing. That’s why reduced lung function means the body’s ability to exchange gas is …

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Ethnocentricity: A multicultural perspective

Aldina Braganza Have you ever wondered about the extent of diversity in our country? More often than not, our focus is on our own identity. And like most of you, I too love being a Goan, Indian. I am proud to be Goan on various counts. I love my land. Its bounty of natural beauty is unparalleled. That’s how I …

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