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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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‘My father was a fantastic storyteller’

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT BUZZ Q. You head the Bimal Roy Memorial and Film Society. What is the purpose behind forming this body? We founded this Society in 1997. It happened because a lot of people told me of their desire to watch my father’s films, which by then had completely vanished from the theatres, though one could …

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Nuts about Goa

In order to highlight the importance of the coconut tree, while also providing a platform for differently-abled students to showcase their talent, the Maddachem Fest will be held today at Sanjay School, Porvorim. NT BUZZ gets more details Having conceptualised and curated a number of festivals to highlight the cultural heritage of Goa, Marius Fernandes, the Festakar of Goa, who …

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In tune to classical music

Swastik, in keeping its tradition of preserving and promoting Indian art and culture is organising an exclusive programme of dhrupad gayan titled ‘Parampara’ on February 10 at Institute Menezes Braganza, Conference Hall, Panaji. Dhrupad is the most ancient style of Hindustani classical music that has survived till today in its original form. It is a form of devotional music that …

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Booked for Valentine’s Day

Literati Bookshop and Cafe, Calangute is organsing a Valentine’s Day special event on February14, 6:30 p.m. with a discussion about two recently published books by Mumbai-based journalist, columnist and author, Kalpana Sharma The first work ‘Single by Choice: Happily Unmarried women’ is an anthology of essays by 13 women from varied backgrounds. Edited by Sharma, it looks at singledom from …

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New fashion stars

MEHER CASTELINO The annual Alchemy show by the L S Raheja Technical Institute, Department of Fashion Technology is always a much-awaited event and this year there was a creative display of fashion, footwear, handbags and accessories that were showcased on the ramp by the graduating students. The institute has been responsible in presenting to the Indian fashion industry talented designers …

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