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AKKI SPLURGES

In B-Town circles, Akshay Kumar may be perceived as being quite tight-fisted with money. He disproved this theory by throwing a lavish wrap-up party for Desi Boyz cast-and-crew last night.

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my Fav co-star

Abhishek Bachchan called Rani Mukerji his favourite co-star in a recent interview. “Rani is the best co-star I have ever worked with. She’s beautiful and is a brilliant actor.”

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THUMB’S UP!

Remember how Hrithik Roshan once famously called the extra appendage to his right thumb his lucky charm? Now note, if you may, that the actor didn’t really let that hand or his digits take precedence on magazine covers, special shoots or advertisements.

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Observing the Greatest Sacrifice

Good Friday was observed with a lot of religious fervor in the state yesterday. It started with the kissing feet of the crucifix, followed by Half Mass and lastly the procession.

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2-Day environment film festival from April 23

Crystal Cut, a Mapusa-based event management company, is hosting an environment film festival titled, ‘Vasudhotsav’ on April 23 and 24 at the Maquinez Palace, ESG Complex, Panaji.

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Preparing for rainy days

BY ARTI DAS | NT NETWORK
If you think working in the kitchen is the last thing to do in these hot afternoons then visit the villages to witness how Goan women are stocking up for the monsoon with some lip smacking snacks 

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A pinch of rejection hurt no one

BY CLARA A RODRIGUES| NT NETWORK
If Charles Darwin had to listen to taunts which belittled him with definitions of being ‘below the common standard of intellect’, or if Thomas Edison had to give ears to what his teachers often said of him, that he was ‘too stupid to learn anything’, or Elvis Presley seriously considered heeding his manager’s advice that he ought to quit and go back to driving a truck, humanity would have lost innumerable gems from their treasure troves.

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Sol Kadi for the soul

BY CLARA A RODRIGUES | NT NETWORK
Ever wondered what the red tinged liquid placed in a small bowl on your plate was? With a dash of green chilly and sprigs of parsley, the drink, if you don’t know, is gulped down after a square meal. Called locally as ‘solachi kadi’, this tangy tasting drink, which is a digestive, is made from the fruit ‘kokum’ and forms an inseparable food habit of the Konkan cuisine.

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‘Don’t expect media to impart culture and values to your kids’

BY ARTI DAS | NT NETWORK
Smriti Irani, the President of the All India BJP Mahila Morcha, epitomises woman empowerment. This lady, who started out working at McDonalds in Mumbai, then went on to be the Prima Donna of prime time before giving it all up for politics, was here in Goa on a political visit.

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An Asian Food Tour

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
Candolim, the Mecca of good food during season, now remains wanting. The reason being that most stand alone restaurants have closed for the off season. And here I was on the lookout out for variety like say a good Burmese khowsuey. By sheer stroke of luck we happened to meet with chef Pritam, executive sous chef of O Hotel.

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