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Bridal Shopping

By Meher Castelino

Get set for some great bridal shopping for clothes, jewellery, linen and towels because it is the wedding season. When it comes to a wedding trousseau, the budget is important and how much one wants to spend, there are several designers to choose from.

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Chaitri Utsav at Goemchem Pandharpur


The Pandurang temple of Vithalapur, Sanquelim is famously known as the ‘Pandharpur of Goa’.  This temple, which celebrated its 500thinstallation anniversary 4 years ago, is rich in history.

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When Christ Was Crucified

By J P Pereira

The Society of Pilar presentation ‘When Christ Was Crucified’, an operetta written and directed by Fr Olavo Menezes, is a superb work of entertainment, presented with lots of love and prayer.

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Procession of Saints held at Goa Velha

The penitential procession of Saints, which is held at Goa Velha every year during lent, was held yesterday. People from the village as well as near by villages came to participate in the procession.

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Mandrem Desais’ 300-year-old Ram Navami traditions

The birth of Lord Rama is celebrated with fanfare on April 12 at various temples and ‘mutts’ in the state. However, the Desai family of Mandrem village of Pernem taluka is one such family that has traditionally celebrated this festival at their home for the last 300 years. ‘The Navhind Times’ took a detour to learn more about this family’s tradition that brings the entire community together

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Dare to Bare

By Aroona Reejhsinghani

Today with sleeveless dresses and spaghetti tops being the in-thing nobody wants to have dark underarms. Excessive use of hair removing creams is the main culprit that darkens the underarms. The chemicals present in these creams results in the discolouration of the skin under the arms, therefore never use creams or lotions designed for removing hair in the arm pits.

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Kamat and Bhave win KA Sahitya Puraskar Award

Two eminent poets Paresh Narendra Kamat and Radha Bhave were awarded the Kala Academy Sahitya Puraskar at the hands of professor, Department of Journalism and Communication, University of Pune, Dr Aroon Tikekar. In addition, they were also honoured with a certificate and prize money of `25,000. The event was held at the Black Box, Kala Academy.

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Dalgado Puroskar Announced

Dalgado Konknni Akademi has announced its annual awards to personalities who have contributed to the development of Konknni in Roman script. Fr Manuel Gomes, who has 15 books to his credit, will be honoured with the Dalgado Literary Award 2010 for his lifetime contribution to Konknni literature in Roman script.

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Sachin Tendulkar has been in party mode following India’s World Cup win.
Says an invitee, “Sachin and wife Anjali have been hosting a series of parties. One was held at a resort and spa in the city owned by Sanjay Narang on Monday night.

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