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Pundalik Naik bestowed with Gomant Sharda Puraskar

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The Gomant Sharda Puraskar was awarded to Mr Pundalik Naik at the hands of Dr S S Noor, renowned literary personality and vice-president of Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi recently.
Mr Pundalik Naik is a renowned Goan writer who had handled almost all literary forms such as play, story writing, poetry, one act play, radio play, teleplay, children’s literature, etc.

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Books and CD on diverse themes released

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The Directorate of Official Language Panaji-Goa released three books under the ‘Scheme of Publication 2008’. The three books titled as, ‘Secrets of Dental Care’ by Dr Sandeep Lawande, ‘Vikas Khara Khota’ by Mr Raju Nayak and ‘A Concise History of Goa’ by Professor Dr Olivinho Gomes.

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Children reveal their stories through dance

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The Pitch Black project that witnessed an overwhelming response in the year 2008 has once again left an impression on people’s minds. This year, the Pitch black project II organised by the CreatiWitty works in association with Jan Ugahi Trust (NGO), Margao

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Taking baby shots

BY CLARA A RODRIGUES
How would you feel to see your baby’ cute face and mischievous gleam on everyone’s walls?  Your baby and the cynosures of all eyes! If you want this to happen, your chance is here.

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The ‘leopard’ guarding the goalpost

With the World Cup round the corner, we got our own Football greats of yesteryears to talk on their playing days and views on this World Cup. Today, we feature Goa’s ace goalkeeper, Brahmanand Shankhwalkar who presently is the Director of coaching with the Sports Authority of Goa.

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Inspiring miniature plants

BY ABDULLA KHAN
VALPOI—‘Bonsai–A Living Art’ is still vibrantly practiced in Valpoi. This millennia-old art form of miniature plants that is also known as ‘Tray-Planting’ significantly represents Japanese culture and religious beliefs says Mr Devidas Kotkar, an environmentalist and Biology teacher who is also a Bonsai enthusiast and has a collection of over 120 bonsai trees. He had exhibited them at several bonsai exhibitions in various schools and higher secondary schools in Goa.

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The Amazing Cucumber!

By Shekhar Phadnis
Feeling tired in the afternoon! Put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a glass of cucumber juice.  Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins and carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours. And one cup of one hundred grams juice has just 14 calories in it.

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Nagoa Parish celebrates its 450th anniversary

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The parish of Holy Trinity Church, Nagoa-Bardez, will commemorate its long and cherished history of 450 years on May 30, the feast of Holy Trinity. Archbishop Felipe Neri Ferrao will preside over the solemn Mass at 5.15 p.m. with all the former parish priests participating in the concelebration.

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MOVIES

Return to Sander
Film: Prince of Persia – The sands of time, Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Directed by: Mike Newell, Duration: 109 minutes, Rating: * * 1 /2

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A family moment

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PANAJI: The eminent Goan scientist, Dr Anil Kakodkar on Saturday said that if fulfilling family responsibilities includes providing the right education to one’s children, self-empowering family members and so on, then under this yardstick he has largely succeeded as a family man.

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