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Bohras – The Trading Community

The Bohras have been historically, traders. Their identity is firmly rooted in Gujarati culture and tradition and their strong commitment to education is another reason why they have stayed away from extremist politics


By K D L Khan

March 25, 2011 marks one very important date in the history of the Bohra community, as it is the 100th birthday (according to Islamic Hijri era) of His Holiness Syedna Muhammad Burhannuddin. Worldwide celebrations are happening and the most important of these being in Mumbai, where the Syedna resides.

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In the PINC Zone

By Mário Cabral e Sá

There are no free lunches", wrote my friend and physician Dr Oscar Rebelo in a signed ad for PINC, an acronym that stands for a voters counselling group called Panjimites Initiative for Change.

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A Dedicated Educationist

It can well be said that Dona of Propercia Correia Afonso de Figueiredo was on the greatest Goan lady of her time. With a vision, especially for the education of the children and women of Goa that she greatly loved


By Prajal Sakhardande

Many great Goan women and men of the yesteryears are today long forgotten. Their contribution to various creative, academic, cultural fields have to go down to our future generations. These are the lost pages of Goan history. They are our heritage, which we have failed to acknowledge with gratitude.

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Building Modern Leadership

By Tomazinho Cardozo

We have different type of leaders – political, social, religious, and so on and so forth. Are they truly leading us? I am afraid not!

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Goan Traditions of Cooking

By Vinayak Khedekar

Water and food are significant facets for living, for every living thing. Besides cultivated crops, nature provides us a substantial number of edibles. The foodstuff of any region is related to the environmental and climatic condition prevailing in that particular area.

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Remembering Amtesh

After the First World War, Amteshwar’s father and my grandfather Sujan Singh were granted agricultural lands in what was known as Montgomery district. Her father Datar Singh went into cattle breeding. My grandfather Sujan Singh tried to introduce modern techniques of farming like tractors and harvesters. He was a pioneer of exploiting the soils


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Making Menopause Easier

Before the actual stage of menopause one undergoes the stage of pre-menopause which may start from anytime by your mid thirties. The symptoms of pre-menopause may last till the complete transition of attainment of menopause but many experience them throughout the rest of their lives


By Dr Kasturi Desai

A woman is said to be in menopause when she does not have her regular period for more than 12 consecutive months. During this time her ovaries stop producing eggs and she is no more fertile. Though most often women reach this stage around 50 years but it may be earlier for some or late for others.

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Your Workplace

By Marilia Priyanka Fernandes

Humans are constantly influencing and changing the environment around them. This happens both at the individual level and at the group level. The workplace is no different. In fact, it is one of the most dynamic and interesting places. No other space has so many people from varied backgrounds, cultures, interests and lifestyles coming together to interact and work.

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Manna for the Soul

By Melinda Pereira Kamat

Muddo (Smoked Coconut salad with seasonal greens)

Time: 4 mins,

Yield: 1 ½ wati


1 wati grated coconut loosely filled and heaped [60g], ½ medium sized onion [20g], 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 segment of tamarind [chinchebot] [2g], salt to taste, 1 tsp coconut oil, 1 piece of charcoal or ¼ coconut shell

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