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Celebration Time

By Odette and Joe Mascarrenhas
‘Time for celebration,’ Joe chortles looking forward to pampering his taste buds after a stringent 40 days of ‘off meat.’ So come lunchtime we were on our way to find a ‘pampering hole.’ Little did my ‘better half’ realise that most ‘up market’ restaurants were open for only dinner.

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Vaired flavours and uses of Feni

BY PRATIMA ACHREKAR| NT NETWORK
Feni is more than an alcoholic beverage. It has many wonder working properties, which not many are aware of. Trying to bring the focus on this, Ancestral Goa is holding a Coconut and Cashew Fest to demonstrate to the people more about feni, its distillation process and much more. ‘The Navhind Times’ bring you the flavours of feni.

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Give Wings to Your Imagination…

By Ranjana Kakodkar
Picture this. The setting: a sublime Goan sunset, the sky has just turned a delicate pinkish orange, and romance fills the air. The venue: A posh five star resort in North Goa. A coy bride in her sparkling wedding finery is transported in a swaying palanquin to her dashing groom, waiting astride a white ‘ghoda’.

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A Cry at Night: Domestic Violence should be of National Interest

By Pamela Philipose 
India is a signatory to various international laws, which expressly deem domestic violence a crime. Five years ago, the country had enacted a national law – the Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act 2005 (PWDVA) – that seeks to protect the rights of women who face abuse within the home.

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Top Talents

By Meher Castelino
Five designers are making waves in the fashion bruisers and their work is being appreciated by the connoisseurs of fashion not only in India but also around the world.

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In the world of enchantment

BY PERIN ILAVIA
An exhibition of photographs titled ‘Enchanted spaces’ by Danish photographer Astrid Jenson, previews at Ruchika’s Art Gallery on April 29, a documentation of her photographs since 2004. Astrid was born in 1975, and studied photography at the School of Photography in Aartius, and later in the Glasgow School of Art.

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Splurge on Konkan fruits at the Konkan fruit fest

The Botanical Society of Goa and its ‘Festival Partners’, the Directorate of Agriculture-Goa and Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP), together with the ICAR-Goa, NABARD and Tiatr Academy of Goa are hosting the ‘Goa Liberation Golden Jubilee Konkan Fruit Fes from April 29 to May1, at the Promenade and ‘The Art Park’, Campal-Panaji.

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My books reflect the good and bad around us: Hanumant

Three Konkani books titled ‘Asturi Pratima’, ‘Dam dama Dum’(play), and ‘Haav saiba Modern Zata’ written by Hanumant Chopdekar, noted poet and lecturer from Chowgule College were released at the hands of Pundalik Naik, a stalwart of Konkani literature.

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