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Green Designs by women architects

By Surekha Kadapa-Bose
An energy-efficient home is the new buzzword among those who want to reduce their carbon footprint on Planet Earth. The trend, which surprisingly is more popular in small towns, is also likely to impact the real estate industry in big cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai, which are facing a severe shortage of space.

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Three fold joy to unfold at Carambolim this Independence Day

MARGAO: On August 15, the Catholic world celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Assumption. It is also the day, where in India we celebrate Independence Day. The parishioners of St John the Baptist Church, Carambolim,

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Go Fish or The Big Catch

BY CLARA A RODRIGUES|NT NETWORK
If someone tells you in exasperation ‘go fish’, don’t take it to heart; instead head straight to the Ribandar ferry ramp and fish your heart away this Independence Day. Each year, the Fishing Lovers of Ribandar hold an All-Goa Fishing Competition which sees anglers from as far as Vasco coming to revel in the hope of hooking a catch of feisty fish.

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Care for Clothes

By Meher Castelino
You have spent a fortune on your trousseau or garments for that big wedding or trip abroad. The fun’s over and now it’s time to store away the different expensive designer outfits.

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Hidden Treasures

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
I was once an avid reader of adventure novels, where one discovers a treasure trove of heirlooms, hidden from the public eye. I was browsing the net the other day when I a paragraph caught my eye that got my grey cells working. It read as follows.

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Kala Mogi Candolim to stage English play

“Kala Mogi-Candolim will stage a play titled ‘United We Stand’. We believe that we are united but we are yet to learn communal harmony and national integration. We have produced this play to spread the message of communal harmony and to unite Goans,” informed the president of Kala Mogi, Mr Tomazinho Cardozo.

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Mil Mel Nel revive memories of C Alvares

Veteran King of duets of the Konkani stage, the late C Alvares was instrumental in introducing the first lady to act on the Konkani. His work in tiatr has given it a huge impetus. In honour of him, a musical show was staged at Margao, Saligao and Vasco by the Konkani stage trio Mil Mel Nel.

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An eco-friendly Ganpati

BY PRATIMA ACHREKAR | NT NETWORK
An eco-friendly Ganesh idol is yet another step towards protecting Mother Earth from toxic pollutants like Plaster of Paris (PoP), which takes longer to dissolve and in the process of dissolution releases toxic elements into the water body that leads to the destruction of marine life. People who drink this water experience a wide range of health problems like infections of the lungs, intestinal water born diseases and diseases of the skin.

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Know your carbon footprint

BY ARTI DAS | NT NETWORK
Have you heard the term, ‘carbon footprint?’ It may sound familiar to those who are aware about environmental causes. But, what does it really mean? And why is it so important to know its meaning? These are some of the questions that will be answered during the workshop ‘Carbon Footprint Analysis’ (CFA) which will be held on August 14 at Caritas Hall, St Inez, Panaji from 10 am to 5pm.

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