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May 22 is observed as International Biodiversity Day, a day to focus on issues related to our biodiversity. To commemorate the same, the Earthworm eco-store at Porvorim last weekend hosted a talk on damselflies and dragonflies by the state coordinator of the Goa Bird Conservation Network, Mr Parag Rangnekar.

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Kulfi, India’s own Ice cream

By Shekher Phadnis
Kulfi is India’s own ice cream, in vogue centuries before foreign ice cream products entered India. The sixteen century Mughal treatise by Emperor Akbar’s courtier Abul Fazl mentions kulfi in his treatise Akbarnamah.

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The colours and smells of the ‘purumentachem fest’

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MARGAO: ‘Purumentachem fest,’ the name conjures rows ands rows of spices, salt fish, tamarind, cocum…all with their distinctive and always interesting smells and colours…  and colourful people haggling over stuff that they would consume over the monsoon.

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Encouraging children to read

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On May 23, the children’s book club, Pageturners Club, was launched at the International Centre Goa, Dona Paula. In addition, a two-day workshop was held to generate reading interest among children.
This attempt was a first of its kind made by educationist, Ms Jugneeta Sudan.

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The exodus of the faithful

By RAMESH SAVAIKAR
Thousands of devotees of Lord Vitthal, also considered as Shri Krishna, an incarnation of Vishnu, perform a pilgrimage to Pandharpur called Vari, the place of Vitthal twice a year - once each during the Hindu months of Ashadh and Kartik.

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Make those Brown Spots Vanish

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Brown spots can appear on your skin due to ageing, sun damage, freckles, skin discoloration or hyper-pigmentation. Most women encounter this problem after the age of 40, and although these are harmless, treating them is essential because they can mar your beauty. Here are some tips that may prove helpful in treating brown spots.

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Ancient Chamundeshwari Idol Found at Agasaim

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A granite idol of Goddess Durga, also known as Chamundeshwari or Mahishasura Mardhini, believed to be 2000-year-old was excavated from the Sulabhat Lake near Agasaim on May 24.

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A Fishy Story

By Glenn Costa
MARGAO: Goans and fish curry rice are synonymous with each other. And a majority of Goans are legendary for their laid back, susegado attitude; not too bothered even if their government does not provide them with regular water, uninterrupted electricity or even roads – or something in the neighbouring waddo is burning down.

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It’s Frango All the Way

Chef Paul Raj of the Al Fama at Cidade de Goa recommends
Frango Grelhado Piri Piri (Grilled Chicken with Chillies), Frango com polenta (fried chicken with fried polenta).. these are some of the traditional South African dishes from the Mozambique region.

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It’s all Ogre

Film: Shrek Forever After, Voices of: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Directed by: Mike Mitchell, Duration: 93 minutes, Rating: * * *

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