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Sao Joao grind creates a splash

Light showers, strong winds, an overcast sky and excitement in the air! Sao Joao was celebrated with much gusto in Goa. To celebrate the spirit of Sao Joao - Goa’s rain festival, Muzic Matters and Riveira de Goa in association with beverage leaders Tuborg organised the Tuborg Sao Joao Grind on June 24 at Riviera de Goa in Arpora.

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Candolim Sangodd today

Mapusa: The annual Candolim Sangodd that is held to celebrate the feast of St Peter and Paul will be held this year at the Orda jetty. The Sangodd will begin at 2.30 p.m. sharp with a small prayer being said and hymns sung at the Holy Cross Chapel at Orda. 

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Find your peace with Tai Chi

So far whichever forms of martial art we have come across, most are aimed to train ourselves for defence.  However, Tai Chi is a form of Chinese martial art, practiced to distress oneself, attain peace of mind and brings us out from unhealthy feelings.

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Protect your Hair

By Aroona Reejhsinghani
If you want to prepare your own shampoo, then dry and powder the seeds of custard apple and mix with equal quantities of powder of whole green mung dal. Make into a paste with buttermilk or skimmed milk and used on the hair as shampoo.

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Blending of literature with literacy

Books are a man’s best friend as we grow up with them and they in a way become our companions for life. It’s very important to inculcate the reading habit among kids as it can help to explore their creative side that is hidden due to constant exposure to multi-media.

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Masci’s Corner – Piri Piri or Peri Peri

Chef Poornima of Alegria recommends    
Peri peri masala  is also sometimes known as Piri piri masala. Although the origin of the peri peri masla used by us is traditionally from Portugal, there are many variations.

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Goa’s Famous Ruin

By Antony Kuriakose

 Velha Goa (Old Goa) has the prestige of having a number of churches that have been included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Among these are the ruins of St Augustine Church, once the largest in Goa.

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Ancient Wells

By Prajal Sakhardande

ome of the old houses have wells set at a great depth. The well was almost sacred to the household. Laying the foundation of the house and digging a well were done simultaneously. Many of these traditional houses had a ‘nirpanas’ (bread fruit) tree planted close to the well and hence the name ‘paanpanas’ or ‘nirpanas’ wherein ‘paan’ or ‘nir’ meant water. It is unfortunate that many families have buried their wells and cut the breadfruit trees snapping ties with their ancestral heritage.

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The Gap Widens

By Uma Ramachandran

 "By and large the attitude of a man towards his wife is possibly worse than his attitude towards his buffalo." - Colin Gonzalves

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