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Nature as a muse

By Naguesh Rao Sardessai
Maendra Alvares needs no introduction to Goans. Hailing from a family of landlords from south Goa to earning a degree in fine arts from the Goa College of Art, Altinho, he has come a long way. Treating his land as the Lord, he considers protecting and preserving the Goan landscape, environment, art and culture his mission.

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Masci’s Corner – Sizzling Variety

Chef  Kheem Singh of the Royal Orchid Resort – Galaxy Goa recommends
A sizzler is food served sizzling on a thick cast iron dish with a wooden base. While steak is predominantly served, fish and chicken with lots of vegetables and rice are part of this presentation. The iron plate is heated to a very high temperature and oil or butter is added to it to create the sizzle.

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Tiatr Review – By J P Pereira

GOEM SODDUN PAULEM GANTTAR
Peter-Roshan have released a new play after many years. ‘Goem Soddun Paulem Ghanttar’ is about Goan girls who fall for the charm of migrants and many-a-times mess up their future.

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Romance of monsoon showers enhanced with Swar Varsh

This Sunday the people of Goa were treated to an enrapturing jugalbandi of two mellifluous voices – that of Arti Ankalikar Tikekar and Devki Pandit. The show titled Swar Varsha, organized by the Inner Wheel Club of Mapusa and managed by the Swastik unit, was held at the Dinananth Mangeshkar Hall, Kala Academy.

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Catalysing the flight of the girl child

Third Sector Partners recently held its maiden convention to celebrate the success of its programme, “Katalyst”, which helps girls from economically challenged backgrounds through structured mentoring, personality grooming and financial intermediation.

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Funny side up with Cyrus

BY ARTI DAS | NT NETWORK
Cyrus Sahukar, famous for his satirical comedy shows and spoofs, is now sharing the big screen with Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol in the yet-to-be-released movie, ‘Aisha.’ In a candid telephonic conversation with ‘The Navhind Times’ he shares his experience, fear and desires.

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By Prajal Sakhardande

The Soundekar King surrendered the Fort of Cabo de Rama alias Kholgad, located in the Khol village of Canacona taluka, to the Portuguese in 1764; we should not allow the present Goa Government to surrender this fort of immense heritage value to foreign or Indian private  companies to privatise it.

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Towards an eco-friendly festival

BY PRATIMA ACHREKAR| NT NETWORK
Celebrations bring people together, breaking barriers of caste, creed and religion. On these auspicious days, the religious fraternity comes together and celebrate the festival as one big family.  As the grand festival of Hindus, Ganesh Chaturthi nears one will see many Hindu families busy gearing up for it.

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Steam Cooking

By  Shekher Phadnis
You must have often wondered as to what the most famous chefs of India prepare for their own cuisine. Well a survey shows that they cook — and eat — steamed food. “Steamed food can be absolutely great after a good day at the master kitchen supervising every thing to poached truffles to kheer paneer.

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Charmed by Lucky Charms

By G V Joshi
What is a superstition? A superstition is a belief not based on logic or reason. Superstitions often promise to protect someone from harm or affect either his/her bad or good luck.
For example, opening an umbrella in a house leads to bad luck and wearing a special gemstone or crystal will ward off evil. To avoid a baby being born with a facial birthmark, pregnant women in India don’t go outside during an eclipse.

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