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Confronting corporate crises

In a bid to spread awareness and education about proactive crime and crisis management, the Verna Police Station along with the Verna Police ‘Crocs and Cops’ community policing unit hosted a ‘Corporate Stress and Crisis Talk’. Two talks were held in the jurisdiction: the first at Finolex, Verna Industrial Estate and the second at ITC Grand Hotel, Arossim. The workshop …

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Guidelines for every globetrotter

As part of ‘Travel Talk’, a series of discussions relating to travel hosted by Ramchandra Prabhu Salgaonkar in association with the International Centre Goa, ‘Travel Etiquette and Indians’, a panel discussion featuring Shaun Jeffery, Atool Mulgaonkar and chef Kunal Arolkar will be held today, August 10 at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at International Centre Goa, Dona Paula. The discussion …

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Eating royalty Blue cheese

Zubin D’Souza Every week, I pull out my dictionary, flip it open to a random page and then let my finger hover over the page while I look away and then with one swift motion, I stab at a non-predetermined spot. The word that appears under my finger (which is now already painful and starting to swell because I keep …

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Very berry, Strawberry

Why do fresh strawberries often taste so thin and sour without added sugar? It has to do with the way we grow them in India Vir Sanghvi A while ago, I resisted the Macau Egg Tart, which is my preferred dessert when I go to Delhi’s The China Kitchen. Devender Bungla, the hotel’s pastry chef, suggested that I try a …

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Konnsache Fest: In praise of a good harvest

Sanjeev V Sardesai Various communities make it a point every year on designated dates to express gratitude for a bountiful harvest. Indeed, the harvest festival is celebrated all over India as Pongal, Lohri, Bhogali Bihu, etc. In Goa, the Hindu community pays their respect by venerating the ‘Nave’n’ (literally translating to ‘new’), during Ganesh Chaturthi, where a paddy stalk along …

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Explore the best of Florence

Going for a short stay at one of the most aesthetical cities in the world? Here’s how you can explore the ancient place, in the Florentine way! Sreyashi Ghosh A mix of delights — good food, rich history and picture perfect architecture — Florence is every traveller’s dream. The Italian city is compact yet impactful. No amount of time in …

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Eat right to beat the monsoon blues

Rohini Diniz These days we are experiencing heavy showers that lead to flooding, accumulation of filth and muck and proliferation of flies. Merely getting wet in the rain does not result in one catching a cold, it is the cold virus and lowered immunity that are to blame. While there is nothing we can do about the rain, we can …

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Empower parents, enable breastfeeding – Part II

Sujal Torgal Patil The first week of August is marked as Breastfeeding Week throughout the world by the WHO in order to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies. The 2019 slogan ‘Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding’ has been chosen to be inclusive of all types of parents in today’s world. Focusing on supporting both parents to be empowered is …

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Healthy tips to reduce your sleep quota

Sadhguru Sadhguru: The body needs rest, not sleep. In most people’s experience, sleep is the deepest form of restfulness they know, so they talk about sleep. But essentially, the body is not asking for sleep, it is looking for restfulness. Your mornings would be pretty bad if your nights were not restful. So it is not sleep but restfulness that …

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Savouring: Appreciating positive aspects of your life

Aldina Braganza I did a mindfulness training programme recently and we started the course with what is known as the raisin meditation. We were requested to acutely focus all our senses on the act of eating the raisin. You hold the raisin between your fingers and gently feel the dry fruit as if it was something precious and you had …

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