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Bringing out the true essence of Sao Joao

  The most awaited festival of the monsoons, Sao Joao was celebrated throughout the state on June 24 with fun, great pomp and gaiety. The day long celebration commenced with making of the traditional ‘kopel’. At various places across the state, men and boys jumped in the wells wearing their kopels. Several Goan delicacies such as patolios and sweets made …

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Best foods to control diabetes

Zubin D’souza   I am sure you know what diabetes is. Well, if you don’t…you should! Diabetes currently affects 422 million people worldwide and there are approximately 62 million sufferers in India.

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Sushi is fast becoming the favourite food of Indians

Vir Sanghvi   Navneet Kalra, the entrepreneur (Dayal Opticals and many other enterprises) who is one of the partners in Town Hall in Khan Market, was telling me the saga of his super-successful restaurant.

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Move over Seville, Barcelona, visit these Spanish destinations instead

AFP, New Delhi   Spain attracts travellers from across the world for a myriad of reasons. Whether you have been to this country on Iberian Peninsula before or not, you have got to include these lesser-known Spanish destinations in your itinerary for a memorable experience.

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Travel experts share their best tips and tricks for packing light

Going for a holiday or work trip out of station? Pack light and right. With the holiday season underway, several people are taking off to hotter or cooler climes for a break. But before you take off, there’s that all-important task of packing.

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Your guide to staying fit, even as you travel: Because it is possible!

Snigdha Ahuja   A vacation is something we all need (and deserve). But, going on a holiday also disrupts your fitness routine and diet. “Often, we over-indulge when we travel: stay-up late, get-up earlier, eat differently and try to cram as much into a day as we can. The body is very sensitive to change which may result in any …

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The Sound of Music: So sweet!

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK   “You brought music back into the house. I had forgotten.” – Captain von Trapp to Maria History was created in Hollywood when ‘The Sound of Music’ (1965) became the highest grossing film in history, knocking ‘Gone with the Wind’ (1939) off the top spot, by setting one box office record after another, …

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Martyrs’ Memorial – an icon of the resistance and brotherhood

Goa was liberated by the Indian Army on December 19, 1961. However, this could not be achieved without a long struggle by the Goan freedom fighters. An outline of the various phases is given, herewith, which will give an idea of the movement. MARIA DE LOURDES BRAVO DA COSTA RODRIGUES The struggle to get the Portuguese out of Goa started …

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Chronicling the women of ‘18th June’

Maria de Lourdes Bravo da Costa Rodrigues This year the beginning of the Goa’s revolutionary movement will complete seventy years. I went through the reminiscences of Evagrio Jorge who was present on this eventful day, June 18, 1946, to find out more about the happenings in Margao. Evagrio’s memories are treasured in an eighty four pages booklet which is a …

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Dressing right with Zest and Priyanka Row

Maria Fernandes|NT KURIOCITY The second Navhind Times Zest workshop was held on June 12 at the Dempo House, Panaji. Goa’s first image consultant, Priyanka Row, was facilitator of the half-day workshop which was open to the age group of 23 years and above. The four-hour session aimed at giving participants important tips on enhancing their image with emphasis on dressing …

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