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Take a walk with Mumbai’s tour guides

Anubhuti Matta They spend hours walking, and many more talking. The sun doesn’t sap them, the rain is no threat. But right now is when you’ll see them the happiest. With the temperatures finally dropping, it is peak time for city tours. Be it old-school highlights like the Gateway of India and Marine Drive or hip new art precincts, food …

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Old Goa – Walk amongst Heritage!

Sanjeev V Sardesai Old Goa of today, vis-a-vis Velha Goa of the yesteryears, wears an altered characterisation! What was once a seat of absolute western power today lies haplessly seeking assistance, for its own survival. Every time my steps lead me to visit Old Goa, the recollection of a conversation with the prominent architect (late) Lucio Miranda, more famously know …

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Surviving the fast food times

Rohini Diniz Fast foods are a growing component of our diets and over the last few years there has been a dramatic increase in its consumption and sale especially among the younger generation. What are fast foods? Fast foods are foods and beverages that are tasty, easily prepared and quickly sold at canteens or restaurants, by road side vendors or …

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Meet John Doe: An unusual candidate

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK ‘Meet John Doe’, now considered the climax of a trilogy – the other two films being ‘Mr Deeds Goes to Town’ (1936) and ‘Mr Smith Goes to Washington’ (1939) – in which legendary Hollywood director, Frank Capra dealt with American individualism, is said to be one of Capra’s most personal movie. Like the …

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Goa’s only World Heritage Site – Old Goa

Sanjeev V Sardesai   One of the most famous pilgrimage heritage sites, found in most of the itineraries of tourists and other visitors to Goa, is undoubtedly – Old Goa. The apple of the eye, of many early dynasties and regimes, the entire precinct of Old Goa has the honour of being Goa’s only World Heritage Site, inscribed, under the …

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Give 2017 a sunny, beachy start. Visit Cape Verde. Because why not?

Carnival time Mindelo, on the island of Sao Vicente, is best known as the birthplace of Cabo Verdean singer Césaria Evora. It’s a great place to experience authentic Cabo Verde, since the hometown of the “Barefoot Diva” holds a colorful carnival early in February. Festivities aside, Mindelo is also home to one of the world’s most stunning bays.

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Reasons to enjoy that cup of coffee

Coffee is more than just black water. It contains riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, potassium, magnesium and manganese. Emerging research has shown that drinking coffee regularly offers a host of potential health benefits

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Resolve for a positively healthy year 

Sujal Torgal Patil   Everyone must’ve made resolutions for this New Year but there is a higher chance that by now half the resolutions may have fizzled out. It is necessary to consciously resolve and analyse the practical implications of your resolutions.

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All the President’s Men: Dirty politics

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK   Politics and journalism are firmly bonded with each other, and one cannot survive without the other. Newspapers and newspapermen therefore have long been favourite subjects for movie makers.

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