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Keeping pests at bay

By Miguel Braganza The chilli, onion, brinjal, knoll-kohl and marigold seedlings have begun arriving early on Friday mornings at Mapusa Market at the traditional spot behind Kissan Stores and St Francis Xavier Bakery.

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Attending wine festivals – A general guide

By Prahlad Sukhtankar The Grape Escapade is back! This annual festival of wines started in Goa a few years ago to promote food and wine culture in our society. To the handful few who may frown upon this festival thinking wine is not really a part of our culture, they’d be fascinated to know that historically, India was no stranger …

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A café in Paris

An attack in Paris has forced a security lockdown and two men, a terrorist and a Frenchman find themselves stranded in a café along with the owner. They choose the same table and sit down. The terrorist deposits his Kalashnikov on the table and the Frenchman responds by placing a pencil on it. They order coffee.

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Astro Query

Date Of Birth (DOB): February 11, 1986; Time Of Birth (TOB): 11.50 a.m.; Place Of Birth (POB): Panaji, When will I get married? Will it be arranged or a love marriage?

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Nivedita Saboo – An avant garde designer

BY MEHER CASTELINO When a designer is a gold medallist from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi and has headed the design studio of Arvind Brands, one of the biggest fashion companies in India, the lady has to be a very creative designer. Nivedita Saboo’s collections have always had interesting themes, lots of research and intense hard work, which …

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Caetano Goes: A tiatr doyen recalls a lifetime of contribution to Konkani stage

By Keith Armando Gomes Caetano Goes hails from a time when tiatrs where staged in the glow of kerosene lamps, when usage of mikes was substituted with loud vocals and when instead of massive posters there were small and rather illustrative handbills. Today, Goes, who has been presented the ‘Lifetime Contribution to Tiatr Award’ by the Tiatr Academy of Goa, …

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Easy tips for home food photography

By Assavri Kulkarni Are you one who takes images of your food before you eat it, especially if it’s well presented? Well, I love to eat and click as well and food photography one of my favourite subjects. I remember my first food photography assignment was shooting food for a cookery book in 2006 and all I know is that …

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‘For me life is dance’

It is generally perceived that the contemporary dance form does not have a strict format and is not related to traditional dance. But actually, it is a dance form which is spontaneous, yet has a layout and is also inspired from traditions. In other words, it is inspired from the community and life itself.

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Are you really fit?

By Luke Coutinho You may be running a marathon, lifting heavy weights, enrolled in yoga or Pilates or engaged in high interval training. This doesn’t mean you are fit.

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The ultimate luxury-Caviar

By Zubin D’Souza Caviar dreams, champagne and caviar, caviar black dresses, shimmering like millions of tiny caviar eggs – these are all words that have been used by famous authors in the past to denote the ultimate in luxury. Truly, caviar is indeed one of the most luxurious food items to ever grace a table. Judging by the tiny little …

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