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A stop motion animated series signals start of new opportunities in Goa

For the last 75 days at a makeshift studio in the industrial complex of Thivim, highly skilled animators from across India have been working on the production sets of ‘Guardians Evolution’, a Canadian TV-series by Canadian writer-director Dennis Jackson. Partly produced by Anand Ramayya (Karma Film) from Canada and serviced by Moppet Animation Studio from Goa, this collaboration marks the …

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Sandwich lighting…

…May sound yummy, but this kind of lighting in photography works its magic only if done in the right way. With this method one can capture the most stunning portraits. It can also be used in outdoor fashion photography. Method: Position subject between lights, like cheese and veggies in a sandwich. In this form of lighting all lights are on …

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Letting into the world of a documentary filmmaker

The contemporary art scenario of the country is huge as its canvas is far and wide. The best way to experience it would be through the vision of those artists who have excelled in their fields of work. The documentary film ‘To Let the World In’ directed by Avijit Mukul Kishore, is one such medium to understand the ever changing …

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Perfect time for some pakoras

I am a great succour for pakoras, bhajiyas, bhajjis, whatever you choose to call it. Easy to make, I am ready to fry some at the drop of a hat this season. Only need good company to enjoy these. Kande bhajiyas, which is typically a Maharashtrian regional snack, are a bit different yet equally delicious. One does not make a …

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French fantacy

As non-British colonial pasts go, Goa has one of the richest sites in the country. Another great example of well-preserved heritage is Pondicherry – now renamed Puducherry – an old French colony on the east coast of India. Carefully conserved buildings, quiet tree-lined streets and majestic buildings bracing themselves for the spray of Bay of Bengal year after year mark …

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Leadership and feedback

Everyone wants to know the truth, no matter how difficult it is to hear. But even though we want to hear honest and direct feedback, we generally don’t look on those occasions with much joy or pleasure. Feedback is information from our environment about how it is responding to us. With that information, we can judge if we are on …

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Food And Fitness

I am a 26-year-old female. I am married and underweight. My weight varies between 30 kgs to 35 kgs. Six months back I was suffering from typhoid after which my weight has come down to 30 kgs. Despite increasing the food intake, I am not gaining weight. Your weight is decreased because you were suffering from typhoid few months back. …

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Be warned about brain stroke

As World Health Organisation (WHO) defines, brain stroke is an event caused by the interruption of blood supply to the brain, usually due to clot in the blood vessels or burst of the blood vessels in the brain. Brain Stroke is the third most common cause of mortality and first leading cause of disease burden. Around 36.2 percent patients are …

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Put your flags up in the sky

It was in the initial stages of the FIFA world cup tournament and we were enjoying it at one of the many beautifully decked up restaurants around the Panaji city. This particular place, like many others had a huge screen, and also lots of tiny flags of all countries that had reached the 32 team stage. So there we sat …

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“Bolava Vitthal” devotional music concert comes to Goa

Goa is all set to celebrate the auspicious occasion of ‘Aashaadi Ekadashi’ on a grand musical note. India’s best-known devotional music concert “Bolava Vitthal” is being brought to Goa by Pancham Nishad, an organisation set up to preserve and promote the rich traditional performing arts of India. Bolava Vitthal is a unique concert of abhangs and devotional songs dedicated to …

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