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Poha, please

The Inner Wheel Club of Mapuca in association with the Usgaonkar family is hosting the Poha Utsav, a cooking competition on October 19, at 4:30 p.m. at the Bodgeshwar Hall in Mapusa, in memory of late Kumudinitai. The competition is open to women above 18 years only. As part of the competition, there will be two categories, namely, the main …

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Drinking with the forces

Zubin D’souza A friend who I grew up with joined the armed forces rather early in his life. We had been close as kids but eventually drifted apart when career trajectories and the pursuit of individual goals stood in the way. We reunited over social media and decided to meet up one day to see how age and circumstances had …

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Ancient food

What did Indians eat 1,000 years ago? Was it very different from modern Indian food? Actually: no. I was surprised by how similar it was Vir Sanghvi We now have a rough idea of what the food of ancient India was not like. We know that there were no potatoes. There were no tomatoes. There was no corn. And most …

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The tale behind Fama De Menino Jesus, Colva

Sanjeev V Sardesai Goa is a land of festivities and gaiety. The people of this land have a remarkable respect for the faiths of each other, and we can see a cross celebration of feasts and festivals, with people of every faith participating in it with an open heart. One such event that happens in Salcete at Colva, which draws …

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Gokarna: The unheard sandy heaven

Gokarna is one of the very few coastal areas in India where one can witness a hill station-like ambience with its green valleys waving to the tune of a celestial orchestra with a resonance mimicking the waves of the nearby Arabian Sea People who are obsessed with Goa but would like to avoid its ever increasing crowd can always venture to the …

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The changing Goan diet and its impact on health

Rohini Diniz Traditionally the diet of the Goan Catholics did not include sufficient amounts of vegetables and fruits. Hindus on the other hand included a lot of vegetables, particularly local vegetables, fruits and sprouted pulses in their diet. Studies have shown that regular consumption of fruit and vegetables is associated with reduced risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, cataracts …

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Mantra for overall well-being: Yoga

Deepika Rathod Yoga is an age-old ancient practice in India, but Indians never follow what belongs to us, we always try to chase the West. To stay healthy we go to the gym and perform extreme exercises, activities and punish our bodies, and why? I’m not saying that going to the gym is bad, it is good if done in …

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Handling Powerful Bosses

People who have reached the top did not grow by having a grouse against somebody. They grew because they just did their best Sadhguru Somebody has become your boss because he is in some way more qualified than you. You may believe that you are better than him but he has gotten to that position because of some qualification, some …

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Celebrating mental health

Today, psychology has evolved into other fields such as neuroscience, artificial intelligence, sociology, anthropology and environment; its singular purpose being to help humanity improve the quality of their mental health and well-being Aldina Braganza October 10 is dedicated to mental health. Across the world efforts are made to create awareness, advocacy and educate people about the benefits of seeking help …

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Racing towards goodwill

Goa Marriott Resort and Spa, Le Meridien Goa Calangute, W Goa and Fairfield by Marriott, Anjuna, all a part of Marriott International, organised the sixth annual ‘Run to Give’ a charity-run in Panaji. These hotels joined other Marriott International hotels across 23 countries and territories concurrently in Asia Pacific for this fund-raising initiative. Since the event inaugurated in 2014, ‘Run …

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