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Rotaract Club of Mapusa organises ‘KISHAN’

Rotaract Club of Mapusa organised the 47th Rotaract District conference ‘KISHAN’ in Panaji. Present at the conference were president, Vishakha Pednekar; secretary, Riya Dangui and treasurer, Sheetal Khalap.  The club has completed over 200 projects in various professions, within the community, club, internationally, etc. For the various projects undertaken, Rotaract Club of Mapusa received the following awards – ‘Innovative Idea’ …

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A fashionable floral fantasy

For that feminine, floral, formal look for Spring/Summer 2019, Mahima Mahajan’s ‘Serena’ collection of western gowns and ethnic lehenga, choli dupatta trios that the designer has created are aimed at the “flower child” in every woman. Digital prints are highlighted with delicate zardosi, sequins, beading, Mukaish and pearl embroidery. The colour palette moves from classic ivory to pastels while the …

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Let there be art

An exhibit of drawings and paintings featuring art by upcoming artists Shripad Gurav, Manjunaath Naik and Jyoti Mehta was held. Adept in figurative style, Gurav is an emerging contemporary artists. Through his art, he portrays the past, present and future. His figures are symbolic of the Goan life, rich in colour and symptomatic characteristics. His artworks are expressions of man’s …

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Being GMO

Zubin D’souza Recently certain farming activists were splashed all over the front pages. In defiance with a government diktat and braving fines that may be equivalent of their annual wages, they dared to sow genetically modified seeds. The fact that they announced this act well in advance and invited media coverage was also a first. Genetically modified crops were always …

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From roti to biryani

When does a roti become a biryani? When a British chain sells a vegan wrap and calls it a biryani! Understanding the mislabelling of Indian food abroad Vir Sanghvi We have been talking about biryani again and again, and while we have had the usual squabbles (Indian or Central Asian origin? Vegetarian or meat-based? Dry or wet) we seem to …

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Tracing the history of the Sri Manguesh Temple

Sanjeev V Sardesai One of the most visited Hindu religious sites in Goa is undoubtedly the Sri Manguesh Temple situated in Ponda Taluka, in the village of Priol. This temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva has a deity with the identity ‘Manguesh’, and is revered in its iconic form of a ‘ling’. This aesthetically and majestically built temple has a scintillating …

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The Granary Lodge

The Prince’s Foundation, Prince Charles’s charity, opened Granary Lodge on the grounds of the Castle of Mey, one of the Prince of Wales’s favorite getaways. Prince Charles’s charity, the Prince’s Foundation, opened Granary Lodge on the grounds of the Castle of Mey, one of the Prince of Wales’s favourite getaways. The luxury bed-and-breakfast is located in Caithness, on the rugged …

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Weaning: Initiating little appetites – Part II

Rohini Diniz The best way to initiate infants into accepting new tastes is to give foods in a liquid form along with breast milk. Since the infant is already accustomed to breast milk, at the age of four to six months, liquid supplements like juices, soups, animal milk, dal water or rice kanji can be given. One of the easiest …

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Regimen for healthy monsoons

Sujal Torgal Patil Prevention is one of the two basic objectives of ayurved which has been emphasised more often than the second one, which is cure. Ritucharya or ideal seasonal regimen forms an integral part of ayurvedic preventive medicine. Altogether six seasons have been detailed throughout the year. Varsha ritu or the monsoon season comes under the southern solstice (winter …

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Nature connectedness: Looking for answers on a beach

Techniques involving nature are gaining popularity in cultures where people spend a lot of hours indoors, thus an attempt to get human beings out into nature. Aldina Braganza We have one life to live. So how do you want to live it? I stood on the beach the other day asking myself this exact question. Tied down to your purpose …

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