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Serving it right

In order to enjoy a glass of wine, it is equally important to serve it correctly. The structure and age of the wine primarily determine how a wine should be served. Of course the season and the place where you are serving the wine must be taken into consideration too. A red wine served too warm, loses its taste and …

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A walk on the wild side

Imagine a sunset over wind-whipped skies, the cover of thick foliage stretching to the base of the hills at the horizon, drowsy calls of roosting birds and an absolute sense of calm. India’s national parks are a force to be reckoned with in tourism. They provide the paradox to the country’s chaotic image overseas. At the Serai Bandipur just off …

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Bigger and better?

These days, a film’s success tends to pave the way for its sequel/s. Successful franchises are commonplace now even as producers, egged on by box office collections, pump in more money to make a sequel. However, what’s interesting is that more often than not, they prefer to cast a bigger name as opposed to the actors/ actresses who starred in …

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The case of the missing chicken

It is a case of now you see it, now you don’t. The poster of Deepika Padukone’s upcoming film, Finding Fanny was released on Tuesday. It has her in a frilly outfit with a blood-soaked cleaver in one hand and what appears to be dead chicken in the other. But interestingly, in her first look, the same snapshot shows the …

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A Trunk of Good Cheer

By Christabelle CoutinhoAt a high tea event hosted by Grand Hyatt in Bambolim, the slender sommelier in a light summer gown throws a couple of benders to the guests – Is tea a drink native to India; where do different tea varieties come from; what is ctc and first-flush? A couple of hesitant replies and murmurs surface, confirming what Snigdha …

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Kudos to ‘Kudos’

By Kuheli Bhattacharya RaneMy friends from other states frequently ask me “How do you spend monsoons in Goa?” and I reply “Why? By having sizzlers of course!” Sizzlers are the classic ‘attention seeking ‘ dishes, they make an entry with all the pop, sizzle and crackle, with steam bellowing out in all directions, the smell of burnt cabbage and gravy …

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The Art of healthy living

By Jayachandran ThampiSome health facts about Goa and India• Average age of people admitted in Hospital (Goa) with heart attack is reducing to 40s; 25 per cent of heart disease death in India is in people under 40!• By 2015 India would witness a 100 per cent increase in heart disease death as against a 50 per cent reduction in …

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Love at first sip

By Mini RibeiroI know it is a bit too early to talk about mulled wine, but with heavy showers, I almost feel like some. Craving for that warm, spicy drink actually. Yes, it is perfect for a chilly night, but I can’t help thinking about it now. The traditional mulled wine is hearty, full of spices and strong, far less sweet …

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Meat lover’s Mecca

The quaint and calm by lanes of Fontainhas just got a soul stirring. We visited the talk of the town Route 66 to check out if these rumours were true. Rumour has it that this is the best place in town, in fact the whole state for American style burgers. Well as they say there is no smoke without fire, and in this case it was a grill.

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Food And Fitness

I am 21-year-old. I am fat. I don't get proper flow during the menses. I want to become thin. 
Why do you want to become thin? Every person has his ideal body weight (IBW). Just achieve that and you'll be perfect.

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