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Ruined Forts: Dicholi (Bicholim)

SANJEEV V SARDESAI It is said that there were about 53 forts and fortifications in Goa, but today, if we want to visit and partake in these glories of the past, we can name less than a handful and see lesser in a good condition. In the article today, let us visit Bicholim, a taluka in North Goa. The name …

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Louvre’s romance with Paris

From a medieval fortress protecting Paris to one of the world’s biggest and most-visited museums, the Louvre has been reinvented many times over the centuries. Today it attracts 10 million visitors a year, most of them tourists drawn by star attractions such as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Here is a look back over some of the colourful …

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Stay healthy with vegetables

Rohini Diniz India is a predominantly vegetarian country, but many of the vegetarian dishes that are consumed, with the exception of potato are prepared from ingredients that are not real vegetables. Recipes using pulses, sprouts, soya chunks, paneer, steamed gram flour sticks (gatte) and papad pieces are considered as subzis or bhajis among many families. With the exception of milk, …

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Baby steps towards positive health

Sujal Patil Torgal Almost everyone will agree with the saying – ‘There is no other land like the land of your childhood!’ It is a time of life that is supposed to be free of worries, responsibilities and stress. But it isn’t so with today’s kids who have to catch up with the dynamic era of gadgets, unchecked willing or …

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Amavasya: Journey from untruth to truth

Amavasya means no moon day or new moon day. Whenever something or someone becomes absent, through that absence, his or her presence always becomes more powerful. For example, if you had a friend or a loved one who was with you, you never felt their presence so much. But the moment they disappear, you feel their presence so much – …

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Find your independent quotient

Aldina Braganza There are no short cuts for life lessons. Sometimes the only way to understand a conflict is to dive straight into it. Like the point I am trying to make today: Do we value independence or do we promote dependency? We may advocate our rights of freedom but do we think, behave and act like freedom people? What …

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GOA – WEEKEND DIARIES

FOOD Flavours of Hawaii: This Sunday come and experience all things tropical at Radisson Blu Goa Cavelossim as they host an ‘Aloha Hawaii Brunch’ at the Upper Deck. The brunch will showcase a bunch of appetising dishes such as the Hawaiian teriyaki chicken, tofu and mushroom, chili lime fish in the tropical skewer grills, a jambalaya station, a kebab selection, tropical fruit stand and …

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Courting success

Danuska Da Gama Goan badminton player Tanisha Crasto made history last December when she participated at the Junior National Badminton tournament and won the women’s doubles title. She also represented India at the World Junior Badminton Championships in 2018. Having just finished her Class 10 examinations, Crasto has now set her eyes on the All India Junior Ranking at Chennai …

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Mankurad mangoes and more

If you’ve haven’t tasted the fruit of the season yet, then here is a chance to taste and purchase some of the finest quality Mankurad mangoes at the second annual All Goa Mankurad Mango festival which will take place at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao on May 12 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Speaking during a press conference on Friday at …

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Where tradition meets modernity

CHRISTINE MACHADO She has scorched up the ramp with her style and confidence, taking home the Miss Goa crown in 2010. And now model and fashion designer Sparsha Deshpande is all set to showcase her personal style and share a few fashion secrets at her just launched boutique studio Tsokha, located in Aquem, Margao. “I was brought up in a …

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