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Sandwiches, Cubanos, Sloppy Joes and more

By Zubin D’souza John Montagu who had the title of the fourth Earl of Sandwich was a compulsive gambler. He loved his game of ‘cribbage’ and did not want to leave his gaming table for as ‘plebian’ a reason as eating and so he ordered his attendants to bring him chunks of meat between two slices of bread so that …

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Flavours of Thailand

By Kuheli Bhattacharya Rane The Campal road stretch may very well have to be renamed the Malacca strait, considering the large number of oriental restaurants on this road. The newest addition Thai N Wok opened just over a month back. Warren Vaz, a born and bred Goan, along with his wife Dew, from Thailand are the owners of this pretty …

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How can describing a wine enhance your life?

By Prahlad Sukhtankar A lot of people look upon wine descriptors and tasting notes as some sort of snooty indulgence – “The wine kissed my lips with a bouquet of subtle fruits that led in a long mineral tinged finish. Nothing short of beautiful and I shall love this wine for as long as I live” – is precisely the …

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Gout: Symptoms, treatment, causes and more

By Deepa Dhavjekar Gout refers to a certain form of inflammation of the joints and swellings of recurrent type. Although chronic in character, it breaks in acute attacks. It is a disease of the wealthy and chiefly affects middle-aged men. Women after menopause are also sometimes affected by this disease. Understanding the Disease The chief cause of gout is the …

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Coping with Stress

By Sujal Patil Stress. Every other person seems to be affected by it. What is stress? It is basically anything that poses a challenge or a threat to our wellbeing. It refers to the sum of the physical, mental, and emotional strain or tension a person undergoes. Stress is that wears and tears our mind and body. Stress in Ayurveda …

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Warmly yours, Anupama Kudchadkar

By Padmavati Prabhu If you had to briefly describe yourself, what would you say? I am a very simple and straightforward person. I strongly believe in hard work. I am very sensitive about my family and close relatives and would go to any extent to reach out to anybody who needs my help. I can be very emotional and anxious …

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Winds of Hastinapur: A feminine retelling of the Mahabharata

By Padmavati Prabhu What prompted you to retell the Mahabharata from a feminine perspective? It has always seemed to me that the Mahabharata is tale of men and masculine themes: heroism, valour, property, war, etc. When I began to think about retelling the picture, I had to find an angle that had not been explored before. After all, we don’t …

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Reasons to be thankful to the Portuguese

By Zubin dSouza Portugal is a rather small country, a fact that many of the residents knew several centuries ago. This coupled with their love for adventure and their maritime prowess ensured that they set sail off from their shores in the hope of exploring and conquering new lands for crown, Christ and country. Spurred on by the vision, pragmatism …

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Follow the white brick wall

By Christabelle Coutinho White Brick Wall in Panjim (opp Tato’s) is an open invitation to walk in, around, admire, touch and then fall completely in love with something you never knew you needed. The experience is a lot like walking through the pages of Pinterest where everything looks so fabulously good, you simply must have it for yourself. Opened barely …

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Go with the flow

By Kuheli Bhattacharya Rane As the monsoons begin to ebb, and fashion houses start to announce their fall-winter collections, Goa too undergoes a metamorphosis of types. It’s soon going to be ‘tourist season’ and the first fresh restaurants start blooming up along the touristy coast line. The slim stretch of land in North Goa is famous if not world renowned …

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