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Touxanche Fest A festival of cucumbers

Sanjeev V Sardesai Almost every day, there is some festivity in Goa which sees a cross section of its people coming together to celebrate, in a portrayal of practical communal harmony. It is often observed that the actual faith related festivals, though attached to religious houses of various faiths, are primarily an activity to display respect to nature, and possibly …

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What the army eats

Zubin D’souza I love long treks. I do not take them and so maybe I should reword my statement to read that ‘I love the idea of long treks’. So what stops me from taking long treks? Apart from the fact that I have passed the prime of my life, have a belly that reaches any venue five minutes before …

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Pretty as you please

Located in the heart of Panaji city, Helena’s, a ladies’ hairdressers and beauty salon, has been grooming women, both young and old, for around 68 years CHRISTINE MACHADO  | NT BUZZ As one strolls through Sao Tome in the capital city, past the sturdy age-old residences and commercial establishments, one gets the feel of walking through Panaji of old. Indeed …

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All about wine and the several different views on it

Vir Sanghvi There are still no clear answers to the big questions. I don’t think there ever will be. But I have been reading a fascinating book called Flavour by Bob Holmes, where he looks at some of these questions and explains what science has to say about them. Decant: I decant most red wine. Old wine needs to be …

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A reminder of your mortality

Sadhguru The reminder of one’s mortality has always been the fundamental force behind the human search for something beyond. If they never knew that they would die, nobody would seek spirituality. Why there are sayings and misunderstandings that you must seek spirituality only after the age of 65 is because then, the body will remind you strongly. When you are …

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Power of unconditional positive regard

Aldina Braganza The thing I love most about teaching youth is the energy that flows. It’s vivacious, feisty, curious and intimidating, all at the same time. It’s fresh with ideas, attitude, trends and friends. I am in the midst of it all. What’s in vogue, and what is not! Like the other day, one of my first year students asked …

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Towards harmonious living

An interreligious meet was organised by the Solidarity Forum of the Pilar Theological College in collaboration with Fr Agnel Higher Secondary School. The objective was to promote awareness among the students the need to promote interreligious harmony and peaceful co-existence in our multi-religious society. The interreligious dialogue began with a welcome address by the principal Fr Andrew Silveira who highlighted …

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National seminar on Mauzo to be held

Government Higher Secondary School Konkani section in association with Directorate of Education and Ravindra Bavan, Margao is organising a national seminar ‘Akshar Damodar’ on writer Damodar Mauzo’s contribution to literature on August 2 and 3, from 9:30 a.m. onwards at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. The seminar will be inaugurated at the hands of eminent writer Ashok Vajpyee. The occasion will be …

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Goan artist showcases a project in Russia

Goan artist Subodh Kerkar is in Russia till July 28 as part of the festival ‘Man of the World’. The travelling experimental art festival will go from Saint Petersburg to Suzdal via Moscow. The theme for this year is ‘After and Before’. It’s a movement in time and space – returning from the future to the past, from modern life …

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Pooja Dhingra launches a book on eggless dishes

Pastry chef, Pooja Dhingra who opened India’s first macaron store and is the founder of bakery chain Le15 Patisserie (that specialises in macarons and a host of French desserts) was recently in Goa to launch her book titled ‘Can’t believe it’s Eggless’. This is Dhingra’s third book after ‘The Big Book of Treats’ and ‘The Wholesome Kitchen’. The book is …

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