Rim Jhim 31st August

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Panchagavya workshop organised by Goa Kitchen Garden Group

  The Panchyagavya workshop organised for the citizens of the neighbourhood by the Goakitchen garden group drew an enthusiastic response. The 27 participants were shown the technique of making Panchagavya (organic soil and plant health booster) and how to use EM solution as an insect repellent by resource person Mr. Miguel Braganza.  If you are interested in joining the Goa …

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Roger Federer – Out Ranked and Out Flavoured – Nitin Bandekar

I had read in the Fortune magazine two months back that Roger Federer is the new brand ambassador for Moët and Chandon. I was very excited to read this article and truly believe that RF is one of the greatest sports person around at the moment having a huge mass appeal both to the young and the old. Now shifting …

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Foundation Stone for the Golden Jubilee Signature Project Laid

Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Parrikar unveiled the plaque to mark the laying of Foundation Stone for the Golden Jubilee Signature Project of Mormugao Municipal Council building at Vasco on July 27. Dy. Chief Minister, Mr. Francis D’ Souza, Power Minister, Mr. Milind Naik, MLA’s Mr. Mauvin Godinho and Mr. Carlos Almeida, Chairperson of MMC, Ms. Sumita Usgaonkar, Vice- Chairperson, Mr. …

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Peace Cranes from Goa sent to Hiroshima

In collaboration with the local area newspaper- Vasco Watch, Origami Artist Shivaram coordinated the origami Peace of Paper Project with various schools, institutions and citizens groups in Goa and taught them to fold the Traditional Japanese Origami Crane. The story of the little girl Sadako was narrated and the significance of the ceremony at the Hiroshima Peace Park on Aug …

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Abracadabra – Meet the magician in our midst

Meet the magician in our midst – Apolinario Teles – a.k.a Jadugar Apollo. There is no magic wand to wish away price rise, corruption, and other ills the country faces, claim our leaders.
But there is a magician in our midst who can make us forget these gloomy thoughts – even if it is for a short while – and liven up our spirits.

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C.R.Y. – Child Regulations and You

We live in an amazing system. The emphasis, ostensibly is on ensuring a better future. This, while the past has been the cause of many of the present ills and the present is in many ways exacerbating the situation that further jeopardises the future. Talking of the future, the oft repeated two words are “future generation.” This section of our …

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Muse India releases e-journal on Goan literature

Muse India – the literary e-journal announces the release of its July-August 2013 issue with a special focus on Goan literature. It has been edited by Dr. Brian Mendonca and can be viewed at www.museindia.com The e-issue features editorial comment, illustrations, articles, interviews, short fiction, poetry, novels (excerpts), drama, book reviews and translations from Konkani and Portuguese. The Managing Editor …

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Adv.Suresh Raikar Tops Konkani Essay Contest

Adv. Suresh K. Raikar stood first at All Goa Konkani Essay writing competition held recently. The essay contest was organized by Konkani Asmita Kendra, Mapusa, Bardez Goa. The topic of the essay contest was ‘Future of Mining Industry in Goa’. On the Goa Revolution Day, on 18th June, the felicitation and the prize distribution function was held at Laxmi Narayana …

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Goan Godhadis Through the Ages exhibition

Goa State Museum in collaboration with NAM (Naree Artisans Movement) has been documenting old Goan Quilts, since the beginning of 2013. The objective of this documentation is to have a record of old Goan Quilts and their makers, their stitches, designs and patterns and the stories connected to the Quilts. This documentation has thrown up delightful gems in terms of …

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4th Edition of Goa River Marathon 2013 Launched

The oldest and largest Marathon in Goa, GRM has been one of India’s premier Running Events attracting participants from India and around the world. One of the most loved Marathon events in India, it is also one of the very few in the world which is organized ‘BY RUNNERS’ and is ‘OF RUNNERS’. To be held on 8th Dec 2013, …

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Conserve our wilds from the garbage and picnickers menace

Dear all, It scares me. The apathy towards our forests by picnickers and the likes. The sheer carelessness towards habitats for personal gains. every forest and waterfall is now being trashed with garbage, broken bottles and litter. And it is flowing down into our rivers, contaminating ground water choking streams and a zillion creatures. This has to stop. Enforcement and …

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Muse India releases e-journal on Goan literature

Muse India – the literary e-journal announces the release of its July-August 2013 issue with a special focus on Goan literature. It has been edited by Dr. Brian Mendonca and can be viewed at www.museindia.com The e-issue features editorial comment, illustrations, articles, interviews, short fiction, poetry, novels (excerpts), drama, book reviews and translations from Konkani and Portuguese. The Managing Editor …

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Fresh, Hot Appams?

Yes – it’s available right here in our neighbourhood at Snacks Corner This is a simple story of diligence and hard work. All to keep the home and hearth warm. Rajan Nanu came to Goa in 1970 in search of employment. He initially worked as a helper / assistant for a welder earning a princely sum of Rs.3/- per day. …

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Food Security Redefined

Onions, potatoes, tomatoes, dal, rice, wheat. The prohibitive cost of these items will very soon make them eligible to be declared as valuables. You will then certainly need food security. Picture this, special tamper-proof lockers at home for securing your grains and pulses. A burglar enters your house and decamps with your prized sack of basmati rice ignoring your latest …

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The difficulty of being good

The title of the book by Gurcharan Das “The difficulty of being good” sums up the etymology of the tragedy that has taken place in Uttrakhand. We all know what chaos a choked storm-water drain can cause. It , therefore, doesn’t take cerebral exercise to imagine what the consequences of tampering with the flow of mighty rivers that have glacial …

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Salgaocar wins U-18 GFA League to become State level Champions

Salgaocar Football Club thrashed Panchwadi United Sports Club 4-1 to emerge champions of GFA State-level Under-18 First Division football at Duler Stadium, on Sunday. With this win, Salgaocar FC has bagged the majority of the age group tournaments, with the GFA U-16 and the GFA U-20 titles also under their belts. Youth Development in-charge Swati Salgaocar said “The success of …

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Diabetes Care

Ms Saritha Rajiv Consultant Dietician and Nutritionist Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by an increase in blood glucose levels due to insufficient production of insulin by the pancreas or the inability of the cells to use insulin efficiently. Experts say that in a few years time, India will hold the dubious distinction of being the diabetes capital of the …

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Rita’s Gourmet – Making her passion her profession

What started as a passion for Rita has now grown into a full – fledged profession. Rita’s Gourmet at Jairamnagar, Dabolim (Goa, India), started by Mrs Rita Shinde in Aug ’11 is now completing two years. It offers regular Cookery classes in various cuisines such as Goan, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Indian & in Classic Desserts including Cakes & Bakes. …

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