The Shows Begin at Ravindra Bhavan, Baina

The Chairman of the Ravindra Bhavan, Baina, Shri. Milind S. Naik, Minister for Power along with the Vice Chairman Shri. Chandrakant K. Gawas and other members of the General Council held a press conference recently at the Bhavan with a view to making people aware of the newly created facility, and urging them to make use of it. The Ravindra …

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Bal Bhavan Vasco – Upgrade of facility a crying need

Art, craft, music, dance – activities that hone the aesthetic sense are an important adjunct to the all round development of the younger generation. The Bal Bhavan is an institution that has been striving to provide these inputs to children from a wide cross-section of society through its various centres across the state. While the centre of the Bal Bhavan …

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Moan Soon

It is always the case. The end of May – hot, humid and sticky weather brings one’s mind to the tether’s end. The longing for the cool monsoon showers becomes an increasing obsession notwithstanding the fact that an increasing percentage of spaces both private, public and workplaces are air conditioned and immune to the vagaries of the weather God’s whims. …

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Cook Express – Sambhalpur Special by Parwati Sahu

Parwati Sahu has been part of our neighbourhood for the past 12 years. She hails from the culturally rich Sambhalpur district of Orissa. She has an interest in cooking and regularly watches the Food and cuisine shows on TV. Parwati boarded the Cook Express on 23 May 2014 to share some traditional typical Sambhalpuri recipes – Purowada and a sweet …

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A creative young couple in our midst – Ramdas and Kausalya

[su_custom_gallery source=”media: 1766,1765,1764,1763,1761″ link=”lightbox” width=”160″ height=”160″ title=”never”] Art coursed the veins of Ramdas Gadekar right from his school days at the St. Josephs Institute. Little wonder that he then joined the Goa College of Art. After graduation in 2005, he went into the digital art field and worked as a 2D background artist for a firm in Bengaluru. He honed …

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Studying the salt of her land – Flory Pereira

Can you imagine a meal without salt? Salt is perhaps the most ancient of the food additives in the history of human culinary evolution. Living in the coastal belt with an ocean full of salty water detracts from its value, whereas in tribal communities in the hinterland, salt is a prized commodity that fetches high value in barter transactions. With …

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Jackferns Dry Cleaners – Ensuring your creases are stiff and straight

What can be so exciting in a story about a laundry. This is a narrative of hard work, and diligence to keep the home fires burning. Joaquim Santan Fernandes was born in 1937. After his schooling at the Catholic Education Institute that had its premises in a place where the now current Apna Bazar is located and thereafter to a …

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Urgent need to regulate parking for better traffic management and decongestion

With the growing population of both four and two wheelers, the need to regulate parking arrangements has become imperative in the interests of smooth flow of vehicular movement, pedestrian safety and decongestion of roads. It is to be appreciated by the public at large, that while the traffic police are the main visible personnel on the roads, however the regulations …

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Election frenzy can be injurious to health

This title is not a mandatory health warning. This is the story of the domestic scene and the drastic behavioural changes in the “LOH” (“Lady of the House” – a caption coined by Col. Proudfoot, a noted humour columnist of yesteryears) in the home of a close relative in the run up to the elections. This drama would surely have …

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Our Planet in 3014

The essay that won the First prize at the Association of Friends of Astronomy Essay Competition.

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May Day – May Day – May Day

Yes, the title is the universal emergency call for aviators, mariners and all those in distress. The common citizen is being called upon once again to rescue the country through the ballot box. The collective common sense of the man on the street has always pulled the country from several brinks of democratic disaster and set the subcontinent back on …

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