Waxing eloquent on fabric with Batik

Batik is the art of creating designs on fabric using wax as a dye resist. Repeated waxing and dyeing of the fabric ultimately creates unique, exquisite designs on fabric. This is an art that has been practiced in various parts of India for centuries. Geeta and Mohan Mayenkar – the husband wife duo are the only artist couple in Goa …

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MES College sets its sights on wider academic horizons

The Murgaon Education Society’s College of Arts and Commerce at Zuarinagar, is the only college in the Mormugao taluka. This institution has been striving to provide relevant and quality academic facility for the students of this locality. In keeping with this aim, the college is in the process of obtaining certification of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) – …

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Unusual vocations – Rajat helps you to cross your dog

We live in an age of super specialisation. Getting to be a super specialist requires years of academic grind followed by years of experience in the super special field. However there are also some niche fields that have a very small number of individuals who are adept at it. They hone their skills in their chosen field by sheer hard …

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Harvesting

It has been harvest time around the country in the months gone by and “Baisakhi” the festival celebrated with vigor and zeal especially in the north has just gone by. The students who have completed their exams are waiting with bated breath for their results. They will reap the results of their efforts or rue the fact that they did …

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A Face in the Crowd Chiming for a living

Walking from street to street, shop front to shop front, singing songs in praise of Vittala Panduranga and Sai Baba. This is what Gopinath Namdeo Chavan does for a living. The alms given by generous shopkeepers and citizens keep body and soul together and the hunger pangs at bay. Hailing from Khed in Ahmednagar district, Namdeo says he has been …

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ARZ conferred national “Stree Shakti Puraskar- 2014”

ARZ, an NGO based in Vasco, has been selected for the “Stree Shakti Puraskar- 2014” (Ahilya Bai Holkar), for doing yeoman service in the field of Anti Human Trafficking. The award was presented by His Excellency the President of India in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on the 8th of March, 2015 on the occasion of the celebration …

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Ankita D’Souza brings themed Cake Pops to the port town

Meet Ankita D’Souza who has pioneered the entry of themed Cake Pops in our port town – and she is just 18! Aspiring to be an Artist who also loves baking, she specialises in hand painting and crafting her cookies, cake pops and cakes with her artistic touch and has started her own Facebook page “180 degrees yum” to explore …

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Sporting Blues

Let’s face it. It’s just a game. No need for going blue in the face to complement the playing colours, even if we get trounced. After all , it’s not a national calamity. Ironically, national calamities draw less attention or clamour and post-mortem and analysis. Besides the bookies who gave odds in favour of a win for the men in …

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