Demolition at Baina!

Baina was witness to the demolition trauma once again.
The illegal structures on the seaward side were demolished on Friday 11 July.

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Dr. Cota – A Dentist with Designs

Marvin Cota, is a well known dentist of our neighbourhood. He has specialised in Implant Dentistry having been trained at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has over 23 years of practice and considerable experience in the field of implants, having placed over 4000 single implants. Despite his busy practice, Dr. Cota has been devoting considerable time and energy …

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Diamonds and dal

The latest budget has rationalised the duties on diamonds making the pre – formed variety of this precious stone, cheaper. No such luck for the lowly dal. Cost of essential food items are on the constant upward move – budget or no budget. The lady of the house went grocery shopping post budget. I gently suggested that going to the …

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Vascoites go Mountaineering!

– By Mrs.Lakshmi Iyer Nine mountaineering enthusiasts from Vasco were part of a 32 member team who joined Eco Treks, Goa  on a trek to Mani Mahesh lake. Mani Mahesh lake is at a height of about 13400 ft. and located close to  Mani Mahesh Kailash peak in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas in Chamba District of Himachal …

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Savio’s Music Academy – A holistic approach to teaching music

Savio’s yen for music began at a very early age while still in school. Music coursed his veins – his maternal great grandfather and grandfather were both master violinists who played for music composers and music directors of the Hindi cinema in Mumbai in the yesteryears. But no organised music classes then existed in Vasco. It was only when he …

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Constructing a green neighbourhood

Vidhya Tapadia is an architect of our neighbourhood for whom sustainable low impact design and execution is the dominant driving force. After graduating in Architecture from Pune, she has been a practising architect for over a decade and her firm – Axiom Design offers services in architecture and interior design. “Minimalism and sustainability forms the core of our design ethics”, …

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Josh Express – The Amphibian Orchestra & The Snake Dance

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Cook Express – Sizzlers by Isha Lakhani

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Cook Express – Vegetable and Egg Chop by Mahua Char

Mahua Char is passionate about Rabindra Sangeet and is a talented singer too. She is a qualified musician who holds a post graduate degree in Music from Rabindra Bharathi, Kolkata. She shared some typical Bengali recipes with the women of our neighbourhood on 6th June 2014. [su_carousel source=”media: 1992,1990,1988,1987,1986,1985,1984,1983,1982,1981,1980,1979,1978,1977,1976,1975,1974,1973,1972,1971,1970″ link=”lightbox” height=”300″ items=”1″ title=”no”] Vegetable chop Ingredients 1 medium size Potato boiled and mashed …

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Andy Murray – by Nitin Bandekar

IPL just got over and the football mania is on. But there is a die hard tennis fan in our midst. Read on!

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A Daughter Speaks – Nayantara Lima Leitao

“My father was unable to attend his own father’s funeral as he would have been arrested. Freedom for Goa was paramount for my father. He even took a vow that he would marry only after Goa was liberated.”

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Stop! Look! Go!

In the Vasco Traffic Cell jurisdiction Accident Prone areas have been identified. As a preventive measure and to warn the motorist to go slow, warning blinker lights have been installed in Vasco city at 15 locations. It is one of the measures to alert the motorist at junctions and to avoid accidents. All warning blinkers have been provided by GSL …

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Self Goal

The greatest show on earth, the FIFA World Cup football extravaganza, began with a self-goal that had the stadium packed with home team supporters in a shocked hush.
Closer home, the stadium (a.k.a. nation) is charged with hope, expectation and promise of a paradigm shift in governance, accountability and moral standards.

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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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Cook Express – Mocktails by Donsavio Lacerda

We had a Don in Bartending boarding the Cook Express. Donsavio Lacerda will teach you the ropes of making creamy, fizzy and other thirst quenching mocktails. Just what the doctor ordered for this hot summer. Donsavio has had a passion for training people in the food & beverage arena and has conducted several workshops as a freelance trainer. He has in …

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