Giving the Healing touch through Reiki, Crystal and Colour therapy

Meet Chandra Monie – a senior citizen of our neighbourhood who is a Reiki practitioner and also uses crystal and colour therapy as an adjunct to her healing therapy. As the populace experiences afflictions that modern mainstream medicine seems unable to alleviate – they turn to alternate therapies to find solace and healing. The credence that such alternative forms of …

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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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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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Regina & Agnes Shine at 35th Masters Athletic Championship

Regina Dourado bagged Gold in 1500mtr race and Silver each in 400mts and 800mts Run, while Agnes Dias bagged Silver in Long Jump and Bronze in 100mtr Run at the recently held 35th Masters Athletic championship 2014 at Coimbtore , Tamil Nadu. They were trained by SAG athletic coach Devi Gaokar and Health & Fitness Trainer Namdev Chopdecar. Betty George, …

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Is history… well, history? The Vasco Clock Tower

Our approach to being conscious of the past is contradictory. While the history syllabi in schools keeps burgeoning with more and more detail and trivia (quantity being confused for quality?); a sense of preservation of history and heritage on the ground does not seem to be a part of the conscious or subconscious thought process. Little wonder that the few …

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Your Neighbourhood Acupressurist

Having passed his Post Graduate Diploma in Acupressure Therapy from Indian Board of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata he has opened his clinic at Commerce Centre in Ponda. He recently took advance training in Acupressure at Indian Institute of Acupressure at Kolkata, for upgrading his skills. He makes home-visits thrice a week to treat the patients on prior appointments when patients are …

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Get into the “Pages” – A bookstore at last in the neighbourhood

The neighbourhood has for long felt the absence of a book store that has a varied collection that caters to all ages and subjects. In an age when most adults lament the lack of a good reading habit in the younger generation, a bookstore that meets the need has now opened its doors. This enterprise has been set up by …

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Physio Dr. Amanda – Drug free, surgery free, pain relief and healing with no side effects

Have an arthritic knee, a sports injury, pre or post partum problems, diabetic wound that is not healing or a host of other conditions that seem persistent? Perhaps, what you need is proper physiotherapy to alleviate your problem. Dr. Amanda Coutinho (P.T.), has set up her fully equipped physiotherapy centre at Alto Chicalim that meets the needs of almost all …

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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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