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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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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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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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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Get into step with ‘DID Super Mom’ Cecile

Her saga on the dance floor began twenty years ago at her home town Baina, Vasco. An only child, her parents encouraged and supported her passion for dancing. At 12 years of age and in school at St. Therese’, she along with 5 friends formed the only ever all girls dance group – The Scorpions. They performed for big events, …

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Green Thumbs of the neighbourhood bag BSG Home Garden Competition awards

The state may be witnessing an inexorable greying of the landscape with housing and commercial projects mushrooming all around. However, there are fortunately several pockets of green that refuse to give in. While agriculture in general is on the decline in our state, there however seems to be an encouraging resurgence of kitchen gardening in our neighbourhood. Several intrepid Home …

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Study Tours or free junkets

It is said that age is no bar for learning something new. In keeping with this adage, it is common practice for worthy elected representatives to travel and visit places on taxpayer’s expense, ostensibly to learn something useful to improve the lot of the common man. Places beyond the boundaries of this vast country are the preferred locations. It would …

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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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Urban Farming in the our neighbourhood

Brinjals, beans, bananas, bottle gourd, basil., tapioca, tomatoes, chillies, capsicum, cluster beans, drumsticks, snake gourd, yam, ladies finger, pumpkin, flat beans. All this and more are the fresh veggies that Mrs.Hema Unny grows in her kitchen garden. Hema discovered and developed her green thumb after moving to her independent home at phase II Rangavi Estate, Issorcim in March 2012 She …

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