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PANAJI: Shortly the adventure of white water rafting could be experienced in Goa too. Goa tourism development corporation (GTDC) has floated a tender for empanelment of contractors to start the activity. The process for starting white water rafting was initiated two years ago after Goa forest development corporation (GFDC) allowed a promoter to conduct trial runs on the Surla tributary and Mhadei River. After testing the safety and feasibility aspects, the exercise was declared successful for

commencing the activity in the hinterland. "But the proposal was held up due to some factors," said GTDC source. The feasibility exercise was carried out on the 18-km stretch of Surla-Mhadei. "The Surla tributary and

Mhadei river stretch has 35 rapids and holds good potential for white water rafting," a source informed GT Team. The white rafting location is around 15 kms away from the Valpoi town. The GTDC is considering of

interlinking this activity with other attractions in Sattari especially during monsoon. Since the river is in full flow till about October and the water sport will be a seasonal activity. The operator is expected to have expertise on wideranging aspects of white water rafting, including the river course, grade of rapids, location of the hazards and access to hospital and evacuation points. The nearest white water rafting is available for the tourist in Goa is in the nearby Dandeli area of Karnataka.

02 NEW DELHI: In India where prices on a range of foods items are rising every day, the government is trying to figure out where to store the bumper crop of grains that has been harvested across the country for the third year in a row. In the case of wheat, for instance, India is staring at a record crop over 90 million tonnes (MT) from the April-June season. But, the government’s plans to create additional storage space have so far moved at a snail’s pace. There’s growing concern that much of the surplus could rot and waste away, or be eaten by rodents even as millions go hungry. According to some studies, up to 7 percent of the country’s annual grain production goes to waste because of insufficient storage space and inefficient transport and distribution networks. Worse, most of the storage capacity that exists is not effectively utilized. India may be facing the shame of 47% of its children suffering from malnutrition and about 30% of its population living below poverty line, but food continues to rot in government granaries. The Food Corporation of India (FCI) has admitted in data accessed through RTI that the amount of damaged wheat has increased from 2,010 million tonnes (MT) in 2009-2010 to 2,401.61 MT (20112012). The country has already suffered a loss of 932.46 MT damaged wheat this year, with the worst affected being Bihar. The data has been given in response to an application filed by Uttar Pradesh resident, Kush Kalra. Till February, 2013, the FCI has on its hands ``non-issuable wheat'' or damaged wheat amounting to 932.46 MT. Bihar has the highest quantity of rotting wheat at 306.5 MT, followed by Uttarakhand (221 MT) and Gujarat (195 MT). The total damaged wheat in 2009-2010 was 2010 MT. This came down marginally to 1997 MT in 20102011, but again rose to 2401.61 MT in 2011-2012. According to data, the worst offender in 20112012 was Maharashtra (1444 MT), while in 2010-2011 Uttarakhand recorded (931 MT) of damaged wheat. Gujarat had the maximum (785 MT) damaged wheat in 20092010.


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2,400 MT wheat rotting in govt granaries for past 2 years

Ironically, India has lagged in improving its Global Hunger Index (GHI) score despite strong economic growth and food production. According to the 2012 Global Hunger Index report, 43.5% of children below five years are underweight, which accounts for almost two-thirds of the country's alarmingly high GHI score. From 2005-10, India

ranked second to last on child underweight — below Ethiopia, Niger, Nepal and Bangladesh. Limited access for farmers to the open market, lack of covered or adequate storage space for grains have only served to compound the problem. As on April 1, 2013, FCI has covered godown space with capacity to store 33.99 MT that falls woefully short of the

demand. Over the past decade, the government has focused on increasing the production, and so far it has been successeful in doing so. They have helped the country to achieve recordbreaking grain output. But the government has to solve the issue of storing that has been grossly neglected for many years.


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04 Yes, you can look amazing no matter your age! Some people just detest having an imperfection on their body, such as cracked, dry skin, a bad hair style, or skin tone. Most of those people want to find a way to improve their looks. This guide will show you how to look great, whether you're nine, nineteen, or ninety. While each decade poses unique challenges in terms of beauty, the following tips are timeless and will help you look your best at any age.

Beauty 3.Visit the dentist- Take good care of your teeth, and consider teeth whitening – it can literally take a decade off, visually. Plus, if you're feeling good about your smile you're likely to show it off. If this step is too much for you, consider flossing more often or carrying a toothbrush in your purse to brush after snacks & meals during the day. It's a well-known fact that newly brushed teeth like to be seen.

Friday, 17th May, 2013 for a reason. 6. Glow with antioxidantskeep your skin glowing all over with nourishing antioxidants. Follow a healthy diet with lots of fruit and veggies. A daily multivitamin that contains antioxidants is an easy capsule to add to your morning r o u t i n e (with a tall glass of H2O, of course!). On the outside, make sure you

Tips for Looking Great at Any Age 4. Make time for what you love- If you enjoy feeling pampered schedule that pedicure, if curiosity calls try out the new pottery class, join a book club. Don't get stuck spending all of your time on 'chores' and mandatory obligations. Figure out what you enjoy and make it a priority, we all look better with a little joy in our hearts.

apply antioxidant-rich skincare products to your face twice a day. No matter how old you are, nourish and pamper yourself, inside and out. Beauty does not have an expiration date. You can look great at any age.

Cheers & happy reading !

1. Pamper your face- it's what your friends and family look at all day. Dedicate an extra 2 minutes each morning to your skin: a refreshing cleanser to start your day, one of those decadent moisturizers or a simple rosy blush are easy additions and can bring new life to your face. 2. Moisturize, moisturize and then moisturize again before bed- In case you didn't already know, our skin changes as we grow older. Keep your skin healthy and strong with moisture from the inside and out. Staying hydrated by drinking water and defending against dryness with high-quality, sciencedriven beauty products

5. Get some rest- You know that feeling when you wake up after a good night’s rest. Calm, strong and ready to face whatever the day brings. No? You don't know that feeling?! Then you must get more rest. Replace the afternoon caffeine with herbal tea and give your body some time to's called 'beauty sleep'

Blossom Pinto

Owner , hairstylist and makeup artist at Tender Locks Studio, Fatima Chambers, First Floor, Atmaram Borkar Road, Opp Soul Of Asia . Next to AMWAYS, Panjim - Goa Tel : 0832-2231271,

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Health is Wealth severely inflamed and painful. Nodules last a long period running into several weeks or months and the contents usually harden and leave behind deep scars. In majority of cases, the condition begins around the age of 10 to 13 years. Certain studies cite that almost 85 to 100% of people between 12 to 17 years of age have had at least occasional whiteheads, blackheads or pimples regardless of their race and ethnicity. Causes of Acne There have been numerous explanations cited as to why acne occurs in some people and not in others. Innumerable debates have taken place as to what is related and what is not related to the development of these eruptions. However, the actual and precise cause of acne still remains a mystery. The process by which a pimple is formed is very

At Dr. Batra’s we have successfully treated more than 10,000 cases of Acne with homeopathy over the last 35 years. The safe and scientific solutions offered by us have brought smiles to many acne patients. Homeopathy has good scope in the treatment of acne. The medicines can eliminate the eruptions over a period of time, prevent further outbreaks and gradually give a healthy look to the skin. It is important to note however that acne almost never disappears at once. Since it is greatly influenced by hormonal levels (which fluctuate due to various reasons) acne eruptions vary in intensity and severity during the treatment. Nevertheless, with continued and regular medication, the condition comes under good control and can finally disappear. In severe cases of acne, homeopathy can help to reduce the severity of the eruptions and control scarring as far as possible. The best part about the medication is that it has no sideeffects whatsoever and can be safely taken even for a long period of time without worrying about any untoward events. In addition, our specially formulated Dr. Batra's Face Wash that is enriched with the goodness of Vitamin B3, Vitamin E and Olive Oil will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and supple. Many of our patients have given us a positive feedback on the same after using it regularly. What is Acne? Acne is indeed a part of puberty for a large number of people besides being one of the most common skin diseases. Acne is characterized by pimples on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back and upper arms caused by clogging of pores in the skin due to excess sebum (oil) production. The condition is not restricted to any particular age group though it is seen to affect teenagers and young people more commonly. It affects males and females equally; however the patterns of affection vary amongst the two. Young men tend to get more severe outbreaks whereas women tend to have an intermittent pattern (usually related to their menstrual cycles). Whiteheads :( Closed comedones): These appear as tiny whitish bumps on the skin; here the plugged follicle stays below the surface of the skin. Blackheads: (Open comedones): The appearance of these is dark or blackish bumps on the skin; here the plugged follicle has developed a melanin build-up (which gives the dark color) Papules: These are small, firm pink bumps on the skin and can be tender to touch. Pustules: Small round eruptions on the skin that contain pus and are painful. Nodules / Cyst: These are larger eruptions that are usually deep seated within the skin, are

05 4. Stress – The changes induced by stress have been extensively studied over many decades and hormonal change is one of the chief results of stress which can lead to acne. 5. Bacteria - Propionibacterium acnes is a normal inhabitant of the skin and thrives on sebum. People with acne have more of these bacteria as compared to people without acne. 6. Diet – This area largely remains grey due to a wide disparity in opinions of dermatologists as well as patients. There are two groups herein – one which believes diet has no role to play in acne and the other one which strongly believes in the role of diet. The latter group holds that following types of foods worsen acne and may lead to outbreaks: Spicy foods, caffeine, excessive sweets, alcohol, chocolates, red meat, corn, gluten, etc. Self Care Tips for Acne Here are some tips for you to follow in case you

Acne Healing safely, gently and surely!

intricate and occurs as described here : The pores (hair follicles) in our skin are closely associated with oil glands called ‘sebaceous glands’ which produce sebum. Sebum is an oily substance that lubricates our hair and skin. When sebum is being secreted, the dead skin cells are also being expelled from the lining of the pore at the same time. Sometimes, when too much sebum is produced, it accumulates, thus clogging the pore. When the pore gets blocked, the sebum or dead skin cells cannot leave the pore. This leads to swelling around the pore and the result is acne. At times, bacteria can also build up inside leading to the formation of pus. Listed here are some of the most common causes of increased sebum production which ultimately leads to the formation of acne: 1. Hormones – Acne is precipitated by androgens, the male hormones that are present in both males as well as females. The oil surplus created by these hormones has been thought to be instrumental in clogging hair follicles. Hormonal changes occur with puberty, menstrual periods, pregnancy, use of birth control pills, menopause and each of these is a potential state for developing acne. 2. Genetics – Heredity plays a significant role in the development and persistence of acne. 3. Medications – Certain medications such as Steroids, Testosterone injections and pills, Danazol, Lithium, Dilentin, Marijuana, etc. can lead to severe outbreaks of acne in some individuals.

suffer from outbreaks of acne, and even if you don’t need them yourself, you can pass them on to a friend who is in need. These tips have been derived from the vast experience of our nutritionist from London and our qualified and experienced dermatologists who are an integral part of our team of doctors at Dr. Batra's Dietary tips : •Sulphur-rich foods such as onions and garlic are helpful in reducing outbreaks •Increase zinc-rich foods such as soybeans, whole grains, sunflower seeds and raw nuts •Drink plenty of water •Avoid sugar, cigarettes, fried and high-fat foods •Keep dairy items and red meat to a minimum Skin care in general : •Avoid scrubbing hard / over-washing acneafflicted areas. •Do not squeeze pimples since this can push the infection further into the skin. •Protect your skin from the sun. •Keep your hair clean and keep it away from the face. •Avoid using greasy or cream based make-up. •Always remove make-up before going to sleep. •Exercise regularly. •After a heavy workout or exercise, take a bath because the sweat on skin can trap bacteria. •Always use clean clothes which allow your skin to breathe.  by - Dr. Batra

06 by - Andrea


Fashion & Lifestyle


talk an exclusive women’s clothing and accessories is a recently opened boutique in the heart of Mapusa run by the 21-years-young entrepreneur, Miss Ambrita Gaonkar. Gtalk has a collection of trendy, chic women’s clothing for the fashion forward woman. G-talk gets you the jittery, attitudinal high street gaze. The owner’s choice of having the stores in the prime area of Mapusa has been an excellent choice since it attracts College goers as well as the passersby’s. Unlike the other stores, this store too looks chic from the inside as well as the outside. With the venture, it was a realization of a dream for the enterprising Ambrita. “I always loved dressing up differently in my own style rather than wearing the common clothes. So every time I went shopping, I picked up something very unique yet stylish. My friends always liked my dressing sense and also took my tips in dressing up for different occasions. Since I had a special interest towards clothes I thought of opening a boutique for all women who love fashion,” she explains. A phenomenon in the fashion world, Gtalk provides shoppers with an unprecedented selection of today's fashions. This clothing store excites you with its versatile stylistically apparel. She has priced her clothes and accessories at very nominal rates to suite the budget of the college goers. The boutique carries unique and up to the minute fashions that you will not find in your average department store. It has clothes that will enable and activate the ‘wow’ factor in anyone who wears the clothes from this store. It has the whole collection of stylish and trendy western clothes which includes party dresses, casual dresses, tops, shorts, skirts, pants, leggings, jackets, formal wear, etc. and to enhance the outfit, there is a wide range of accessories right from dazzling belts, handbags, sling bags, caps, and hats to chunky jewelry. The fashionista young businesswoman updates her collection with the latest trends that she gleans from by following the various fashion blogs on the internet as well as fashion magazines. Stock arrivals in the boutique pertain to the seasons and festivals. Women have a choice of dazzling dresses in the store to choose from. Ambrita now plans to introduce a wider option of clothes for her customers apart from the western wear.

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G talk -

Lets talk fashion

This will include ethnic wear and Indowestern wear. She plans to diversify and cater to the men as well after a dumpy span of time. Each item in the boutique is exclusive, so you will not be caught in a fashion frenzy wearing the same outfit as the girl next door. What are you waiting for go grab some exclusive possessions from G-talk and become the talk of the town. For further details contact :

Gtalk, 14, Behind Hanuman Temple, Joshi wada, Dattawadi Road, Ansabhat, Mapusa, Bardez - Goa.

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Friday, 17th May, 2013

Goan Personality


Hema Sardessai


usic is the language of the soul and the heart and if anything in music doesn’t reach the heart and the soul, it is not complete music.” Hema Sardessai And who has not heard of Goa’s nightingale, Hema Sardesai? Hema Sardesai is one of those Goans who have made Goa proud thanks to their talent being recognized all over the world. Singing playback songs for over sixty Bollywood films, she also has numerous Indi pop albums to her credit. Hema has performed all over India and toured different countries around the globe. She is also known for doing free of cost shows for charitable causes. Hema is without a doubt one of India's finest singers. The lady from Goa with a mellifluous voice has been singing since the tender age of 8 and has lent her voice to over 50 films including Sapnay, Garam Masala, Josh, Chak De! India, Biwi No. 1, Takshak, Asoka, Khushi, and Asambav. Born in Mumbai, India, Hema Sardesai hails from Goa she began singing from a very young age and made her stage debut as an eightyear-old at the Navratri Festival. As a child, teachers and friends used to call her Happy Go Lucky Girl and even today she is frequently called so by her colleagues in the Indian music industry. Hema not only has a beautiful voice but a beautiful heart-she refuses to compromise her values for success and devotes a lot of her time to social work.

She is living life in simplicity but one interesting thing about her is that she wears a Cross, an Allah, a Kada in her hand and an Om in her neck. What she is trying to say is that God is one, so that means, we all are one. She started her playback singing career in 1989 and made her debut in the film Goonj, singing for actress Juhi Chawla. Since then she has sung songs for over 60 Hindi films for many popular actresses like Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar, Karisma Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Tabbu, Kajol, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen and Kareena Kapoor, collaborating with some of India's most prominent music directors and composers, including Anu Malik, A. R. Rahman, Rajesh Roshan, Nadeem-Shravan, Vishal Bhardwaj and Pritam. “God influenced me to take up singing, I think because he gave me the talent, and when it was discovered at the age of 6, by my teacher at school, the late Mrs. Sequeira and then afterwards, there was no looking back. It was music all singing competition, being the youngest participants, among 69 participants. After that, be it in any contest I entered, it was always the first prize. I don’t know why, God had slotted me for the first prize, be it inter-state or international contests.” “…and then,” she continues, “while I was still in college, I happened to go abroad, and then I got to know about this contest from Remo Fernandez, my senior in Goa and a friend of mine, he wanted

me to enter this contest, the 16th God has given me the talent, he will international pop song festival, held look after it. And that’s exactly what in Germany, in which 20 countries has happened.” were participating in it and I was Her first milestone achievement representing India and luckily I was her winning the Grand Prix happened to win the first prize there at the 16th International Pop Song too.” Festival '89 held in Germany. This She explains that the win was the gave her an opportunity to express Grand Prix and thereafter she went her stage talent and, since then, she ahead to participate in the UNICEF has successfully performed on TV contest in Yugoslavia and stuff like and live stage shows in almost all the that. “It was like God was paving states of India and numerous world the way all the time. I didn’t have to tours to places such as the United really struggle until then, but then States, UK, Germany, Belgium, in my own country, when I went Spain, Holland, Australia, New to settle down in Zealand, Fiji Islands, Bombay (where Thailand, Indonesia Her Awards I was born, but and so on 1989 - 16th International brought up in Goa Her 1999 album Pop Song Festival, Grand and then, went back Piya Se Milke Aaye Prix in Germany to Bombay) it was Nain won Hema an quite a struggle, in award for "The best 1999 - The best selling spite of the fact that selling album of the album of the season for I sang in the film season". the album Piya Se Milke Goonj. It was quite During her years Aaye Nain a struggle, because in the Indian film 2006 - All India Woman's I had heard that industry, Sardesai was Conference, Gomant you have to go to widely praised for her Tejaswini Award for her music directors, song performances. outstanding achievements and give them Hema is the only in the music field. cassettes, and sit in singer who sang their studios for hours, cajoling them playback duets with four superstars: and making them understand that Amitabh Bachchan (Baghban), they should give you a break, etc” Naseeruddin Shah (Asambhav), she says, adding “…but, I respected Govinda (Hum Do Hamara Do) and my music a little too much. I did go Shahrukh Khan (Josh). once or twice, but then I said no, I When it comes to her own heritage am not going to do this. I don’t think she dint lag behind. Hema sang my music is that kind of a low at any several hit songs in Chris Perry's level, or in any way, that I should Konkani album Cu Cu Ru Cu. In go and beg or ask or even persuade 2005, she released her own Konkani somebody to do something for me. If album, Goa Zaai. by - Team GT



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- Goa’s Tennis sensation by - Andrea



Subodh Shevde, Goa's Tennis pride, was born on May 27, 1997.He is a resident of Margao and his hobbies are playing golf, cricket, football, table tennis and reading books. His favorite food is butter chicken, fish curry, fried fish and prawns. He like his friends, family, coach and relatives as they always support him. He says even his school teacher’s support him a lot in his tennis career as well as in his studies. He proudly states that he is a student of Bhatikar Model High School and has answered his class 10th this year. His mom Manali Shevde plays an important role in his life as she looks after his studies and diet. He hates watching Roger Federer and Manchester United lose. Read on for a detailed

description of this sportsperson. 1. What inspired you to start playing tennis? I used to watch tennis on television with my family. One fine day my brother and I were eager to try out this sport so my dad Subodh Shevde took us to the nearest club which had a tennis court. He took us to B.P.S. Sports Club and that’s how I developed an interest in tennis and started playing. 2. Which tennis player do you admire the most and why? I admire Roger Federer because I like his single handed backhand and his smooth play. His temperament and his calm attitude also attract me towards him. Basically I like his full game. 3. When did you first start playing tennis? Did you play any

other sports whilst growing up? I first started playing tennis when I was 8 years old. I played table tennis and cricket at that time also and not only played but have also won 2 bronze medals for Goa in table tennis. 4. What do you think makes a great tennis player? According to me a great player needs to be hard working, determine, fit, mentally strong, talented, skilled and knowledge of the game. 5. How much of talent and how much of practice do you think a sportsperson requires? It differs from person to person. A person may not be talented but may be hard working and will spend more time on the court whereas a talented player may not spend a lot of time on the court. So it all depends. 6. How long and how often do you train? I train 6 days a week approximately 3 to 4 hours of practice and Sunday is my off day. 7. What do you do to get rid of nerves before a tennis match? I listen to my favorite music to get rid of nervousness. 8. Which would you rate as your most satisfying match? The match I played at the finals in U.S.A.when I was 11 years old and I won the finals. 9. Why can’t India perform well at the national level according to you? According to me they can’t perform well mainly because there is a lot of politics in the Indian tennis

circuit and many of the players don’t have the proper techniques and knowledge of the game. 10. Which are the best places tennis has taken you? Tennis has taken me all the way from Goa to U.S.A. I have also been to Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mumbai to participate in tournaments. 11. Did you take any professional training? Yes. I take professional training from my coach Nathan Chowgule. He has taught me what tennis exactly is. We work very hard together and he corrects my smallest mistakes which could make a big difference in the game and I can proudly say for sure he is a professional and a perfectionist. 12. Your achievements till today if you could explain some? I won the J.P.Morgan Chase Aces Tennis Tournament in U.S.A and the Alley Pond Tennis Tournament in U.S.A.I have played the semi finals at the All India Tennis Tournament held at Kalina University. I also reached the semi finals in the All India Tennis Tournament held at Andheri. 13. How do you imagine the future of tennis in 50 years from now? There will be more competitiveness. As for me I feel more and more youngsters will start showing keen interest in tennis. There are many upcoming players already in our state and I hope and pray some Indians will do well and make it big at the world circuit.

Art & Culture

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When one talks about the dances

of Goa, some people might think it’s about dancing to trace and techno music. Goa is known to have its own folk dances and songs which are quite unique. The traditional dance of Goa gives a picture of the mindset and lifestyle of Goans. The Goan folk dances bear a tradition of thousands of years, characterized by innumerable f o r m s performed by and reflecting lifestyles, cultures a n d aspirations of different religions and castes of Goan society. There are some of the important and famous dance forms of Goa but one of t h e important folk dances is the FUGDI dance. Fugdi is an art form that can be traced to the primeval cultural traditions of Goa. It is performed during various religious and social occasions. Fugdi is generally performed during the month of Bhaadrapada, an occasion for the women to

take a temporary break from their normal, monotonous schedule. The women sing and dance while enacting varied formations - in a circle or in rows. Usually women in the villages dance Fugdi in circles and women in forest settlements formulate rows. The dance starts with invocation to Hindu Gods. The pace is slow in the beginning, but soon gains momentum reaching climax. No

by - Ridhi


percussion support is provided. At the maximum pace, the dancers match the rhythm by blowing air through the mouth that sounds like "FOO". Hence the name Foogdi or Fugdi. No instrument or music is found with the dance, but special fugdi songs are innumerable. The songs might be about Puranic stories, family life, complaints, rivalries or people. Fugdi is of different types and are danced by women at festivals like the Dhalo or Ganesh Chaturthi. A striking variation is the kalashi fugdi danced before Goddess Mahalakshmi during the vrata offered to that goddess. This is accompanied by no songs, but the dancers carry the large vessels called kalashi and blow into them rhythmically as they spin around. Altogether twenty-seven types of fugdi have been found in Goa


by - Ridhi

High on Food

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Biryani Feast

Exclusively for Biryani lovers

“It is a place exclusively meant for Biryani” says the proud owner of Biryani Feast restaurant Mr. Abdul Jaleel. Want to have a taste of real biryani, don’t have to go all the way to Hyderabad, just drive to Biryani Feast, behind IHM College, Porvorim, Goa. Biryani Feast is owned by Mr. Abdul Jaleel in the year 2012 and within a year this place was able to attract locals, and many passerby’s as the fragrance of the food lingers through the streets and makes you feel hungry. “Biryani Feast is different from

the others as it has quality food and this place is meant exclusively for Biryani” says the proud owner Mr. Jaleel when asked how this place is different from the others. For the people who are bored eating chicken or mutton biryani this place also has vegetable biryani. So guys you have many options to choose from the menu depending on your mood and taste. The price of the Biryani is reasonable and one plate is more than enough for one person it does not quite leave a space for anything. The place is meant for take away but the restaurant can also accommodate nearly 20 people. The music in this restaurant is good and hence one cannot

get bored if you are alone for lunch or dinner. The place also has a variety of juices. One can wait to get served biryani by the waiter while sipping the juice. Recently this restaurant has also started serving Chinese cuisines but nothing is comparable to its delicious biryani. As the saying goes greatest things come in small packages and so is this place. The ambience of the place is okay but don’t go on the looks as the Owner Mr. Jaleel has worked on maintaining the quality of the food rather than the place. The place is open on all days from 11:00 am - to 11:00 pm. The Good news is this place is open on Sunday so guys now you can have biryani on Sunday’s if you are bored of having same old fish curry rice. The restaurant also gives door step deliveries in and around Porvorim. If any guest drops in at the last moment or you are not in the mood of cooking or eating the same home cooked food then just pick up the receiver and place your order from Biryani Feast. No one has to know whether you cooked or ordered from Biryani Feast.

For further details Contact:

Biryani Feast,

behind IHM college, Porvorim Goa. Abdul Jaleel : 9970397990 / 9373002233

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Sips & Bites Ingredients • 2 ounces tequila made from 100 percent agave, preferably reposado or blanco • 1 ounce Cointreau • 1 ounce freshly squeezed

lime juice • Salt for garnish



Ingredients :

Maida - 4 1/4 cups. (all purpose flour) Baking powder - 2 1/2 tsps  Baking soda - 1 1/2 tsps  Butter - 1/4 cup  Eggs - 2  Buttermilk - 3/4 cup  Sugar - 1 cup  Cinnamon powder - 3/4 tsp  Nutmeg powder - 1/2 tsp  Salt - 2 tsp  Oil for deep frying

For Chocolate Glaze

 Butter - 1/4 cup, unsalted butter  Milk - 1/4 cup  Light corn syrup - 1/2 tbsp  Dark Chocolate - 1/2 cup, finely chopped  Vanilla essence - 1 tsp  Powdered sugar - 1 cup, sifted


1. In a bowl, place butter and sugar and beat to combine. Add the eggs and beat well. Add the buttermilk and again mix well. Now keep it aside. 2. Take another large mixing bowl, place the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, salt and stir it well. 3. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix to form dough. The dough will be slightly sticky. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours or overnight. Knead well for 6 to 7 minutes. 4. Generously flour your working area and roll out the dough into a large square, about 1/2 inches thick. Use a large round cookie cutter/ doughnut cutter or a sharp edged round stainless steel katori and cut out into 2 1/2 to 3 inch rounds. Use the smallest round cutter or the end of a piping tip to cut holes in the center of each of the cut out rounds. 5. Use the remaining scraps to form a dough and re roll to cut out more doughnuts. 6. In a heavy bottomed vessel, heat oil for deep frying. Once the oil is piping hot, reduce flame to medium. Drop 2 to 3 doughnuts into the hot oil but don’t over crowd the vessel. Fry each side till it reaches a golden brown shade, approx 1 1/2 to 2 mins. Remove and place on paper towels. Dip one side of the fried doughnut in the prepared chocolate glaze and place on a wire rack for the glaze to set. 7. For the chocolate glaze, in a bowl combine softened butter, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla and heat over medium heat until butter is melted. 8. Remove from heat, add chopped chocolate and whisk until melted. If the chocolate is not melting, place the bowl over another bowl of warm water and whisk. Add the powdered sugar, and whisk until smooth. Place this chocolate glaze over a bowl of warm water and dip the doughnuts immediately. Allow glaze to set for 30 minutes before serving.


1. Combine tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice in cocktail shaker filled with ice. 2. Moisten rim of Margarita or other cocktail glass with lime juice or water. 3. Hold glass upside down and dip it into the salt. 4. Now shake and strain the drink into the glass and serve.

SIPS & BITES Ingredients

•Eggs - 6, hard boiled, peeled and sliced • Onion - 1, large, finely chopped • Curry leaves - 1 sprig • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp • Tomato - 1, finely chopped • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp • Red chili powder - 1 tsp • Coriander powder - 3/4 tbsp • Cumin powder - pinch • Fennel seed powder - pinch • Garam masala powder pinch • Tamarind paste - 1/2 tbsp, optional • Salt to taste • Coriander leaves - 1 1/2 tbsps, finely chopped • Oil - 3 to 4 tbsps oil

For coating of egg slices: • Eggs - 2, lightly beaten • Milk - 4 tbsps • Salt to taste • Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp


1. Heat 2 tbsps olive oil in a large saucepan. Mix all the ingredients called for 'coating' of egg slices in a shallow bowl. Add few egg slices in this mixture and coat on both sides. Place each coated egg slice in the hot oil (spacing them well) and cook on both sides till lightly browned. Remove onto a plate and keep aside. Repeat with the rest of the egg slices. 2. In a heavy bottomed vessel, add the left over oil (after shallow frying) and heat.

Egg Slice Masala Recipe

Add more oil if required. Add chopped onions and saute for 4 mins. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for 3 mins. Add curry leaves and mix. 3. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, fennel seed powder, coriander powder and cumin powder and mix. Add the chopped tomatoes and fry for 4 mins or till oil separates. 4. Add 1 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce flame and add the tamarind paste and fried egg slices and place lid. Cook on simmer for 8-10 mins. 5. Add the garam masala powder and mix. Cook without lid till you achieve the desired gravy consistency. 6. Turn off the flame, remove into serving bowl. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve with steamed rice, flavored rice or rotis.


The Big Story

Club Tito's

A popular partying place in Goa, Club Tito's needs no introduction. In fact, it is among the first club's to be opened in Goa and is frequented by revelers all throughout the year. Both locals and tourists love visiting Club Tito's, a nightspot that always reverberates with life and activity. The Club caters to commercial and Bollywood music with a huge dance floor to accommodate its large crowds. An exclusive area on the first floor offers private tables with a bar of its own. Guests can sit back and watch the dancing masses below or get immersed in their own party upstairs. Owing to its strategic location on the

Calangute - Baga stretch, Club Tito's is easily accessible to any party lover who decides to rock for the night. So those enjoying a day out at the Calangute or Baga Beach can easily round it up with a trip to Club Tito's. Open 365 days a year, Club Tito's is a place where "the world meets up". Excellent music coupled with great food really puts this happening hotspot at the very top. Besides, Club Tito's also boasts of an indoor nightclub, outdoor pub, a 24-hour coffee shop and a fashionable boutique. Club Tito's is always a favorite with people of all ages. Theme nights and other interesting events feature regularly in the scheme

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MONSOON SESSIONS of things at Club Tito's. Besides, the excellent fusion of retro, trance, hip hop and reggae played by the wonderful DJ's at Club Tito's never fail to set the dance floor on fire. The whole world is seen partying at Club Tito's.

of beach, sun, sand and extravagant nightclubbing at Goa’s most globally acknowledged lane; ‘Titos Lane’. Titos Event Management has planned a new artiste line-up of fresh Indian and global faces to give our guests a new experience and some absolutely new tunes to dance to through this festival. The festival is called ‘Electric Rain’ and is in association with Kingfisher. The music will be predominantly electronic beach and club and a sprinkle of commercial for the hip-hop junkies. The décor will be vibrant and there will be spot prizes for the funky dressed couples with costumes to add

It’s this time of the year where we bid

goodbye to the beach shacks that have entertained the tourists and locals with their vibrant sunset parties, seafood delicacies and lounge beds to soak up the sun. It has been an unprecedented By- Lalitha Rego tradition of the ‘Titos Lane’ to host a farewell party to the beach clubs and to welcome the monsoon. This year Titos Event Management will be taking this a step further by hosting a farewell party with a difference. The party will not only bid adieu to the beach shacks but will be paying respect to the nightclubs in the lane that entertain the huge chunk of thirsty

tourists who come to Goa at that period of the year when that the state literally comes to a standstill. This merge of the seasons ending party & the off-seasons opening party mounts up to two days

a bling of colour to the event. The party is spread over two days will be hosted in some of the favourite tourist spots like Zanzibar, Mambo & Kamaki. The evening sunset sessions will start at Zanzibar at 5pm and the after dark shows will be hosted by Mambo and Kamaki simultaneously after 10pm. Titos Event Management is giving out limited complimentary season passes to couples on an early bird basis to guests who register their names on Facebook .

14 Cabo de Rama fort is situated on the southern coast of Goa; this fort has been under the regime of various rulers until the Portuguese took it over from the Raja of Sonda in 1763. After taking charge of the fort, the Portuguese rebuilt it but did not put it to much use thereafter. It came under the British rule from 1797 to 1802 and then again from 1803 to 1813. After that, not much attention was paid to the fort. The remains of the fort were then used as a prison.

Though the church within the fort is still in use, there is little of the fort that remains to be seen today. However, the view from the headland is breathtaking. Legend has it that the fort has derived its name from Lord Rama who remained here for a while when he was in exile, along with his wife, Sita. A fort, named after the lord Rama of the Hindu Ramayana epic fame, has occupied this bluff guarding the mouth of the Sal River for centuries. The fort h a s

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Heritage site

Cabo de Rama

been used as a prison until about half a century ago, there’s not much to see these days. Though the drive through thick coconut forests is a real treat, and it’s certainly it's a windswept and melancholy spot with a couple of cold-drinks stalls at the entrance, a luxury the poor Portuguese

surely never had. Inside the Cabo de Rama Fort, there is the church of St. Antonio which is in excellent condition and is still used by devotees. The white church and the black fort provide a photographic picture of stark contrast. People come here to pray and just enjoy the mystical atmosphere of the fort. Cliffs drop steeply to the sea provide a panoramic outlook of the surrounding areas, at the western side of the fortress. This ancient fortress is located in the Canacona district of Goa. It is

approximately 25 km away from Margao. One can visit the Cabo de Rama Fort by hiring a taxi from any nearby location in south Goa. Regular bus service is also available from Margao to Cabo de Rama fort daily. Today, this fort is in ruins, but its natural beauty and scenic setting attracts tourists of all types. Overall, the Cabo de Rama fort is definitely worth a visit if you happen to be holidaying in South Goa. Its fabulous sea views are totally worth the short hike in the warm Goan Sun. by -

Ridhi Bandekar

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Fitness for 22 hours. You do the math & decide what is it that you should be concentrating on to increase your caloric deficit… 2 hours or 22 hours??? Obviously, the answer is the rest of the day. Once we have understood the concept of BMR… we have to understand that all of us are different in the way we consume fuel (Calories). Some of us are fuel efficient, this means that we need very few calories to keep ourselves alive (Low, sluggish BMR) & some of us are fuel inefficient requiring a lot of calories to sustain life (Fast, racing, BMR)…the fuel efficient people end up fat & the fuel inefficient ones end up never gaining weight. In other words a low BMR person & a high BMR person could be eating the same amount of food but the low BMR person will gain weight whereas the fast BMR person will lose weight. To make things clearer lets add

by the body…constant shortening & lengthening of muscles goes on through the day to create a multitude of movements (you constantly toss & turn using your muscles even while you sleep) Now it becomes very clear that the more muscle you carry, the more calories you will burn through the day (the higher your BMR) & the more calories you burn through the day, the less Body fat you will have to store. There is a distinct inverse relationship between muscles & fat…in other words more muscle automatically relates to less fat & vice versa. I will further illustrate the importance of the role muscles have to play in the war against fat by

some figures. (These are mere assumptions.) a) Sluggish BMR person needs 1300 calories per day & ingests 1600 calories. (300 calories more than his requirement) b) Fast BMR person needs 1900 calories per day & ingests 1600 calories. (300 calories less than his requirement)

the following two striking examples. Fact #1: An average man carries less fat than an average woman. Fact #2: An average 20-year-old carries less fat than an average 40 year old. Please note that in the above two facts the common factor is that the people carrying less fat are also the people carrying more muscle. In case of Fact #1 an average man carries more muscle than an average woman simply due to the predominance of the male hormone testosterone, which incidentally also happens to be the most important contributor to muscle growth. With women having minuscule quantities of it their muscle mass is very limited. This simple fact gives men the edge over women in the BMR department thus causing them to store less fat than women. In case of Fact #2 an average 20 year old will carry more muscle than an average 40 year old simply because muscle loss is an inevitable part of the aging process. (Unless you engage in a fitness lifestyle that includes strength training & a focused approach to eating adequate quantities of protein.) This simple fact also gives younger people the edge over older people in keeping body fat at bay. A simple analysis of both the above all prevailing examples should bring any right thinking individual of sound mind to the inevitable conclusion that if you want to rid yourself of fat, then you have to rev up your BMR & there is no better way of doing that than to increase the quantum of muscle in the body. One of the biggest reasons as to why you would end up fat is losing muscle to the aging process.

Understanding Fat Majority of the people who enroll in gyms are obsessed with fat loss…yet they are thoroughly confused as to what FAT really is. One of the reasons is their complete misunderstanding of the concept of fat loss & confusing it with sheer weight loss…Weight loss is the easiest thing to achieve…starve yourself on soups, salads & hit the treadmill for an hour a day & you could end up losing 10kgs in a month. The reason for this stupendous weight loss is not loss of fat but LOSS OF MUSCLE…again because people don’t understand fat loss, they don’t understand the value of muscle… if only they knew that the secret behind burning fat is simply an increase in muscle… but to convince you about this simple scientific fact I first have to define Body Fat (Adipose Tissue) & make you understand as to why the human body collects Fat. To understand where this ugly unsightly soft -jelly like substance that we can pinch on our abdomen & hips n thighs (fat can be anywhere on the body but most often collects around these two places) comes from… we first have to understand the concept of Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). It is a big mistake on our part to think of calorie burning to be associated solely with using the gym…lots of people obsessed with calorie burning are surprisingly only concerned with burning more calories by extending their duration on a cardio machine such as a treadmill…this is achieved by probably extending their 1 hour run or walk to an hour and a half…they completely ignore the fact that the body is burning calories even outside the gym throughout the day. If they are so obsessed with calorie burning…shouldn’t they be concerned about increasing their caloric output throughout the day??? The BMR is the rate at which the body burns calories through the day, no matter what the activity (including sleeping) just to keep the body alive. The digestive system, the respiratory system, the circulatory system, the central nervous system, brain function, immune system etc. all require tremendous amount of calories through the day, throughout life just to keep you alive. The very process of staying alive is a lot of work for the body, requiring a lot of calories. You may be working out 2 hours a day, but you are burning calories at your basal rate

WHAT IS BODYFAT? It’s easy to understand why “a” would never gain weight as all his calories that he ingests are used up for energy. But in the case of “b” he has 300 surplus calories every day. What does the body do with this surplus? Well it stores the surplus for a rainy day & the bodies can only store calories as adipose tissue or FAT. In other words an unused calorie whether from dietary fats, carbohydrates or protein will be stored as body fat. In the case of men, most often it is stored on the waist or abdomen & in the case of women the preferred site for fat deposition or storage of unused calories is hips & thighs. Hence finally we have a clear picture as to what is Body Fat. So let’s have a definition for it… “BODY FAT IS YOUR BODIES STORE OF UNUSED CALORIES.” This definition brings to light a very important concept that will help you win the war against body fat. It’s not how many calories you eat that make you fat but how many calories the body requires to sustain life that determines whether you will end up Fat or Lean. The deciding factor between fat & lean thus becomes your Basal Metabolic Rate. Increase your BMR & enjoy a fat free lean body forever.

HOW TO REV UP A SLUGGISH BMR? Now we come to the key issue of how to rid ourselves of this unsightly fat. When I told you that all the systems like the cardiovascular, digestive, circulatory, respiratory, central nervous, etc. contribute to the overall calories spent by the body in its effort to keep itself alive…I purposely skipped one big system which is a great consumer of calories through the day & a big contributor to the extremely important BMR…this system is the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, the complex of metabolically active voluntary cross striated muscles surrounding the skeleton that are responsible for every voluntary movement made


Tariq mohammad Director, cuts n curves gym – Mapusa-Goa (fitness consultant/ personal trainer / sports nutritionist) Contact No : 9923490739


Spotlight in the absence of memory or photographs. A Picture of You is a cinematographer’s journey to piece together an image of his father who passed away when he was six. Growing up with one framed photograph on the wall and little else, Ajay Noronha shifts through memories, anecdotes and silences to come closer to the person he hardly knew. This film is a cinematographer’s journey to piece together an image of his father who passed away when he was six. A Picture of You is a difficult inquiry into the need to complete the picture of one’s own self. When asked about his future projects he says “Well yes I have a few projects piled up firstly am working on a film in Jerusalem about home, identity and displacement, about the human geography of conflicts”. When asked him his journey he didn’t want to comment on how he managed to get

“Documentary allows for varied motivations that go beyond commercial reasons,” says noted film-maker cum cinematographer of Goan origin Ajay Noronha. Ajay, who is based in Mumbai, divides his time between big television shows like Kaun Banega Crorepati, Koffee with Karan, Mastermind, etc. and documentary films. Some of the films he worked on include the award winning “Q2P”, “Chinese Restaurants”, “Bombay Eunuch” and “Slumdog Millionaire”. He also works with some of India’s leading artists on video installations. In 2001, he made “Bhailey” (Outsiders) - a film that illustrates the occurrence of tourism-related child sex abuse in India. “A Picture of You” is his second film. When he is not shooting, Ajay teaches film-making and photography to students of all ages. Although technology has aided the spread of the family documentary, Ajay is a cameraman who believes in raising questions through films. According to Ajay Noronha the inspiration behind him becoming a cinematographer was just the joy of working with images.

Ajay Noronha It is all about being able to create an image, which transcends into spoken or written language and also to be able to communicate using the universal language of images. He further goes on to say “well I have been in this profession since 1994 and just to name some of my big projects in my career till date In reference to television: KBC, Koffee with Karan, Mastermind, and The IFAA awards, etc. He has done two documentary films: Bhailey (Outsiders - a film about tourism related child sex abuse in Goa) and a “Picture of You”, in films: Slumdog Millionaire and Ferrari Ki Sawaari. He described his latest film “A Picture of You” by saying that is at one level a film about a boy trying to get to know his father who passed away when he was only 6-yrs-old. But, more importantly, it is about me as a cinematographer trying to create an image of my father

recognition and fame in this industry. When questioned if any project he is currently working on replied hurriedly “No, just trying to get my film screened around the country and seen by as many people as possible”. For him reality TV and documenting reality are as far apart as an aardvark is from

Friday, 17th May, 2013 Antarctica. “But the most significant difference for me is the motivation. In the mainstream commercial set-up, the motivation is usually profit, but documentary allows for a varied motivations that go beyond commercial reasons,” he says. According to him a good place to shoot is the one which helps you tell a story. “I like the sea and spend a lot of time there. The ever-changing light on the water, the sand and in the sky enthralls me. There’s a film I am working on in Jerusalem. It is about the remarkable friendship between a Palestinian Arab taxi driver and a Jewish American professor,” he adds. He loves films of Ingmar Bergman, Tarkovsky, Lars Von Trier, Abbas Kiarostami, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ranjan Palit, Gurudutt, Amar Kanwar, etc. Ajay is a man who doesn’t have a routine day planned out. Every day is different for him. It varies from day to day. He kick starts his day mostly at around 7:00 am – 7:30 am and then it depends on what the day has in stored for him. His lunch, dinner, recreation and family time all depends on how much of time his work and other priorities demand for him. So one can say that his

time table for the day changes as per the work he has to complete in that particular day. He is a film-maker on a quest to put forth emotions through his visuals. He comes from a generation of film-makers who have inherited this idea that documentaries are going to change the world. by - Andrea


Friday, 17th May, 2013 by - Geraline


Hola! First let me just say I would much rather be where you are- i.e. anywhere in Goa (preferably on a beach, in a rustic shack sipping a Cosmopolitan staring out at the sea) rather than here in Bombay! Because, well let’s face it, Goa just does summer so much better than Bombay. The brightly colored beautifully quaint houses of Panjim and numerous sun kissed beaches make for the perfect backdrop for a summer holiday, wouldn’t you agree? And since we are already talking about

my fantasy I obviously have to mention that I would be wearing an aqua blue-green one piece bathing suit with flowery print sarong tied loosely round my waist and a nice totally oversize straw hat to keep the sun from my face! But enough about me, let’s have a look at how YOU can make a fashion statement by sporting some of the season’s hottest trends this spring. Get ready for posh soirees and high tea with your girls as the Great Gatsby movie inspires a fashion step back in time where glamour was all about sparkles and fringes. “Jazz age” jewelry is a must-have this season. I’m talking delicate drop earrings, pretty white pearl cluster earrings and beady necklaces. The Kate Spade garden necklace is glitzy without being too loud. As for bags, trade in your oversize totes for cute embellished clutches and fringed purses. The Deco Era handbag is a work of art! Just one look at Louis Vuitton’s fabulous new ad campaign will tell you that the fashion wheel keeps spinning (as well as wishing we had a twin with whom we could step out in style like the ladies in the ads!). By which I mean we are back to the sixties and nineties ladies- that’s right, beehive hairdos, yester


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year movie style headbands over a dramatic fringe, no-nonsense A line Dresses and best of allkitten heel pumps! (I bet i heard a unanimous sigh of relief! ) This spring color blocking is still all the rage – I mean it wouldn’t really be spring without a burst of color would it now! For fairer complexions I would suggest bluer reds while for darker tones an orangey red would be much more flattering, both being confidence boosting shades. Keep lips neutral and hair simple if you’re planning to step out in a bold colorremember, the idea is to look spring-y without distracting from the main piece, so black, white or tan shoes would be my choice of

footwear. Next hot trend- Sweet and Soft. These would include dreamy, floaty boudoirinspired silks in chiffon and satin that swirl gently in a luxuriously lazy manner round the body in sherbet tones. It is reminiscent of the sweet, shy innocent girl-nextdoor look with soft pastel shades and minimal print. I urge those who are not fans of color blocking to try this out- it won’t draw obvious attention to you but will ensure you are not ignored. Resist the temptation to pile on too many accessories, a simple pendent or headband will suffice in completing the look. Go for salmon pinks, pastel green and blue hues as well as light yellow

lime tones. Now for the hottest trend on the block: Graphic black and white- Checks, stripes, zigzags, contours, hounds tooth etc. on long ankle length skirts and dresses. We’re talking sixties’ super graphics. If you are a fan of the black and white combo, it’s your time to shine! Here I have to make a special mention of an elegant monochrome A- line dress by Marc Jacobs that I’m lusting after! And it’s all about an oriental vibe with Japanese prints adorning a range of skirts suitsright from Prada to Mulberry. But remember to show some restraint as this look needs a certain amount of precision to get just right. For those gals who like shiny, designers urge you to get your sparkle on as they toy with iridescent, mother-of-pearl busters as well as dresses with pleats and draper. Coming to the makeup scene, let me begin by stating that the done to death, age old black kohl eyeliner has been replaced with funky, bright liners in shades of peacock green, aqua and purple. However for those who prefer to cling to their black liners, maybe bark greens and navy blue would help you experiment while still in your comfort zone. Feel free to try light eye shadows and even pairing up shades.

Moving on to footwear I must say that this season sporty is out while Sparta inspired sandals as well as heels are in. Is all about letting your feet breathe- needless to say, in style! Floral prints on shoes are a big hit as are bejeweled sandals. Check out edgy metallic flats from Whistles as well as glossy sandals from H & M to ensure fashionable feet all spring. Go for sandals with just one or maximum two broad straps across the foot in fun colors. Must try trend of the week :

Fun Colourful Florals on all shades of denim.


Home Decor

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5 Tips For Making A Room Look Bigger In a small space, everything counts. This is the main idea behind this article, which will teach you how to make a small room look bigger, by simply applying a few clever tricks. Small rooms can feel confining and uncomfortable. Luckily we can utilize certain design concepts that fool the eye and make interiors seem much bigger and spacious than they are in reality. Color techniques, furniture arranging and smart lighting ideas are just some of the topics we will cover in this article.

For an optimum effect, select soft tones of blues and greens, and always remember that brighter rooms look bigger and more inviting.

1. Use light colors and clever contrasts Today you will learn how to use colors to make a 2. Lighting is a key room look bigger. Room element in opening up colors can influence our a space. moods. Cream colors Allowing natural light and icy blues are just to flow freely inside a few of the best color combinations that can Pranil Sardessai the room, you will be (Architect /Interior surprised at how this convert a tiny interior Designer) will open up the interior into a seemingly bigger and make it look larger. living area. It is all about optical illusion. It is a generally If you do not have a lot of natural known fact that light colors make a light, you can add some creative room look bigger and brighter. Light lighting effects. You will be amazed and brightly colored walls are more at how this small addition can make reflective making a space feels open a big difference. If you do have and airy, which helps maximize the access to natural light, make full use effect created by natural light. Dark of it and bring it into your home with colors on the other hand absorb the help of large windows. This will light, making a room look smaller. instantly connect the room with the outdoors, no longer limiting your

space. Make sure window coverings are sheer, or are pulled back, to bring more light in. If the view is bad, use hanging plants and potted flowers near the windows. Lamps will bring in special color and focus attention. 3. Cut the clutter Keep your room tidy and organized. There’s nothing that makes a small space feel cramped more than having too much stuff. With things neatly arranged and out of sight, the space that is in view will feel orderly and open. A cluttered room equals to a smaller room. Don’t cover your walls with a lot of pictures. One large painting works better than a group of small paintings. If there’s too much going on, all clamoring for attention, it can make the room feel busy and crowded. 4. Well placed mirrors can do wonders Mirrors can make your room look larger. Use a focal point and angle your mirrors towards it, which will give the illusion of depth. The mirrors also reflect both natural

and artificial light to make a room brighter during the day and night. They bounce light deep into the room, making it appear larger. Placing a mirror near a window to reflect the outdoors is especially effective. Mirrors on the walls and glass tabletops will make it seem like there’s a more open flow. You can also use mirrored cabinet doors to make spaces feel large and uncluttered. 5. Inspired furniture arrangements Use multi-function furniture expendable dining table, folding tables and nest of tables, which can be tucked away when you don’t need them. Scale the furniture to fit the size of the room and don’t block walking pathways. Having oversized sofas or too much furniture will make the living room look smaller. If the furniture in your room is tall, that might be making it seem as though the ceiling is lower than it actually is. Make sure there is plenty of space between your furniture, too.

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Samsung has officially launched its Galaxy Note 510 tablet in India for Rs. 30,990. The device is known as Galaxy Note 8.0 in International markets and this tablet was earlier up for preorders on company's online store. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 comes with an 8-inch WXGA (1280X800 pixels) TFT display with an 189ppi pixel density. Running on Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), the tablet has a 5-megapixel rear and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. Measuring 210.8 x 135.9 x 8 mm and weighing 338 grams, the Galaxy Note 510 is powered by a 1.6 GHz A9 quad-core processor coupled with 2GB RAM. It features feature 16GB internal storage options with additional expansion support up to 64GB via micro SD Card. In some markets, Samsung is also offering a 32GB internal storage variant but so far the same is not available in India. With the purchase of every Samsung Galaxy Note 510, you will get 12,000 coins in the virtual wallet, which gets activated as soon as one downloads the Services application. User can redeem these coins by streaming premium movies, downloading latest Bollywood songs or playing HD quality games. However, 500 of these coins are meant to be specifically used for reading, which means that these points can only be used to download


Samsung officially launches Galaxy Note 510 tablet for Rs. 30,990

19 books, comics, magazines audio books or newspapers. Another catch is that these points have to be consumed within the first three months of purchasing the Samsung Galaxy Note 510. Connectivity wise, the tablet boasts Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, All Share Cast, Bluetooth 4.0, and USB 2.0. The 3G variant of the tablet (not on pre-orders yet) also includes A-GPS and GLONASS. The tablet comes with a host of pre-installed applications such as the proprietary Chat-On 2.0 messenger, Awesome Note and more. Like other devices of the Note series, the Galaxy Note 510 comes with the famed S Pen a n d includes Air View, S Note, S Planner, and Email with handwriting integration, amongst other features. Commenting on the launch, B.D. Park, President & CEO, South West Asia, Samsung Electronics, said "The GALAXY Note 510 breathes fresh life into the category as it delivers the perfect fusion of portability and everyday productivity resulting in a pioneering, pocket-sized solution that enhances and enriches our everyday lives, whether at work or play".

Samsung Galaxy Note 510 key specifications 8-inch WXGA (1280x800) display, 189 ppi 1.6GHz A9 quad-core processor 2GB RAM 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB (micro SD card) 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, All Share Cast, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 A-GPS + GLONASS (3G version only) Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

The Indian smartphone makers seem to be rushing out their quad-core offerings and Celkon is no different. The company has launched Celkon A119Q Signature HD in the Indian market for Rs. 12,499. Celkon A119Q Signature HD features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels. It is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Media Tek MT6589 processor along with Power VR SGX 544MP2 GPU. Internally, Celkon A119Q Signature HD comes with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage of which 2.56GB is user accessible. The storage can be further expanded by another 32GB through a micro SD card. It is dual-SIM (GSM/WCDMA + GSM) smartphone. For camera, there is a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 3-megapixel front-facing one. There is a 2,100mAh battery. Connectivity options for Celkon A119Q Signature HD includes, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and A-GPS. To sweeten the deal, Celkon is also offering a free cover worth Rs. 1,500 for free along with the purchase of this smartphone. Celkon A119Q Signature HD is likely to compete head on with recently launched Micromax Canvas HD smartphone. Priced at Rs. 14,499, Micromax A116 Canvas HD comes with a 5-inch HD IPS

Celkon A119Q Signature HD with 1.2GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.2 launched for Rs. 12,499 screen that sports 1280x720 resolutions and a color depth of 16.7 million. It is powered by MediaTek's MT6589 quad-core processor that clocks 1.2GHz. The smartphone runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) out of the box. It packs in a 2000mAh battery. Micromax A116 Canvas has an 8-megapixel rear shooter with LED flash and 4X zoom and a VGA front camera. Other features of the smartphone include 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, which can be expanded to up to 32GB via micro SD card. It is a dual-SIM (GSM + GSM) smartphone. Celkon A119Q Signature HD key specifications • 5-inch touch screen display with a resolution of 1280X720 pixels • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor • 1GB RAM • 4GB internal storage, expandable by up to 32GB

• 12-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash • 3-megapixel front-facing camera • Dual-SIM (GSM/WCDMA + GSM) • 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS • Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)



Men in Black coming soon…

Men in Black are coming back to get you as Sony Pictures has confirmed that the fourth part of the Men in Black series is now in progress. A science fiction action-comedy spy flick, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld has featured Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith in the lead roles (so far). MIB 3 was a big hit last summer and Oren Uziel is going to make sure that the next addition gets a whopping box office collection too through his screenwriting. Men in Black 4 is in the early stages of development and it is uncertain to what extent the franchise star Will Smith is involved in the flick, though clearly there is a curiosity to benefit from last year’s movie. MIB 3 gave them the best collection of $624 million. As the Men in Black 4 are at pre-production level, no release date has been set yet.

Tom Cruise to promote Oblivion in China personally

Friday, 17th May, 2013

Shilpa Shetty shoots with son Viaan Raj Kundra for Hello Magazine! The mother-son duo seems to have a gala time posing

for the shutterbugs and making the most of their fun photo shoot. While Shilpa Shetty – the owner of Rajasthan Royals goes casual in her team’s royal blue T-shirt at the Hello! Magazine shoot, the super cute Viaan Raj Kundra is also seen sporting a tiny RR top, with a bib attached that displays the name of the team. Shetty and her son indulge in some great fun and banter on a super cozy bed.

After the huge success of Oblivion at the international box-office, it’s time for Chinese nationals to enjoy the latest offering by Hollywood hunk Tom Cruise. And to add to the excitement meter, Tom personally would be travelling to Beijing to attend the premiere of Oblivion. According to Universal Pictures, the actor will be joined by Joseph Koisinski at the gala screening of the film. It’s expected that the actor’s presence will mean a lot for the success of the movie at the Chinese box-office. Tom is quite a popular figure in the country as records show that his Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol earned $104.9 million at the country’s box-office. The star is looking forward to revive his image after his Jack Reacher fell short of the viewers’ expectations. Oblivion has been released in Hong Kong following all the independent censorship rules and regulations. Tom will be following the footsteps of Robert Downey Jr. who promoted Iron Man 3 in China by being physically present in the country.

Arjun’s double role avatar in “Aurangzeb”

In Yash Raj Films’ suspense drama, Arjun as Aurangzeb strives for power and throne at all costs. Arjun Kapoor is all set to showcase his first double-role avatar in Yash Raj Films’ Aurangzeb. Directed by Atul Sabharwal, the movie is based on the ideology of the notorious and ruthless Mughal leader, Aurangzeb, who killed his own family for (political) power. Arjun plays Aurangzeb, the one who puts throne above kinship.

Poonam Pandey’s summer photoshoot

With the mercury going up with every passing day, Poonam Pandey is in no mood to stay in her itsy bitsy clothes! As if the gal has not courted enough controversies with her dare to bare acts, Poonam has now decided to stay in the garma-garam news by compiling some sizzling pictures of hers to celebrate summer with a newfound excitement.

Friday, 17th May, 2013

Café Mambo is one of the most crowd pulling nightclub on Baga beach. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular night clubs in Goa and has contributed majorly in revolutionizing the party scene. Groove to the tunes of pulsating club music, hip hop music and house music, played by in- house Djs. Café Mambo is one of the only clubs in Goa which offers passable alcohol, food, ambience, and room at the same time. For an entertaining and gastronomic feast drop by at café mambos which will leave you more each time you visit.


Pics by - Andrew Fernandes




Friday, 17th May, 2013

Tito's Coutyard Tito's is one word that is on the lips of all visitors because of what it offers. it is known for it's vast diversification of night clubs, tours, financial services and a variety of other businesses. Tito's courtyard restaurant is an alfresco restaurant that offers a multi-cuisine menu of continental, oriental and local dishes. It is the longest running bar and night club in Goa. Tito's sees participation of live bands from all over the world and draws local people, tourists and celebrities alike. So go grab your share of entertainment in Goa.

Friday, 17th May, 2013

Café del



Café del mar is a place for those that want to have a good time. It is located next to Tito’s lane. The beach shack has gained recognition for itself and is a famous place for different types of music like hip hop, house, retro etc. The bar is extremely inviting and has a wonderful environment. So what are you waiting for go grab your share of awesome entertainment and food today.



Friday, 17th May, 2013

Events Diary


Event Schedule for upcoming days 17th - 24th May 2013 17th May Friday Café Mambo : Electric Rain

Season one after party (Day 1) h tt p : / / w w w . f a c e b o o k . c o m / events/655661217793579/ Club Tito’s : DJ Pritesh in Bollywood Club 10pm onwards DJ Anthony in Retro Club 10pm onwards

18th May Saturday Tito’s Courtyard : Jonathan &

Nashwin Live band 7pm – 10pm Café Mambo : Electric Rain Season one after party (Day 2) h tt p : / / w w w . f a c e b o o k . c o m / events/655661217793579/ Club Tito’s : Bollywood Connection with DJ Suleiman & DJ Pritesh 10pm onwards DJ Brandan & DJ Anthony in Retro Club 10pm onwards

19th May Sunday

Café Mambo :

DJ Jay & DJ Brandan 10pm onwards Club Tito’s / Retro : DJ Pritesh & DJ Anthony 10pm onwards

20th May Monday Café Mambo : DJ Jay & DJ Brandan 10pm onwards Club Tito’s : DJ Pritesh in Bollywood Club 10pm-3am DJ Anthony in Retro Club 10pm-3am 21st may Tuesday Café Mambo : DJ Jay & DJ

22nd May Wednesday Café Mambo : DJ Jay & DJ Brandan 10pm-3am

Club Tito’s : DJ Pritesh in Bollywood Club 10pm – 3am DJ Brandon in Retro Club 10pm – 3am 23rd May Thursday

24th May Friday Café Mambo : Friday Vibes

Café Mambo : DJ Jay & DJ with DJ Jay & DJ Brandan 10pm


Brandon 10pm-3am

Bollywood Club 10pm – 3am DJ Anthony in Retro Club 10pm – 3am

Bollywood Club 10pm onwards Bollywood Club 10pm – 3am DJ Anthony in Retro Club 10pm – DJ Anthony in Retro Club 10pm onwards 3am

Club Tito’s : DJ Pritesh in




: DJ Jay in Club Tito’s : DJ Pritesh in

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