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GOA | Friday, 26th April, 2013 | 24 Pages | Price : ` 4/- | Vol. 1 | Issue 18

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Women no longer will feel insecure In the wake of a highly publicized series of brutal rapes in India, a group of engineering students devised a way to help women deter sexual assault by making their underwear a weapon.

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Manisha Mohan, a 20-yearold student at SRM University in Chennai, developed an undergarment called the "Society Harnessing Equipment," or “SHE”, with two of her friends in response to the December gang rape of a 23-year-old student in Delhi. According to her the white nightgown's bra area is lined with pressure sensors calibrated to differentiate between more violent actions like squeezing, pinching or grabbing as opposed to say, hugging. Women can switch the garment on when they feel they might be unsafe. If the pressure sensor is activated, SHE sends a 3800kv electric shock through the garment, up to 82 times. The wearer is insulated from the shock by a polymer lining on the inner side. It's also designed to alert

others of the danger by sending a text message to a family member or friend and to the police with the wearer's GPS location. The team is still working out a few kinks, like figuring out how to make it machine washable. The team is also trying to make the electronics smaller and link them to a smartphone application through Bluetooth.

"My vision is to see every women walking confidently on the streets in all parts of the world, even at odd hours," says Manisha Mohan. Looks like women no longer have to feel insecure as their undergarments going to make them look and feel confident at any given time and situation.

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Technology to wake up the phone. The electronic paper display (EPD), which is your personal space for information, images and interaction you always use and always need. The YotaPhone’s main

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built-in functions, Yota Devices will release software tools so third-party apps can take advantage of the E-Ink display. But as with any Android phone with unique hardware features, you can’t

Emotional Smartphone by Yota Devices Coming later in 2013, you can have a whole new relationship with your smartphone. Thanks to the new YotaPhone, with two displays to help you enjoy life’s virtual side without missing the real one. YotaPhone is an Android with a highresolution liquid Nestor crystal display on one side and an electronic paper display on the other. It allows you to effortlessly stream information to the electronic paper display, without draining battery power or having

attraction is a 4.3-inch E-Ink display that sits on the phone’s curved backside. The E-Ink screen allows users to keep certain types of information in view, such as the time, notifications or a photo, without draining battery life. The YotaPhone Luis has a sense of humor as well. When you’re taking a photo and looking through the main screen, the E-Ink display tells everyone on the other side to smile for the camera. In addition to all those

assume that app support will be widespread. Some of the important features of this phone is 4.3-inch 720p display, a dual-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, a 13-megapixel camera, 2 GB of RAM and a minimum 32 GB of storage. The phone’s curved shape gets a bit chunky at its thickest point, where it measures 0.38 inches thick, but that’s to be expected given the extra E-Ink screen, and the curviness helps to add comfort at least. The YotaPhone prototype weighs 4.9 ounces and is about 0.4 inch thick. On the left, a regular Android 4.1 display. On the right, a powersaving e-ink screen.

Nitecore "Tiny Monster" flashlight belts out 3,500 lumens

When it comes to electronic gadgets, consumers like to see more power packed into a smaller device. With that in mind, all the flashlight geeks out there should be fans of Nitecore’s new Tiny Monster TM26 – it’s billed as the world’s smallest 3,500-lumen flashlight. The hard-anodized aluminum-bodied TM26 utilizes four CREE XM-L LEDs. These are protected by coated mineral glass lenses

and powered by four 18650 or eight CR123 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Those batteries are charged via an AC adapter that plugs directly into the flashlight. Should you not feel the need for 3,500 lumens at all times, you can switch between eight brightness levels – along with other modes – via a single multi-function switch. An OLED display indicates not only the selected level of brightness, but also battery status, battery voltage, approximate run time remaining, and operating temperature. Run times vary with the brightness level and the type of batteries selected. If the four 18650s are used, however, it can reportedly put out 3,500 lumens for 45 minutes, ranging to an output of three lumens for 1,000 hours.

The flashlight is also waterproof to IPX-8 standard, meaning that it can be submersed down to two meters. It has a beam distance of 415 meters (1,362 feet).


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10 beauty guidelines Beauty Tips 4

minutes. With regular use you will notice lesser blackheads and a fairer skin tone.

Cucumber - A Wonderful Beauty Aid

Beauty Tips 8

If you want a happy skin, then cucumber is the answer. You may improve your complexion by applying a paste of

Most chemical laden products available in the market are snatching away your skin’s natural radiance and glow. Tomatoes, lemons, gram flour, cucumber can make your face beautiful instantly. Get that glow back on your face with these natural beauty tips.

Beauty Tips 1 Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise Daily The rule of thumb for flawless facial skin still remains a regular cleansing, toning and moisturising routine. When it comes to cleansing, rose water is the best cleansing agent. Take cotton wool, dab it with rose water and apply it on the face to feel fresh and clean immediately. Cleansing your face twice a day will prevent breakout of pimples. Always make it a point to follow your cleansing routine by toning. Tulsi water is a great nourishing toner and you can use it with a piece of cotton wool. Now, make a mixture of onion juice, multani mitti and honey. Use this as a natural moisturiser to bring back freshness and glow on your face.

How to Close Pores Naturally Slice an apple into thin slices. Place these on the face and leave for 15 minutes. These soak up the extra oil and helps to close pores. You may even make paste of apple peel, honey, vinegar, and a dash of multani mitti. Apply for 30 minutes and rinse off with rose water. Your skin will visibly tighten and will develop a healthy, radiant glow.

cucumber mixed with raw milk. It will take 15 minutes for cucumber juice to seep into your skin then wash off with fresh water. It also helps in soothing and softening your skin.

Beauty Tips 5 Tomato- An antioxidant Power Blast

Beauty Tips 2 Use Lime Juice as a Scrub

Beauty Tips 6

Beauty Tips 3 Use Besan (gram flour) to Get Rid of Tan

To treat sunburns, you may apply a mixture of one spoon of besan (Gram Flour) and two tablespoon of curd on your face. Let it dry for half an hour and rinse off with cold water. This face mask is a great aid in making your skin clear, soft and glowing naturally.

If you have dry and rough facial skin, prepare a paste of equal amount of mashed muskmelon, pumpkin, cucumber and watermelon. Blend the mixture with milk cream and apply it on your face. Leave the paste to dry for one hour and rinse it using plain water. It lifts away the dry skin, giving a fresh vibrant look to your skin.

Beauty Tips 9

Tomatoes are great anti-oxidants. For wrinklefree skin, mash two large tomatoes and apply it evenly on your face. Rinse off after 20 minutes with cold water. To make a paste, use one day old curd and mix with a tomato pulp. Apply this face pack daily in the morning to reveal a brighter and sparkling fresh complexion.

Mix lime juice with sweet almond oil and sea salt. Use your fingers or a cotton wool and apply it on your face in a circular motion. This natural scrub will remove dead cells from your face giving a radiant glow. Lime peel also aids in fading scars and pimple marks from face.

Natural Face Pack for Dry Skin

Treat Oily Skin with Tomatoes Tomatoes are great for the skin as they have cooling and astringent properties. Its naturally acidic, so it helps balance the skin and get rid of excessive oil. Evenly apply tomato pulp on your face. Let it dry for 15 minutes and wash your face with warm water.

Beauty Tips 7 Use Cucumber and removing Blemishes



To naturally remove blackheads and have a fairer skin, prepare a paste with equal amounts of cucumber juice and lemon juice. Apply this paste on your face and neck before taking bath. Let your skin absorb it for at least ten

Beauty Tips 10 Pamper yourself with the Basics Water and good sleep are natural facial beauty enhancers. 10-12 glasses of water per day and six to eight hours of sleep every day is essential for your skin to revitalize and repair damaged tissue. Set reasonable limits, scale back your to-do list and make time to do the things you enjoy. It will help in curing acne breakouts and other skin problems. Restricting your consumption of oily and fatty food besides taking help of above mentioned beauty tips would further ensure naturally gorgeous complexion and spotless facial skin.

Fashion & Lifestyle

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dresses are branded as well as very unique. The cost of the dress starts from Rs. 5000 onwards. This are exclusively handpicked from Bangkok, China, Dubai to name a few. Besides this there are denims, t-shirts, trousers, formal shirts and also kurtas. The names of some of the brands are Success, Dong VI, Zara and Guess to name a few. They also cater to undergarments and night gowns. The brands for the undergarments are Lovable, Body Care they also

Feminine Boutique and Kid’s Hub

Fashion has no age bar whether you are small, young or old to look and feel beautiful is each ones dream and this dream has been brought into reality by Feminine boutique & kids hub. The boutique is owned by Mr. Joaquim Pires. The owner’s excellent choice of having the boutique located right in the heart of Margao attacks many locals, tourist as well as passerby’s. This boutique is exclusively meant for ladies, kids and new born babies. The two storey boutique has a wide assortment of eye-catching apparel and trendy bags. This is a very reasonable boutique as compared to others in the city and they also provide 10% discount on everything you pick from here. The ground floor caters only to the kids as one wanders through this section you see many cotton as well as imported satin and jogged dresses for the girls and the cost of each dress starts from Rs. 500 onwards. They also have Indian wear like salwars, ghagra cholis etc. The first floor caters to the new born babies. You have all the basics things that are necessary for a new

born child from a cradle, socks, blankets everything is made available here. The second floor is exclusively meant for ladies. The colors of the clothes are very vibrant and it truly fit this season. As the trends and season changes the boutique tries to go along with the flow of it as to keep their customers ahead in fashion. As you further browse across this floor you see many casual and imported formal dresses. These

Cold water for better Hair and Skin Both

our skin and our hair are protected by a layer of natural oil or lubrication called sebum. Hot water can dry up that precious layer of sebum, making our skin dry and hair fragile. Hot water can also lead to the pores becoming clogged if we go out directly after exposure. Cold water can make our hair look shinier and our skin look healthier. Cold showers are one of the great

05 There are many imported bags as well as clutches that are again handpicked by the owner. You will be spoilt for choices as you enter this boutique. A visit to this store is a complete satisfaction to all the mothers who have daughters as you cannot go empty handed once you enter this boutique as it has something for everyone. The boutique is open from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Mr. Pires has plans to open another boutique in Panaji as they get many customers from North Goa who come exclusively to pick dresses from their boutique. If you haven’t done anything for your special ones on this women’s day then you can gift something from his boutique what are you waiting for?

For further details contact Feminine Boutique & Kid’s Hub have imported undergarments for the customers. This boutique has seen the chic from the inside and out.

anti-aging secrets for keeping our skin tight, elastic, vibrant, and radiant looking. They can also lead to stronger hair, which can prevent hair from easily falling out and slow down overall hair loss. Cold water does keep our hair cuticles closed which makes the hair stronger and prevents dirt from easily accumulating within your scalp. Stronger hair prevents hair from being easily pulled out when you are combing, and it helps in slowing down overall hair loss. Cold water rinses after shampooing and conditioning help to tighten up the cuticle layer and can be beneficial for those who have problems with oily scalp and hair. The exact same damage that occurs to your skin in a hot shower also happens to your hair. Hot water dries out your hair stripping it of its natural healthy oils. After you wash your hair in warm

Kurtarkar commerce centre, Shop no. LG1, opp. Lily garments, Margao - Ridhi Bandekar water, using both your shampoo and conditioner, bathing in cold water helps close cuticles. This helps to support hair strength and even comes with the added benefit of shiny, less frizzy appearing hair (especially important for curly hair girls).



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'Namah' the ensemble of divine voices

The Namah Chorale began its journey7 years ago with the aim of making music for the pure love of developing local talent and harnessing their musical creativity. With their first performance since 2007 they have integrated chorale singing with Indian and western art forms and have collaborated along with national and international artistes. This young choir have even performed at the National Centre of the Performing Arts Mumbai in the year 2007 and 2009, and have enthralled the audiences in Goa as well as in Mumbai. People are increasingly becoming socially conscious of late, and the choir Namah is certainly leading the way in this regard. Namahis a registered society working towards to development of music in Goa.

For the first time, the Namahchorale ensemble in association with the Directorate of Art and Culture, Goa, represented the state at Mumbai at the

Ghumott or Ghumat

The Ghumott or Ghumat is a traditional instrument from Goa. Ghumat forms an integral part of Goan folk, religious and temple music. It serves as an accompaniment to the folk songs and to the 'mando' music. But most importantly it plays a vital role in the music played in Goa during the Ganesh festival. The Ghumat is an ancient percussion instrument. It is an earthen pot with two mouths, one of which is wide and the other is narrow. The wider mouth is covered with monitor lizard skin, secured with cotton string. The Ghumat is suspended from the neck or tied to the waist of the Musician. It is the most common folk percussion instrument in use.

National Centre of Performing Arts for the prestigious Christmas festival organised by the Stop Gaps Cultural Academy. Never before in the 24

In Goa Dhol which is always accompanied by tasha, cymbals etc., It is an primary instrument specially used during Ganesh and Goan shigmo celebrations. Dhol is a double-sided barrel drum besides straight barrels drums is also available in the market. This is played mostly as an accompanying instrument in regional music forms. , Dhols can be found in varying shapes and sizes


years of this event being held, had a Goan choir been invited and this choir certainly did Goa proud. However, there is much more to Namah than what meets the eye. They comprise of a group of dedicated and committed individuals who are solely driven by the passion of music to perform. In fact, they come from different backgrounds, age groups and places, and it is only music which is the glue that holds them together. Alice, a soprano singer, is a housewife who has to dedicate her precious time to the choir, Brian, a tenor, is an architect, and Mr Cristo Fernandes a management professor and also an instructor for Namahare some of the choir members to name a few, who make time for Namah to survive and grow.

- Andrea Fernandes

and made with different woods and materials such as fiberglass, Steel, and also plastics. Recently with the introduction of electronic devices such as tape recorders has led to a decline in the importance of Dhol players in celebratory events. Nevertheless, Dhol music still figures in the studio recordings of present day Raas, Garba and Bhangra music artists.


Goa, an assortment of traditional percussion instruments are used during festivals, ceremonies and rituals. Most of them are locally made, while some are on the verge of extinction. Damaru is a small drum shaped like an hourglass. The drum is typically made of wood, with leather drum heads at both ends. It is associated with the Hindu deity Shiva. It is believed that Sanskrit language was recognized by the drumbeats of the Damaru and his performance of the cosmic dance of tandava. The Damaru is used by itinerant musicians of all stripes, due to its small portable size. It is played single handedly. The strikers are typically beads fastened to the ends of leather cords around the waist of the Damaru. As the player waves the drum using a twisting wrist motion, the strikers beat on the drumhead.


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Sports The All India Chess Federation (AICF) has been able to produce champions like Vishwanathan Anand, Manuel Aaron, Dibyendu Barua and Parimarjan Negi, in Indian Chess, who have effectively made a mark in the world forum. When it comes to Goa we have Bhakti Kulkarni, Anurag, Mhamal, Ivana Furtado and a few other chess enthusiatistics who are making Goa proud in the chess activity.


is the gymnasium of the mind Mr. Swapnil Hogle (Mapusa) while there are other private coaches’ as well.The Sports Authority of Goa (SAG) provide grants for the participants who go for nationals inorder to encourage the sportsmen of Goa. Goan chessmen are doing quite well and we see a very bright future for chess in the years to come.” Anurag,

Goan chessmen have brought chess back into the limelight with wins now and then. The outcome of playing Chess is the most unaccountable in the world. Everything is in a state of flux, and this includes the world of chess. Anurag, Mhamal ranks third in India in the U-18 Rank and is the FIDE master standing at 2401 at the moment. Whereas Bhakti Kulkarni is a Women’s Grand Master ranking 55 among females in Asia and standing at 2231 currently. Bhakti Kulkarni a queen in the sport of chess says “The chess scenario in Goa is great. Our players are doing well at the national as well as international level. However we do not have advance coaches and so the players have to go outside to get trained which is a bit of a problem. The game is just getting up in Goa so there is no infrastructure as such which we could put to use”. She further went on to say that “Am proud that my ranking is second among women in India and am sure that through sheer hard

work and dedication one day I will make it big in the sport of chess” She was felicitated at the Mir Sultan Khan Academy, Sanvordem in the presence of numerous chess fans and young players amidst great fanfare was Commonwealth Under 18 Champion and Asian Under 14 Champion Bhakti Kulkarni. The young Woman FIDE Master was felicitated and honoured as Goa's first Titled Player Arvind Mhamal the Secretary of Goa Chess Association expressed his view on the sport chess by stating that “Our players are doing quite well at the national and international level. Anurag, Mhamal, Ivana Furtado and Bhakti Kulkarni and a few others are setting a mark for Goa in the chess world.Anurag Mhamal is state’s No.1 and is currently standing at 2399.Wheras Ivana is Women International Master. We have just 3 coaches in Goa at the moment Mr. Sanjay Kavlekar (Margao & Savordem), Mr.Avinash Malvankar (Panaji & Mapusa) and

Mhamal a chess player who is currently the states No.1 says “the sport chess is being encouraged and supported by (Sports Authority of Goa) SAG. There are a lot of tournaments held from time to time at the local level. But I don’t participate much in the local tournaments as I play mostly at the national and international level. Well my love and dedication for this sport will definitely take me a long way.” SAG executive director Elvis Gomes attentioned that “Chess enthusiasm is great among the children and youth of Goa.We have a few stars like, Ivana, Bhakti and a few others also. But according to me there are a lot of problems at the association level and are slowly getting sighted with the passing time which need to be payed heed to and rectified during the course of time”. It looks like some section of people

want to keep the Goa Chess Association (GCA) in their hands and ruin the upcoming future of chess in Goa. At the end of the day the players should not suffer so perhaps maybe they need to be supported directly. A great future awaits the Goan chess fraternity as there are a huge upsurge of talented Goan chess players who are making their presence felt across the national scene. But it’s the people in authority understand the seriousness of the sport and stop making the sport suffer at the cost of fulfilling their own personal motives Life is like a game of Chess, changing with each move. All that matters on the Chessboard is good moves and it’s high time the people in authority make good moves. It’s high time the people in authority make choices not for themselves but for the betterment of this sport.

- Andrea Fernandes


Art & Culture

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Toddy Tapper

Today in this rapidly modernizing

state the ancient traditional occupation still has a place in our Goan society. Toddy-Tapping, have been since time immemorial the primary occupations of villagers, though urban office employment and overseas shipping jobs have significantly detracted from the numbers of youth choosing to enter into this occupation of their fathers or fore fathers. Toddy-taping, occupies a special place among the traditional occupations of Goans, and therefore they have established their own Toddy-Tappers Association with a head office in Margao. The toddytappers are men of humble origin who also enjoy their profession. They don’t earn the way urban employees do but are still satisfied with whatever they earn from their profession.

They are most concentrated in the coastal talukas where an abundance of coconut plantations are found, and every coastal village has at least one toddy-tapper. A toddy-tapper performs his job thrice a day on each tree in the morning, afternoon and evening. In the morning and evening the "vein" of the tree at its top is opened and the sur or sap slowly drains into attached clays pot or plastic jug. During the afternoon heat, the toddy tapper climbs the trees and closes the openings so that the tree has time to recover its lost fluids. For three consecutive days, enough sur or sap is collected from the coconut trees to fill up a large jug. Once enough sur is collected, it is then subjected to a process which results in the production of coconut feni, a distilled drink with a high percentage of alcohol. On the fourth day, the sur is heated in a large earthenware vessel over a wood fire until it boils. Once boiling begins, the vapour which is created rises from the mixture and escapes through a pipe which passes through a large

cement cooling water tank the pipe then emerges at the bottom of the tank and the sur now cooled recondenses to liquid and falls into the small clay pot. The remaining contents of the vessel are discarded and the distillation process is repeated this time heating the liquid and an additional amount of sur. The result of this distillation is known as coconut feni and is a

popular drink throughout Goa in both villages and urban centre. The toddy tapping profession involves a lot of risks as there are many toddy tappers who have lost their lives while climbing coconut trees. Today there are many coconut trees found in the coastline areas but somewhere this profession is fading down from Goa.

-Ridhi Bandekar

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Panaji Panaji is the capital of Goa It has its own charm. There is a river flowing along one side of the city. There are many things one can do in Panaji. There are many Heritage houses along the altinho slope, besides there is a Bishops Palace at Altinho, Mahalaxmi Temple, Santa Monica Jetty Boat Rides, Kala Academy and not to forget Immaculate Conception Church are some of the important things which one cannot miss to see while in Panaji. There’s a lot to do in Panjim. It’s a walker’s city. A short stroll across the road and over the New Patto Bridge will bring you to the river cruise boats which will take you on an unforgettable journey up and down the tranquil Mandovi River. The Adil Shah Palace which housed the Secretariat of the Government of Goa is another short stroll to the left. Further in is the calm buzz of the church square dominated by the Immaculate Conception Church. Half a minute's walk away is the Jama Masjid and two minutes away from the masjid is the Mahalaxmi Temple. You can avail of the daily sightseeing tours or browse the sunny lanes of Panaji city, or go for long leisurely walks all the way to Kala Academy where many play or concert is organized. The latest movies are shown at the INOX Multiplex. The Panjim Market is worth a visit, for its color, noise and a close look at the unique fisherwomen who reign supreme over the seafood they sell – a food item that Goans prize more than gold and jewels. The city has a lovely golden beach widely known as the Miramar beach. It is soft sand girdled with palm trees. It is the main beach outside of state-capital Panaji. There are many locals as well as foreign and India tourists who enjoy having bath in the deep sea as well as looking at the scenic beauty of the beach. There is a wide choice of hotels to stay in, and

around Panaji. The week between Christmas and New Year however tends to be very crowded, as in the rest of Goa. This is place where so many Bollywood (Hindi) films have been shot. Some of the names of the latest movie are Singham, Golmaal, and many more. Today Goa is preferred by film makers as it has perfect film locations then other places. The people of Goa also known as the Goans are very friendly and helpful in nature. The people are as peaceful as the State. One cannot forget their visit to Goa and the people of Goa.

- Ridhi Bandekar

Sips & Bites

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Pina Colada


Almost everyone has heard of the Piña Colada (thanks in part to the 1979 Rupert Holmes song Escape (The Piña Colada song) and many people have probably tried one. It is one of the most popular tropical cocktails and it is definitely one of the creamiest.

Ingredients : •2 oz pineapple juice •2 oz light rum •1 1/2 oz coconut cream •Pineapple wedge for garnish •Maraschino cherry for garnish Procedure:

How about a spiced buttermilk that is healthy, a digestive and works as a coolant during hot summer days? Sounds good, right? 1 Cup curd /yogurt 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black salt 1/2 chaat masala 1/2 tsp roasted cumin(jeera) powder, 1 tsp of minced ginger 1 green chili 1tsp oil 3 cups of water 1/2 tsp mustard seeds curry leaves 2 dry chilies and 1/4 tsp hing (asafoetida) Beat 1 cup of curd/yogurt

Tortilla chips with tomato salsa For tortilla chips Ingredients : 1 ¼ cup corn meal (maize flour) ¾ cup plain flour ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. carom seeds / ajawain/ ova 2 tsp. vegetable oil Warm water for dough Oil for deep frying

For tomato salsa Ingredients: 3 tomatoes 1 green capsicum 1 chopped onion 1 green chilli chopped 2 tsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. red chillies powder Salt to taste, ½ tsp. sugar 1 tbsp. olive oil.


Method for preparation : First take a bowl add cornmeal, flour, salt, carom seeds and oil in it as per the ingredients given above for the tortilla chips. Mix this flour with your finger tips. Add enough hot water in flour for dough and knead well. Now divide the dough in to small portions. Roll out the each portion very thin like chapatti, prick all over with a fork and cook lightly on tawa. Repeat the same with the rest of the dough. For frying : Cut the chapatti into small triangles and deep fry in oil until crisp. Remove from the flame and keep it on the tissue paper. You can store these chips in airtight container. Tomato Salsa: Method for preparation: Boil tomatoes in water for 10-15 minutes. Remove the skin and chop the tomatoes. Roast the capsicum on medium flame. Remove the burned skin and finely chop the capsicum. Now heat the olive oil in the pan. Add onion and green chilli, sauté for 2 min. Now add capsicum and tomatoes, later add vinegar, spices and sugar. Mix well or sauté for 2 minutes. Serve this salsa with hot chips.

Summer is the only season one can relish fresh homemade ripe mango juice and I make best use of our home grown mangoes. ‘Suvarnarekha’, a variety of sweet mango is best suited to prepare mango juice. Its pulp blends well to yield a smooth creamy juice. Summer Coolers ~ Fresh Mango Juice Recipe Main Ingredients: Ripe Mango, Crushed Ice, Water, sugar Procedure : First Peel and chop ripe mango into pieces. Now put the pieces into a blender alongwith crushed ice, water and sugar OR honey OR you can also add date syrup as per your requirements. Blend to a smooth consistency and run through a sieve. Discard the left over pulp in the sieve. Pour into tall glasses and serve chilled.

Pour the a b o v e ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. And then shake it well. Now pour it into a chilled cocktail or collins glass. Garnish with the pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry.

along with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black salt, 1/2 chaat masala, 1/2 tsp roasted cumin(jeera) powder, 1 tsp of minced ginger and a slit green chili. Add 3 cups of chilled water and mix well. Now heat a small pan with a tsp of oil, add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and allow to sizzle, add few curry leaves, 2 dry chilies and 1/4 tsp hing (asafoetida) and saute for few secs. Add this tempering to the chilled spiced buttermilk and mix. Pour into tall glasses and serve. Refreshing summer drink is ready!!

Chicken Cafreal This is one of my all time

favorite kind of chicken recipes. When I was a kid cafreal chicken has made my mouth water. Till date it still happens and now its time for you to get a taste of this mouth watering cafreal chicken. Cafreal Masala Ingredients: 1 kg chicken 7 - 8 Green Chillies 8 Stocks Coriander leaves. 2 inch piece of Ginger 13 - 14 Flakes of Garlic

1 Table spoon Khus Khus 7 Peppercorns 1 Big Piece Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon Jeera 1/2 Teaspoon Haldi A Small ball of Tamarind 4 - 6 Cloves Procedure: First Cut and wash the chicken, then apply salt or some ginger garlic paste if you like and keep it aside. Grind all the ingredients given above for the cafreal masala into a fine paste . You can see the nice green color masala. Now apply this masala to the chicken. Keep the chicken and the masala to

marrinate overnight. Put a little oil in the pan and when the oil is hot add the chicken pieces. Add some butter and cook on a slow fire till done. Serve with onions or salad. Looks delicious doesn't it?


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a perfect Shopping Destination…

Café del As one of the classiest shack in Goa, Café Del Mar opened its doors in 2009 for its first summer of music, sunset and fun. Together with the beautiful views over the Arabian sea, stretching the Baga beach coast, the sunset bar serves some tempting cocktails and mouth-relishing seafood to its crowds, and now Café del Mar also dishes up delicious multicuisine & traditional Goan food menu providing the perfect place for locals and tourists alike to go to as the sun goes down. Built in early 2009 the bar adopts the traditional yet trendy look of a Goan beach shack with stylish erected gazebos on the outside and houses a seating area with a regular beach shack interiors and beautiful bar from which an array of classy drinks are served. Over the years the bar is still attracting a strong crowd and remains one of north Goa’s top tourist hot spots. The simplicity of the venue and

the pleasure that everyone takes in the perfect combination of scenery, beautiful weather and the wonderfully chilled music, makes every sunset a special one. The bar also attracts a few special

guest DJs over the summer who come and play to the mingling crowds. The idea is a simple one; you sit by the shores of the Baga cost in north Goa and admire the stunning sunsets


to a backdrop of ambient and eclectic music provided by the DJ in the bar. Standing tall at the Baga coast line this is the most exclusive & classiest beach bar & club in north Goa. A host to Great Beach Parties & Entertainment & beach theme weddings amidst breathtaking sunset view. One can experience an unforgettable celebration on the shore. The beach shack has gained recognition for itself and is a famous place for different types of music like hip hop, house, tech, retro, etc. The service is good, prompt & friendly. The bar is extremely inviting and has a wonderful environment. It is just the place to be for those that want to have a good time. It is just the place to be for those that want to have a good time. So what are you waiting for go grab your share of awesome entertainment and food today.

Age doesn’t matter to look beautiful. Everyone likes dressing up and looking good whether it’s the ladies, men or in that matter even the kids want to have latest trends clothes with them. But how many boutiques in Goa help us with that agenda? The owner makes sure that Kaia is the talk of the town. Located in the Tito’s lane Kaia attracts all the fashionalistas. Kaia is a British brand offering luxury fashion in Goa. The boutique has something for everyone whether it’s the hip kids, trendy teenagers, suave gentlemen and not to forget fashionable women. If you want to create your own style statement then Kaia is the right place as it has something that’s more individual and unique. The staff is friendly and willing to give professional advice to bring out your charming and sexy look. As you browse to the boutique one can see the clothes have a European styles touch which is very unique as this style is not available to other boutiques in Goa. When it comes to men they have limited designer boutique and Kaia is the only place that has made it easy for the men to shop as they have variety of shirts and pants for them. Kaia launches new designs almost every month to provide the most current trends. Form the vast assortments of stylish pieces here, you would certainly find the one that suits you the best. So all the Goans if you want to look the most stylish and get yourself updated with the latest fashion then Kaia is the right place for you. If you want to look your best then you know where to go!!! For futher details contact

Kaia, Titos lane, Baga Goa



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Julie Martin A former professional dancer, yoga teacher Julie Martin's new vocation is more inspiration than persptration. When you meet her, she sounds like an American (she grew up in Los Angeles, after all), but these days renowned yoga teacher Julie Martin splits her time mostly between Europe (during the summer) and India (in the winter). That way she gets the best of both wortds when it comes to the weather, offcourse. Ask her where home is though and she says Hawaii, where she and her partner have their own escape. A littte bit of island paradise away from it all. And, like any true yogi, this international citizen is always on the move. Most recently, that means some pretty intensive trekking. In Anjuna, Goa, the main hub for Martin's company Brah aYoga (, which she set up in 2003. She has come up with her own many DVD's. "The first DVD is based on my Shakti Power class which really gets

people excited. lt just seems to energise people," she says. "After all in my classes, l just see the students buzzing around." Don't worry if you're new to the

yoga world, as one of the DVD tritogy is meant for total beginners - so there is something for everyone. There was a time when Martin herself was a beginner, off course, although she did have something of a head-start as a former professional dancer. In fact, she took up yoga when she was about 25 to protect her body from injury, starting with some lyengar. "l was the youngest person in the class, but it healed my knee and basically extended my dancing career by 10 years," she says. "lyengar saved my knee." "l have seen so much transformation in people. One woman came to my Goa class every day for about a month. At the end she burst into tears and totd me "I had no idea how much I had helped her." She is now 47, her yoga has moved on some way since those early days, and after being introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa, she subsequentty went on to specialise in Vinyasa Flow, which forms the basis of most of her classes today. "lt's fairly dynamic," she says. Each day, there is a special focus that could be anything from the breath to the hamstrings. The main aim is to bring an awareness to students during PG. on 15

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the class, or "finding awareness using asana as a tool," as she puts it more breifly. By the end of a class, "most people feel that they have been on a journey, physically, mentally and emotionalty," she adds. She also maintains her own yoga practice, four times a week whenever possible, although she admits that when you're in your 40s you do have to back off on the physical side a bit. What is especially important to her now is her meditation work. "What is not negotiable is my mediation practice," she says. "l make sure I have a half an hour every day no matter how busy I am." Inspiring and uplifting She is still passionate about her teaching work and motivating her students. "For me, it's all about inspiring people to find their own personal greatness, that's our job as teachers these days," she says. "Anyone can teach alignment. What excites me is how can I walk into a room to inspire people to look within themselves a little deeper, and to say yes to anything." And the results have played out in front of her during the last 20 years or so. This includes working in tough environments like drug rehab centres teaching classes to recovering addicts. "l've seen so much transformation in people. One woman came to my Goa class every day for about a month. At the end she burst into tears and told me I had no idea how much I had helped her." Martin discovered that the woman was recently divorced, had quit her job and had been through other huge changes in her recent past. "Just being present in the class gave her the space to let go of the past and to move on to the future." The message is that everyone should be doing yoga if they're not currently doing so. "lf you're interested in embarking on a journey of discovery of your own body and your own capabilities as a human being, then just go for it." She calls yoga a journey of curiosity about your own self, your body, your breath, and your possibilities. "And these are things that we don't pay enough attention to, especialy

for those people working at a desk all day." When she's not teaching, she is either making DVDs or trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas, Martin likes nothing better than some downtime at the movies - her favourite film is The Wizard of Oz. "Clenda the good witch is such a great yogi; she says at the end to Dorothy: 'You had the power all along my dear'." says Martin. She's also still passionate about her dancing and enjoys swimming. And she admits that Hawaiis a "pretty cool place" to have some downtime from her busy work life, something that most folk would probably agree with. Most of all, she loves doing what she does. "l feel honoured that I get to do what I do. I am gratefuI everyday that my work is to inspire people.



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at providing a unique add-on service to the existing tourism segment with a key focus on data collection to encourage ‘repetitive business’ via brand Goa. Just about 4 months into their launch, the ‘Club Goa’ flagship has reached for the skies. With the upholding alliance with GTDC, Club Goa is now the official ‘Welcome to Goa’ campaign for the tourism sector for Goa. The ‘Club Goa Privilege Card’ concept revolves around the club card & loyalty program whereby, the cardholder enjoys a host of privileges in the form of offers & discounts across the board in Goa via participating boutique stores, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, cafes and other retail points. Under the leadership of the dynamic duo; Mr. Shawn Gracias (Chairman – Club Goa Inc.) and Mr. Edson Martins (Managing Partner – Club Goa Privilege Card), they intend to make this service the No. 1 ‘go-to’ guide for every tourist entering Goa. They

claim, “All our gears are in motion and we are completely set for upcoming season of 2013-14 and thus we humbly welcome every establishment based in Goa to ally with us to offer the best of Goa to our inbound tourists”. Mr. Roberto Silva popularly

known as ‘Beto’ (Footballer & youth icon) recently unveiled his participation within the concept as the ‘brand ambassador’ for the entire marketing and promotional activities of the ‘Club Goa’ brand. Mr. Beto has continuously expressed his excitement about


being the ‘face of the Club Goa brand’ keeping in mind the international appeal and growth expansion plans about ‘Club Goa’. The 'GTDC Club Goa' privilege club card and loyalty program has been launched as an initiative by 'Goa Tourism Development

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Friday, 26th April, 2013 Corporation' for brand Goa with a goal to create a loyalty value within the travel & tourism segment and to encourage repeat business. ''GTDC Club Goa'' in sync with a host of partners/brand leaders in Goa is the ''first point'' of contact between every VIP/VVIP tourist/visitor in Goa via the exclusive privilege program and subsequent holiday division promotions across the spectrum particularly at the airport terminus, Dabolim, Goa. “We would like a special mention to the official partner, ''Goa Tourism Development Corporation, Govt. of Goa'' and a host of exclusive brand leaders in Goa. Various brand leaders already participating within the loyalty program include Goa’s legendary Club Titos & Mambo, Nike, Mocha, Bharne Creations and Lifestyle, Fiesta, Wok n Roll, Splashdown Waterpark, Maracas, Mog Café, Bina Punjani Hair Studio, Leda, Panjim Inn and a host of others all offering unique privileges and discounts to the card holder and the end user” says Edson Martins. As part of their CSR policy they recently launched a very special program to all the cardholders called ‘Club Goa Plus’, wherein special discounts/ offers/ privileges will be provided towards ‘Medical Tourism’ in Goa. This will be an ‘add-on’ service to every card holders to avail discounts/ offers/ privileges at dental clinics, skin specialist, major hospitals, therapists, spas and others



service providers in the field of medical tourism. Mr. Nilesh Cabral (Chairman – GTDC) AND Mr. Nikhil Desai (Director of Tourism/MD – GTDC) has provided the flagship with their tremendous and unconditional support, thus endorsing the following points: - The purpose of creating a database to track and value repeat business through the club card. - The idea of providing an extra benefit to the tourism segment through the service of the loyalty program and club card for Goa.

- Promoting the GTDC hospitality locations and services via the club card. - The creation of a loyalty concept for Brand 'Goa' within the domestic and international travellers visiting the state through the website, Goa International Airport, counters at prominent location within Goa. - Long term ideas of developing a 'holiday' program for GTDC and affiliated hospitality locations through the database generated. - Perfect opportunity to enroll potential holiday makers and tap new markets via the club card

•The privilege program will involve exclusively 20 - 25 brands from Goa i.e. brand leaders in various segments. •The pitch is very clear: ''GTDC Club Goa'' will project the 50 brands as the very best Goa has to offer and encourage the privilege program as a ''must-have'' prior to travel arrangements. •The 'GTDC Club Goa' card holder enjoys discounts and privileges at all the registered stores/outlets etc with a range of 5 - 30% discounts/privileges on the existing M.R.P/product line(s) program. - Provide an opportunity for business owners to advertise and showcase their product line through the card. At the end of the day, says Mr. Shawn Gracias & Mr. Edson Martins “The card is a medium of exchanging the idea of BRAND GOA across the spectrum thereby rekindling the experience even while the guest is away from their favorite holiday destination.” The club Goa card can be obtained at the various partners of the card. There is a special counter at the airport which has cards with validity for tourists coming in on a holiday and soon the card will be retailed at multiple outlets like mobile shops and café’s across the state. Further information can be received on the website or call their direct helpline numbers

+91-9545008556 / +91-9767110542

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is the only state which believes unity in diversity. It is blessed by many vulnerable churches and temples. One of the important temples which are also in the list of important tourist’s destination is the Tambdi Surla temple or the Mahadev temple. The Mahadev Temple is approximately 69 kilometres from the capital city of Panaji. It is accessible to

There are many old churches in Goa. These churches still have that old world charm and are very popular with the tourists who visit Goa. One of the important churches in Goa is the Basillica of bom Jesus. It is one of the world’s heritage sites. This church is located in Old Goa. It holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier.

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Health is Wealth

Tambdi Surla Temple

22 kilometres from the main town of Valpoi in Sattari Taluka. The temple is at the foot of the Anmod Ghat, which connects Goa to the state of Karnataka. Mahadev Temple or the Tambdi Surla temple is a 12th century temple of the Lord Mahadeva or Shiva and an active place of Hindu worship. It is notable as the oldest temple in Goa. According to the researchers it’s the only temple that survived from

The chief importance of the Basilica of Bom Jesus is that it is a shelter of the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. It is said that the body of Francis Xavier is as fresh as the day it was buried. The remains of the saint still attract a huge number of devotees (Christian and non-Christian alike) from all over the world, especially during the public viewing of his body after every ten years (last held in 2004) during his death anniversary. The saint is said to h a v e

the Portuguese attack as it is situated in the dense jungle. The temple has pillared porch and three stepped entrances and the shrine surmounted by a tower. In the passageway of the temple it has Shiva's vehicle, a headless Nandi Bull in the center of the main porch. During the festival of Mahashivratri hundreds of devotees enjoy with great pomp and gaiety at the temple. In the raining season many people visit this temple as it is surrounded by

lush greenery. This temple is close to a stream and the tourists are allowed to deep their legs in the water. If you haven’t seen this beautiful temple yet then make a small visit to it and trust me it’s one of the best temple when it comes to its architecture and surroundings.

- Ridhi Bandekar

miraculous powers of healing. This is one of the oldest churches in Goa, as well as in India. The floor is of marble inlaid with precious stones. Apart from the elaborate gilded

Basilica of Bom Jesus

altars, the interior of the church is simple. The church also holds paintings of scenes taken from the life of St. Francis Xavier. This magnificent edifice stands as a superb example of Baroque architecture in Goa. The church is called "Bom Jesus" meaning 'good Jesus' or 'infant Jesus' to whom it is dedicated. The site is very peaceful and not only Catholics but also Non- Catholics all over the world visit this church. Besides the beaches and other tourist’s attractions this church has its own importance and is in the list of tourist destinations in Goa.

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protectors of nature and wildlife ANIMAL RESCUE SQUAD shortly known as ARS came into existence in the year 1999. The founder of this organization is Mr. Amrut S. Singh (President) and his nature loving friends. At the beginning this was a small organization with very few members. The Animal Rescue Squad group was registered in the year 2001 under registration no. 228/GOA/01. Presently the strength of this animal loving organization is growing and has reached above 110 active members. The purpose behind giving birth to this organization is to protect the wildlife and nature. Day by day the poaching of animals is increasing exponentially due to greed of human beings. Now the little part of nature is remaining and we have to protect it. This organization of Animal Rescue Squad provides information and educates people about the nature and wildlife through various informative, knowledge full and educational nature based programs. We also keep watch on those people who break the wildlife protection acts and we convince them to protect the nature instead of harming it. We provide practical solutions to help humans to live in harmony with nature and natural wild animals. Main function of the ARS (Animal Rescue Squad) is to rescue (save & set free) any kind of wild animals from danger area and move it to the safer place. Till today we rescued different type of Twenty-two species of non venomous Snakes, Seven species of mildly venomous Snakes, and nine species of venomous Snakes. Also we

rescued other domestic as well as wild animals, reptiles and birds e.g. Leopards, Monitor Lizards, Deer’s, Wildcats, Wild boar, Gaur, Jackal, Crocodiles, Monkeys & various birds when they are in danger. Animal Rescue Squad also conducts the programs and seminars on wildlife in the Villages, Schools, Colleges, Factories, Government Establishments, etc which people get the information of Snakes and First Aid on Snake Bite and also

the information of environment. Today’s students are tomorrow’s future there is a need to educate them about importance of wildlife. Anybody who is interested will be welcomed to be a part of our organization. For this he/she has to visit our office situated in Bicholim. One thing each

and everybody has to follow that not to harm any living being of the earth and convince the people to do so. ARS is located in North Goa at Animal Rescue Squad, House No. 40, Near Water Tank, Bhailipeth, Bicholim City, Goa.

- Andrea Fernandes


Bolly/Hollywood Angelina Jolie's topless photograph with a white horse will be auctioned in London's Christie auction house next month. T he The 37-year-old's coloured sultry babe will photograph shows her topless be playing Anokhi with her head held back and Devi in KC Bokadia’s hands caressing a white next which is loosely based horse's head as the animal on the gang-rape victim from nuzzles her chest, Rajasthan, Bhanwari Devi reported Sun Online. Mallika Sherawat has taken up The photo is auctioned as a part of The a challenging role this time around Wild Side of Photography sale. in Dirty Politics. And it seems the The photograph is expected to fetch babe recently cancelled her dinner between 25,000 to 35,000 party with US President Barack pounds. A tattoo of her Obama for promoting the movie. ex-husband's name Sherawat is seen in and out in Billy Bob that was desi avatar for the film. The babe erased after they is sporting simple patialas and divorced can be kurtas, ghagra and long seen on Jolie's left blouses, with plaits and arm. Another photo of ribbons very village Jolie and Brad Pitt before belle like. Ms they came out as couple will be also placed in the auction.

Angelina goes topless

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‘sexy’ Sherawat is looking like a seedhi saadhi ladki in this attire.

Mallika’s desi look in Dirty Politics

Sunny Leone’s

item song in controversy Call it quirky, seedy or downright dirty, but Sunny

Leone’s Laila teri le legi is already a hit on the internet. With more than 73 lakh hits on YouTube in just six days of its release, the item song has certainly gone viral. But the Central Board of Film Certificate has disapproved of the objectionable lyrics. “The original version of the song had the lyrics, Laila teri le legi. If we had to retain these words, the censor board would’ve given it an adult rating and we wouldn’t have been able to air it on TV during prime time. So we have changed the words to Laila tujhe loot legi. It sounds very strange but we had to do it,” said director Sanjay Gupta in an interview to a daily. It’s not just the lyrics of the song that has not gone down well with the censor board but also the video in which Sunny is seen heaving her bosom suggestively as she seduces John Abraham and Tusshar Kapoor. To get a U/A rating, the makers of SAW had to reshoot certain portions of the video as well. However, Sunny’s fans can breathe easy as the theatrical version of the film will feature the song with its original lyrics and video in it.

Britney Spears new music coming soon!!! Britney Spears was too busy canoodling with her new man to make new music, but the Scream and Shout singer has gifted us with a very pleasant surprise! The queen of pop just announced that she will release a new song called Oh La La annnnyyy second on Facebook and Twitter.

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Walking up Tito's road young can't miss the large crowd gathered near this resto bar. With no place to sit guests mill over on to the road, still happy to enjoy the music and general ambience that extends beyond its premises. Cape Town cafe has become the answer for the thirst or hungry tourist as well as the local who simply wants to sit back and enjoy a fun filled night out. Divided into four basic areas, Cape Town's three sided bar offers the best view of the place as well as the popular street adjacent. Friendly bar tenders are always ready to chat and offer travel advice and are equally quick within their service. If your want to sit back with friends and enjoy a little privacy while not missing out on the entertaining crowd, the picnic styled tables and benches as well as the lounge sofas are your best bet. Warm lighting and cool breeze coax you're to snuggle up over a drink and the kitchen's highly recommended food. The indoor seating area comes equipped with its own bar and the sharp white interiors are perfect for sit down dinners or to watch the bands performing. While at Cape Town you cannot ignore the energetic variety of music being played. The place pays as much attention to the bands and DJs performing as to decor and menu. Opt for some jazz funk or retro pop and rock courtesy the numerous live bands that perform here. Guests are also treated to some of the best DJs from around the country as well as Goa's local talent.




Tito's is a brand name in Goa known for its vast diversification into night clubs, tours and travels, financial services, resorts and a variety of other businesses. Established in 1971, Tito's is one of Goa's landmark venues. Set off the bustling Calangute beach, on a lane named after it (Tito's Lane), the property houses an elegant open-air restaurant (The Courtyard), a concert space and adjoining nightclubs. Across the lane, is the newer Mambo cafÊ. With direct access to Baga beach, Tito’s Courtyard restaurant is an alfresco restaurant that

Events offers a multi-cuisine menu of continental, oriental and local dishes. The bar houses some of the best spirits, both Indian and international, with a wine cellar stocked with vintages from around the globe. Diners are welcome to enjoy a table on the deck where the cool sea breeze and crisp ocean air add to the relaxed ambiance of the Courtyard. Conveniently set in the heart of Goa's tourist area, guests can stop by for dinner before venturing to the nearby nightclubs or simply enjoy a cocktail and enjoy each other's company. Tito's Courtyard also plays host to a number of local and international bands and musicians.

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A decent bar, awesome small eats and ample room, Café Mambo seems to have cracked the code by appealing to both club and lounge patrons. Café Mambo is a well situated club off the Baga – Calangute road in Goa. The wood finished

Events interiors of the patio style lounge are just as appealing as the less roomy dance floor which sports a traditional bar table and a DJ vestibule. Friday and Saturday nights are crowded but thanks to Goa’s party culture, a weeknight isn’t a letdown at all. The music rates an unquestionable ten on ten. We hung around for hours and not once did we hear a bollywood track. Café Mambo offers a fairly wide range of alcohol but they seem to have refrained from premium alcohol. Cocktails are unusually overpriced and we

were a little disappointed when our drinks showed up in plastic, disposable glasses. When asked why, they said that customers tend to break glasses. As a paying customer though, that’s difficult to stomach without a sour taste. All said and done, Tito’s is one of the only night clubs in Goa which offers passable alcohol, food, ambience and room at the same time. We wouldn’t really say it accents the best traditions of Goa’s night life, but it’s certainly worth one visit.



Events Diary

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Event Schedule for upcoming days : 26th April3rd May 2013 26th April Friday Tito’s Courtyard : Dance performance by Floor Fillers 10pm – 12am Café Mambo : Friday Vibes with DJ Yuri & DJ Brandan 10pm onwards Club Tito’s : DJ Pritesh in Bollywood Club 10pm onwards DJ Anthony in Retro Club 10pm onwards Cape Town Café : Friday Funk with DJ Lasker 9pm-3am

28th April sunday Tito’s Courtyard : Sunday Brunch with Veeam & the Highway Stars 12pm-03pm Live Jazz & Blues by Laundry Effect, Sunday evenings 7pm – 10pm Café Mambo : DJ Jay & DJ Brandan 10pm onwards Club Tito’s / Retro : DJ Pritesh & DJ Anthony 10pm onwards Cape Town Café : DJ Vicky 9pm3am

1st May Wednesday Tito’s Courtyard : Veeam & the Highway stars 7pm – 10pm Fire Act by Kanan 7pm-10pm Café Mambo : DJ Jay 10pm-3am Club Tito’s : DJ Pritesh in Bollywood Club 10pm – 3am DJ Brandon in Retro Club 10pm – 3am Cape Town Café : DJ Vicky 9pm3pm

2nd May thursday

27th April Saturday

Tito’s Courtyard : Jonathan & Nashwin Live band 7pm – 10pm Fire Act by Kanan 7pm-10pm Café Mambo : Saturday Showtime featuring DJ Ajit Pai & Jay 10pm onwards Club Tito’s : Bollywood Connection with DJ Suleiman & DJ Pritesh 10pm onwards DJ Brandan & DJ Anthony in Retro Club 10pm onwards Cape Town Café : Sensational Saturday with DJ Vicky & DJ Lasker 9pm-3am

29th April monday Tito’s Courtyard : Live Performance by Saby 7pm – 10pm Café Mambo : DJ Yuri & DJ Brandan 10pm onwards Club Tito’s : DJ Pritesh in Bollywood Club 10pm-3am DJ Anthony in Retro Club 10pm3am Cape Town Café : DJ Vicky 9pm3am

30th April Tuesday Tito’s Courtyard : Live Band by Tyson & Paul 7pm – 10pm Café Mambo : DJ Jay 10pm-3am Club Tito’s : DJ Pritesh in Bollywood Club 10pm – 3am DJ Anthony in Retro Club 10pm – 3am Cape Town Café : DJ Vicky 9pm3pm

Tito’s Courtyard : Farida Live7pm – 10pm Café Mambo : DJ Yuri & DJ Brandon 10pm-3am Club Tito’s : DJ Jay in Bollywood Club 10pm – 3am DJ Anthony in Retro Club 10pm – 3am Cape Town Café : DJ Vicky 9pm3pm.

3rd may Friday Tito’s Courtyard : Dance performance by Floor Fillers 10pm – 12am Café Mambo : Friday Vibes with DJ Yuri & DJ Brandan 10pm onwards Club Tito’s : DJ Pritesh in Bollywood Club 10pm onwards DJ Anthony in Retro Club 10pm onwards Cape Town Café : Friday Funk with DJ Lasker @ 10pm-03am

26 April Goantimes  


26 April Goantimes