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GOA | Friday, 6th September, 2013 | 24 Pages | Price : ` 4/- | Vol. 1 | Issue 37


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Met department records 360.5mm of rain in August

PANAJI: In July 2013, the rain gauge was literally overflowing all the time. But after the flood, it appeared to be the famine, at least in terms of rainfall, in August 2013. The meteorological centre recorded only 360.5mm (14.1 inches) of rainfall during August as against the normal of 536.3mm (21.1 inches). "During the last month, the rainfall was deficient, as only 67% rainfall of the normal quantum was received," KV Singh, director, Met centre, Altinho, said. The shortfall of rain in August was witnessed after three years. "In August 2009, the rainfall was poor and only 263.9mm was received," Singh said. The met centre had rainfall recorded 701.6mm in August 2010, 800.5mm in 2011 and 649.9 mm in August 2012. Isolated

showers marked the monsoon season during the month of August, 2013 after July went down as the wettest in 18 years. A total of 1387.8mm (54.6 inches) was

recorded in July. But the overall average of the

seasonal rainfall is still in the normal range due to the incessant rain in July. "The overall seasonal total is still +0.98.5mm above the normal," Singh said. The total rainfall recorded in the city has reached 2445.2 mm (96.2 inches). It is slowly inching towards the 100-inch mark. The weather is unlikely to witness much change, as the monsoon trough is moving towards the foothills of Himalayas. "This is a break monsoon condition for this part of the region. There will be only some isolated showers," Singh said. The night temperatures are within the normal range of 24 degrees Celsius though the day temperatures are rising.



528 artisans to receive 58 lakh for Ganesh idols

PANAJI: Goa Handicraft and Rural, Small Scale Industry Development Corporation (GHRSSIDC) will disburse a subsidy of just over 58 lakh to 528 traditional artisans to encourage use of eco-friendly materials in making Ganesh idols. According to statistics, a total of 552 forms were issued to artisans and 69,930 idols were registered during 2012-2013, but only 528 claimed subsidies for 58,021 idols. The scheme was implemented from 2008 to help traditional idol makers carry on their hoary

trade. GHRSSIDC chairman Lavoo Mamledar explained, "This subsidy is given only to promote clay idols. The industry suffered considerably due to cheaper alternatives like plaster of paris and poly fibre. We want to keep these artisans alive." This year, although the number of forms issued has risen to 577, only 504 forms have been received so far while August 30 was the last date. The highest number of 149 and 113 beneficiaries was from Pernem and Bicholim respectively.

NASA tests 3D printed rocket engine component Washington : US space agency NASA has said, it has successfully conducted a hot-fire test on the largest 3D printed rocket engine component. The test, which generated a record 20,000 pounds (9 tones) of thrust, is "a milestone" for one of many important advances the agency is making to reduce the cost of space hardware; reported the space agency. The component tested during the engine firing is an injector that delivers propellants to power an engine. During the test, liquid oxygen and gaseous hydrogen passed through the component into a combustion chamber and produced 10 times more thrust than any injector previously fabricated using 3D printing, NASA said. Early data from the test indicated that the injector "worked flawlessly" at pressures up to 1,400 pounds per square inch (984,300 kilograms per square meter) and at almost 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit (3,316 degrees Celsius). "This successful test of a 3D printed rocket injector brings NASA significantly closer to proving this innovative technology that can be used to reduce the cost of flight hardware," said Chris Singer, director of the engineering directorate at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, in a statement. NASA said it seeks to advance technologies such as 3D printing to make every aspect of space exploration more costeffective.

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A fleet of robo-taxis to drive you into the future

LONDON: Technology giant Google is planning to create a fleet of driverless ' robo-taxis' to pick up and drop off passengers. The ultimate goal of Google's self-driving car project is to create a 'robo-taxi' that picks up commuters on demand. Such a system could transform transport systems around the world, doing away with the need for most people to buy cars, company executives believe.

They also believe that it would reduce the number of road accidents as well as

having environmental benefits. Google's move to create a driverless vehicle of its own comes

after the company held talks with major manufacturers in recent months, hoping that carmakers would build vehicles that incorporated Google's self driving software. Since the launch of its self driving car project in 2010, Google has created self-driving systems that have been installed in both a Toyota Prius and a Lexus RX. Cameras, sensors, radars and the company's own software has been added to the

cars. Such vehicles have been given the green light to be tested on British roads before the end of the year. However, it is believed the carmakers have been reluctant to enter a partnership with Google, not wishing to give the technology giant a foothold within the motoring industry. Frustrated by the lack of progress, Google is understood to have turned to designing its own cars instead.

Grain drain : Cheapest cereals in India are the most expensive ones in US WASHINGTON: What's cheap food for the poor in India is healthy and expensive nutrition for the rich in the west. India's cheapest grains, ignored, disdained, and disappearing in much of the country, are now much sought after cereals in America. They are priced some 500 times more than what New Delhi will supply its poor under the food security legislation. The UPA government's Food Security Bill promises the country's 810 million poor coarse grains (such as sorghum or jowar, pearl millet or bajra, and finger millet or ragi) at Rs 1 per kg. That's less than two US cents per kg at current exchange rates. In contrast, the same coarse grains in the US are priced at a staggering $10 (Rs 630) and above per kilogram. The high prices are mostly on account of low supply and growing demand for cereals such as quinoa and millets from health food faddists in the west. The nutritional quality of such grains is not a state secret; it has been known to ancient India and Africa for millennia, long before the arrival and popularity of wheat and rice. But the advent of Green Revolution, with its emphasis on wheat and rice, sidelined these traditional coarse grains, even as the scientific world exulted in its nutrient qualities. Endorsed by world bodies such as FAO and nutrition experts, off take of coarse grains has soared in the west even as it has declined in India and Africa, which are now overflowing with cheap wheat and rice. "Ragi cultivation has declined precipitously in the state," lamented Karnataka's US-educated agriculture minister Krishna Byre Gowda, in a recent conversation with this correspondent. "Poor rainfall, plunging water tables, and changing

preferences have all contributed." Karnataka is the leading producer of ragi in India, accounting for over 50 per cent of the production. Nationwide, ragi accounts for less than one per cent of the cropped area and cereal production; bajra is even less. Of course, many poor in rural India, habituated to an ancient diet, still prefer coarse grains. After the Karnataka government recently upstaged New Delhi by promising rice at Rs 1 per kg, many BPL families in north Karnataka (where jowar is the staple grain) and in old Mysore (where ragi is the staple), made it known that they preferred coarse grains to rice. The government has now promised that these grains will also be offered at Rs 1 per kg. Procurement will be a problem. Combined with declining domestic production, there are fears that much of India's coarse grains will end up being exported if the western craze catches on. Already, expert Indians have cottoned on to the health kick. Coarse grain and its flour are now available at the popular US-based Indian grocery chain Patel brothers: a 2-pound packet of bajri flour is priced at $2.99 (about Rs 200 at current exchange rate). Ragi is almost twice as expensive — a pound of ragi flour is $2.49. In contrast, wheat flour costs less than 50 cents a pound. But it's the prices at US health food outlets that are eye-popping. Even on, a 2-pound packet of ragi flour cost $12.10 (about Rs 800) as of Monday morning. How long Indian governments will be able to procure and process such "rich cereals for the west, poor grains in India" in the face of such skewed economics is something to chew on.

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Beauty Tips


How to Grow Luscious, Long Hair

Regular Wash

Nothing spells beauty for a woman like a head full of long luscious and thick hair. The movement and sway of long hair not only adds to the mystery of a woman but also to her oomph factor. That is what we see in the various beauty advertisements on screen and the one question on every girl's mind is 'How Do I Get Long Hair?’ Long hair is beautiful, sexy and lush, that’s true, but another truth is also that it can be difficult to maintain, and can look dull and lifeless if not taken care properly. Unhealthy hair can break easily, have split ends and become unruly in the summer or dry in the winter!!! All in all, your long hair needs a little special care in order to maintain it healthy. And here are some tips to help you to achieve that!!!

Wash your hair at least 3 – 4 times a week. Use a shampoo that works to add health to your long hair and also helps you to lock in the essential moistures. Never wrap long hair in a towel, twist, as it is hard to dry, and it will also cause hair to become damaged and rough. Instead just gently towel-dry it and then let it loose to dry naturally. Consider using detangles or a serum to work through your hair once it’s partially dry.

Use Good Products Invest in a top quality hairbrush with natural bristles and wide toothed comb to detangle your long hair. Comb through semi dry hair from roots to tips, making

sure the ends are completely tangle free without pulling on the ends to make them so. Hair Care While using a blow dryer, ensure you put it on a cool setting first to dry your hair before you move on to styling it, this will help you retain the essential moisture and protect your hair while you dry it. Regular Trims Try to trim your hair at least once in 3 months to avoid split ends and getting rid of excess hair weight, which can make your hair look limp, frizzy or dry. Also avoid sleeping with your hair tied up, as this can cause unnecessary breakage.

Nutrients lastly, eat well and drink plenty of water as this can add to the health of your hair, giving it a natural shine and bounce. Increasing protein in your diet with fish,

eggs, chicken, turkey and low fat cottage cheese is ideal for keeping your energy levels up for hair growth. Daily supplements are also good in providing vitamins and minerals that might be missing from your diet. Look for ones that include calcium, iron, and vitamins D, B12 and B6. There are also hair growth supplements that contain folic acid, which helps to build keratin; the protein hair is made of.


Health is wealth

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Hair Loss

Safe and sure way to strong, healthy hair Receding hairline? Way too many hair stands in your hairbrush? More and more of your scalp peeping at you in the mirror? Do not neglect any of these or you may be a tad too late for recovery. Whether it’s taking the appropriate hair loss prevention measures or it’s going for the right hair fall treatment, getting it done at the right time is of vital importance. Two out of three people with hair loss detect it late and you surely don't want to be amongst them. Hair grows at the rate of about half an inch per month. It grows fastest in summers and slowest in winters, and grows best between the ages of 15 to 30. The total length to which hair can grow is genetically determined and therefore everyone cannot grow hair to the same length. What is Hair Loss? Hair loss is a generalized term characterizing loss of hair well in excess of the normal 50-100 hair strands per day. In certain cases even though the hair loss is within normal limits, for various reasons, the body stops growing new hair, leading to a gradual state of baldness. Anyone can experience hair loss – men,

women and children though it is generally seen to worsen with advancing age. Certain statistics state that almost 30% of people experience hair loss by 30 years of age and almost 50% get hair loss by the time they turn 50. Women develop hair loss almost as frequently as men do but they don’t lose much of the volume due to hormonal differences. The response of people to hair loss varies from leaving the condition to run its own course to covering it up with hats, wigs, hair pieces, toupees, etc. Many rush to acquire lotions, pills, shampoos to curb the hair loss. And then there are even those who would take up the surgical option for freedom from progressing baldness. Whatever the options available, do consult your doctor before you opt for any of these. Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) - This is typically characterized by a receding hairline at the temples and balding at the top of the head. Female Pattern Baldness (FPB) - Also known as Alopecia Diffusa, this is characterized by thinning of hair at the front, sides and crown of the scalp Involution alopecia – With advancing age, more and more hair follicles go into the resting phase. This leads to gradual thinning of hair and is called

involution alopecia. Causes of Hair Loss Heredity is known to determine hair loss problems. Discussed here are some of the other general causes of hair loss commonly seen:Poor Nutrition: This is one of the commonest reasons for hair loss, especially in India. Iron deficiency (anemia) tops the list and is followed by protein deficiency. Improper absorption of the nutrients can also lead to poor nutrition. Crash dieting: Excessive dieting especially mono dieting, which involves completely avoiding a particular type of food group, causes a disturbance in the balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat, leading to hair loss, which sometimes does not reverse even after the patient gets back to a normal diet. Smoking: Nicotine (tobacco) negatively influences the micro-circulation of the scalp leading to increased hair loss. Mental stress: There is increased hair loss when an individual is highly stressed - the exact mechanism of this is not known.

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At Dr. Batra's you can be assured of effective, gentle and safe solution provided by experts for your hair loss problems. After successfully treating more than 75,000 cases of successful hair loss treatment for men and women over 35 years, we are in possession of expertise to detect your hair problems at

Safe & sure way to strong, healthy hair Diagnosis of Hair Loss At Dr. Batra's, with the use of breakthrough technology, we can diagnose hair loss even in the crucial early stages when most people tend to miss it. The use of Folliscope (PC based video microscope) is a painless and non-invasive test and it takes just a few minutes to measure hair thickness and density. It aids the diagnosis as follows: The Folliscope magnifies the view of hair follicles and the scalp up to 200 times. It can determine the density of hair in a selected patch and detect thinning at an early stage. It identifies the ratio of terminal: vellus hair which may be altered in early stages. At a stage of early alteration of this ratio, patient is usually not aware about the hair loss that has already begun and if corrected at the right time, further loss can be prevented. Folliscope can also determine the type of the scalp (normal, dry, oily) so that patient can choose the right kind of products for his hair. In addition, it can diagnose other conditions on the scalp such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, lichen planus, scarring, etc. This early detection technology at Dr. Batra's which very few clinics have, facilitates early treatment thereby raising the probability of its success. In most cases of hair loss, a detailed case history and proper examination also gives significant clues about the condition and its causes. Certain other tests may also be required to detect the cause of the hair loss: Pull test: This is done to diagnose or rule out telogen effluvium. Several hair strands are gently pulled together to see how many come out. Biopsy: In suspected cases of scarring alopecia areata, this may be performed. Blood tests for related conditions: To rule out anemia, diabetes, lupus, thyroid disorders, etc. Homeopathic Hair Loss Treatment


Health is wealth

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Hair Loss

an early stage as well as provide you with the best options of treatment. Our three-pronged approach of Homeopathy, Trichology and Technology is a winning combination that has brought a smile to many suffering patients. Use of Homeopathy for hair loss treatment: Trichology expertise: The unbeatable advantage of Homeopathy combined with the expertise of our London-trained trichologists is now made easily available to you at Dr. Batra's. Additionally, each of our doctors providing hair treatment is personally trained so that only the best services are rendered to our patients. Our physicians closely assess your case using advanced diagnostic technique like Folliscope (video microscopy) and thereafter provide you with customized treatment options. The treatment goes beyond eliminating disease it restores equilibrium, builds your defenses against illness and promotes lasting good health. Providing expert advice on hair management after examining the type of hair and the condition of scalp. Our concluding message to all hair loss patients - Treat Early and Control Hair Loss before it gets too late! Self Hair Care In

addition to Homeopathy and the successful use of technology in treating our patients, we also extend our rich experience in providing self hair care tips to our patients. These have been clinically verified time and again and are backed by scientific studies. Hair Care Tips Recommended by Our Nutritionists: Avoid red meat since it's a DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) activator and therefore aggravates hair loss

Include more of green tea and soya in your diet since these are natural DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) inhibitors and therefore help to control hair loss Pumpkin seeds (sun-dried or roasted) taken daily helps control hair loss Black dates, Halim seeds (gardencress), black raisins, fenugreek, eggs, nuts, cods are good for treating hair loss due to anemia Limit intake of cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and lentils if you are hypothyroid and its causing you to lose hair For controlling hair loss due to dandruff (scaly scalp), take 2 tbsp of roasted powdered flax seeds daily. Yogurt also reduces intensity of scaling Reduce / stop smoking Few Recommended Tips for Hair fall control: Wash hair regularly with lukewarm to cold water to keep the scalp clean and healthy but avoid washing hair too frequently Condition hair regularly to prevent hair loss due to breakage Avoid blow drying hair especially with high heat since it leads to easy breakage of hair. Let the hair dry naturally Avoid rubbing wet hair vigorously with a towel - just gently pat them dry Avoid combing hair when wet since it is prone to breakage at such time Use a wide-toothed comb instead of a hair brush Don't choose hairstyles that put pressure on hair - e.g. tight ponytails, buns, etc If you must color your hair, choose ammonia-free products Avoid damage to hair as caused by chemical treatment, perming, straightening, ironing, etc.

- by Dr. Batra

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Beijing pollution norms for cleaner air Beijing: China’s capital city unveiled a package of measures, including cutting vehicle emissions and curbing industrial pollution, in a bid to improve air quality in the often smog-shrouded city. The package is part of an action plan released by the municipal government, which has pledged to reduce particulate matter (PM) of 2.5 densities by 25 percent or more by 2017. According to the five-year clean air action plan (2013-2017), the municipal government will restrict the number of new cars on the road each year from January 2014. By 2017, the number of vehicles in the city is expected to be no more than six million, according to the package. The city had 5.35 million vehicles by the end of July, according to figures from the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau.

By promoting new-energy and small-displacement vehicles, reducing the intensity of vehicle use and strictly enforcing regulations, the government expects to reduce total vehicle fuel consumption by five percent or more compared with 2012. The city's traffic management and environmental protection bureaus will prepare traffic control rules for passenger cars by the end of 2013, which will mainly focus on time and area restrictions. The rules are expected to be implemented in 2014. The municipal government has also vowed to improve the city's public transport and introduce a comprehensive public bicycle rental system by 2017, in order to make public transportation account for 60 percent of total vehicle trips made in the city. Under the plan, air quality will improve significantly by 2017,

with PM 2.5 density controlled to around 60 micrograms per cubic meter. PM 2.5 is airborne particles measuring less than 2.5 microns in diameter which can pose health risks. Vehicles in the city are considered a major contributor to Beijing's pollution -- and one that keeps growing. A report issued by a research team under the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed that vehicle exhaust fumes are among Beijing's top sources of air pollution, contributing to 22.2 percent of PM 2.5 in the city, exceeding the figure for industry emissions. "In order to curb vehicle emissions, we have to introduce a market mechanism to reduce intensity of vehicle use," said

Li Kunsheng, an official in charge of vehicle emission management with the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau. Li said that government departments should make changes to parking costs and raise fuel prices, with the extra money used to deal with emission reduction."But both means should be carried out carefully as they may affect people's livelihoods," the official added. In order to clean up the city's air, the Beijing municipal government also rolled out measures to curb industrial pollution. According to the action plan, 1,200 polluting companies will be ordered to upgrade or close parts or all of their facilities in the years to 2016.

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Fashion & Lifestyle

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THE SCIENCE OF BRUSHES We don’t talk about brushes a whole ton and it’s not because they aren’t important. It’s because we honestly don’t think about them very often. We generally buy a set of brushes and then grab nearest brush that looks appropriate for the job at hand. Using the right tools, you can create a more precise and flawless makeup application. The importance of good makeup brushes is underestimated. Just like a hair brush is designed specifically to get tangles out of your Hair, makeup brushes are designed to glide around the curves of your face and apply makeup evenly. Here are some reasons you should consider makeup brushes to your Makeup routine: Application is smoother and more even. Brushes create a more natural and wonderful final impact than fingers or a sponge. They are more sanitary. Dirt and bacteria is much more easily trapped in a sponge or powder puff applicator than makeup brushes. Your fingers will contaminate your cosmetics, however your brushes do not. Brushes are reusable. Brushes can be cleaned out easily and left to dry for the next day's make up application. Sponges and puffs need to be

thrown out, unless you want to put dirt and oil back onto your face. Owning your own set of brushes at home will make you feel more like an artist. The brushes are less complicated to manage than your finger and thus the result's a lot of less messy. Makeup brushes are a very essential part of any cosmetic routine. Having a good brush set is important because poor brushes can damage the quality of your make-up application.

a versatile, multi talented Legendry Tiatrist Flat Stiff Brush

The purpose of this brush is for packing color on the lid. The stiff bristle allows you to push the eye shadows onto the base easier and also allows it to stick. You can also use the tip of the brush to smudge color under the lash line as well or create a defined line in the crease.

Soft Dome Brush

This brushes soft bristles are ideal for blending out harsh lines below the brow bone of the eye using windshield wiper motions. This is also perfect for blending out concealer under the eye to help hide dark circles and bags.

Bent Liner Brush This brush is

specifically designed for applying gel eyeliner. The bent head makes it ideal for laying on the top of the lashes and dragging the eyeliner out to a winged shape. The pointed tip helps give you a very cat eye, winged

out line that makes this brush fool proof when using it.

Dual Ended Lash Brush This is one of those brushes where you get double the product for your money. One end has the spoolie that allows you to brush through your brows. The other end is an angled brow brush and great for filling in your brows with a powder or even a gel liner if you want a very crisp, defined brow.

Blush/Contour Brush

There are so many of these on the market and in a lot of different shapes from round, fluffy, and even angled ones. With blush you can use many different types of brushes. You can set the angled brush on your cheekbone and sweep it downward and get an easy and flawless application of blush. If the brush is thin enough, you can take the brush and lay it on its “side” to use as a contour brush to enhance the cheekbones.

Foundation Stippling Brush This is for those of you who love a full coverage look to your foundation. The flat head is made for the foundation to be stippled onto the face. This assures there are no streaks in the foundation and gives a very airbrushed and flawless look to the skin.

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Sips & Bites

Cute banana ghosts and Clementine pumpkins…

Strawberry Basil Lemonade Cocktail INGREDIENTS 1 Large strawberry 3 Basil leaves 1 oz Bulldog Gin 2 oz Fresh Lemonade Club soda Ice

Garnish : Strawberry and basil

Preparation : In a double Old Fashioned glass, muddle the strawberry and basil leaves. Fill with ice and set aside. Add the gin and lemonade to a shaker and fill with fresh ice. Shake, and strain into the prepared glass. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with a strawberry and a basil leaf.

Stuffed Mushrooms Ingredients

2 pounds medium mushrooms 6 tablespoons margarine 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons chopped onion

How to make it Remove mushrooms stems, chop enough stems to measure 1/2 cup. Cook half of the mushroom caps in 3 tablespoons of margarine over medium heat for 5 minutes and then drain. Repeat with the remaining


•2 pounds butterfly large or jumbo shrimp •1/3 cup Star Family Reserve Olive Oil with Lemon Peel •2 garlic cloves, minced •1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped •1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Prepartion : 1.Preheat grill or indoor grill. 2.Rinse and drain shrimp. 3.In a large bowl combine Lemon Olive Oil, garlic, parsley and pepper. Add shrimp and toss to

mushroom caps and margarine. Combine cream cheese with chopped stems and onions. Fill mushroom caps.

Place on cookie sheet and broil until golden brown which should be between 5-8 minutes. Serve Hot!!!

Grilled LemonGarlic Shrimp coat. 4.Place shrimp shell side up on grill and cook just until pink and cooked through. (About 3-4 minutes on outdoor grill and about 6-8 minutes on an indoor grill.) 5.Serve with melted butter or cocktail sauce.


The Big Story

The Magazine


The Magazine ‘Walk Through’ was launched at Tito’s Courtyard Baga, Calangute by the two most sizzling actors of bollywood Prateik Babbar and Amyra Dastur who are the lead pair of the recent release ISSAQ movie. The duo was seen enjoying interacting with the people at the launch party of the magazine ‘Walk Through’ at Titos Courtyard. Tito’s have always been the first choice whether it is the locals, tourists or celebrities alike. 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. Tito’s is one word that is on the lips of all visitors because of what it offers. As years are passing by Tito’s is growing younger – day by day, night by night. It is expanding with heaps and bounds. Today, Tito’s is so famous that it has in fact, become synonymous with brand Goa.

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Heritage Site

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Three kings Church Goa is visited by millions of tourist every year. There are so many places in Goa which are famous as tourist spot. But there are some places which are worth to be visited by tourists but very few people know about them, one such place is Cansaulim village situated in the Mormugao taluka in South Goa. It has a famous beach known as the Cansaulim beach where one can see a lot of palm groves along the shore. For accommodation there are a number of hotels and restaurants in Cansaulim. Also a number of beach shacks exist that serve some tasty dishes and drinks. There is a railway station situated here known as the Cansaulim Railway Station. While you are in cansaulim one must to visit place is the Three Kings Church which is situated at Cuelim hill. It was founded by Fr Gonsalo Carvalho in 1599 and is affiliated to the St Thomas Church; Cansaulim.The church is famous for the feast of “Three Kings� celebrated every year on 6th January with great reverence and devotion. On that auspicious day the three lads travel

on horseback through three different paths and converge some distance away from the chapel of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (Our Lady of Remedies) top the hill at Cuelim. Dressed up as kings, and carrying the gifts of the original Three Kings-gold, frankincense and myrrh-they proceed to the church together. Throughout the year expectations and excitement run high as to who will be the fortunate ones chosen as it must be either a son or grandson from these three villages; no outsider can claim this privilege or honor. To be a king, if only for a day is no joke, so the young monarchs take meticulous care to groom them for the exacting role. Meanwhile, on the Mount, the crowds gather from all parts of Goa to attend the Mass and get a glimpse of the three kings. An extensive fair also springs up covering the entire hilltop. One can buy anything from a meal to copper, brassware, furniture, clothes, toys, trinkets, sweetmeats, glass bangles and spices of all sorts. Cansaulim Church was built way back in the year 1581. It is an example of the impressive Portuguese architectural style. The church was renovated in 1632 to heal it from the wounds of time and restore its importance. The Cansaulim Church is visited by tourists irrespective of their caste and creed to explore its ancient history and

see the ancient marvel with their naked eyes. According to some people this church is a haunted church. It is said that long time ago there were three Portuguese kings living in Goa. They often used to fight to gain power in the land but they were tied by the Portuguese diplomacy between rulers policy. One of the kings (King Holger Alvunger) one day invited the other two kings in his place and poisoned them to death. He himself fell out with the public and committed suicide by consuming poison. King Holger's place is the current Three Kings Church in Goa, where there have been reports of sightings and general unrest. However this is one of the most scenic spots in Goa. It is worth climbing the hill and getting here since one can get a breathtaking view of surrounding lush green regions and the Arabian Sea, and if you go there before sundown you will be able to enjoy a mind mumbling sunset. The Three Kings Church is one place to enjoy peace and wonderful natural beauty. The place isn't established as a tourist spot but it is still visited by many tourist and nature loving people. It is a paradise for photographers as well. Do visit this magnificent place and preferable in the evening so that you can see the awesome view of sunset from the top of the hill. The Three Kings Church is a must visit place for nature loving tourists.


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The Pebble watch, which features an electronic paper (e-paper) screen and can connect via Bluetooth to iPhone and Android devices, attracted $10,266,845 in funding from 68,929 backers on Kickstarter earlier in the year - the single biggest amount ever recorded on the crowd-source funding platform. The team behind the Pebble Smartwatch, the hardware project that broke the record for funding raised on Kickstarter, has confirmed that it will miss its September estimate for shipping the first products. In a post on its Kickstarter page, Pebble revealed a new glossy orange finish for the watch, which will be available to anyone who pledged $125 to the project, along with black, white and red options. However, the young company also confirmed that it will miss its own deadline of shipping the first watches in September this year. This is because the original business plan was to produce around 1,000 Pebble watches, but the massive success of the Kickstarter campaign has increased the required production scale significantly. "The Pebble team has been bouncing back and forth between Palo Alto and Taipei a lot over the last six weeks," said Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky in the post. "The factory that we selected has an R&D facility in Taipei while their main manufacturing and assembly locations are in China.

Pebble Smartwatch between the design and manufacturing stages of the project. "In terms of our schedule, we're sticking pretty closely to an aggressive timetable we put together at the end of May.

"Andrew [Witt, Pebble lead engineer], Steven and I have all travelled separately to Taipei to oversee the transition

"While we won't be able to start shipping Pebbles in September, our current schedule has us on track to go from manufacturing zero to 15,000 Pebbles per week as soon as possible." The Verge spoke to Pebble Technology about a firmer date for shipping the watches but the company was unable to provide a specific timescale. But Migicovsky confirmed in his Kickstarter post that the project remains in a phase called "Engineering Verification", involving the selected factory producing samples of the entire product. "We're currently evaluating each individual component (case, lens, circuit board, charge cable, etc.) and we'll tweak the design as necessary," he explained. "The design needs to be nearly perfect before we move into a phase called 'tooling' during which the factory creates hardened steel tools for injection molding Pebble's plastic components." Using a Bluetooth connection to mobile devices, the Pebble Smartwatch can display emails, text messages and reminders, while a silent vibration alerts the wearer to incoming calls, emails and social media messages. Backlit for night viewing, the e-paper display can be used to show distance and speed for runners and cyclists via dedicated apps for the watch.



Friday, 6th September, 2013

10 minutes to fitness on holiday

With the holidays and Ganesh Chathurthi just around the corner, Goans have travel on HOW their mind. Many people find that during holiday travel, their workout regimen seems to get thrown out of whack. TO DO IT Fortunately, with a little proactive planning, you can maintain your fitness level, Warm up with a few minutes no matter where you are. These four easy moves will work your arms, legs and of star jumps or go for a quick run glutes, in the privacy of your hotel room, so there’s no chance of you arriving along the beach, then do each move one home from your holes curvier than when you left. after the other. Once you’ve completed

the whole circuit, repeat twice more, before cooling down with some arm and leg stretches, making sure you hold each move for at least 20 seconds. After that, simply grab your sarong and sun tan lotion, and Stand a few feet in front of a chair or bed go and enjoy the sun. and extend your right leg behind you so Complete three rounds of each your toes are resting on circuit, taking as little rest as the seat. Keep your hips and you can between each shoulders square, and then your one. torso upright, slowly lower into a lunge as you drop your right knee towards the floor. When your knee hovers around two to three inches above the floor, push down through the heel of your left foot and return to the starting position.

Split squat

Squats with hand towel

Tricep dips on chair Sit on the edge of a chair or bed, and place your palms facedown next to your thighs, fingers gripping the edge. Place your feet on the floor in front of you, with your knees bent. Then, keeping your arms straight, shuffle forwards until your hips and bottom are in front of the chair. Bend your elbows and lower your hips until your upper arms are parallel to the floor. Then push back to the start.

Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, with your feet parallel. Grab a rolled-up towel with your hands shoulder-width apart, and raise it overhead, so that your shoulders are roughly in line with your heels. Bend your knees and push your bottom back as you squat down as far as possible, without letting your knees extend beyond your toes. Push through your heels to return to standing.

Raised hand press-ups In a half press-up position, with your knees on the ground, place your hands underneath your shoulders, fingers facing forward, and rest one hand on a book, ball or other raised object. Bend your elbows, lowering your chest to the floor. Engage your core and push through the heels of your hands to straighten your arms and return to the starting position. Remember that even short workouts are better than no workouts at all. So guys this holiday stay fit and healthy!!!!

Friday, 6th September, 2013

Want to create a room that blends seamlessly with the garden beyond? Doing so will make your interior space feel bigger, brighter and contemporary - and it will draw attention to your garden beyond, too. Being able to entertain outdoors is something most people take for granted in our warm, sunny climate. Here's how to.

Open up the view First off; any French doors or large picture windows that overlook a garden should be kept clear of clutter to show off the space beyond to best effect. Keep curtains and blinds to a minimum too - ideally, chose something that can be pulled right up or right back, such as shutters or roller blinds. Folding glass or seamless doors that cantilever right back so as to be unobtrusive when open are the key to merging indoors without. Putting as much glass as possible into the room that leads to the garden inevitably brings the outdoors in. If you do this, ensure your view is a good one - even if that just means a small, but neat garden. If you don't have a wonderful view or a large garden to make the space beyond your living area attractive to look at, try some dramatic planting, smart garden furniture, lots of greenery and a strong colour


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Merge outdoors and indoors scheme. If you are overlooked, it's likely you'll want some privacy in your living space, so choose your window dressings carefully. Shutters that can be left open so that you can see the garden beyond are one choice; another is to buy semi-transparent roller blinds.

Pranil Sardessai (Architect /Interior Designer)

open right back and the transition is seamless. As well as choosing flooring that's the same material indoors and out, ensure your garden and living space are at exactly the same level - doing so will be not just more convenient, but will help lead the outdoors, making the indoor space feel bigger. Dressing up outdoors

All decked out Choosing flooring that can run

from the inside of your home right outdoors will also help merge spaces - combine this with doors that

Choosing garden furniture that would look just as good indoors is a trick that you can use to blur the indoor/outdoor divide. And adding colors from your garden to the inside of your home merges the indoor/outdoor atmosphere. Painting your garden furniture to reflect the colour scheme in the room nearest the garden is a really easy and affordable way to link the two spaces visually. Make use of planting around the patio to echo the colours of indoors. Light up the night Don't forget that you use the inside of your home all day and all evening, but even if it's too cold to go outdoors, there's no reason (other than energy saving considerations) not to light the garden well, so that you can enjoy it from within. Go for low energy options where possible, and turn the lights off when the garden's no longer in view.



Friday, 6th September, 2013

Nokia to sell its handset business to Microsoft for $7.2 bn

Helsinki/Seattle: Two years after hitching its fate to Microsoft's Windows Phone software, Nokia collapsed into the arms of the U.S. software giant, agreeing to sell its main handset business for 5.44 billion Euros. Nokia, which will continue to make networking equipment and hold patents, was once the world's dominant handset maker but was long since overtaken by Apple and Samsung in the highly competitive market for more powerful smartphones. Nokia's Canadian boss Stephen Elop, who ran Microsoft's business software division before jumping to Nokia in 2010, will return to the U.S. firm as head of its mobile devices business - a Trojan horse, according to disgruntled Finnish media. He is being discussed as a possible replacement for Microsoft's retiring CEO Steve Ballmer, who is trying to remake the U.S. firm into a gadget and services company like Apple before he departs, though it has fallen short so far in its attempts to compete in mobile devices. "It's very clear to me that rationally this is the right step going forward," Elop told reporters, though he added he also felt "a great deal of sadness" over the outcome. In three years under Elop, Nokia saw its market share collapse and its share price shrivel. In 2011, after writing a memo that said Nokia was falling behind and lacked the in-house technology to catch up, Elop made the controversial decision to use his former firm Microsoft's Windows Phone for smartphones, rather than Nokia's own software or Google's ubiquitous Android operating system. Nokia, which had a 40 percent share of the handset market in 2007, now has a mere 15 percent share, with an even smaller 3 percent in smartphones. Shares in Nokia surged 39 percent to 4.10 euros as investors who had borrowed and sold the stock to bet on further price falls rushed to buy back to limit their losses. They are still only a fraction of their 2000 peak of 65 euros. After gains the whole company is worth about 15 billion euros, a far cry from its glory days, when it peaked at over 200 billion euros. Microsoft shares in Frankfurt were down about 2.2 percent. The sale of the handset business is not the first dramatic turn in the 148-year history of a company that has sold everything from television sets to rubber boots, but it was taken as a hard blow in its native Finland. For many Finns, the fact that a former Microsoft executive had come to Nokia, bet the firm's future on an alliance with Microsoft, laid off tens of thousands and then delivered it into Microsoft's hands, was a galling snub to national pride. "(Elop's predecessor) Jorma Ollila brought a Trojan horse to Nokia," widely read tabloid Ilta-Sanoma declared in a column. Ollila built Nokia into a global powerhouse but was blamed

for being late to recognise the threat of Apple's iPhone and the smartphone revolution. "As a Finnish person, I cannot like this deal. It ends one chapter in this Nokia story," said Juha Varis, Danske Capital's senior portfolio manager, whose fund owns Nokia shares. "On the other hand, it was maybe the last opportunity to sell it." Varis was one of many investors critical of Elop's decision to bet Nokia's future in smartphones on Microsoft's Windows Phone software, which was praised by tech reviewers but hasn't found the momentum to challenge the market leaders. "So this is the outcome: the whole business for 5 billion euros. That's peanuts compared to its history," he said.

Alexander Stubb, Finland's Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, said on his Twitter account: "For a lot of us Finns, including myself, Nokia phones are part of what we grew up with. Many first reactions to the deal will be emotional." Nokia's new interim CEO Risto Siilasmaa painted a picture of just how grudgingly the call to sell had been arrived at, describing how the board had met almost 50 times after the approach by Microsoft as it explored alternatives to a sale. Ballmer, at a news conference in the Finnish capital, sought to assuage fears the deal would hit jobs in the Nordic country and said Microsoft would build on the recent growth of Nokia's flagship Lumia smartphones. Nokia said it expected around 32,000 people of its roughly 90,000 worldwide staff would transfer to Microsoft, including about 4,700 who will transfer in Finland. It is also a pivotal moment for Microsoft, which still has huge revenues from its Windows computer operating system, Office suite of business software and the X-Box game console, but has failed so far to set up a profitable mobile device business. Microsoft's own mobile gadget, the Surface tablet, has sold tepidly since it was launched last year. "It's a bold step into the future - a win-win for employees, shareholders and consumers of both companies," Ballmer said in a statement. "Bringing these great teams together will accelerate Microsoft's share and profits in phones and

strengthen the overall opportunities for both Microsoft and our partners across our entire family of devices and services." The move leaves the Finnish company with Nokia Solutions and Networks, which competes with the likes of Ericsson and Huawei in telecoms equipment, as well as a navigation business and a broad portfolio of patents, which will be licensed to Microsoft. The Nokia deal thrusts Microsoft deeper into the hotly contested mobile phone market, despite some investors urging it to stick to its core strengths of business software and services. Elop will return to Microsoft as its board ponders a successor to Ballmer, who will depart in the next 12 months. Activist fund manager Value Act Capital Management, which has been offered a board seat, is among those concerned with Ballmer's leadership and his attempts to plough headlong into the lower-margin, highly competitive mobile devices arena. Others applauded Ballmer's aggressive gambit. "Microsoft cannot walk away from smartphones, and the hope that other vendors will support Windows Phone is fading fast. So buying Nokia comes at the right time," said Carolina Milanesi, an analyst at Gartner. "In today's market it is clear that a vertical integration is the way forward for a company to succeed. How else could Microsoft achieve this?" As part of Microsoft, Elop will head an expanded Devices unit. Julie Larson-Green, who in July was promoted to head a new Devices and Studios business in Ballmer's reorganization, will report to Elop when the deal is closed. Analyst Tero Kuittinen at consultancy Alekstra said the sale price of Nokia's phone business, about a quarter of its sales last year, represented a "fire sale level", though others were less clear about what a shrunken Nokia was worth. "What should be paid for a declining business, where market share has been constantly lost and profitability has been poor?" said Hannu Rauhala, analyst at Pohjola Bank. "It is difficult to say if it's cheap or expensive." Nokia is still the world's No. 2 mobile phone maker behind Samsung, but it is not in the top five in the more lucrative and faster-growing smartphone market. Sales of Nokia's Lumia series have helped the market share of Windows Phones in the global smartphone market climb to 3.3 percent, according to consultancy Gartner, overtaking ailing BlackBerry Ltd for the first time this year. Still, Google Inc's Android and Apple's iOS system make up 90 percent of the market. Nokia said in a statement it expected that, apart from Elop, senior executives Jo Harlow, Juha Putkiranta, Timo Toikkanen, and Chris Weber would transfer to Microsoft when the deal is concluded. It did not say what roles they would take there. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to approval by Nokia shareholders and regulators.

Friday, 6th September, 2013

Special Story


Ganpati Bapa Mauriya Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated on the rebirth of Lord Ganesha, The festival, also known as Ganeshutsav is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi.

It is believed that Lord Ganesh bestows his presence on earth for all his devotees during this festival. It is the day Shiva declared his son Ganesha as superior to all the gods, barring Vishnu, Lakshmi, Shiva and Parvati. Ganesha is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally invoked at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel. While celebrated all over India, Outside India, it is celebrated widely in Nepal and by Hindus in the United States, Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Fiji,Trinidad & Tobago, and Guyana. Till 1893, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations were a private affair, not done on a public scale. People used to celebrate it in a traditional manner. It was Lokmanya Tilak who popularized Ganesh Chaturthi as a national festival, after visualizing its cultural importance. The reason for this was to enhance the sense of belongingness as well as togetherness among the citizens. It was also done with an aim to build a new grassroots unity between the Brahmins and the nonBrahmins. Two to three months before Ganesh Chaturthi, artistic clay models of Lord Ganesha are made for sale by especially skilled artisans. They are beautifully decorated and depict Lord Ganesh in vivid poses. The size of these statues may vary from 3/4 of an inch to over 70 feet. Ganesh Chaturthi starts with the installation of these Ganesh statues in colorfully decorated homes and specially erected temporary structures mandapas (pandals) in every locality. The pandals are erected by the people or a specific society or locality or group by collecting monetary contributions. The pandals are decorated specially for the festival, either by using decorative items

like flower garlands, lights, etc. or are theme based decorations, which depict religious themes or current events. The priest usually clad in red or white dhoti and Shawl, then with the chanting of mantras invokes the presence of Ganesha using the statue as a channel, or body for his energy. Traditional stories tell that Lord Ganesha was created by goddess Parvati, consort of Lord Shiva. Parvati created Ganesha out of sandalwood paste that she used for her bath and breathed life into the figure. She then set him to stand guard at her door while she bathed. Lord Shiva returned and, as Ganesha didn't know him, he didn't allow him to enter. Lord Shiva became enraged and asked his followers to teach the child some manners. Ganesha was very powerful, being born of Parvati, the embodiment of power. He defeated the followers and declared nobody was allowed to enter while his mother was bathing. The sage of heavens, Narada, along with the Saptarshi the seven wise rishis sensed a growing turmoil and went to appease the boy with no results. Angered, the king of Gods, Indra attacked the boy with his entire heavenly army but even they didn't stand a chance. By then, this issue had become a matter of pride for Parvathi and Shiva. After the God's were defeated, the trinity, the controller, preserver and destroyer of the universe launched an attack against Ganesha. Amidst the fighting, Shiva severed the head of the child and brought on Parvathi's rage.

Seeing her son dead, Parvathi revealed her true self, as the Adi-shakti, the prime energy that fuels the universe and sustains matter. Taking on a terrible form, she vowed to destroy the universe where her son was killed and re-create a better one. The Gods prostrated before her and Shiva promised that her son will live again. The trinity hunted the world for a head and came across a mother elephant crying for her dead baby. They consoled the mother and fixed the head of the baby elephant in place of Ganesha's head. Lord Shiva also declared that from this day, the boy would be called as "Ganesha". In this way, Lord Ganesha came to be depicted as the elephant-headed God. At individual homes lord Ganesha is kept for 1 and a 1/2, 5 and 7 days as per the family tradition. All join in this final procession shouting "Ganapati Bappa Morya, Pudhachya Varshi Laukar ya" (O lord Ganesha, come again early next year) in Maharashtra. After the final offering of coconuts, flowers and camphor is made, people carry the idols to the river to immerse it. The statue is taken through the streets in a procession accompanied with dancing, singing, and fanfare to be immersed in a river or the sea symbolizing a ritual see-off of the Lord in his journey towards his abode in Kailash while taking away with him the misfortunes of his devotees. However, as the production of Ganesh idols on a commercial basis grew, the earthen or natural clay was replaced by Plaster of Paris. Plaster is a man-made material, easier to mould, lighter and less expensive than clay. However, plaster is non-biodegradable, and insoluble in water. Moreover, the chemical paints used to adorn these plaster idols themselves contain heavy metals like mercury and cadmium, causing water pollution. Also, on immersion, non-biodegradable accessories that originally adorned the idol accumulate in the layers of sand on the beach. Today many people make their own small clay statue, and immerse it in a bucket or tub at home, so as not to pollute public lakes or rivers. After a few days the clay is used in the home garden. The most serious impact of the festival on the environment is due to the immersion of idols made of Plaster of Paris into lakes, rivers and the sea. So guys make sure this year you bring eco friendly ganesh idols in your house to prevent water pollution, also avoid burning fire crakers, playing loud music as it all leads to noise and air pollution. Enjoy the true festival by spending lots of time with your friends and family and eating awesome sweets. Stay safe and enjoy the festival!!!

- By Ridhi Bandekar



Friday, 6th September, 2013

I have never played sports in my life: Priyanka Mumbai : Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who plays boxer Mary Kom in an upcoming biopic on the Olympic medalist, says what makes the film harder for her is the fact that she never played sports in her life.

Harry Styles and Taylor Swift cross paths first time since breakup

"To learn a new sport and to get the body language, I don't know how I am going to do this. I have never played sports in my life. This is my hardest film," said Priyanka. Priyanka has been working hard to perfect herself for the role. She even visited Imphal to meet Kom and the place where the boxing champ practices.

The 31-year-old believes this biopic, directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, will be different. "Most of the biopics are of persons who are either no more or seniors. But Mary is 32 years old and an international icon. It's a very difficult film. I want to show her personality in the film," she said.

Indians think from the heart : Ashton Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher, who shot parts of his latest movie `JOBS` in India, believes the country`s people think from their hearts over their minds. Kutcher shot in India - in Old Delhi and the Jama Masjid area last year. The actor says it was important to incorporate Indian culture in the movie.

"We see the way people live and you start to feel that people are living based on their instincts. They kind of think more from their heart than their mind and I think that was an important capacity to get and incorporate in the film and it New York : Former lovers Harry Styles and was beautiful," Kutcher said. "We Taylor Swift were spotted at the same place for went all over the place. We went Mumbai: the first time after their breakup. to Old Delhi and travelled Controversial model Poonam The duo was present at the MTV Video Music around shooting sort of Pandey is appalled, amused and annoyed Awards, but they did not speak to each other. pieces here and there. by talk that her provocative pictures on the Then came a moment when Swift walked past So it was great," internet and in magazines are responsible for by Styles, who was sitting with his fellow he added. the increase in crimes against women. One Direction band members. But they Poonam, who recently made her Bollywood debut did not see eye-to-eye. However, Styles with a bold film Nasha, says she was "constantly appeared to take a quick glance at the badgered and persuaded to feel guilty about the crime" pretty pop star. a day after the gang-rape of a photojournalist. "Apparently my pictures are responsible for crime The duo dated each other for almost against women. Ha ha, really? The same reasoning was three months before calling it quits used against me during the Nirbhaya case in Delhi. I want in January. to ask all those people who find me provocative enough to induce crime, was there no crime against women before I arrived on the scene," Poonam asked while speaking to media. "Why blame me for social evils? I am just a girl trying to find my place in the world. I'm used to being targeted by the moral

Don't blame me for rapes: Poonam

police and the morcha-wallis. But why blame me? What have I done?" Poonam is adamant that rape has no connection with the pin-up provocateurs. "I don't think men go out and commit crime against women because of what they see in films and in pictures. On the contrary, I feel there would be far less crime against women if there would be more sexual gratification at home for men belonging to a certain class, who don't have direct and easy access to female company," she said. Poonam objects strongly to the view that women invite unwanted attention by the way they dress. "Oh please! Five-year-old girls get raped. Do they wear short skirts that provoke such crimes? It is ridiculous to suggest that rape can be prevented if women remain fully clothed," she said.

Friday, 6th September, 2013 Cape Town is definitely a place to visit on a night out. Although there are several other places to choose from the famous Tito’s lane, this one is busting over the weekend. The vicinity of the club is well maintained, hygiene and peaceful. Guests are all treated to some of the best Dj’s from around the country as well as Goa’s local talent. Established in 2009 Cape Town has already become the must visit place for fun and extravanza. It is an impressive night club in Goa. Cape Town has earned a niche for itself among the other nightlife hubs of Goa. This is a popular place to enjoy good food as well. It has become answer for the thirsty and hungry tourist as well as the locals who simply want to sit back and enjoy the fun filled night out. Cape Town brings a new way into night clubbing. Chill out more than couple of drinks. It has an equally large selection of snacks and meals. The ambience of this place is one that stirs and relaxes. So let the party begin and come experience Goa the way you should. This is a call for all the party animals to assemble at Cape Town for a night full of fun and entertainment.



Pics by : Andrew Fernandes



Friday, 6th September, 2013


Pics by : Andrew Fernandes Tito’s courtyard restaurant is an alfresco restaurant that 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 all 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 mood of courtyard. The kitchen is one of the best hygiene standards and the chefs are always eager to accept opinions and implement our guest’s recommendation. Tito’s offers the ultimate nirvana in enjoyment!!! 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 each other’s company. So do drop in at Tito’s Courtyard, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the year, down the Tito’s lane, Baga Calangute.

Friday, 6th September, 2013



Café Mambo is a stone’s throw away from the beach and has gained immense popularity in Goa’s burgeoning nightlife. This nightclub regularly host events and brings in a variety of Indian as well as International Dj’s. Every night of the week is themed to play a special genre of music – hip hop, retro, house, tech etc. Café Mambo is one of the most crowds pulling nightclub on Baga beach. It holds top rank in the business of entertainment and night life. Café Mambo is one of the only clubs in Goa which offers passable alcohol, food and ambience at the same time. A decent bar, awesome small eats and room ample, Café Mambo seems to have cracked the code by appealing to both club and lounge patrons. Café Mambo truly accents the best traditions of Goa’s night life, and is certainly worth one visit. For an entertaining and gastronomic feast drop by at Café mambos which will leave you wanting for more each time you visit it!!!

Pics by : Andrew Fernandes



Friday, 6th September, 2013

7th September, 2013 Club Tito's at 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

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