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Monsoon hits Goa
Panaji: Most parts of the state received heavy rainfall and if all goes well, the onset of the southwest monsoon over Goa may be a couple of days earlier than as expected on June 7. The monsoon advanced over Kerala on June 1 and the Indian meteorological department has stated that conditions are also favorable for its further progress into some more parts of central Arabian Sea and Karnataka. "There is a possibility of onset of monsoon over Goa a couple of days
earlier," said K V Singh, director, meteorological centre, Altinho, Panaji. Panaji recorded 21.6mm of rainfall
on 1st June between 8.30am and 5.30pm. Quepem has received the highest amount of rainfall during the same period. The rain gauge centre at Quepem recorded 99.2mm (nearly 4 inches). Almost half of that, 54.5 (around 2 inches) was recorded in Sanguem while 41.2mm was recorded in Valpoi. A total of 17.8mm was recorded in Mapusa, 10.8mm in Pernem, but the rest of the centres-Margao, Dabolim, Panaji, Mormugao and Ponda-received less than 3.0mm.
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PUNE : Many areas in the city received pre-monsoon showers, even as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) earlier said monsoon is expected to keep its date of arrival in the city. The monsoon hit Kerala on 1st June 2013 afternoon, which is the usual date of its arrival, and the IMD has forecast it will reach Maharashtra on its scheduled date as well. Officials said conditions were favorable for the monsoon's advance into the state. They said pre-monsoon activity has already picked up in parts of south Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa regions, and is expected to reach south-central parts of the state and further move towards the northern regions. "There are a number of criteria for the monsoon to move further into the country, such as development of clouds, optimum humidity levels, well-distributed rain and even wind speed and direction. All parameters are being met so far, and we expect the monsoon to reach south Maharashtra on 5th June and further into Pune by 7th June 2013, with an error margin for two days," said Medha Khole. (deputy director general of meteorology, weather forecasting). According to a circular issued by the IMD, the southwest monsoon has advanced into the south Arabian Sea, Maldive-Comorin area, Lakshadweep, parts of central Arabian Sea, Kerala, parts of coastal and south interior Karnataka, most parts of Tamil Nadu and some parts of southwest and west-central Bay of Bengal. Conditions are also favorable for further advance of the southwest monsoon into more parts of the central Arabian Sea and Karnataka, remaining parts of Tamil Nadu, parts of south Andhra Pradesh and
Monsoon reaches Kerala with Pune more parts of the Bay of Bengal. According to the circular, the IMD expects rain or thundershowers over most places in Kerala, coastal Karnataka, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, interior Karnataka, south Andhra Pradesh and south Konkan and Goa. Rain or thundershowers would also occur in the northeastern states till 4th June, as also at a few places in West Bengal and Sikkim, north Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and at one or two places in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, the rest of Maharashtra and the rest of east India.
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Nafisa Khan also known as Jiah Khan, was a British Indian actress who appeared in Bollywood movies. She changed her name to Jiah Khan before making her debut in Nishabd in 2007, and then appeared in the 2008 film Ghajini. She made her third and last film appearance in Housefull in 2010. In 2012, she changed her name back to Nafisa Khan.
News the provocative content in the film, it performed poorly at the box office, and earned mixed reviews from critics. Nonetheless, Khan received a mostly positive reception for her performance, with critics noting her confidence, attitude, and sex
appeared alongside Aamir Khan in A.R. Murugadoss's psychological thriller Ghajini, the Hindi remake of its namesake. The film gathered much appreciation from critics, and went on to become the highest grossing Bollywood film
Jianh Khan was born on 20 February 1988 in New York City. She was the daughter of Ali Rizvi Khan, an Indian American, and Rabiya Amin, a Hindi film actress in the 1980s (most remembered for her movie Dulha Bikta Hai by Tahir Hussain) from Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Khan grew up in London, before moving to Mumbai to pursue a career in Bollywood. She was inspired to enter Bollywood after watching Ram Gopal Verma's former protégé Urmila Matondkar’s movie Rangeela at the age of six. Khan made her debut in 1998 as a child artist in Dil Se.. She portrayed Manisha Koirala's childhood role in the film. Later, a 16 year old Khan was to debut in Mukesh Bhatt's Tumsa Nahin Dekha but backed out when both the director and herself felt the role was too mature for her; she was immediately replaced by Dia Mirza. Two years later, in 2007, at the age of 18, she debuted in the controversial romantic thriller Nishabd, where she acted opposite Amitabh Bachchan. Despite
to her death. Khan apparently committed suicide at her Juhu residence in Mumbai on 3 June 2013. Her mother found her daughter's body hanging in the residence. Unnamed sources who were said to be close to her told the Indian press: "She had been depressed for some time due to personal issues, but was keen on returning to acting soon. She was also
appeal. Raja Sen praised her portrayal of Jia, a seductive, free-spirited teenager, calling her performance "nuanced" and "impressive". Taran Adarsh agrees, saying that "Newcomer Jiah Khan is supremely confident. Loaded with attitude and sex appeal, the newcomer carries off her part with flourish. Her scenes with Bachchan are superb!" Rajeev Masand adds that she is "perfectly cast" for the film. She was also nominated for a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award, however lost to Deepika Padukone. The following year, she
of 2008, as well as earn the all-time blockbuster status. Khan's performance attracted mixed reviews, with critics agreeing that her role was "sketchy".] Despite this, Sukanya Verma compliments her performance, commenting that Khan "continues to strike as an exquisite and expressive actress." Khan had signed a threefilm deal in the South Indian film industry and the first of those films is due to release in June 2013. According to the police, she had returned from an audition in Hyderabad a few days prior
meeting filmmakers regarding projects." Bollywood stars reacted with shock at her death. Her boyfriend, aspiring actor Suraj Pancholi son of Actor Aditya Pancholi was questioned at Juhu police station.
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Monsoon is the time where your skin behaves a little strange and is often unstable; suddenly it's gets oily or become dry and dehydrated. Hence it is very necessary that you take care of your skin during this season in order to look fresh and beautiful. Following are a few Skincare tips that you need to follow.
Monsoon Skincare Tips Dry Skin :
Take I tsp honey, I tsp fresh curd and I tsp jojoba oil. Mix all of these together and apply on your face and neck. Leave it on for 10 mins and then wash off with plenty of water.
Oily and Combination Skin :
Cleansing Your skin will require regular cleansing in order to keep it looking fresh and healthy. Follow these home remedies.
Dry Skin: You can use almond paste or honey cleanser. Take ten crushed almonds and make a paste and add two tsp of honey. Massage on face for 5 to 7 minutes, rinse face and pat dry.
Oily Skin : You need a very mild cleanser to get the dead cells and grime off from skin. Use pure oatmeal scrub to cleanse oily skin or use ripe papaya pulp as a mild exfoliant.
Toning Toning is a must at night. During monsoon, a lot of airborne and waterborne microbes are let loose. So a good anti-bacterial toner will go a long way to prevent skin infections and eruptions. It is a good idea to get anti-bacterial face wash too. You need to mildly tone a dry skin since the pore size is small. Use five drops chamomile oil in a one tsp milk to tone dry
skin and ten drops Lavender oil in one tsp water to tone an oily skin.
In 2 tsp rose water add 2 drops of strawberry oil and fresh orange oil. Mix and apply on face and neck for 10 mins and then wash off.
Moisturizing in the rains is as important as it is in summer. Monsoons can mean a de-moisturizing effect on dry skin and an over-hydrating effect on oily skin. The skin gets wet often and with the constant wetting and drying, a lot of dehydration (yes, in the rains!) takes place. That explains the itchy feeling one gets during monsoons. Use a non-water based moisturizer, if you happen to get wet often. Otherwise a water- based moisturizer will do.
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Health is Wealth usually face many periods of ups and downs during the course of the disease - there are days when the disease gets troublesome and times when they don’t even realize anything's wrong. However, making certain changes in their lifestyle can take them a long way and help them to deal more effectively with their arthritis and other symptoms. Based on our experience of treating many patients over the last 35
Effective, soothing pain relief At Dr. Batra's, we have the experience and the expertise of treating patients for the last 35 years and bring smiles to many suffering patients. It's our constant endeavor to impart a better lifestyle to our patients and help them live a pain-free life. The beauty of Homeopathy is that this science has at least something to offer for most of the ailments. Likewise, even in Ankylosing Spondylitis, Homeopathy can offer significant pain relief to the patients. This holds especially true for cases that are in the early stages of the disease. At this stage, the medication can even help in slowing down the progress of the disease besides offering pain control. As far as advanced cases are concerned where arthritis has advanced and immobilization of the joints has already occurred, there is nothing
05 of developing weakened bones. • Decrease your intake of saturated fats (dairy, red meat), salt and sugar. • Swimming, underwater exercises (preferably in a warm pool) are good for people with Ankylosing Spondylitis. • Deep breathing exercises help improve as well
Ankylosing Spondylitis Fused with pain
much that can be done for the patient except palliating the pain. Timely treatment can prevent the onset of complications and can also prevent the disease from spreading to involve other organs of the body. In addition, the treatment can also help the patients to manage the feelings of depression, anxiety, withdrawal that many of them suffer from. Regular exercises, swimming, breathing exercises, gentle stretches, etc. done under the supervision of a physiotherapist combined with Homeopathy can give good results in most cases. Self Care Ankylosing Spondylitis patients
years at Dr. Batra's, we have found that the following can be helpful to patients of Ankylosing Spondylitis; these tips have a scientific backing and have also been repeatedly verified at the clinic level: • Maintain a healthy weight lose that extra weight, if any, to avoid worsening of the joint pain. • Eat a varied diet including plenty of calcium rich foods (sesame seeds, green leafy vegetables, ragi), whole grains, fruit and vegetables. • Alcoholic beverages weaken bones. Consuming more than two alcoholic drinks per day increases a person's chances
as maintain the lung capacity. • Avoid sports or any activities that involve the risk of falling. • Sleep on a mattress that is firm (not hard). Avoid using thick pillows since they cause the neck to bend forward. • While working, sit in a chair that has an upright firm back. • A hot bath or shower in the morning may help reduce pain and stiffness. • Stop smoking.
- by Dr. Batra
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Outfits for Rainy Season
rains and you get totally drenched. Monsoon is full of water puddles and water everywhere. Light colored jeans get really dirty and the stains are very difficult to wash off. • Wear really nice thin comfortable T- shirts in vibrant colors. This is definitely a must have in your monsoon wardrobe. It is easy to dry if you get wet in the rain. But remember just like the denims, loose fit tees are advisable for the monsoons. They are breezy and do not irk your body when wet. • Shoes that are easily washable, preferably sneakers, should be worn during the monsoons. Flip flops are also ideal when you want to step out in the rain and have some water splashing on your friends. Obviously you cannot wear them to work but they can be easily worn for walks or casual hangouts with friends or even on a date. Yes, even on a date! It looks cool and reflects your casual and fashionable side. There are many other shoes made of washable fabric that can be worn. Loafers and sandals are also pretty comfortable during monsoons.
Monsoon’s here and people don’t want to look all wet and sweaty. Many people are also very confused about which type of outfits they should wear during rainy season. Some of them prefer to wear worn-out dresses so that new ones do not get stained. However, it is fun to get dressed in short pants and those short skirts during rainy season. Raincoats and
umbrellas are synonymous in rainy season. You can even make them exciting and at the same time fashionable so that it gives you a little fun and helps you look good too. Tips for Outfits of Rainy Season
• Sport a nice stylish watch on your wrist but make sure it's waterproof. Buy a trendy waterproof watch as it is one of the must haves in your monsoon fashion. It is just not meant for monsoon; it can be worn for swimming or on a beach too. The whole idea is to look funky even when it rains heavily. • Raincoats and umbrellas in cool colors are also a good and very fashionable idea for this monsoon.
• During the rainy season it is better to stay away from your stilettos or heels and prefer boots that can be knee high or shorter but must have the capacity to save you and your lower legs from getting spoiled and dirty. However, rubber slippers are also useful during this time. Do not ever wear your leather shoes or sandals, as they will get completely spoiled.
-By Team GT
• Check out your wardrobe and wear those bright colour dresses in rainy season. These will help you look good and even boost up your spirit. It will also look good, as most often there are clouds during the day in rainy season. Cotton clothing are extremely comfortable and even versatile in changing temperatures. • Monsoons mean high humidity and sweat. Therefore, you should avoid wearing too fitted or straight fitted denims that tend to stick on you. This can be quite uncomfortable when it
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07 in the year 1996. In his period with the national team, Mr. Coutinho often dropped deep and played as a midfielder and was a dead-ball expert. Mr. Coutinho also captained the side 1997 Kochi Nehru Cup which was indeed an honor for him. The striker was rightly awarded the Arjuna Award in 2001 for his exploits with the national team. He was also named the AIFF player of the year in 1996. An Elated Coutinho said after receiving the Arjuna award “It is the happiest moment in my life; the feeling is so great that I have no words to express it. Although the award has come a bit late, that does not matter. I owe it to my parents, mentor and coach Salvador and all those who helped me to become
what I am today. Certainly without their assistance, help and guidance from my Club friends I would not have been able to scale such a height.” The Indian National Football team has always craved for quality strikers with most of the talk of the current generation about the Indian strikers restricted to IM Vijayan, Baichung Bhutia and Sunil Chettri. Bruno Coutinho a name which requires no introduction when it comes to the sports industry. He is a Goan footballer, and is honored by Arjuna Award in 2001, a National Indian award for excellence in sport. Bruno was an inspirational figure during his peak years and the then Technical Director of Indian Football, Rustam Akhramov termed him of World Cup Standards. His contribution for the team perhaps is the most turbulent time in Indian Football must never be forgotten. Mr. Coutinho studied in Monte De Guirim, who was recognized by Coach Paul Raj, he played his 1st game against school rivals ST. Pilar, having scored 3 goals and winning Subroto Mukerjee Cup Football tournament u17. Coutinho has also been a former Indian football captain. His must-watched career
Bruno Receiving the Arjuna Award
has spanned nearly a decade-and-half. He first played for India at a school tournament at Brunei in 1987. Joining the prominent Goan team Dempo SC in 1988, he moved to another prominent mining-linked Salgaokar team in 1987. Mr. Coutinho has been called a "diminutive striker” His international debut came in 1989–90, and his last match for India was in the Millennium Cup in 2001. He is credited with helping Salgaokar win the Federation Cup in 1987, the Rovers Cup in 1989 and 1996, the Taca Goa in 1989 and the 1998 National Football League in India. Among his other achievements are representing India in the President's Cup in 1989 in Dhaka, heading the Indian Under-23 team for the 1991 pre-Olympics, for the SAF Games in 1995 and 1996 and the Asia Cup in Malaysia. Bruno Coutinho was the All India Football Federation player of the year when he played for Salgaokar Sports Club of Goa
Mr. Coutinho was a consistent goal-scorer on the domestic scene scoring 9 goals in the 3rd NFL that Salgaocar won. He found the net 7 times in the 5th edition of NFL – an impressive tally since his club scored only 23 goals. Mr. Coutinho then joined Vasco in 2002 but soon took up the coaching role for Fransa FC, a second division club as he was troubled by a nagging knee injury. In recognition of his exploits he was adjudged the Best Sportsman of the year by a Sports Journalist Association in 1996. Coutinho also mesmerized the fans whenever he turned up for Goa in the Santosh Trophy. He represented his state more than 10 times in Santosh Trophy. The 1999 Santosh Trophy deserves a special mention where Coutinho was named the player of the tournament. The following year Goa government awarded him with Kerkar Award for his service to the game. Bruno Coutinho played during the most direction-less period of Indian Football and yet his contribution to the game is of the highest levels, a testament to his amazing skills.
-by Team GT
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the first Indian woman Doctor Anandi Gopal
Joshi or Anandibai Joshi was the first Indian woman to obtain a medical degree through training in Western medicine. She was also the first Hindu woman to do so. Anandibai was born as Yamuna in Pune (Maharashtra) in an orthodox wealthy Brahmin family. At the age of 9, she was married by her family to Mr. Gopalrao Joshi, who was a widower and almost twenty years her senior. After the marriage, her husband renamed Yamuna as Anandi. Gopalrao worked as a postal clerk in Kalyan. Later, he was transferred to Alibag, and finally to Calcutta. He was a progressive thinker, and supported the education of women, which was not very prevalent in India in his times. It was common for Brahmins in those times to be proficient in Sanskrit; however, through influence on Gopalrao's mind of Lokhitawadi's Shat Patre, he had regarded learning English well to be more important than Sanskrit. Noticing Anandibai's interest in acquiring education, he helped her receive education and learn English. At the age of 14, Anandibai gave birth to a boy. But the child survived only ten days because of non availability of needed medical care. This situation proved a turning point in Anandibai's life, and inspired her to become a physician. Gopalrao encouraged his wife to study medicine. In 1880, he sent a letter to Royal Wilder, a well-known American missionary, stating Anandibai's interest in studying medicine in the United States, and inquiring about a suitable post in the U.S. for himself. Wilder offered to help if the couple would convert into Christianity. This proposition, however, was not acceptable to the Joshi couple. Wilder published the correspondence in his publication, Princeton's Missionary Review. Theodicia Carpenter, a resident of Roselle, New Jersey, happened to read it while waiting to see her dentist. Anandibai's desire to learn medicine and Gopalrao's support for his wife impressed her, and she wrote to them, offering Anandibai accommodation in America. An exchange of many letters between Anandibai and Theodicia ensued, in
education. A physician couple named Thorborn suggested to Anandibai to apply to the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania. On learning of Anandibai's plans to pursue high education in a Western country, the then orthodox Hindu society very strongly censured her. Many Christians supported her decision, but they wanted her to convert into Christianity. Anandibai addressed the community at Serampore College Hall, explaining her decision to go to America and obtain a medical degree. She stressed the need for Hindu female doctors in India, and talked about her goal of opening a medical college for women in India. She also pledged that she would not convert into Christianity. Her speech received publicity, and financial contributions started coming in from all over India. The then Viceroy of India contributed 200 rupees to a fund for her education.
which they discussed, among other things, Hindu culture and religion. While the Joshi couple was in Calcutta, Anandibai's health was declining. She suffered from weakness, constant headaches, occasional fever, and, sometimes, breathlessness. Theodicia sent her medicines from America, without results. In 1883, Gopalrao was transferred to Serampore, and at that time, he decided to send Anandibai by herself to America for her medical studies despite her poor health. She was apprehensive, but Gopalrao convinced her to set an example for other women by pursuing higher
Anandibai traveled to New York from Calcutta by ship, chaperoned by two English female acquaintances of the Thorborns. In New York, Theodicia Carpenter received her in June 1883. Anandibai wrote to the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, asking to be admitted to their medical program, (which was the first women's medical program in the world). Anandibai began her medical education at the age of 19. In America, her declining health worsened because of the cold weather and unfamiliar diet. She contracted tuberculosis. Nevertheless, she graduated with an M.D. on March 11, 1886, the topic of her thesis having been "Obstetrics among the Aryan Hindus". On her graduation, Queen Victoria sent her a congratulatory message. In late 1886, Anandibai return to India, receiving a hero's welcome.The princely state of Kolhapur appointed her as the physician-in-charge of the female ward of the local Albert Edward Hospital. Anandibai died on February 26, 1887 before reaching the age of 22. Her death was mourned throughout India. Her ashes were sent to Theodicia Carpenter, who placed them in her family cemetery in Poughkeepsie, New York.
- by Team GT
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High on Food
China has a diverse culture and this reflects in their exotic Cuisine. There are many restaurants in Goa that serve Chinese cuisine but in every restaurant the taste is different. To taste the authentic Chinese cuisine you donâ€™t have to go all the way to China anymore all you have to do is visit Mainland China in Caculo mall Panaji. Some people are driven by passion, a passion for eating good food and hence they do not like to compromise when it comes to quality, skills and authenticity of the cuisine. Mainland China serves the
exotic and authentic cuisine of china. The food here gives the real feeling of dining in China. The restaurants in Goa serve Chinese cuisine which is an Indo-Chinese food. The distinctive difference in taste of Indo-Chinese as against the authentic Chinese is brought by mainland China. The ambience of the restaurant is very elegant. The prices of the food are very reasonable. The desire to taste authentic Chinese cuisine in a 5 star restaurants at a non 5 star value is made available only by Mainland China. Today, Mainland China is
the largest chain of fine dining eateries in the country. There is something about Chinese cuisine that it is liked by all the age group of people. This cuisine is gaining more popularity then the other cuisines. Today almost all the menu cards in the restaurants include Chinese cuisine. Some people eat to live and some people live to eat. So this weekend if you really want to taste the actual authentic Chinese food then this is the place you should try to dine with your friends or family. And for the people who havenâ€™t been to China can experience their exotic cuisine by visiting this restaurant.
-by Ridhi Bandekar
Abigail Disney was well into mature adulthood when she made her first film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, a documentary about women leading a peace movement in Liberia. Now she is making a name for herself beyond her famous lineage by documenting women’s lives and survival skills in war-torn countries.
resist.” She shows a grittier picture based on the day-to-day experiences of women. “If you take yourself out of your comfort zone, no matter how educated you are, you haven’t a clue about how the rest of the world lives,” Disney told the audience convened by The National Democratic Institute. Time spent in places diplomats regard as hardship posts have given her “a life of meaning along with some of the best people on earth,” she said. Casting her eyes upward, she added, “I can hear my father laughing from somewhere up there when I call myself an artist.” Asked after her speech what she meant by
Friday, 7th June, 2013 put it, and whether it’s possible to turn a bloggers’ revolution into a government. Summing up the panel in her inimical way, Disney said, “Women talk and talk and talk. There is no group of people more suited to this technological challenge than women. …This is our moment.” Her production company, Fork Films, got its name when her son, Eamon, then just a toddler, wanted to call a new kitten “Fork,” one of the few words he knew. The name didn’t work for a cat, and to assuage her son, she bestowed it on her company in a gesture typical of her big, warm personality and her quirky sense of humor. She self-funded her first film—a mistake, she says, because people initially saw it as a vanity project. Pray the Devil won Best Documentary at the Tribeca film festival in 2008, and Disney has taken the film to 32 countries, sparking dialogue and seeding grassroots activism. “I have a friend who tweeted ‘I want to hug you with my robot arms,’” she said, smiling like someone who had found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
A Grittier Disney Picture
Abigail Disney on Women, War, and Activism “I was a bit of a lost lamb in my twenties, trying to find my higher calling,” she confessed. She had everything, degrees from Yale, Stanford, and Columbia, a family that is legendary in filmmaking, but with four young children she was “tethered” (her word) to New York. She recalled going into neighborhoods in Manhattan and the outer boroughs where she found women “pushing back against a particularly rough capitalism you find in our cities, especially New York.” Years later, as her children got older “and the leash was longer,” her interest in how women survived in the most daunting conditions led her to film stories in war-torn countries, including Afghanistan, Colombia, Bosnia, Congo, and Liberia. She filmed what she saw “to spread the good news” that woman can make a difference through grassroots activism. She aimed to replace the images of war that her generation was raised on— “images that lure us into conflicts… with the power of romantic attraction nearly impossible for young men to
that—did her father, Roy Disney, think of the family business as entertainment rather than art, and perhaps he didn’t take himself that seriously? She paused a long moment and said, “He didn’t take me all that seriously.” Well, Disney is making up for any time she might have lost in her process of self-discovery with what she does to shine a light on the real casualties of war—the women and children. The nonprofits she has founded help women make their lives better: the Daphne Foundation supports grassroots activism and grew out of her early forays into New York neighborhoods; Peace Is Loud focuses on women in conflict zones. It all makes her the ideal luncheon speaker at the launch of the Madeleine K. Albright Women’s Project to break down the barriers that keep women from engaging in politics. A morning panel discussion about how women can benefit from technology and social media examined the challenge of “moving from Tahrir Square to governing,” as Albright
She admits a twinge of jealousy toward fellow documentarian Ken Burns, whose projects are heavily promoted. He was even a category on Jeopardy! She exclaims. All the more reason for women to support each other, she said. “When women direct a film, you go to the film, and then you don’t hold it to a higher standard than a man,” she chided. And when the Washington Post highlights the stiletto-shoe collection of the White House counsel, write them a letter: “Let them have it.” And when your daughter asks for a doll, give her a computer, too. And when your son asks for a computer, give him a doll, too. And if a woman runs for president in 2016, “For God’s sake, can you leave her pantsuits alone!” she declared. “Talk about what she’s talking about, not what she’s wearing.” Disney’s brand of activism is probably not what her father had in mind, but she’s stretching the family name in ways that women across the globe appreciate and applaud.
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Sips & Bites
Chicken Hot and Sour Soup Ingredients : Cabbage - 1/2 cup (shredded) Carrot - 1/2 cup (shredded) French Beans - 1/4 cup (shredded) Mushrooms - 1/4 cup (sliced) Spring Onions - 1/2 cup (chopped) Celery - 1 tsp. (chopped) Chicken Stock Chicken Seasoning Cube - 1 Soya Sauce - 1 tbsp. Red Chilli Sauce - 1 tbsp. Vinegar - 1 tbsp. Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp. Chicken – ½ cup (boiled & shredded) Corn Starch - 3 tbsp. Salt - to taste
For marinating Chicken Breast-2 Ginger Garlic Paste-2 tsp Chilli Powder-2 tsp Garam Masala Powder-1/2 tsp Egg -1 Corn flour-1 tsp Red Food Color – couple pinches Lemon juice/ Vinegar -1 tsp For tossing Bell pepper -1 cup sliced(colored ) Curry Leaves -1 string Onion - 1/2 cup(Sliced) Chilli sauce - as needed Soya sauce - as needed
1.Clean the chicken and cut into small pieces. 2. Mix the chicken with all the marinating ingredients, and keep for an hour. 3. Shallow fry the marinated chicken in oil and once
SIPS & BITES
1. Take a pan. Add oil in the pan. Later add all vegetables and stir fry for 2 minutes on high flame. 2. Add Seasoning cube, Chicken stock (as required), soya sauce, red chilli sauce, vinegar, pepper powder, salt, chicken and bring it to a boil. 3. Then reduce the heat & add corn starch paste. Keep stirring until the soup thickens a bit.
Rainy Day Marley
4. Remove from heat after 5 minutes. For garnishing use spring onions. Serve hot.
With five consecutive days of rain and still more to come, dark cloud when you're forced to walk around with squishy wet socks. This season's trending cocktail:
Rainy Day Marley Ingredients : • 1.5 oz. Vodka
• 1.5 oz. Triple Sec • 1.5 oz. Malibu Coconut Rum • Orange Juice
Mix all ingredients into a highball glass. Make sure Orange Juice is Cold before making. You can serve on ice, or without.
it’s done, leave it on a paper towel. 4. In the same oil add the curry leaves and scoop it out and keep separately. 5. In a different pan add little oil and sauté the onions and the bell peppers. Let the veggies stay crunchy. 6. Now add the chili sauce and little Soya sauce. 7. Toss the fried chicken pieces in it. 8. Add the curry leaves to it. 9. Yummy Chilli Chicken is ready.
The Big Story
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The Club Titoâ€™s caters to commercial and Bollywood music with a huge dance floor to accommodate its large crowds. An exclusive area on the first floor offers private tables with a bar of its own. Guests can sit back and watch the dancing masses below or get immersed in their own party upstairs. Titoâ€™s where the locals, weekenders and celebrities all come together to enjoy a rocking night out...any night of the week.
Pics by - Andrew Fernandes
14 Arambol beach is considered
to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Goa, amongst many other popular locations including Vagator, Anjuna and Palolem. The beach attracts many international tourists, mainly during the winter season between November and March The Beach is relatively safe and beautiful. The Goa
Heritage site and India. Most of the accommodation is basic, in simple houses in the woods behind the beach. Majority is empty huts but some have fully equipped kitchens and showers. It is easy to reach Arambol by Goa's international airport, Dabolim, is 29 km from the capital Panaji. Indian Airlines has direct flights from Delhi,
Ministry of Tourism has installed a Life Guard facility just in the center area of the beach (about 3 kilometers south of the main stretch). The Arambol Beach is located 50 kms from Panaji is a pristine and secluded beach in the North Goa and can be approached by a winding road through the groove of cashew trees. The cliffs near the beaches are popular for paragliding and dolphin watching boat trips. Adjacent to the beach a few shops sell clothes, junk jewelry and handicrafts from all across Goa and India. Some good cafes along the main beach and on the headland to the north cater tasty delicacies from the cuisine of Italy, Goa
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Mumbai and Chennai daily. Goa's two main railway stations are at Margao and Vasco da Gama. Vasco-daGama and Margoa are connected by train with Bangalore, Belgaum, Hospet and Hyderabad and via Miraj to Bombay, Delhi and Agra. Goa is well connected by NH17A with Maharashtra and Karnataka state. There are regular bus services to Mumbai, Bangalore, Hampi and other destinations from the Kadamba bus stand at Panaji.
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Drink enough water
Water keeps the body hydrated and cool and is no doubt the best option to quench thirst. During summer, body tends to lose water and sodium in the form of sweat. Hence it is important to drink plenty of water. But in the monsoon season, sweat does not evaporate quickly due to high humidity levels. This prevents the body from releasing heat in an efficient manner. Thus it is important to drink water, even when you are not thirsty, regardless of your activity levels. Make sure that you keep a bottle of water with you always, be it your w o r k station,
Maintain good hygiene levels
Monsoon showers do come as a relief but also bring with them health irritants like allergies, infections and indigestion. The increased humidity in atmosphere takes a toll on the body's digestion. There's no need to panic, above are some dietary tips to keep in mind during monsoon.
Germs breed quickly during monsoons. With the adulteration and contamination rates already high, rains add to the troubles and paves way to the hospital.
Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before cooking or eating raw. Avoid consuming pre-cut fruits and street foods. Eat well-cooked food. The first few rain showers are heavenly. The feeling of respite from the heat usually surpasses the caution we should take during rains to stay away from the backlash of this beautiful weather. With just a few precautions, we can enjoy the pleasantness and charm of these most-awaited showers.
Fresh vegetables and fruits are rich in water content, essential nutrients in the form of water soluble vitamins and minerals, natural sugar and fiber. Include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet such as salads and fresh juices. These veggies and fruits keep the body hydrated and aid in weight
kitchen or car. Make sure that you use filtered and safe water. Avoid carbonated, caffeinated, and alcoholic drinks and beverages as they contain preservatives, colours and sugars. They are acidic in nature and act as diuretics resulting in loss of fluids through urine. Most soft drinks contain diluted phosphoric acid and their excess intake increases phosphorus levels in the blood, impairs the calciumphosphorus ratio, leading to extraction of calcium from the bones. This calcium displacement from the bones makes them porous and brittle. Soft drinks also reduce mineral levels in the body to such an extent that enzymes are unable to function efficiently resulting in indigestion.
Eat fresh vegetables and fruits loss due to good fiber content. Amla Indian gooseberry and citrus fruits contain lots of vitamin C and are good for improving your immunity levels. Avoid greasy, fried foods and fatty meals have heated thermal effect on your body and make you sluggish.
Vasco is basically considered as the commercial capital of the South Goa district when it comes to the development and infrastructure the small town is able to attract many tourist and investors. Vasco is the largest city in the state of Goa on the west coast of India. It is named after the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. The town is blessed with the airport which is 30 Kms away from Panaji. Vasco is the only city in Goa which is well connected by road, rail, sea and air; by road through the National Highway 17A, by rail through the South Western Railway, by the sea through the Mormugao Harbour and by air through Dabolim Airport, thus serving as the main hub for most tourists visiting the state of Goa. The town has a separate vegetable and fish market so this helps to avoid confusion and also to maintain the hygiene and cleanliness of the market. When it comes to shopping in Vasco it is just like the other places. Here people believe in styles and latest trends. There are people from different parts of India and also people with different religion who live together in harmony and celebrate all festivals together with great pope and joy. There are many competitions held in Vasco like Narkasur competition, Dahi Handi etc. Here people believe in unity in diversity. There are many churches, temples and other
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Vasco a picturesque city of Goa religious places which are the prime tourist’s spots. Besides this there are many good family restaurants catering to different types of cuisines. There are many schools and colleges in this town as well. For entertainment there is a multiplex which
is seen enjoying this function and why not as this makes Vasco the special town. The harbour is one of the tourist spot in Vasco where many cargo as well as passenger ships come at this port. There are two bus stands in Vasco along with many buses to commute from one place to another besides they are other inter- state buses. The people here are very helpful and kind in nature. The town is very clean and beautiful you can see many domestic tourists spending lovely time with their friends and family. So if you haven’t been to Vasco yet then just make a small trip here and definitely it will be just the beginning as you can’t stop coming here…
By Ridhi Bandekar screens movies besides this there is a stadium where many local football matches takes place very often and is one of the entertainment sources to the people. Saptah is celebrated in the month of Shravan as per Hindu Calendar, is the only big festival in Vasco. The word Saptah literally means seven days and the festival actually lasts for a week, although the stalls selling various items linger on for more than fifteen days. The festival which is more than a hundred years old, is celebrated in the temple of Lord Damodar in the centre of the city whether it’s the kids or the adults everyone
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According to its official site, it is
"the oldest Public Library in India" having been set up on 15 September 1832 in then Portuguese-ruled Goa by Vice Roy Dom Manuel de Portugal e Castro as the Publica Livraria of the Academia Militar de Goa(Military Training Institute). In 1836 the name was changed to Bibliotheca Publica. It was enriched with the repository transferred from the convents run by religious orders that had been suppressed in the 1834. In 1836 itself, the library was shifted to premises where the Municipal proceedings were held. In 1870, it was named as the Biblotheca Publica da Nova Goa. The library was raised to the status of a National Library and renamed as Bibliotheca Nacional de Nova Goa in February 1897. Later it was renamed as the Bibliotheca National Vasco da Gama. By a decree dated March 18, 1956, the Privilege of Deposited Legal was made applicable to this library, making it entitled to all publications from Portugal and her overseas colonies. After functioning as an annex of the Institute, it was open for about 35 years. Kakodkar says that from September 1959, the library was put under the direct administrative control of the Services de Instruccao e Saude (Education and Health Services). In the past, the library's collection consisted mainly of books in Portuguese, French, Spanish, Latin, English. A catalogue of the library was printed in 1907. Later, a card catalogue of the author, title and cross-reference were prepared. Media reports have projected that the library "will have" over half a million books—over twice the previous number of the smaller library which was located in the heart of town—besides access to 200 magazines and 20 newspapers. Also promised (prior to the launch of the library) were full-automation in lending and receiving books using the LIBSYS software for library automation (LIBSYS allows for acquisitions or purchase of books; cataloguing and organizing documents; serial control for periodicals; circulation including membership records and books issue and return; and article indexing to create a database of articles published in journals). A special, user-friendly section has also been set up for children (on the second floor), a braille section for visually-challenged readers, and an internet section. Officials were quoted saying that plans include "a facility for microfilming and a book preservation laboratory ... (among) the 27 sections that comprise the new centrally air-conditioned state library." The curator of the central library Carlos Fernandes said that the LIBSYS system is library-management software that will connect all government libraries in Goa to the central library in Panaji. You can log on to the library website from home and check whether it has a particular book and whether that book is present in the library shelf or out on circulation.
Central Library The library is open on all seven days of the week, including weekends, but is closed on public holidays only. It is also kept open during the lunch break, and its working hours are from 9.30 am to 7:00 pm, though it closes a little earlier on the weekends. Saturdays and Sundays the library remains open from 9:30 am to 5:45 pm. Being a public library, funded by the State, it is open to all, and everyone is allowed to use its facilities. The requirements for membership (adult) are as follows: • One self photograph, in passport-size. • A photo identity card showing the applicant's residential address. (Aadhar Card, social security card, passport, driving license, a residence certificate issued by the competent authority, an office identity, a college identity
card, a bank passport carrying a photo and address are eligible to be used for this purpose.) For children (below 10 years) the membership requirement is as follows: • Two passport-sized photographs. • A school identity card, or Aadhar Card or passport. Following are the fees of the library, according to information displayed at the library: Deposit fees (refundable) Category Borrowing facility permitted Rs 50 Children (below 10 years) 1 book + 1 magazine Rs 200 AC-1 1 book + 1 magazine Rs 450 AC-2 2 books + 2 magazines Rs 750 AC-3 3 books + 3 magazines
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Selecting an apartment for yourself and your family can be a gruesome thing, especially when there are lots to choose from and you don’t have an idea of how to go about. The article below will give you some inputs while choosing an apartment. This apartment will be your home for the next year or more, and you’ll want to make sure it meets most of your needs.
(Architect /Interior Designer)
TOP TEN THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING AN APARTMENT
A very important factor while selecting an apartment is its affordability. The best advice for finalizing the price for an apartment is that it should be 20-25% of the total income of the house.
Is the community known for parties 24x7? Is it so quiet that it will drive you crazy? Are the residents mainly young students? Professionals? A Mix? There’s no single right choice here; just make sure the atmosphere is a good fit for your personality and your work or study habits.
Do all the doors and windows lock? Does each room have at least one operable window that you can use as an escape in case of fire? Are there smoke detectors and do they work? Is the lighting outside adequate?
Are there enough phone lines to handle both phone and Internet service for you and your roommates, or will you have to share lines? Are there enough outlets for your entire computer, stereo and other needs? Enough cable connections for TVs and/or cable modems?
5. Building Basics
Do the freezer and refrigerator get cold enough to safeguard your food? Do the stove and oven work? If there’s a dishwasher, does it work? Is the water heater large enough to provide hot water for several showers each morning? Is the airconditioning unit large enough to adequately cook your rooms?
2. Amenities The next factor is the amenities the builder provides. These amenities might include lifts with backup generators, landscape gardens, pool, club house and parking space. etc.
3. Transportation Is there an adequate parking close to your unit, or will you have to walk half a mile loaded down with books or groceries? If you’re trying to get by without a car, is the community close to public transportation? And don’t just think about the proximity to buses headed to and from school. You’ll also want to consider whether you can easily get to the grocery store, entertainment and a possible part-time job.
Are the walls, ceilings and floors well insulated to keep out noise from the people in the apartment next door or above or below you? Do the windows and doors seal tightly to keep out the wind and weather? Are the rugs and flooring in good shape? Is the water pressure strong enough for a good shower?
9. Staffing Does the staff seem friendly and helpful? Are there enough people to handle maintenance and repair? What do existing tenants think of the quality and speed of service provided by this Gainesville apartment community?
10. Pet Policies Does the community accept pets? Does it prohibit animals over a certain weight or breeds of dogs that historically have proven vicious? Above are the things to be considered while buying an apartment and also make sure of the atmosphere as you are not just only buying an apartment but a home to live and it should be the best because you buy your dream house only once and you shouldn’t compromise on it.
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iON Worldwide has just launched the second-generation of its wearable HD video camera, the iON Air Pro 2. Offering a compact, lightweight and fully waterproof design, the iON Air Pro 2 offers 1080p video resolutions and a 180-degree 14-megapixel lens. “The POV category is crowded, and we aim to set ourselves apart by offering a wide range of options that meets the diverse needs of our customers,” said Giovanni Tomaselli, the CEO of iON Worldwide. “iON Air Pro 2 provides a higher level performance, designed to satisfy those who seek topquality video and audio – all within a cohesive ecosystem that provides a superior user experience.”
iON Air Pro 2 launched
iON Air Pro 2 Features
The iON Air Pro 2 features a 14-megapixel image
19 sensor capable of capturing 60fps of HDI video. The POV camera vibrates when recording starts or stops to alert its user. Offering an increased 180-degree wide angle capture, the iON Air Pro 2 is light, compact and waterproof to 30 feet or 9 meters. Unfortunately it looks like the standard battery will still only provide 2.5 hours of shooting on a single charge. To aid audio recording, the iON Air Pro 2 has a microphone-in jack for attaching audio equipment, complementing its integrated microphone. The addition of Wi-Fi to the pricier model allows compatibility with the iON app to control the iON Air Pro 2. Users can stop and start recording, change shooting modes, take still images, check battery life and other features using the app for Android and iOS devices.
A Samsung Galaxy Camera
refresh could be on the horizon
Currently the Samsung Galaxy movies at 30fps, which can be Camera packs a 16.1-megapixel viewed on its 4.8-inch 1290 x 720p HD Super Clear LCD 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS sensor display. with 21x optical zoom. It packs TTL Auto Focus Samsung functionality. Marketed as the “only Galaxy truly connected camera in the world”, it packs It is capable of capturing Camera Full 1080p HD Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Features OS and 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. It allows users to shoot and share using the Share Shot functionality, connecting directly with up to five other Wi-Fi enabled devices. The Samsung Galaxy Camera has a 1.4GHz quad-core processor with 4GB of internal memory, bolsted by a micro SD card slot that supports cards up to 64GB in size. Offering its users a 1650mAh battery, the Samsung Galaxy Camera has a variety of Smart Modes that automatically adjust the settings according to the environment. Users can also apply a range of filters to their still shots, such as vintage, monotone, comic or gothic noir, directly from within the camera’s menus.
Bighearted Salman Khan Sponsor’s spot boy's wedding Salman Khan is famous for his big
heart and generous nature. The actor is not only a hero in reel life, but in real life also. Salman has once again proved that he is a very good human being by sponsoring the wedding of his spot boy Mohan. Though Salman Khan did not attend the wedding because he was busy with his shooting, the actor made sure that his family attends the wedding. The event took place in KC Hall in Bandra. Alvira , Atul Agnihotri, Salma, Helen, Salim saab along with Salman's bodyguard Shera and his son were present at the wedding."
Jennifer Aniston`s yoga instructor, Mandy Ingber, has revealed how women can achieve the sculpted shape that the actress is flaunting in her new movie “We`re the Millers”. The new fat-burning workout "yogalosophy," coined by Ingber, combines the laidback practice with cardio and toning exercises. Ingber and Aniston reportedly practice yogalosophy thrice every week. Aniston keeps herself in top shape not only by workouts but also by developing a new attitude about healthy eating and lifestyle.
How Jennifer Aniston attained stripper body
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Aamir Khan’s fan base seems to be growing
bigger and better, by each passing day! The newest person to praise Aamir Khan is none other than Bill Gates, who is chairman of the world’s largest software company, Microsoft. Bill Gates had visited India just last year, to discuss social issues. Aamir Khan had met Bill Gates then and now, Bill Gates has expressed his desire to meet Aamir Khan again. Bill Gates is expected to visit India sometime soon. Meeting Aamir Khan is one of the three things Bill Gates is planning to do when he visits India this time.
Bill Gates wants to meet Aamir Khan!
Best onscreen kiss I ever had was with Angelina Jolie, says Ethan Hawke Ethan Hawke, who shared screen space with Angelina Jolie almost ten years ago in 2004`s thriller “Taking Lives”, has said that his kiss with the actress was his best ever onscreen. The 42-year-old actor confessed to a chat show. He said that Jolie was born to make men weak, adding that when she kisses someone, the person doesn`t remember his own name.
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Cape Town Café third bar area occupies a chunk of the space. Partygoers may either choose to lounge on the limited sofas, engage in a game of football or take to the floor. Along with the diverse range of music, Cape Town Café has an equally large selection of snacks and meals
that although might find you out of pocket is well worth the expense. It is definitely the place to visit on a night out. Although there are several other places to choose from on the famous Tito’s Lane, this one is always bursting at the seams over the weekend.
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Tito's Courtyard offers a large spread for breakfast. Come over and try the mouthwatering sandwiches, baguettes, croissants and brown bread. And not to forget Titoâ€™s Courtyard also has fresh milk shakes and natural juices. Titos is one word that is on the lips of all visitors because of what it offers. It is the longest running bar and night club in Goa. So what are you waiting for go grab your share of entertainment nowâ€Ś.
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Cafe Mamboâ€™s is known for its unique theme nights and late hour parties. This is one of the most crowds pulling nightclub on Baga and is open for 6 pm till 3 am. Mondays is Jungle Night with prizes for the best jungle attire. Retro nights on Tuesday are for 1970s and 1980s beats. Wednesday is free for women at Mambo's. Thursday is Karaoke Night and Friday is HipHop. Saturday is the biggest night of the week, with Party Nite at Tito's. Sunday is Pirate Nite, with prizes for the best dressed pirate. For an entertaining and gastronomic feast drop by at cafe mambos which will leave you wanting for more each time you visit it.
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