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The third edition of the culinary competition ‘Goan Woman Chef of the Year’ organised by The Navhind Times in partnership with IHCL Goa- Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, promises to be more exciting and challenging this year. Winning recipes will be published in the Zest section of the Navhind Times post the event along with photographs of the winners. So ladies, what are you waiting for? Get out your recipes and cook up a storm, remember there are even more exciting prizes to be won this year! The competition will be held at Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Goa in Benaulim, on Saturday, August 17, 10 a.m. onwards. To apply for the competition log on to http://navhindtimes.in/events/registrations/ and fill in the form. The last date for application is August 5. This contest is open to women above 18 years of age and begins at 10 a.m. For more details click here.

The Sao Mathias Bonderam will be held on August 17 at 3 p.m. at Sao Matias Malar, Divar Island. The festival will feature a live band, brass band, fancy dress competitions, etc.

Another Sunday of fun and excitement and another edition of trekking by Goa Tourism Development Corporation to Assodem village on 11th August 2019. Assodem is a small village located in Satari Taluka of North Goa. Assodem village is rich in natural beauty and is surrounded by forests. The main source of income is Agriculture and Dairy. The total number of households in Assodem village are around 10 to 12 with a population of around 50 to 60 people. The distance from Valpoi to Assodem is around 16km. At the top of the village, there are two waterfalls which take around 20 to 35 minutes to reach by walk. The trek promises to be moderate and adventurous. One can admire the forest with flowing streams, a variety of butterflies and experience the nature at its best. The trek comprises of a steep climb at certain places and slippery rocks dominate the terrain. Pack your trekking bags and head towards an easy and adventurous trek amidst nature and picturesque landscapes. The trekking expedition is open to all especially those with a spirit for adventure and nature lovers. Transport arrangements have been made from Mapusa Residency at 7:30 and from Paryatan Bhavan, Patto at […]

The famed Monsoon Flea is back again! A whole day of shopping, entertainment, music, fun, kids activities and a whole lot more to do while you shop through a variety of 100 plus stalls. What better way to add some POP this monsoon!

This MOG SUNDAY, MOG is engaging Tridip Suhrud and Vinay Lal in a conversation, on the topic – Gandhi and India’s Civilisational Futures. Brief: Even as India is poised to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi, revered in principle as the architect of Indian independence, various constituencies have subjected him to withering critique. It is perhaps apposite that the assault on Gandhi coincides with lynchings of Muslims and Dalits and the suppression of fundamental freedoms as much as the strident assertion of Hindu identity and masculinity. The civilisational futures of India and non-violence are perhaps more inextricably intertwined than we have thus far recognized. Tridip Suhrud and Vinay  Lal will engage in a conversation on some key aspects of Gandhi’s thought, the particular manner in which his ideas have travelled across widely diverging communities, the future of nonviolence, the possibilities inherent in literal and cultural translations of  Gandhi, and the fear of Gandhi in his native Gujarat as much as in other Indian communities which have vigorously sought to disavow a world-historical figure. Suhrud is a writer, translator and was the director, chief editor of the Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust from 2012-17. Vinay Lal is a […]

The Goa Trail Run (10K & 21K, and 7.5K Fun Run) is scheduled for Sunday 18 August 2019. It is a wonderful route in the wilderness through dense forest and grasslands with thousands of wildflowers. There is also a group discount for groups of 10 or more runners. You will have fun if you register. You can run or walk. It is on the Socorro Plateau in Porvorim, a virgin, unspoiled wonderland; an oasis in the very middle of Goa’s fastest-growing urban area. LAST DAY FOR REGISTRATION IS 23:55HRS ON SUNDAY 28 JULY 2019 For the exact location, and more details contact: Ashwin Tombat: +91-8888250019 | +91-9834983802 Kim Sabir: +91-9511708507 | +91-8975841178 YOU COULD ALSO SEND YOUR QUESTIONS BY EMAIL TO <info@adventurebreaks.in>, BY WHATSAPP TO +91 8975841178 | +91 8888250019 http://goatrailrun.com

Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts is delighted to present ‘Ordinary Superheroes: Tales from the Animan Kingdom’, a solo show by Goa-based artist Viraj Naik opening on Friday, 23rd August 2019, 7 pm.  With curatorial direction by Leandre D’Souza, the show is produced by patrons Dipti and Dattaraj Salgaocar. Ordinary Superheroes is a collection of over 95 ink drawings, etchings and sculptures of hybridized subjects, part of Naik’s long-term study of the physiognomy and behaviour of human beings. The exhibition features an evolutionary archive of the human portrait, illustrated as mutilations – where men are disfigured into beasts, monsters and grotesque creatures. Naik’s human-arium is presented as a suspended place, where man metamorphizes into anthropomorphic state/s.