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Foreign Tourists turn Yoga gurus in Goa, reap the moolah as craze for Yoga grows

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Canacona/Mandrem: European and Russian travelers on tourists’ visas have taken to yoga in a big way and seem to be minting money in collaboration with the locals, as training classes have mushroomed along the state’s coast from Arambol to Patnem. Instead of local and Indian yoga gurus, a sizeable section ...

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Was the Holy Spirit Church or Margao church designed and built according to an astronomical calculation?

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Margao: Was the Margao church designed and built according to an astronomical calculation? The answer could be derived from the date, March 21 — vernal or spring equinox. At 6.15pm, beams of sunlight entered the three windows on the upper level of the church’s front façade, reports the Times of ...

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Goa Forward Party’s Vijai Sardesai discussed joining BJP with Michael Lobo on day of elections

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According to a “South Goa Congress MLA close to both Vijai Sardesai and Michael Lobo” the duo had a detailed discussion on the prospect of Sardesai joining the BJP the day the elections got over in Goa – 4th Feb 2017. Says the South Goa Congress MLA, “Lobo was insisting ...

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Will “anti-Casino” Vijai Sardesai and Goa Forward Party do a U-Turn and renew Casino licenses on March 31?

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Casino licenses in Goa are expiring on March 31st this year! And do you know who was the most vocal and outspoken anti-Casino spokesperson and activist in Goa over the last 5 years. Well it was none other than our friend-turned-foe Vijai Sardesai and then his party the Goa Forward ...

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With licenses up for renewal on March 31, Goa Casino Lobby was keen on having Vijai Sardesai on its side: How Goa Forward became Goa Coward on Casino issue

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BY FLYNN REMEDIOS:  When the Goa Elections’ 2017 results were announced on March 11, the floating casino industry on the Mandovi river in Goa were on pins and needles, awaiting news on the fate of their operations. Their bosses were eagerly awaiting the news that Parrikar and the BJP – ...

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