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Rehan Poncha’s Open Letter To Narendra Modi

A letter to the most powerful man in the country! I would appreciate it if you could share this post so it reaches many! Thank you! Dear Mr. Narendra Modi, I write to you as an athlete of the country you lead and have been elected to better. Amidst the hysteria around the football World Cup, a news channel broke the story of a few MLA’s who were going to Brazil to watch the World

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A beginner’s guide to having a good time in Goa

You have 3 days and 3 nights to burn off. What do you do? Go to Goa. You and your friends want to have a good time, a break from the excruciating pace of corporate life? Go to Goa. Reunion? Go to Goa. Romantic get-away? Go to Goa. Goa in India is synonymous with holidays, fun, beaches, gorgeous girls, cheap booze and rejuvenation. But most of us are clueless about how to make the best out of 3 (or

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Grandma’s secret recipes: Michael Swamy and East Indian culinary heirlooms

The vindaloo you know is not the only vindaloo around. There is one for every ex-Portuguese precinct — whether in Macau or Latin America or India. In the Konkan itself, the Goan version is as different from the Mumbai one as the Christians of Goa are from the East Indians of Mumbai. In fact, there isn’t one recipe for anything East Indian because it is a khichdi of many identities — the kolis or fishermen

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India has a lot more than slums and poor people…

As I was going through some of the blog written by some Foreigners, I realized one thing. People out there have a really scary image of India. It was quite shocking to realize that people out there consider India as chaotic, crowded and yet enchanting. I was also amazed at their infatuation for slum. I would definitely like to ask them one question – don’t they have poor people in their country? The culture in our country

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Stumbling Upon A Goan Rave Party – Part 2

Followed from Part 1 Here We sighed and drove a little more, keeping a directional track of how far our trip back to civilization would be. We saw a French couple, driving a Honda Activa bike, also searching for the same temple. Now, I was very sure that a party was certainly on, but the challenge was to obviously find it in this almost un-inhabited part of Goa. It was unusually chill, as we were driving in the

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When We Were At A Goan Rave Party

Dec 21: 2012: 4:30 am- This was the day the world was supposed to end. Our day was just starting. We got off a bus in the morning, and we checked Google maps to just understand, where in Udupi we were. We were to catch a train at 6:20 in the morning, to get to a place, that Lonely Planet appropriately describes as the place India goes to escape India. When the morning sun, started to

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The Retirement Travelogue! – II

There were huge crowds that day, hoping Sachin would bat. Tickets were sold out for the first 2 days and no ticket counters were there at the stadium to make it worse. I got my ticket, in the most unlikely fashion, when a spectator was walking back, because he could not take the heat in the uncovered area of the stadium. Sachin did not bat on the opening day, and I came back the next

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The Retirement Travelogue! – I

This piece talks about successful efforts to watch Sachin Tendulkar at the ground, and his unsuccessful run of form between his ODI and TEST Retirements. The search to watch Sachin in sublime form is still on! The Honda Activa’s fuel bar was below the ‘E’ mark. Not quite the thing to have, when you are roaming on a highway, with no Petrol station in sight. I was, frantically searching for Petrol to fill my bike,

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Exploring Goa – XXVIII – Cancona Island

When the sunset show has finished over the Arabian sea, its a good time to watch over to your right and see how Cancona island looks in the backdrop of the sunset. Cancona Island, starts making you feel a bit like Robinson Crusoe. When the sun is down, make your way to the zillion shacks on the beach and perch yourself at a view where the moonlight basks over the Arabian sea. It helps create

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Exploring Goa – XXVIII – It’s Palolem Again

Between all that, you will find a few couples having a moment to themselves 🙂 As Sunset was nearing, the women packed up their sun bathing gear to get ready to bathe/have a massage and be fresh for the mayhem in the night. Too bad, they missed the best sunset! Never too far from locals who want a ‘bragging rights’ picture to show their friends, that bikini clad foreigner be-friended them! The Sunset Show is

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