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The Lowdown

Karate, there taekwondo and other forms of martial arts have always been popular among the youth in Goa. But these forms of weapon-less self defence take on a new significance in these times of increased crimes against women. We talk to Angela Abreu e Naik, treat a champion taekwondo trainer and other instructors to see how women are training to give a swift kick where it hurts, if the situation demands it.

After the brief shortage of vegetables and fruits in the aftermath of the entry tax, it is the turn of beef to take its leave from dining tables in Goa. Streets examines the shadow play behind this tussle between courts, government and consumers.

In a freewheeling interview, Radharao Gracias, the maverick politician from South Goa, weighs in with his views on Parrikar’s governance and the fading hopes of Goa ever having its own regional party.

We talk to two innovative artistes – Neil Fernandes, a multi talented teenage musician and Osborne Carvalho, an artist who loves to use the street as a canvas. Talking of canvas, we got hold of the all-new Micromax Canvas 3D A115, a phone that promises 3D viewing without glasses. Does the 3D actually work? Find out in our tech review!

Foodies can browse through restaurants plating up Goan cuisine in Mumbai as well as at Bob’s Inn at Candolim, closer to home. Also in this issue, we meet a resident at an old age home in Old Goa who has just turned 100, and examine an age-old technique of painting using an environmentally friendly method.

In addition to all this, we have our regular food, event and nightlife listings to give you some great events and dinners to look forward to.

Happy reading!