Monthly Archives: May 2014

‘While moving around in Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh, India…’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

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‘Majestic St. Petersburg, Russia’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

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Goa Tourism to promote Coconut & Cashew Festival

‘Goa Tourism to promote Coconut & Cashew Festival*
image001 goa cocunut~Aimed to promote two of the most important ingredients in Goa, the fest will take place from May 21 to 25, 2014 at Campal Grounds in Panjim  

~The event is positioned to be an annual property which will also showcase Goan lifestyle and culture  

~In its first edition, the event will include events like cookery shows, games like ‘Crack a coconut’ and workshops like ‘Climb a coconut tree’, also a cocktail bar which will highlight use of Feni in cocktails

 Panjim, May 7, 2014: Coconut and Cashew nut are an integral part of life in Goa. Right from their use in food and drinks to their contribution to the local economy, these two products have created a very lasting impression on Goan culture and lifestyle. In a bid to pay an ode to these two Goan essentials, Goa Tourism is organizing one of India’s biggest Coconut & Cashew Festival 2014 from May 21 to 25 at Campal Grounds in Panjim.

 This festival, which is being organized for the first time, will focus on the role that coconut and cashew nut play in Goa. As a part of this the event will feature a wide range of activities like cookery shows, cocktail demos using Feni, music concerts and stalls featuring handicrafts and artifacts that are made using coconut shells and other by-products. Some fun, innovative games like ‘Crack a coconut’ and ‘Roll a coconut’.

CoconutThere will be Cashew stomping sessions, display of coconut cashew products, handicrafts, artifacts, cuisine, etc. This  unique Goan festival will celebrate the rich agrarian tradition of Goa through its most important crops ‘Coconut and Cashew.’

 Workshops at the festival will reflect the sense of imagination and adventure that Goans take pride in, visitors can sign up for activities like ‘Climb a coconut tree’ workshop,  bowling alley with coconuts and boxing rings using coconuts that will clash against each other.

Cashew Feni, a local beverage made in Goa using coconut and/or cashew nut, will have special focus during this festival. This beverage has been conferred with the Geographical Indication (GI) status, which means that authentic Feni is only produced in Goa. There will be a demonstration of the Feni distillation process set up, which will allow visitors to get a peek into the making of this beverage. Guests can also enjoy some Feni cocktails at the bar during the event. To go with the Feni, there will also be a lot of emphasis on showcasing Goan cuisine in its various avatars. The Goan Culinary Club will conduct demos and workshops on different styles of cuisines available in Goa, like Saraswat, Portugese, Christian and Muslim.’

*Source: Goa Tourism Press release

Website: http://goa-tourism.com/

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‘SqualidSquealings’ by Suman Rawat*

The following poem, which is regarding the recent hail storm and unseasonal rain in Maharashtra and the crop loss it caused parallely providing opportunity to certain greedy politicians to capitalise on it.

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SqualidSquealings*

In the fierce, colossal,wooden imagination;
The barbarous equation of life was aquatic.
The midnight cracked !!
The leaves wet of the recent trickle,
On downward journey from the corrugated roof
Leaving the dog nearby, astound.
It rained, it poured and then it also stopped.
Yes stopped many a laughter juvenile.

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In the industrious, incredible, grotesque creation;
The insidious plan of a lucrative man was guiltless.
The dawn cracked!!
The murk rose in snobbishness of the recent ploy,
On a hulking attempt to lay truth at swoon
Leaving the gullible, more un-empowered.
It galloped, catapulted and finally took a flight
Yes the materialistic macabre  of a rabid resolute.

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*Text & photos by Suman Rawat. She is a talented & sensitive young IAS Officer presently working in Maharashtra.

Photos & text copyright by Suman Rawat

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‘Tourism Ministry starts one click service for travel planning’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

Tourism Ministry has started a One click service for personalised travel planning on the website www.tripigator.com

Take a look.

 

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‘Somewhere in Iran’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

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‘In-flight exercises’*

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‘Stone engraving, Perespolis, circa 500 B.C., Iran’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

flowers iic 611 580 66 ‘Stone engraving, Perespolis (literary meaning ‘city of Persians’ in Greek), circa 500 B.C., Iran’.

Photo, text & copyright: K.J.S.Chatrath

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