The long and the shot of it
When summoned by friends to whip up one of his signature cocktails, Desmond Nazareth went shopping for alcohol. It was on his way back, practically empty-handed, that Nazareth wondered why he was unable to easily get the right ingredients (tequila mixed with orange-flavoured liqueur and lime or lemon juice) for margaritas in Mumbai and what he could do about that. This was in 2000.
DesmondJi creator Desmond Nazareth. Photo by Rakesh Mundye/Mint.
Stories of the village
Dusk had fallen by the time the inaugural ceremonies of the Goa Arts and Literary Festival began on the lawns of the International Centre Goa in Dona Paula, Panaji, when the acclaimed Konkani writer Damodar Mauzo stood to deliver his remarks on behalf of the Goa Writers Group. “To my respected audience, welcome,” Mauzo began in formal Konkani.
State of the arts: Goan literature reflects a culture keeping pace with change. Photo: Anoop Negi.
In the back row, there was a brief buzz. “Is that Marathi?” someone whispered.
In a state with a painful and well-recollected history of linguistic and political conflict, it was a remarkable mistake. But Mauzo, was all optimism in his remarks.
Cracking the Goa dress code
She is among the first Indian designers to showcase resort-wear collections every year at fashion weeks across the country. Yet she could not participate in the first Resort Fashion Week held recently in Goa. Her newest passion kept her busy. In January, Malini Ramani is all set to open an interior design store in Goa, and says she is better at collecting and designing artefacts than clothes. We asked Ramani, a true Goaphile, what she would wear to an all-day-long party at the beach or a yacht this season. Edited excerpts from the interview:
Under wraps: Ramani says she wears jumpsuits to a day and night do
Update your beachwear wardrobe with ideas from the recently concluded India Resort Fashion Week 2011 in Goa
Mumbai-based Malini Agarwal wears many hats—blogger, gossip columnist, social network founder, we could go on. But her biggest project right now is her upcoming nuptials. With marriage on the mind, it was only natural to ask her for tips on what to wear to weddings in Goa—both as a guest and a bride.
Malini Agarwal. Photo by Kedar Bhat