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The catwalk crawl
Fifty Indian models will display the ready to wear collections from 56 Indian designers at the Indian Fashion Week which begins in Bombay on 18 July. Figuring among them is the stunning and ambitous super model, Diandra Soares, who has carved her niche in India's modelling scene. She was Miss Bombay '95, had her first ad film in Dinesh Suitings, and has catwalked in the most prestigious ramp shows. She has modeled in commercials for Tips and Toes, VIP underwear, Tillsbury whiskey and music videos for Ila Arun (Kichdi), Jalwa, Jadoo and Bali Bramhabhatt's remix album. Famed for her ringleted locks, Diandra appeared shaved off completely, bold and beautiful for the climax of a Sosa's fashion show at Tito's in Baga-Calangute, dressed in a Saviojon outfit, on November 27, 2002. The bold trendsetter aspires to make it to the London ramp sooner or later. The leading models are reportedly getting together as Models United, led by Diandra, to fight against harassment and payment delays, which are said to be common in their profession.

Brian, Henry, Joe, & Frank
The Moonraker group was founded in 1978, playing in the Toronto area for dances, weddings, parties, etc. They played in various hotels and banquet halls such as The Constellation Hotel, The Prince Hotel, Sutton Place, Harbour Castle and the Hilton Hotel.
They were the resident band at the Long Horn Restaurant and Tavern for 25 years until its closure in 2002.
The Moonrakers play a variety of music, Ballards, Country, Latin, Waltz's and Rock-N- Roll.
The groups band leader and vocalist is Henry Braganza from Kenya.
He appeared there on radio and television with his own show.
He performed for tourists and guest at hotels all over Kenya, such as
the Inter-Continental, New Stanley and the Millimani Hotel.
When Skeeter Davies, the American Country singer toured Kenya,
Henry was chosen to perform with her to a sell-out crowd. Accompanying him with the Moonrakers is Frank Baretto, a professional keyboard player who entertained American tourists in New Delhi, India prior to immigrating to Canada. Joe D'Souza, on saxophone with his melodious style and Brian  Rodrigues on the guitar completes the group.

Take Care of Your Heart
By: Leo J. de Souza MD.
Submitted by Antonio Mascarenhas e-mail
You shouldn't have to wait till after you have had by-pass heart surgery as I did to find out that you have been at risk for heart problems as Asian Indians generally are. "In India," Dr. Prakash C. Deedwania, cardiologist at UCSF, Freshno, tells us "cardiovascular disease is already the No.1 cause of death." "It is unbelievable," says Dr. Kanu Chatterjee, cardiologist at the UC, San Francisco, "the number of young in their 30s and 40s who are dying of heart attacks. Its an epidemic in India."
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Dr. Leo de Souza hails from Parra and Tanga (Tanzania) and studied medicine in Bombay. He practiced in Kampala, Uganda before immigrating to Canada. after a brief stint here, he left for Minneapolis, U.S.A.

Goan Sausages & Pickles available On-line
By Marlon Menezes

Excerpts from e-mail on

A Goan Foods site has been launched on the Internet where shoppers can order and pay for foods online and have it shipped to any place in the US.

The following products are being offered:
* Goa Sausages, Reichada masala, Mussel pickle, Prawn mole, Prawn balchao, Carrot pickle, & Lime pickle.

Future products will include Bebinca, Sorpotel and Tendlim pickle

The products are all made in the USA, with USDA meats, seafoods and vegetables, with a few key ingredients imported from Goa. Those items that are perishable are vacuum-sealed to ensure long shelf lives and maximum freshness. The other items are packaged in leak resistant containers to ensure their safe arrival home.

Currently, these items are available for sale in the US only and are shipped to any place in the US via USPS. See http://www.goacom.com/goanfoods/

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