Portugal

THE WANDERLUST LIFESTLE

Personal side note: Depinder and his amazing family invited me in for home cooked Punjabi food. Whilst the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo slept next door. Yes welcome to the wonderful Global Indian Series Born to a father working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and without a permanent address or office, had its perks. The biggest was getting a stature of…

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INDIA’S PRIDE

Amararam Gurjar First Secretary Amararam represents, along with the entire Indian Embassy of Lisbon a new face of foreign services. Many will not know that Amararam played a pivotal role in assisting Adinda in locating her potential birth family. More importantly, he along with the Ambassador, were instrumental in launching a new vigour in the relations between India and Portugal.…

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HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT CATAPLANA

Cataplana is a traditional dish combining shellfish and fish in a sweet tomato, paprika and herb sauce, prepared using a typical Portuguese copper pot – cooked and presented in a typical Algarve manner!   It’s superiorly  moreish and is perfect with white wine and great conversation.   Courtesy of leading and Executive Chef Micael Valentim (Martinhal resorts) Fish and seafood cataplana…

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SAVING INDIA’S ORGANS

Each year worldwide millions of people suffer from organ failures that can only be treated by organ transplant that worsens with a shortage of donors. Research in tissue engineering (TE) directed towards organ printing (OP) provide us with options that hold a direct advantage over other therapies (drug) in offering a permanent solution by creating artificial transplantable organs and tissues.…

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REMARKABLE RESEARCHERS PORTUGAL

Dr Praveen Sher Over 3-4 lac of Indias population die due to the waiting times for transplants.  Praveens research is at the cutting edge to change this. He is exploring an alternate desktop based organ printing approach using biomaterials to fabricate 3D setup to create artificial organs as well as act as disease models. If this work is successful it has the potential…

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Coffee with the Connoisseur and Development King of Portugal

 Here is a proposition. Walk through any international city treating every building like a canvas of historic culture and you will quickly realise the relationship and importance of globalisation, architectural charm and of course, the direct influence it has on real estate values. The growing reverse trend in Europe is that space, greenery and curb appeal sells more than sardine-living.…

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