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Talasha Prabhu, The success story of the young mermaid of Goa

Parents always try to make sure that their children achieve great heights in their life and in pursuit of that they start finding out the best possible avenue for them. Many of us try to project our own unfulfilled desires and ambitions into our children and forced them to do something they never liked to. But there are few who try to find out the hidden talent in their children and try to nurture them till it flourishes. This is the story of one such young girl of Goa who became the star swimmer of India on the international level and the credit of it goes to her parents.

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If you are coming to Goa, be sure not to drink in public places as it’s completely banned across the state and punishable with a fine, a jail term or both. Further, if you get caught drinking in the wrong place at the wrong time, you’ll have to shell out big money and may also need a lawyer to bail you out. Now the question is why has drinking in public been banned? Is it a right or wrong rule to have been implemented? 

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