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The Golden Gate and other stories is a set of delightful tales for everyone.

Dr. Belinda Viegas is a practising psychiatrist based in Goa. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, she recalls a wonderful childhood there — filled with picnics, fishing and trips into the wild-life sanctuaries. She completed her schooling in Belgaum and joined St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore for her M.B.B.S. She did her M.D. in Psychiatry from NIMHANS, the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, at Bangalore. While there, she got introduced to rock-climbing and trekking. She re-joined St. John s Medical College as a lecturer in Psychiatry and continued to organise treks for the students and staff. While doing the Mt. Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal she met her husband Richard. Marriage took her to Germany, where her children were born and where she also started writing. Their young family returned to Goa, and she began practice in Varca. They had a brief stint in Australia, to bring back happy memories, such as their first experience of scuba-diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Now its back to practicing psychiatry, child-rearing and — to break the monotony — cycling, sailing and occasional trekking trips.

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