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Zorba the Greek: Quinn is the king

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK “You think too much. That is your trouble. Clever people and grocers, they weigh everything.” – Alexis Zorba to Basil ‘Zorba the Greek’ (1964), a comedy-drama based on the 1946 novel of the same name by Greek writer, Nikos Kazantzakis, is widely remembered for the title role, which actor Anthony Quinn was born ... Read More »

London for the modern Indian

Vir Sanghvi As you probably know, if you are a reader of Rude Food, I am not necessarily a huge fan of most London Indian restaurants. While there are outstanding chefs in London, the upmarket London restaurant scene strikes me as being hollow, rootless and smug. It is dominated by chefs from Indian five-star hotels who have brought the sensibility ... Read More »

This food kills

Zubin Dsouza Recently a rather famous Canadian brand recalled their bottled applesauce over concerns that it may be contaminated with ground glass. According to several urban legends, ground glass was used in the past as a weapon of murder. Modern science has however debunked this theory. Glass if ground too fine would not cause any harm except an upset tummy. ... Read More »

Fashion goes green

Meher Castelino When fashion follows the green path it helps not only the environment but also the farmers who grow the cotton, the weavers, designers and the buyers. The Green Fashion India Conference 2018 held in Goa in October, an initiative of the Maharishi Karve Stree Shikshan Sanstha’s (MKSSS) School of Fashion Technology (SOFT) Pune, was a feast for the ... Read More »

Travel guide to the new Silk Road

Wade Shepard, Bloomberg   Thanks to more than a trillion dollars of prospective investment — led by China — the Silk Road is rising again. For travellers, this means a wealth of new destinations to explore — some sprung from deserts overnight and others that have for too long been left off tourist maps.   Here are a few locations ... Read More »

Traditional Fats

Rohini Diniz Traditional Indian texts like Ayurveda have prized ghee, coconut oil, mustard oil and sesame oil for their health-promoting and healing properties. However, with the fear of cholesterol and saturated fat these days many of these traditional fats have been replaced by other cooking oils such as vanaspati and refined vegetable oils. Are traditional cooking oils really bad for ... Read More »

Allergies decoded by ayurveda

Sujal Torgal Patil It is quite unnerving to find that you can’t wear your favourite perfume or are unable to enjoy a certain cuisine because your body reacts negatively to it much against your will. Although some people are increasingly prone to this phenomenon, every individual has the potential to undergo such a reaction at some time in their life. ... Read More »

Exploring Poinguinnim and Partagal

Sanjeev V Sardesai When we hear the name Goa, the first image that starts to form is generally of foot tapping music, exotic sea food, an expanse of seas and sun kissed golden beaches; while a few reminiscence the unique architecture of the temples, churches and mosques. The agenda and itinerary of a visitor to Goa is rarely amiss of ... Read More »

Start mining immediately, Goa BJP to Amit Shah

BJP President Vinay Tendulkar and MP Narendra Sawaikar and Speaker Pramod Sawant met National BJP President Amit Shah and Union minister ‎Narendra Singh Tomar‎ with a one point agenda – mining.Tendulkar said that the response of both was very positive and there was a need to start mining immediately as the season had already started. Please like & share: Read More »

Majority Shiroda sarpanchas not with Subhash

Sarpanchas of Shiroda constituency are vertically divided after Subhash Shirodkar quits as Congress MLA and joined the BJP.But majority sarpanchas have gone against him, except his brother. And one of them is with Goa Forward, not with the BJP.Shiroda consists of four panchayats – Shiroda, Borim, Panchawadi and Nirankal-Behtoda. Please like & share: Read More »