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Discovering his fatherland

In ‘A Stranger at My Table’ which was launched at the ongoing Goa Arts and Literature Festival (GALF) at The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula, Norwegian author Ivo de Figueiredo traces his estranged father’s Goan and East African roots and family history CHRISTINE MACHADO NT BUZZ Ivo de Figueiredo grew up identifying himself solely with his Norwegian culture. The son …

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From the kitchens of Maharashtra

Saee Koranne-Khandekar’s second book ‘Pangat: A Feast’ which was launched at the ongoing  Goa Arts and Literary Festival (GALF) navigates the many sub-cuisines of Maharashtra and attempts to break the myths that surround the food of the land Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ As a writer who wants to just be true to her experience sans taking on assignments …

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Fashion frenzy

DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ A radical twist to the traditional ‘posro’ (the Konkani word for shop), fashion and accessory pop-up ‘PoSRo’, conceptualised by Archana Bhobe of Snip and Kedhar Gawde of Celebrity Locker Entertainment, will introduce a host of new age, millennial and quirky labels to Goa. These include The Temple House, a label promoted by former supermodel …

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Silence is the Way

Sadhguru The existence that one is able to see, hear, smell, taste and touch through the five senses is essentially a product of reverberations, a play of sound or nada. The body and mind of a human being are also reverberations. But body and mind are not an end in themselves – they are just the outer peel of a …

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It’s not just rape, its more

Aldina Braganza I was in a good space and my writing was going to be all about the wonders of the festive season, but my heart felt heavy. I knew I would not do justice to my writing if I didn’t voice my agitation. I am angry. Maybe you are too. My heart wept when I first heard about the …

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The magic of valerian root

Deepika Rathod In this week’s article I am going to focus on Valeriana officinalis, also known as valerian root. This herb is commonly used for sleep disorders, especially the inability to sleep. A few research studies also suggest that it can be used for reducing anxiety as well as psychological stress. This herb is native to Europe and some parts …

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On high spirits

Rohini Diniz The vitamins of the B group are required for the utilisation of alcohol by the tissues, and chronic alcoholism decreases the absorption of B-complex vitamins. Deficiency of vitamin B-1 or Thiamine is fairly common among chronic alcoholics due to poor nutrition, alcohol inhibiting a person’s ability to fully absorb the nutrients from food; difficulty of the cells to …

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All things style with Schulen Fernandes

Maria Fernandes | NT ‘Style is greater than fashion’ a workshop on the relevance of dressing right, establishing your style, investing in slow fashion and all things style, was held on December 1 at Dempo House, Panaji. Conducted by creative head of Wendell Rodricks, Schulen Fernandes, the workshop had a mix of participants that comprised students, homemakers, doctors, lawyers and …

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The Goa we want

NT BUZZ Among the many book launches on the first day of the 10th edition of the Goa Arts and Literature Festival (GALF) was the launch of ‘A Song for Saligao’ by Clarice Vaz. The launch witnessed Vaz in conversation with writer Heta Pandit.  Enlightening the audience, Vaz revealed that the book is about the disappearing heritage and culture of …

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A season for cheer

NT BUZZ As part of its 10th anniversary celebrations, Child’s Play India Foundation will be organising a special Christmas concert on December 7, 6 p.m. at Menezes Braganza Hall, Panaji. The evening will feature the Child’s Play Chorus, the Camerata Child’s Play India and performances by ‘Aradhon’, a sacred music choir from Goa.  Child’s Play India’s mission is to instill …

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