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KSP Clubs launched its first-ever luxury club, Hammerzz in Goa. The luxury night club has a combination of sleek interiors, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems with DJ-driven dance floors which aim at providing a unique experience coupled with cocktails and an inspiring food menu. Present at the launch were owner, KSP Clubs, Ketan Patel; architect of Hammerzz, Rajeev Punwani; and …

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I scream, you scream…

Why is real ice cream not the same as kulfi and how to know the difference between real ice creams and the kind made with vegetable oil? Vir Sanghvi Ice cream is one of my favourite dishes (and not just one of my favourite desserts). In fact, it is hard to find somebody who doesn’t like ice cream; only those …

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‘Ideal Palace’ A dream of a humble French postman

Cheval created the Ideal Palace by hand, picking up stones especially oddly shaped ones on his postal rounds and elsewhere over a period of 33 years from 1879 to 1912 With twisted stonework, exotic-looking statues and breathtaking flights of the imagination, it would not look out of place in the hot climes of South East Asia or in a surrealist …

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The changing Goan diet and its impact on health

Gone are the days when children would savour nachni satva or nachni tizan. Today’s children prefer processed breakfast cereals such as Chocos, cornflakes and other ready to eat breakfast cereals instead of nachni Rohini Diniz Over the last 20 years there has been a great change in the lifestyle of Goans. Rising affluence, increased consumption of refined cereals instead of …

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The Privilege of Leadership

If you want to lead any group of people and want everyone to function at their best, first you must make sure all of them fall in love with you Sadhguru A ‘leader’ means life offers you a higher perch than other people have. If you sit on a higher perch and don’t see any better than others, you will …

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Kindness makes you feel happier

Kindness is good for your brain, may activate reward areas of the brain and make you feel happier, says a new study The glow of kindness is real — even if it has nothing in it for you. Psychologists at the University of Sussex have confirmed the same by undertaking a major analysis of existing research showing the brain scans …

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Exam Anxiety: A cause for concern

Consider stress a friend rather than an enemy that you have to fight. Befriend stress by looking at exams as a training to prime your mind and take on greater challenges Aldina Braganza Semester end exams are around the corner and students are feeling the pressure. While it’s normal to feel a certain level of anxiety about the upcoming exams, …

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Dancing through the night

ANNOUSHKA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ The nine day festival of Navratri is celebrated all over the country with great fervour. Symbolising the victory of good over evil, it is celebrated during the month of Ashwin with people observing a fast and seeking blessings and offering prayers to Goddess Durga. But Navratri is incomplete without the traditional and fun-filled dances of …

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In honour of Goddess Saraswati

Hindus in Goa will celebrate the three-day long festival of Saraswati Pujan from October 5 RAMESH SAVAIKAR NT NETWORK Saraswati Devi Pujan is one of the most popular festivals of Hindu and is celebrated in the bright half of the Hindu month Ashwin during Navratri Utsav period. This year the three-day long festival will commence on Ashwin Shudh Saptami, ie …

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Creativity set free

Arpita Srivastava | NT NETWORK In a bid to motivate and encourage inmates creatively, the Modern Central Jail, Colvale introduced a unique initiative under the supervision of inspector general of the prison, Hemant Kumar. The inmates previously undertook a cleanliness drive in the prison premises wherein walls which were covered with dampness and fungus were cleaned and repainted. Following this, a wall …

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