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Try some interesting DIYs this Diwali

Choosing the right festive Diwali decor for your house can be both exciting and confusing. A few Goan artists share some creative DIY ideas with NT BUZZ     VENITA GOMES | NT BUZZ Traditionally store-bought lanterns, diyas, torans, wall hanging, etc are used by many households to adorn their house during Diwali festivities. However, there’s a lot one can ... Read More »

GALF… On cloud number 9

The ninth edition of the Goa Arts & Literature Festival will be held from December 6 to 8. NT BUZZ chats with the founders to see what’s in store Janice Savina Rodrigues | NT BUZZ Goa’s literature scenario has been constantly evolving; and with four prominent languages in the literary arena, it seems to be ever growing. In a bid ... Read More »

Mulgao to Pandharpur: A story of devotion

A Marathi cinematic drama ‘Mauli – Vari Pandharichi’ will be staged on November 24 at Ravindra Bhavan, Sanquelim. NT BUZZ speaks to the producer, Saju Laximan Pal to get an insight into it VENITA GOMES| NT BUZZ Every year, thousands of devotees from various parts of India go on an annual pilgrimage to Pandharpur to visit the Pandharpur temple situated on the ... Read More »

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 »