Saturday , 17 November 2018


The nail fairy of Goa

Irina Krutik has been a pioneer in the field of nail art and extensions in Goa, with the setting up of Infinity Nails and Beauty Studio in 2011. She has now diversified, offering a wide range of beauty procedures while still nurturing her forte – nail art and design Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ With over twenty years experience ... Read More »

Forgotten recipes to the fore at Indian Chef Awards

NT BUZZ After regional selections in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Kolkata, Delhi and Ahmedabad and finally Goa, the grand finale of the annual Indian Chef awards organised by V M Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE), Raia was held recently at the institute. The culinary event which had almost 860 entries was themed around forgotten recipes. The participants were ... Read More »

Not drinking that

Zubin Dsouza I attended the opening of a bar and the highlight of the evening was a drink called a Zombie. It was a creative recreation of an old classic and the bar-chief had decided to throw in some absinthe for an added kick. Now I am teetotal and I wasn’t prepared to change my status especially when faced with ... Read More »

Sour divide between North and South

Do you like sour flavours? It may have something to do with which part of India you come from Vir Sanghvi Foreigners are always asking me what the difference between North Indian and South Indian food is. I usually give the same answer. It is difficult to generalise, I say, because the distinction is much more complex than just North ... Read More »

Macao: A place to remember

Macao is not only about gambling, casinos and luxury entertainment. Its Portuguese past mingles with the present to create a unique architecture, history and culture that is mesmerising. Since becoming the Macau Special Administrative Region of China in 1999, the Las Vegas of the East has taken special care to boost tourism through new infrastructure and resorts, besides fostering art, ... Read More »

Goa’s relationship with aqua

Sanjeev V Sardesai Goa has a wonderful relationship with aquatic resources from time immemorial. Be it the monsoon rains, with the state receiving about 130 inches annually, or the mighty Arabian Sea, which amorously laps the shores, along the 105 kilometres coastline – Goa is sprinkled with an immense number of freshwater wells, ponds, lakes and rivers. In fact, the ... Read More »

Intermittent Fasting

Rohini Diniz Numerous studies both in humans and animals have shown that intermittent fasting can have powerful benefits on the body and brain. Here are some of them: Intermittent fasting helps initiate the cellular repair processes and hormonal changes that help burn body fat. Fasting induces beneficial changes in several genes which are related to longevity and protection against disease. ... Read More »

A Fistful of Dollars: The beginning

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ (1964) was the first film under the ‘Dollars Trilogy’ starring Clint Eastwood as the main character – ‘Man with No Name’ – and established the Spaghetti Western genre as a novel kind of Western. Interestingly most Spaghetti Westerns filmed between 1964 and 1978 were made on low budgets and ... Read More »

Skill enhancement through mime at Carmel College

NT KURIOCITY Students of Carmel College of Arts, Science and Commerce for Women, Nuvem performed a mime and choral speech sequence of the famous TS Eliot poem, ‘Macavity: The Mystery Cat’. This was part of the Skill Enhancement Course offered by the college for Humanities students. Mime artist Drupad Gaonkar led a four-hour workshop on the basics of mime as one ... Read More »

MES College felicitates meritorious students

NT KURIOCITY “A teacher should always be a learner. He is not required to just pass on information but to develop skills among students,” said Fr Gabriel Coutinho, while speaking as the chief guest at the felicitation programme at MES College of Arts and Commerce, Zuarinagar. About 33 students were felicitated for securing distinction at the Goa University final year ... Read More »