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Let the fasting begin

Deepika Rathod New fads surface every now and then and the very recent one is water fasting or intermittent fasting, which is catching everyone’s attention. But is it really a fad or does it help one reduce weight? I would say more than reducing weight, intermittent fasting or IF really helps improve one’s digestive health which in turn increases the …

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Bonderam: Festival of banners and buntings

Sanjeev V Sardesai Located at about eight kilometres from the Old GMC-Ribandar ferry and about 11 kilometres from Panaji via the Old Goa ferry, Divar Island has many tangible heritage sites seen at various points on this land, though not well maintained. It has three main Communidades – Piedade sub-divided into Goltim and Navelim, Malar, and Naroa managed by two …

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Bhutan gets its fist vineyards

When southern California native Michael Juergens was running downhill on a packed dirt road during the first international marathon in the Kingdom of Bhutan in February, 2016, he passed steep, terraced hillsides and fields that he thought looked ideal for growing grape vines. The 49-year-old bearded, tattooed wine lover, a partner in a global consulting firm, wondered, “Where are all …

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Junk that fast food now!

Zubin D’souza The first thing I always threw in my bag when I wandered out into the broad world on my own was a couple of packets of instant noodles. They were not really for the nutritive value as much as for the comforting reminder of times when I was younger and an emergency ration should the need arise. There …

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Goan students draft a petition to regulate ads

With an aim to regulate advertisements that have a direct impact on children, six students of VM Salgaocar College of Law took the initiative to draft a petition. NT KURIOCITY finds out more ANNA FERNANDES | NT KURIOCITY With the prevalence of potentially misleading advertisements, the negative influence it could have on consumers – in particular children – stands as …

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Ecotiva club and YUVA make Campal a greener place

NT KURIOCITY Ecotiva club of Don Bosco College along with YUVA, a youth centric organisation in Panaji and the Forest Department organised a plantation drive at Campal. The aim of the initiative was to raise awareness among the youth and encourage them to plant trees in their surroundings. Students of Don Bosco College planted total 21 saplings of different trees …

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Ferocious floods

Kedar Kulkarni The school had a day off due to heavy rains and floods in many parts of Goa due to the continuous rains. The next day the teacher came to class and after the usual ‘good morning’ exchanges, she began with a serious tone.  “We have witnessed unprecedented heavy rains this year almost all over our state of Goa …

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Ikats of India

Ninoshka Alvares-Delaney Ikat is a beautiful textile made up of complex patterns that are formed by employing resist dyeing on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric. In ikat the resist is formed by binding individual yarns or bundles of yarns with a tight wrapping applied in the desired pattern. The yarns are then dyed. The bindings may …

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Mystery of the Shrinking Storm

Various regions around the world have experienced extreme weather conditions this year, but nothing quite as extreme as the biggest storm in our Solar System. The gas giant Jupiter is home to the famous Great Red Spot. This giant storm is a mystery to scientists because it is getting smaller every year. Jupiter is over 100 times bigger than Earth! …

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Vidya Vikas Mandal celebrates 48 years

NT KURIOCITY Vidya Vikas Mandal (VVM), Margao celebrated its 48th Founders’ Day. The Mandal was registered on August 1, 1971 to venerate the death anniversary of educationist and freedom fighter, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. The celebrations were organised by VVM’s Shree Damodar College of Commerce and Economics, Margao. Chief guest for the function was director, Mapro Foods, Mayur Vora who …

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