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The best of Konkani hits

A Roman Konkani music book titled ‘The Greatest Konkani Song Hits 2’ with sheet-music, playable on any instrument will be released tomorrow. NT BUZZ gets more details To popularise and document the magic of Konkani music internationally, Francis Rodrigues, a Canadian Goan attorney and musician based out of New York and Toronto, has come up with the second volume of …

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Eating in 2020

ZUBIN D’SOUZA I recently attended a management seminar where a host of cultured and educated luminaries droned on and on about the benefits of changing ourselves, of changing perspective and transformation. Towards the end, the only transformation that I could sense was my genial temperament giving way to an excruciating headache. The only glimmer of hope came in when the …

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The new wave of restaurants

Great chefs and restaurateurs never rest; they just open great new places Vir Sanghvi Over the last two months, I have tried some interesting new (and not-so-new) places in Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai. What has surprised me is how there is not a single dud among them. Manish Mehrotra is India’s greatest chef. But so far, at least, all his …

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Tracing the journey of Goencho Saib: St Francis Xavier

Final journey of relics into Portuguese Goa Sanjeev V Sardesai Having passed away on Sheng Chuan (Sancian) island on the intervening night of December 2-3, 1552 in the company of his assistant Antonio de Sainte Foy and another boy, whose origin was supposedly Goan, Francis Xavier was buried on the island itself. When the party returned to remove and transport …

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A lot more than fashion in Milan

Every element of the city is the epitome of this disarming dichotomy – the clash of the ancient with the industrial, handmade with machine-made and classic with edgy What makes Milan a unique bastion of culture, cuisine and craftsmanship is its charmingly paradoxical character. Every element of the city is the epitome of this disarming dichotomy – the clash of …

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Immunity and nutrition

Rohini Diniz  The human body has an intrinsic inbuilt mechanism that defends it against potentially harmful foreign agents. This system known as the immune system is a complex and integrated system of cells, tissues and organs that have specialised roles in defending against foreign substances and pathogenic microorganisms including bacteria, viruses and fungi.  On one hand, the immune system protects …

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Ten steps to a healthy 2020

Sujal Torgal Patil With the New Year slowly nearing, many of us are re-evaluating our personal life choices. To work tirelessly, earn bountifully, eat heartily and enjoy like there is no tomorrow, has become the ultimate summary to a successful life. But in the pursuit of ideal lives we forget about something very important, that is, our body. An age-old …

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List some New Year’s resolutions… it’s a good thing!

This New Year, if you have a list of things you would like to do then here are some tips to help you ALDINA BRAGANZA I am an enthusiast for resolutions especially around the last week of December. I am sure many of you reading this have your own list of this New Year’s resolutions. Well if you don’t, then …

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Caricatures on point

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT KURIOCITY She is an educationist, columnist, and a cartoonist. But, intrinsically, she calls herself “a dreamer, a misfit of sorts, and a very private person”. “You can say I am almost a recluse,” says Smitha Bhandare Kamat “Given the option, I would rather read, write, draw or listen to soft music than socialise.” Fond of children …

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Art for paws

An art exhibition titled ‘7th Young Xpressions’, for the cause of animals will be held on December 28 and 29 at ESG Art Gallery, Panaji. NT KURIOCITY gets more details Vrinda Agarwal who has been conducting art classes known as Vrinda’s art classes in Vasco for the last 20 years is back with the seventh edition of her exhibition titled …

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