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Immunity and nutrition

Rohini Diniz Dietary deficiencies of selected vitamins and minerals can adversely affect aspects of both innate and adaptive immunity thereby making one vulnerable to infection and disease. Besides vitamin A, vitamins D, B-6 and C; minerals like zinc, selenium, iron and copper and some probiotics have been shown to have a role in the normal functioning of the immune system. …

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Lesson learned: Life has no destination, it’s a process

Aldina Braganza I was more of the serious kind of person who always liked to put on my Freudian hat and look at life with a microscopic lens, fretting about all the whys and why not’s. 2019 was an interesting year for me. The way it began was almost magical. I thought the sky had opened up and the one …

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The fascinating Feast of the Three Kings

Sanjeev V Sardesai Christmas festivities come to a close on January 6 with the Feast of Epiphany. In the Greek language, ‘epiphaneia’ means ‘manifestation’ or ‘the action of showing something’. It is related to the bringing forth to the world the fact of the birth of Jesus Christ, by the Magi. This celebration is also called as ‘The Feast of …

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Recreating Christmas

The making of the Christmas crib is not just about showcasing one’s creativity but is also a time for bonding with loved ones learns NT BUZZ ANNOUSHKA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ The first nativity scene is said to have been recreated by St Francis of Assisi in 1223 at Gerrico, Italy with an aim to develop worship of Christ after …

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Fashion in 2020

MEHER CASTELINO As we enter the New Year, 2020 fashion is a mixed bag of styles and comfort that will appeal to fashion followers. From tees to gowns and minis, as well as simple dresses, women’s wear takes a stylish turn that will point to timeless looks that are sure to be wardrobe favourites. At the Lotus Makeup India Fashion …

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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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