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Indian food in London

Vir Sanghvi No matter what I write about London’s many Indian restaurants, I always manage to offend somebody. I wrote once that most Indian restaurants in Britain were run by Bangladeshis from the Sylhet district. Instead of serving the wonderful cuisine of Bangladesh, I lamented, these restaurateurs served a made up British-Indian cuisine full of bogus Madras curries, vindaloos that …

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Being vulnerable: The comfort in authenticity

Aldina Braganza If you are aiming for a perfect life, then you are in for a big surprise. But that’s how we all start right? That is how the whole world sells us our life – an ideal world devoid of mistakes, failures, downfalls and sorrows. Where you laugh and play and pretend. Everybody wears that mask! Including me. In …

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Celebration of contrast

Known for its beautiful beaches, this union territory is where the East meets the West and goes beyond Garima Verma The conflict of coexistence is so evident in most of the cities. The old and the new like two different worlds surviving side by side yet never crossing that chasm. There is a place, though — Puducherry, where contrasts are …

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Traditional Indian summer coolers

Rohini Diniz India is home to many indigenous cold drinks that are prepared from a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs. These beverages have high water content and inherent cooling properties that not only quench thirst but also provide vitamins and minerals such as sodium and potassium that help maintain the water and electrolyte balance of the body. Here are …

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That’s so sweet, honey!

Zubin D’souza Archaeologists somehow end up with the dubious reputation of having discovered some of the world’s greatest culinary treasure heritages. They revealed the region where chickens were first domesticated; where watermelons and cucumber were first harvested or where the first wheat granary was built. When they broke through a secret chamber in an undisturbed pyramid, they were perhaps looking …

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Ruined forts and fortifications of Goa – 1

Sanjeev V Sardesai It is a matter of concern that out of almost 53 forts, fortresses, and fortifications in Goa, as per the writings of various heritage documenters, today when we travel around Goa, we can see only 10 forts, which have retained a semblance of their old glories. Though Goa has a shoreline, extending to about 105 kilometres north …

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Living beyond the limitations of logic

Sadhguru   Q: Are there any specific practical ways to go inwards? Sadhguru: Definitely. You are asking for a technology. The nature of this technology is subjective. There is a difference between objective and subjective technology. Let us say you want to do an experiment in a chemistry laboratory. You put this chemical into that one, watch what happens and …

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Shidiyotsav at Balli

NT NETWORK The annual Jatrotsav and Shidyotsav of Goddess Shree Shanatadurga Ballikarin at Balli ends today, with the famous Shidiyosav Gadyotsav, a ritual symbolising penance. The ritual is performed in the village of Balli Mutt in the month of Falgun. During the ritual, a wooden pole about 20 metres long is erected in the centre of the ground. On this …

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The ukulele gets its own festival

CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ The Mahalo Ukulele Festival Goa owes its coming into being to Hawaii and to a young boy’s passion for the instrument. “When we moved to Goa, my two eldest kids and I began guitar classes.

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Brides of Summer

MEHER CASTELINO It is time for the gorgeous summer bride to take the ‘saat pheras’ and nothing looks more stunning than the New Age look for ethnic bridal wear. Designers at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019 gave their creative touch to the lehenga,

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