Tuesday , 22 January 2019


Allergies decoded by ayurveda

Sujal Torgal Patil It is quite unnerving to find that you can’t wear your favourite perfume or are unable to enjoy a certain cuisine because your body reacts negatively to it much against your will. Although some people are increasingly prone to this phenomenon, every individual has the potential to undergo such a reaction at some time in their life. ... Read More »

Exploring Poinguinnim and Partagal

Sanjeev V Sardesai When we hear the name Goa, the first image that starts to form is generally of foot tapping music, exotic sea food, an expanse of seas and sun kissed golden beaches; while a few reminiscence the unique architecture of the temples, churches and mosques. The agenda and itinerary of a visitor to Goa is rarely amiss of ... Read More »

‘Cynthia’ – Goa’s foray into horror films

Director, actor and music producer, Elvis Kahn Fernandes from Mapusa recently released the trailer of his debut Konkani horror film ‘Cynthia’ . In a tête-à-tête with NT BUZZ Elvis shares insight into the film VENITA GOMES| NT BUZZ As Goans we have grown up listening to various ghost and horror stories, either told to us by our grandparents or parents ... Read More »

On the flipside

The Patriarch, a dramatic monologue, set to be staged on October 27 at The Mandrem House, delves into how men too are often victims of the age old patriarchal structure prevalent in society, reports NT BUZZ CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ When one talks about patriarchy, it is usually about women – how women are subdued, not allowed to work ... Read More »

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 »