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Free eye check-ups conducted in Goa

Change2Life Charitable Trust, Nerul, Bardez organised a free eye check-up camp, spread over eight days, in association with Matoshree Sevadham Arogya Seva Trust and Medical Research Centre. The eye check-up camp was organised under the leadership of chairman, Change2Life Charitable Trust, Murgesh Raman and managing trustee, Siddhi Tambi at eight different venues, namely, Shree Shantadurga Pilernkarine Sausthan, Pilerne; Shree Hanuman Mandir, Verem; …

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Food for the afterlife

Zubin D’souza Death is something that always fascinated ancient societies. There were no taboos associated and no weeping and sorrow. It was almost always considered inevitable and accepted with stoic resignation. Death was considered the beginning of the journey into the afterlife and like all long and great journeys, it required a fair amount of preparation and planning. Ancient Romans …

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Butter Chicken battles

Vir Sanghvi All over the world, there are dishes that are associated with individual restaurants. For instance, Carpaccio was created by Harry’s Bar in Venice. Or there are individual chefs who are credited with the invention of dishes and styles of cooking: the French chef Auguste Escoffier created two dishes for the singer Dame Nellie Melba – Melba Toast and …

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The Bodgini Jatra of Mapusa

Sanjeev V Sardesai The city of Mapusa or Mapsa is a hub of commercial activity in Bardez Taluka, North Goa. It has one of the most organised markets, constructed and sectioned as per occupations. Its origin, planning, and construction is credited to the foresight of (late) Antonio Pinto do Rosario of Porvorim, the former president of Camara Municipal de Mapusa …

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Ghostly Nazi-era motorway, once taboo, resurfaces in German forest

The remains of Route 46 have always been known about but the area was once “taboo”, but today the site is drawing visitors and local authorities are clamouring to turn it into a full-blown tourist attraction – as another means of countering Nazi propaganda In the middle of a dense Bavarian forest, amateur historian, Dieter Stockmann points to the ghostly …

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Added Sugars – Part II

Rohini Diniz This article gives the reader and insight into the other types of sugars. Invert Syrup Invert syrup is a type of sugar that is made up of two simple sugars – glucose and fructose. It is believed to be less sweet than table sugar. Foods containing invert syrup or invert sugars retain moisture better and crystallise less easily. …

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Wanted: A Rush of BLOOD

A pint of blood can be the difference between life and death. Myths and misconceptions often emerge as a deterrent among cross-sections of society vis a vis the concept of blood donation. On the occasion of Blood Donor month, NT BUZZ underlines the importance of this noble deed and tries to shed false taboos surrounding blood donation Danuska Da Gama …

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Fashion Forward in Goa

She’s carved her own niche with her brand ‘Leanne Alphonso Couture’ in Nuvem after moving to Goa, from the city of dreams that others love heading to. She’s brought along to the state professionalism and high fashion, sans compromising on quality. NT BUZZ gets talking with this fashion creator Leanne Alphonso Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ While Leanne Alphonso …

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Carnival time is here again

NT BUZZ The annual four-day Carnival float parade will be held in Goa from February 22 to February 25. The main float parade of the festival will be held in the capital city Panaji on February 22 followed by other cities across the state. The float parades will be held in Margao and Quepem on February 23, Vasco and Curchorem …

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To be an emperor within yourself

Sadhguru To be spiritual means to be an emperor within yourself. This is the only way to be. Is there any other way to be? Consciously, would anybody choose to seek something from someone or something else? Maybe out of his helplessness he seeks, but consciously, would anybody choose to do this? Wouldn’t every human being want to be that …

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