Monday , 20 May 2019


Perfect Pick-Me-Up

Sinead McManus I am most certainly not a fan of sticky weather. It saps the body of energy, leaves you feeling mighty uncomfortable and tends to get unpredictable. During times like these, there’s nothing better than some time off at the spa. Living in Candolim has its perks, and after a few visits, I find myself lucky to count the ... Read More »

Food innovations from the armed forces

Zubin D’Souza   I love long treks. I do not take them and so maybe I should reword my statement to read ‘I love the idea of long treks’. So what stops me from taking long treks? Apart from the fact that I have passed the prime of my life, have a belly that reaches any venue five minutes before ... Read More »

Discovering the history and heritage of Jordan

What do you do when you get an invite to visit a country that is surrounded by Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Israel? Since there was Visa on arrival, half my pre-trip headache was gone and I started dreaming about visiting the world UNESCO world heritage sites of Petra and Wadi Rum.   Anuradha Goyal What do you do when ... Read More »

A pristine haven called Andamans

Anish Sousa For me, a good holiday destination is one that gives you a new experience – a place away from the routine and mundane. I had heard good things about the Andaman Islands. My expectations from the place were promise of clear blue waters, diverse and rich aquatic life, mouth-watering food and a quiet but adventurous place, and I ... Read More »

Food-drug interactions

Rohini Diniz   Anti fungal medications: These are medicines that treat or prevent fungal infections and work by slowing or stopping the growth of fungi. Griseofluvin, an antifungal works better when taken with fatty food. Other anti fungals can be taken on full or empty stomach. ACE Inhibitors (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors): ACE inhibitors alone or with other medicines lower ... Read More »

Preparing for Death

Anita Dudhane   In the last few weeks we have been discussing dying with grace and coping with loss. Now we will look at how to achieve both of these with relation to both our own death and those of our loved ones. Death in Western countries is rarely spoken of but in India it was quite common to see ... Read More »

Who you Callin’ Mental?

Sheetal Kandola   Piso, crazy, mental- these seemingly harmless words, are often used in a jovial way when one of our loved ones are being difficult. On the other hand, depending on how one says these words, they can used to belittle and degrade those souls suffering the most. The stigma or shame of having a mental disorder in India ... Read More »

The Towering Inferno

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK   Disaster films, a film genre that has an impending or ongoing disaster as its subject and primary plot device, reached the pinnacle during the first half of the 1970s, when high-profile films such as ‘Airport’ (1970), ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ (1972), ‘Earthquake’ (1974) and ‘The Towering Inferno’ (1974) followed each other in quick ... Read More »

Beauty beyond red door

A master in economics would probably have a nine to five job. But Mumbai bred Anjali Noronha is different, being creative she wanted to work with her hands and when a pair of scissors was placed in her hands, she exactly knew what she wanted to be. She entered into the beauty industry to be a hair and makeup artist ... Read More »