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Up a creek with a paddle

Dielle D’Souza It was 7 a.m. and the clear sky only bore the wisps of a few clouds. The sea was a rippling sheet of turbid saltiness, eight kayaks waiting on the shore to cleave through.

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Food and Moods – I

Have you ever noticed that when you are stressed out you tend to feel hungrier? Chronic stress causes an increase in the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol in turn triggers cravings for salty, sweet or high-fat foods that give you a burst of energy and pleasure.

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How to restore your health and sanity

Becky Mathews “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” -Jim Rohn Busy doesn’t adequately describe my life over the past few years. Let’s say it was a hurricane of a schedule, with extra storms and a tsunami thrown in. Looking back from my current safe vantage point, I’m not sure how I survived.

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West Side Story: Revisiting Romeo and Juliet

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ has served as the inspiration for countless interpretations of that classic story right from the 1936 film adaptation by George Cukor to the more recent interracial musical romance, ‘Save the Last Dance’ (2001). However, ‘West Side Story’ (1961) is easily the most dynamic and visually exhilarating version of …

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Rediscovering old grains: Pseudocereals

Rohini Diniz Millets and pseudocereals were traditional staples in many parts of India and were cultivated as part of mixed cropping that nourished the soil without causing any ecological damage and resulted in food that was healthier and pesticide-free. With the advent of the green revolution, more emphasis was placed on cultivation of rice and wheat and this led to …

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Children’s health: Do we blame schools?

Luke Coutinho Last week I chose not to send my daughter to play school. No, she was not sick, nor did we have to travel, or have any other commitments. I just kept her at home where I felt it was safer for her considering it would be the third birthday party celebration that week in school, which she would …

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Bringing the wolrd closer through art

Goa Tourism Development Corporation(GTDC), as part of a cultural exchange program,  is hosting German artist, Angelika Khan Leonhard. Leonhard is  on a  mission to  nurture young  Goan artists and tap talent with a brush of creativity and colour. For Leonhard,  Goa is a paradise well-known for its art and culture, expanding in its own ways and  spreading its vibrant wings …

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Talking Child Marriages

Child marriage as a practice has been an issue of concern in many parts of the world. India’s neighbour Bangladesh stands number one in Asia and fourth globally. While the issue is being dealt with at various quarters leading to a decline in the number of child marriages that occur, it hasn’t been eradicated totally. At Difficult Dialogues Arti Kirloskar, …

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Food for the mind – DD Kosambi Festival of Ideas

Goa is known to host festivals that are generally associated with fun and frolic, however, there are certain events in Goa that break that notion and the D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas just does that. Held annually, this festival, organised by The Directorate of Art and Culture, Government of Goa is highly anticipated for its thought provoking talks and …

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