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Breaking bread with a bread whisperer

Kuheli Bhattacharya Rane The world over there is a conscious move towards eating more mindfully, cooking food with age-old and time tested techniques, and getting more attuned to nature. This week ‘Goa on my plate’ continues with its profiling of home chefs and this time around there’s a difference. Sujit Sumitran bakes artisanal sourdough bread in a wood-fired oven. He …

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Sri Mahalaxmi Temple – From outskirts to the heart of the city

Sanjeev V Sardesai The patron deity or ‘gram devta’ of Panaji is Sri Mahalaxmi – the Goddess of Wealth – and she is considered as the consort of Lord Ganesh. The establishing of this temple, in 1818, at this most prominent spot in the heart of Panaji city, has a very intriguing story. The transit journey of this deity was …

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In these Naga villages enjoy the hospitality of warriors

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya When a group of travellers at Khonoma – a picturesque, hilltop village surrounded by uninhabited hills – found it difficult to connect with the hosts at their next stop, Dzuleke, their hosts at Khonoma relieved them off all the trouble. There are only two landline phones in Dzuleke and it often takes hours to get through the line. …

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Managing an overweight child

Rohini Diniz Managing and treating overweight or obese children and adolescents is difference in comparison to adults. Management of childhood obesity is not accomplished by diet alone. The treatment must involve the family and needs to take into account multiple aspects of the child’s lifestyle, food habits, physical activity patterns and psychological health to ensure that the child’s weight management …

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Pandemonium that surrounds healthy living Part V

Sujal Torgal Patil We have focussed on faulty dietary practices before, in this segment of the series we will try to understand the ill effects of modern lifestyle on health and ultimately on the quality of living. Healthy work lifestyle: Analyse work patterns, atmosphere and stress quotient at work. Whether indoor or outdoor, both kinds of work atmospheres have certain …

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Versatile lady finger

Deepika Rathod Kudos to all the ladies out there! We multitask and balance a lot in life. How can a vegetable named after us not do the same? Exactly, we’re talking about the lady finger (okra/bhindi). This vegetable has a low glycemic index (GI) and is high in fibre, and so it has many health benefits for everybody. There are …

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Planet of the Apes: Monkey ‘business’

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK The journey of ‘Planet of the Apes’ (1968), a science fiction film, began when producer, Arthur P Jacobs bought the rights to the 1963 French novel, ‘La Planète des Singes’ (‘Planet of the Apes’) by Pierre Boulle, before its publication. Jacobs pitched the production to many studios, but was passed over. It was …

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‘Indian music is a link to our ancient tradition and culture’

Ustad Baha’ud-din Dagar is 20th descendant of the Dagar family who has devoted his life for enriching Dhrupad music. Dagar who is in Goa to perform at the BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus speaks with NT BUZZ about his music, the future of Dhrupad and how Indian classical music enhances one’s spiritual self ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ …

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Worshiping art with watercolours

Naguesh Rao Sardessai Govind Silimkhann’s ‘Watercolour Worship’, an exhibition of watercolour paintings, put up at Kala Academy’s Art Gallery presents the real ‘Sadak’ of this difficult medium. If the word ‘sadhaka’ is applied as a generic term for any religious practitioner or seeker then the description fits Govind well and the title of the show seems apt. Graduating in Fine …

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Foods that improve circulation

Zubin Dsouza Do you know what atherosclerosis is? Besides being a word that is exceedingly difficult to pronounce, it basically means that your arteries are clogged up and your blood cannot flow freely. This leads to heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. This would be a term if we were studying medicine right? What does food have to do with …

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