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‘I had to go outside my country to find myself’

Janice Rodrigues |NT BUZZ Winning an Oscar for his production Belle Epoqu, Fernando Vendrell is a director, producer and writer whose films have a strong connection to the colonial life and its effects. He shares a strong connection to Africa and says that he ‘found himself’ in the continent. Here are excerpts from the interview Q: What is the film …

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Fun facts about food

Zubin D’Souza I have a son and for the longest time I could not get him to eat beetroot. I pleaded with him, tried to cajole him, con him, bribe him….but nothing seemed to work. One day, I was hit by this sudden brainwave and I told him that if he ate beetroots, his poop would turn red! He devoured …

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Diabetics, rejoice: Super low GI rice variety surfaces

For India which has more than 65 million diabetic patients, the discovery of low GI rice can prove to be a great tool. This rice breaks down more slowly into glucose after consumption, ensuring that sugar is more slowly released in the blood Diabetic patients rejoice. Rice will no more be a ‘villain’ for diabetic patients as researchers in Chhattisgarh …

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Dietary fats: Balancing health and flavour – II

Rohini Diniz Within the human body fats are integral components of all cell membranes, as well as the brain and nervous tissue and are required for their normal physiological functioning. The omega-6 PUFAs are present in all cells of the body while the omega-3 PUFAs are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive and behavioral …

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Living with allergies

Sujal Patil Torgal Usually in any kind of allergic reaction the agni i.e. the digestive power is low which causes improper digestion and causes build up of toxins (ama or visha) in the body which are circulated all over the body and get lodged in specific systems or throughout the body. Stress also plays a vital role as it signals …

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Belly fat and overtraining

Losing belly fat to get that flat tummy continues to be one of the most sought after goals. Why does it continue to be such a challenge? If you have been working out, regularly watching your diet and doing everything to lead a healthy lifestyle and still struggling with that tummy or your weight, here are some reasons why Luke …

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Cape Fear: In the web of terror

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK The worst fear of a hero, it is often said, is the villain. Adventure stories and films have proved this fact repeatedly. Hollywood also has its own share of villains played by various artists down the years. In the annals of screen psychopaths there are few – may be with the exception of …

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Making cinema work

Of his four films, three have followed a similar tangent, that of good and evil, and thus Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra said he achieved a trilogy. Maintaining that he is not going to repeat this plot, he said he has moved on to a difficult, atypical Bollywood film – Mirza Sahibaan, a romantic tragedy.

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