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Demystifying Autism

Learning that one’s child might have autism can be frightening. In the next Navhind Times Zest ‘Talk from the Heart’ series, on April 28, head of Inclusive Education, Sethu Center for Child Development and Family Guidance, Giselle Lobo, will give insights about the condition Maria Fernandes | NT Autism spectrum disorders are not a disease, but a disability and like …

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Gully stars in Goa

Christine Machado | NT BUZZ The second day of GoaFest 2019 saw host and actress Kubbra Sait sitting down for a chat with Bollywood actress Kalki Koechin and actor Siddhant Chaturvedi. Kalki, who has given hits like the ‘Girl with Yellow Boots’, ‘Margarita’ with a ‘Straw’ and was most recently seen in the Amazon Prime series ‘Made in Heaven’, was …

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It was my dream to be here: Siddhant Chaturvedi

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ A number of Bollywood films release every year, having popular actors and newcomers as well. But it’s rare to see newcomers grab the audience attention and that too, in their debut film. One such newcomer is Siddhant Chaturvedi who won hearts with his performance as MC Sher in the film ‘Gully Boy’.  He left a …

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Ruined Forts: Chandor

Sanjeev V Sardesai The formation of Goa could have effectively taken place around 1788 AD, when the lands of the New Conquests were supplemented to the Old Conquests of Tiswadi, Bardez and Salcete. Prior to that year, these lands were part of the Konkan strip from Maharashtra to Kerala, ruled – in parts, by some powerful dynasties while some regions …

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Declining coral babies

The number of new corals on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has plunged by 89 per cent since unprecedented bleaching events in 2016 and 2017. The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, is the largest living thing on Earth, and even visible from outer space. The 2,300 kilometre-long ecosystem comprises thousands of reefs and hundreds of …

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Holistic Health and Nutrition

Deepika Rathod Many of us want to lose weight, be it less or more and at some point of time we can’t really burn off that excess weight from the body. Why is this happening or what’s the root cause? Weight loss is hampered by a number of things ranging from inactivity, lack of sleep, stress, bad lifestyle, poor emotional …

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Hope: Against all odds

Aldina Braganza One of the most beautiful things about life is that it is constantly changing. There is no permanency to it. And so the famous zen proverb –  life is change, change is stability. You never get the wisdom of wise sayings unless you are going through some challenge or you decide to challenge yourself. Nevertheless like a bulb …

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Becoming Truly Energetic and Alive

Sadhguru Sadhguru: Being energetic means different things to different people. For a school kid, being energetic means being able to go to school, play games, come back home and fall asleep. For a laborer on the street, it means to be able to perform his activity all day. For an executive, it may mean to sleep less, travel more, or …

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Pethechi Zatra of Mulgao

NT BUZZ The temple of Kelbai at Mulgao, Bicholim, celebrated its annual Pethechi Zatra on April 10. The festival is held every year on the fifth day of the first fortnight of Chaitra, the first month of the Hindu calendar. From Chaitra Shuddha Panchami till Chaitra Shuddha Ashtami (eighth day), the Kelbai deity is kept in Mayem. From Mulgao she …

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Traditional Indian Summer Coolers

Rohini Diniz The list of traditional summer coolers will be incomplete without mentioning the various milk-based beverages that are consumed in different parts of the country. Milk is a good source of protein and is the only natural source of the sugar lactose, a disaccharide made up of glucose and galactose. They are also very good sources of calcium, phosphorus, …

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