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NT BUZZ   A charming café with a distinct vibe and utterly refreshing menu is the last thing you will expect to find in a by-lane of Mapusa. And yet Ruta’s presents exactly that. Adding a much needed eatery to the area, Ruta’s presents an inviting vibe and is just the kind of place one can go to with no …

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Pearls from Patan

Anuradha Goyal   Drive about 140 kilometres northwest of Ahmedabad in Gujarat and you will find yourself in Patan – the erstwhile capital of the Solanki dynasty that ruled from here. One needs to simply step into the famous Rani Ki Vav to travel back in time, roughly a millennium, when Queen Udaymati built this step-well in memory of her …

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A weekend in Wales

Sinead McManus   In comparison to India, the United Kingdom might be pretty small, but there are still many unexplored regions that I have to cover. Every time I go home, I try to find a new place to visit, but with short vacation times and lots of friends and family, it’s sometimes hard to organise. This time, however, I …

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Food-drug interactions

Rohini Diniz   Every day, millions of people all over the world take both prescription and over-the-counter medications to treat acute and chronic illness. Medicines are like a double edged sword- of great benefit if used correctly, but can be cause harm if incorrectly used. This article aims to enlighten the readers about the interactions of food-drug and drug-nutrients but …

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Say yes to de-addiction!

Sujal Torgal Patil   Food, clothing and shelter are no longer the only basic necessities of human life. We have reached a stage where if somehow we are compelled to skip a day’s meal, we can still adapt, but if our mobile goes out of range for even a minute it makes us go weak in the knees. We are …

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Learn as long as you breathe

Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj ji   Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever… Mahatma Gandhi Learning is a continuous process, right from the time we are born till the day we die. Irrespective of whether we want to or not, we can’t stop this process as without it there is no existence …

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Power Foods

Luke Coutinho   Lemons One of the richest sources of Vitamin C. Lemon added to water has the ability to move the PH level of the body from acidic to alkaline. Most diseases occur in an acidic environment and weight loss becomes compromised in an acidic environment. Hair loss, loss of skin lustre happens when the PH of the body …

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Families can either make you or break you, or maybe do a little bit of both

A person is normally defined by the family that raises him. However hard you try, or however far you go you know for a fact that you always carry the mark of your family. Love it or hate it, family ties are very difficult to break Seema Goswami   Families. They are the best, aren’t they? The one bunch of …

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Food for the brain

Zubin D’Souza Woohoo! I never thought that such a simple article of mine would generate such a flurry of activity. The last time I wrote about tolerance to non-vegetarian food and I want to thank the small band of supporters who wrote in to me to empathize with what I was saying. To my many detractors especially the insecure, immature …

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The yin-yang of flavours at Tizumi

Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ   South East Asian restaurants by and large have won people’s hearts in the state. And now, Margao too can boast of its new Pan Asian Bistro. After the success of Cavatina in Benaulim, chef Avinash Martins realised he couldn’t do justice to South Asian food at a continental restaurant. His new found love …

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