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Gig in Belgium

Belgium is known popularly for its chocolates, beer, waffles and that little guy who takes a piss in a public place, but unknown to many it has the best music festival in the world that has won awards to prove it. In a little village called Werchter, a thirty-minute train ride from Brussels, is Rock Werchter, it happens in the …

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Decoding food labels – Ii

Rohini Diniz  The number of servings that are contained in a pack of food and the serving size are of absolute importance on the Nutrition Information label, it details the amount of food in one portion. The portion size is given in terms of grams, cups, spoons or number of items like 2 biscuits or 10 almonds.

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Decoding Food Labels – I

Rohini Diniz Over the last 40 years there has been an increase in the consumption of processed and ready to eat foods. While some of these foods are fairly healthy others are not. That is where food labels come in. A food label is the information printed on the outside of packaged foods that gives us basic information about the …

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Birth control pill: The science of nature

Dorland Martins We are a culture who wants more, we move fast and we’ll push things out of our way to get it. In this social and emotional environment, our health usually takes a back seat. Who has time to spend two days in bed getting over flu? Forget the week or two or three that people used to spend …

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Honey and Cinnamon

Luke Coutinho Cinnamon is an ancient spice, and was used culinary and medicinally in both ancient Egypt and China. The spice comes from the inner bark of the cinnamon tree, which rolls into a ‘cinnamon stick’ shape when dried. These sticks are either used whole, or ground into a powdered form.

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The month of abundance

Shravan – the fifth month of the Hindu calendar and considered to be the most holy month usually falls in July or August. Being the first month of the Chaturmas season it calls for fasting and the observation of additional vows. In Goa there are several rituals and traditions followed during this period that culminates with Chavath festivities. NT BUZZ …

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A Time for Strength and Wisdom

Sadhguru On a recent trip to Delhi, I learnt about the centennial commemoration of the Indian army’s participation in World War I. They were the largest volunteer army in Asia, and one of the two largest in the world. In the first war, over a million Indian troops were taken by the British to various battle fronts across Europe, Middle …

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Made (up) in Heaven

Bina Punjani Planning your big day or plan on attending someone else’s? Weddings truly are the biggest celebrations in India. Moreover, with couples from all around the world choosing Goa as a wedding destination, there are going to be many opportunities to put your best foot forward. Along with the choice of outfit and footwear, it’s pretty much your hair …

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Forgotten food from around India

Zubin D’Souza Thank you everyone for the overwhelming response to my request to write in. There are so many of you that I want to thank for taking the initiative but since my articles are usually seven hundred words long, I may have to skip the individual thanking part to avoid this article being composed solely of names. There are …

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Wait Until Dark: In the shadow of fear

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK The emotion of fear, just like World War II, has provided backdrop to innumerable Hollywood films ranging from thrillers to suspense to horrors. ‘Wait Until Dark’ (1967) is one such suspense-thriller, which originated as a play by Frederick Knott, who also wrote the play ‘Dial M For Murder’ later directed for the screen …

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