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Calcium Wealth, Skeletal Health

Rohini Diniz Our bodies go through many stages during our life cycle, but it always needs calcium. Many people have this mistaken belief that adults do not need calcium and hence stop drinking milk and eating other calcium-rich foods, but in reality whatever your age may be you never outgrow your need for calcium. Calcium is the most abundant mineral …

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Clinical Acupuncture

Nandhini Sadasivam What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a treatment based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of TCM is the notion that a type of life force or energy known as qi (pronounced ‘chee’) flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ …

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You need some awe in your life

Awe has the power to move the soul and increase quality of life. But for that to happen, one needs to become more aware of one’s surroundings Aldina Braganza Some days I run at dawn, some days I run at sundown. I love this time of the day because for me it’s a reminder how beautiful our world is. Against …

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Discovering his fatherland

In ‘A Stranger at My Table’ which was launched at the ongoing Goa Arts and Literature Festival (GALF) at The International Centre Goa, Dona Paula, Norwegian author Ivo de Figueiredo traces his estranged father’s Goan and East African roots and family history CHRISTINE MACHADO NT BUZZ Ivo de Figueiredo grew up identifying himself solely with his Norwegian culture. The son …

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From the kitchens of Maharashtra

Saee Koranne-Khandekar’s second book ‘Pangat: A Feast’ which was launched at the ongoing  Goa Arts and Literary Festival (GALF) navigates the many sub-cuisines of Maharashtra and attempts to break the myths that surround the food of the land Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ As a writer who wants to just be true to her experience sans taking on assignments …

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Fashion frenzy

DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ A radical twist to the traditional ‘posro’ (the Konkani word for shop), fashion and accessory pop-up ‘PoSRo’, conceptualised by Archana Bhobe of Snip and Kedhar Gawde of Celebrity Locker Entertainment, will introduce a host of new age, millennial and quirky labels to Goa. These include The Temple House, a label promoted by former supermodel …

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Silence is the Way

Sadhguru The existence that one is able to see, hear, smell, taste and touch through the five senses is essentially a product of reverberations, a play of sound or nada. The body and mind of a human being are also reverberations. But body and mind are not an end in themselves – they are just the outer peel of a …

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It’s not just rape, its more

Aldina Braganza I was in a good space and my writing was going to be all about the wonders of the festive season, but my heart felt heavy. I knew I would not do justice to my writing if I didn’t voice my agitation. I am angry. Maybe you are too. My heart wept when I first heard about the …

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The magic of valerian root

Deepika Rathod In this week’s article I am going to focus on Valeriana officinalis, also known as valerian root. This herb is commonly used for sleep disorders, especially the inability to sleep. A few research studies also suggest that it can be used for reducing anxiety as well as psychological stress. This herb is native to Europe and some parts …

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