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A royal celebration of food

Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ For many diners a pure vegetarian restaurant would be a last option. But, Jalsa, in the five-star deluxe Resort Rio, Arpora surpasses expectations. True to its name Jalsa, which means celebration, the restaurant is the best bet when you are looking to relish authentic and quality Rajasthani and Gujarati thalis. It was awarded the …

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Land of royalty, home of heritage

Sinead McManus With beautiful architecture, exquisite handicrafts and plush accommodation, Jaipur is truly the city of fantasy. A world where fairy tales were inspired, Jaipur is every tourist’s haunt. It’s the perfect representation of colour, architecture, history, culture, food and mysticism that has come to be associated with India. Both royal and local find a place here, crushed against one …

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Gangtok: A haven in the Himalayas

Bonita Menezes I always heard so much about Sikkim, which was once a country by itself, later blended into India to become one of our most beautiful states. I wanted to know more about this mystic land and I wasn’t disappointed in the least. The minute I stepped in Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, I was spellbound by its …

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Freedom, but at what cost?

This August 15, India is celebrating 68 years of independence from the British rule. It has been over six decades and our country has achieved many goals and is aspiring to be a dream nation. But, in recent times few initiatives by the government (be it the act of banning or moral policing) has forced citizens to think if we …

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Still the Greatest Story Ever Told

Sachin Chatte August 15 is a special day in the history of India. It also happens to be a day of significance in the annals of Indian cinema for on this day forty years ago Sholay was released.  It had a very modest beginning and critics slammed it saying it was too violent and gory. But they were proved wrong …

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Ramesh Sippy on Sholay

“I began my directorial career with ‘Andaz’, a mature love story, and followed it with ‘Seeta aur Geeta’, a film in a lighter vein. When ‘Seeta aur Geeta’ became a huge success, we wondered as to what we could produce that would be different from these two films, and which would hold bigger potential. Finally, we decided to produce an …

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Not for the thrifty traveller

The luxurious villas of Highland Heritage at Porvorim are a new addition to boutique home-stays. NT BUZZ explores these villas to discover what they have to offer

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Food Security How much food will we be able to leave for our children?

By Zubin D’Souza Today is August 15, a day that my country will be celebrating its Independence Day. This year, we celebrate sixty nine years of independence from British rule and the formation of our democratically elected government which is supposed to be ‘of the people, by the people and for the people’.

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A plateful of culinary India

As a tribute to the great country that India is and its culinary diversity, Goa Marriott Resort and Spa annually organises the Incredible India Food Festival, coinciding with Independence Day. In its successive fourth year, this popular food event is  being organised by the resort at its Waterfront Terrace and Bar, till August 16

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A for Apple

Anuradha Goyal When you drink water, remember the spring – says a Zen saying. If you had to apply this thought to red delicious apples on your breakfast table, you would have to remember the valleys of Himachal Pradesh that produce these juicy apples for us.

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