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Eating with your hand: Why you should’ve been doing this all along

Luke Coutinho Eating with one’s hands is an age-old, traditional Indian way of eating food, and finds its profound wisdom in the Vedas. Over time we have moved to fine dining cutlery, different sized knives, forks and spoons for different foods and meals. There’s nothing wrong with that, but there’s a whole load of goodness with the traditional Indian way.

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The Wizard of Oz: Dorothy in Wonderland

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK Over the last 77 years, the Technicolor images of Dorothy and her friends on the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City have become an indelible part of the psyche of film audiences, all over the world. ‘The Wizard of Oz’, no wonder is a cult film.

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All-women crew brave choppy seas

Six women naval officers of Indian Navy recently created Indian maritime history by successfully completing a voyage to Mauritius and back to Goa on July 14. NT BUZZ spoke to these women officers to understand what it takes to brave the sea, wind and live for the moment

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Celebrate being a motorcyclist, not a rider

“Speed thrills but kills.” We have read this umpteen number of times road signage’s. In Goa, accidents are one of the major causes of deaths. These deaths occur due to over speeding, not following safety rules and, in most two- wheeler cases not wearing a helmet. Youngsters today think riding is associated with over-speeding and ignoring safety rules. Keeping all …

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Not for the weak-stomached

Zubin D’souza Blood has not been as revolting to humans as it currently is. Centuries before we had supermarkets, canned food and aesthetically presented vegetables packaged in glossy shrink-wrap, there existed an entire world where it was taboo to waste food.

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A royal feast of the Nizams

Feast like a Nizam enjoying rich, aromatic and flavourful food at the Hyderabadi food festival at Vivanta by Taj, Panaji, which is on till August 7. This is the best time to indulge and learn about a fare that blends together Lucknowi, Persian and Mughlai cuisine. From the deliciously healthy mutton shorba, to succulent kebabs and kachay gosht ki biryani …

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Straight out of a dream: Now’s the best time to visit Greece’s Cyclades

AFP, New Delhi The geopolitical turmoil that Greece is currently facing should not deter you visit this haven of tranquility in Southern Europe. In fact, there is no time more opportune than now as a fall in bookings has led many hotels to cut prices already. Anyone keen to snap up a bargain break can head to the Aegean Sea where …

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Milk: Magic or tragic

Deepika Rathod Milk has been a part of the Indian diet for hundreds and thousands of years. It contains a variety of vitamins and minerals required for good health. What is also important to note is that being Indians, our bodies are accustomed to milk and so it is easily digested.

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