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Bandhavgarh: A trip into the wild

Anuradha Goyal   Come October and the national parks across India start opening up for the tourist season. The monsoon water has receded and animals will start roaming around in the open jungles. Jeep owners will commence servicing their jeeps, preparing them for the kuchha tracks of the jungle safaris. After a 3 – 4 month break the lodge owners …

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“Slow Joe” – the accidental rock star

Vince Costa   The apartment I was sitting in, allowed the evening light to come in through two large windows. Books and records stretched across the faded walls. Ethno musical instruments were strewn all over and in the corner were various types of guitars, a vintage synth and some percussive instruments. I was having a surreal experience, the French man …

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Medications and alcohol: do not mix – Part Ii

Rohini Diniz   Bronchodilators: These are medications used to treat and prevent breathing problems from bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and work by relaxing and opening the air passages to the lungs to relieve wheezing, shortness of breath, troubled breathing, and chest tightness. Alcohol should be avoided if you’re using theophylline medicines because it …

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Cancer, a holistic perspective (Part I)

We may be extremely fortunate to live in an easy era but when as a society our collective health comes into the picture we may have managed to increase the life span or reduce the mortality rate, but the quality of life is majorly deteriorated. We are suffering from disorders which are not only complicated but incomprehensible. This article tries …

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Headaches and migraines

Luke Coutinho   Generally headache is the pain and discomfort felt in the smooth muscles that are present on the walls of the arteries and veins which supply blood to cranium. Headaches may also occur due to some irritation to the nerve endings that are present in the cranial region. The muscles or blood vessels may get inflamed or may …

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The Apartment: Key to a compromised American dream

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK   “Some people say it’s my best comedy, but with ‘The Apartment’ I never set out to make a comedy. I don’t consider it a comedy. But when they laugh, I don’t argue,” the noted Hollywood director, Billy Wilder had once remarked about his Academy Award winning film, of which he was most …

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“Study of humanities creates a culture of openness and enquiry”

Art critic and poet Ranjit Hoskote is a member of the standing committee of the executive council on the Visiting Research Professors Programme (VRPP), Goa University. He is of the belief that such programmes, based on humanity, open one’s mind and bring in the culture of dissent and enquiry, which is the need of the hour. In conversation with NT …

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Tatva Therapy

Sinead McManus Goa is home to seven Tatva spas and salons, all surging forward in the state’s wellness world with Asha Arondekar at the helm. The main aim through of these ventures has been to offer techniques of relaxation and rejuvenation developed over thousands of years in India and around the world. Trained therapists bring a new world of experience …

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Grab a slice of New York

Revati Upadhya   It’s wonderful to see specialty dining options finally making their way to Panaji. Smaller eateries with big, brave offerings have been hard to come by, with a slew of multi-cuisine and safely generic restaurants churning out good food that has nothing distinct about it. But the tide is turning and every so often it’s wonderful to see …

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Delightful Deolali

Meher Castleino   I had been to Deolali decades ago when I was a child, but my last trip was a delightful one. Deolali is one of the most popular hill stations and health resorts in Maharashtra. It is located 16 kms from Nasik a popular wine growing region of the state. Considered one of the oldest and most important …

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