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By the River Sal

Lawrie Colaco Drive away from the busy streets of Margao towards the south. Approximately 20 minutes later one is welcomed by swaying palm trees, lush fields and the statue of Christ the King. Correct you’re in Assolna. Turn to the right just before you reach the market, and two minutes later you are there.

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RAIN STRAIN

Bina Punjani The terribly hot summer’s coming to an end – the rains have set in, bringing much needed relief. But maybe not so much for your hair! Bad hair days get more common; your hair turns frizzy or limp and lifeless and gets tangled.

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Monsoon is for vegetables, naturally

Miguel Braganza The first few showers of rain may have been due to cyclonic conditions rather than the ‘normal’ South-West monsoons, but they have brought a new gusto amongst gardening enthusiasts just the same.

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A Helping of Yesterday

Vir Sanghvi Indian restaurateurs and chefs are picking up old favourites and recasting them for a new audience. Nostalgia is a great flavour to work with them: Alain Ducasse is proud of his Tournedos Rossini (steak medallions topped with foie gras in a Madeira truffle sauce).

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Goodbye Candida

Luke Countinho In my last article, I had discussed Candida and how it could be the cause and symptom of several diseases, allergies and even cancer. Have a look these top foods that cleanse the body naturally of Candida.

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Are you inviting processed harm?

Deepika Rathod For years people have bought food from bakeries, creameries, butcher shops and other commercial processors to save time and effort. Processed foods are foods that have been altered from their natural state in some way or the other, either for safety reasons or convenience in order to improve the products shelf life. Such type of food is usually …

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‘I did get typecast after ‘Gandhi’

Veteran actor Rohini Hattangadi, a familiar face on television, and in theatre and movies, finds her true calling to be stage as each performance gives her a better understanding of her character. In conversation with NT BUZZ she speaks about character roles, playing Kasturba Gandhi, and portraying aai aaji on the small screen ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ Veteran actor …

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An apple a day…

Zubin D’Souza I guess people can never really make up their minds about apples. There are mentions of it being the forbidden fruit that got Adam and Eve tossed out of the Garden of Eden while others refer to it as the ‘King’ amongst fruits and we definitely don’t have to forget that extremely famous Welsh proverb that says ‘An …

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The Fisherman’s Wharf comes to town

Kuheli Bhattacharya Rane Goa is metamorphosing fast, and every time a new shop or restaurant opens I wonder what existed in its place before. That’s the thought I had when I first laid my eyes on ‘The Fisherman’s Wharf’ in Panaji. Only later did I find out that it was an old bungalow that has been restored, at walking distance …

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Savoury Street Food

Nothing satiates that early evening pang of hunger better than the sweet-spicy chaat followed by a cup of piping hot tea. And the chefs at Cidade de Goa know that all too well, for they have a treat for all those who love a little ‘chaat’ in their lives NT Buzz Aloo papdi chaat, Dahi bhalla, pakodas are culinary terms …

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