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Being GMO

Zubin D’souza Recently certain farming activists were splashed all over the front pages. In defiance with a government diktat and braving fines that may be equivalent of their annual wages, they dared to sow genetically modified seeds. The fact that they announced this act well in advance and invited media coverage was also a first. Genetically modified crops were always …

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From roti to biryani

When does a roti become a biryani? When a British chain sells a vegan wrap and calls it a biryani! Understanding the mislabelling of Indian food abroad Vir Sanghvi We have been talking about biryani again and again, and while we have had the usual squabbles (Indian or Central Asian origin? Vegetarian or meat-based? Dry or wet) we seem to …

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Tracing the history of the Sri Manguesh Temple

Sanjeev V Sardesai One of the most visited Hindu religious sites in Goa is undoubtedly the Sri Manguesh Temple situated in Ponda Taluka, in the village of Priol. This temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva has a deity with the identity ‘Manguesh’, and is revered in its iconic form of a ‘ling’. This aesthetically and majestically built temple has a scintillating …

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The Granary Lodge

The Prince’s Foundation, Prince Charles’s charity, opened Granary Lodge on the grounds of the Castle of Mey, one of the Prince of Wales’s favorite getaways. Prince Charles’s charity, the Prince’s Foundation, opened Granary Lodge on the grounds of the Castle of Mey, one of the Prince of Wales’s favourite getaways. The luxury bed-and-breakfast is located in Caithness, on the rugged …

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Weaning: Initiating little appetites – Part II

Rohini Diniz The best way to initiate infants into accepting new tastes is to give foods in a liquid form along with breast milk. Since the infant is already accustomed to breast milk, at the age of four to six months, liquid supplements like juices, soups, animal milk, dal water or rice kanji can be given. One of the easiest …

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Regimen for healthy monsoons

Sujal Torgal Patil Prevention is one of the two basic objectives of ayurved which has been emphasised more often than the second one, which is cure. Ritucharya or ideal seasonal regimen forms an integral part of ayurvedic preventive medicine. Altogether six seasons have been detailed throughout the year. Varsha ritu or the monsoon season comes under the southern solstice (winter …

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Shut down your karma factory

Sadhguru Every moment of your life, whatever you do or don’t do, your karma is dissolving. The very life process is dissolution of karma. You have a certain amount of allotted karma, which we refer to as prarabdha. The prarabdha is working itself out. But the problem is the production factory is working overtime – new karma is being piled …

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Nature connectedness: Looking for answers on a beach

Techniques involving nature are gaining popularity in cultures where people spend a lot of hours indoors, thus an attempt to get human beings out into nature. Aldina Braganza We have one life to live. So how do you want to live it? I stood on the beach the other day asking myself this exact question. Tied down to your purpose …

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Stand up for yourself

The viral video of Durga Gawde being assaulted and molested in Saligao is urging people to popularise the hashtag #StandUpForYourself. NT BUZZ gets a few people to share their views NT BUZZ The recent viral video of Durga Gawde being beaten on a busy Saligao road and molested in full view of the public, has alarmed the people of the …

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A world of wisdom

The Mahalaxmi Prassadik Hindu Vachan Mandir in Fontainhas is said to be Panaji’s first privately run public library. 112 years later it is still standing tall CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ The Latin Quarters of Fontainhas may be famed for its unique Indo-Portuguese styled architecture. But history also abounds in this picturesque and serene location. Among these structures of old …

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