Sunday , 24 March 2019


This food kills

Zubin Dsouza Recently a rather famous Canadian brand recalled their bottled applesauce over concerns that it may be contaminated with ground glass. According to several urban legends, ground glass was used in the past as a weapon of murder. Modern science has however debunked this theory. Glass if ground too fine would not cause any harm except an upset tummy. ... Read More »

Fashion goes green

Meher Castelino When fashion follows the green path it helps not only the environment but also the farmers who grow the cotton, the weavers, designers and the buyers. The Green Fashion India Conference 2018 held in Goa in October, an initiative of the Maharishi Karve Stree Shikshan Sanstha’s (MKSSS) School of Fashion Technology (SOFT) Pune, was a feast for the ... Read More »

Travel guide to the new Silk Road

Wade Shepard, Bloomberg   Thanks to more than a trillion dollars of prospective investment — led by China — the Silk Road is rising again. For travellers, this means a wealth of new destinations to explore — some sprung from deserts overnight and others that have for too long been left off tourist maps.   Here are a few locations ... Read More »

Traditional Fats

Rohini Diniz Traditional Indian texts like Ayurveda have prized ghee, coconut oil, mustard oil and sesame oil for their health-promoting and healing properties. However, with the fear of cholesterol and saturated fat these days many of these traditional fats have been replaced by other cooking oils such as vanaspati and refined vegetable oils. Are traditional cooking oils really bad for ... Read More »

Allergies decoded by ayurveda

Sujal Torgal Patil It is quite unnerving to find that you can’t wear your favourite perfume or are unable to enjoy a certain cuisine because your body reacts negatively to it much against your will. Although some people are increasingly prone to this phenomenon, every individual has the potential to undergo such a reaction at some time in their life. ... Read More »

Exploring Poinguinnim and Partagal

Sanjeev V Sardesai When we hear the name Goa, the first image that starts to form is generally of foot tapping music, exotic sea food, an expanse of seas and sun kissed golden beaches; while a few reminiscence the unique architecture of the temples, churches and mosques. The agenda and itinerary of a visitor to Goa is rarely amiss of ... Read More »

‘Cynthia’ – Goa’s foray into horror films

Director, actor and music producer, Elvis Kahn Fernandes from Mapusa recently released the trailer of his debut Konkani horror film ‘Cynthia’ . In a tête-à-tête with NT BUZZ Elvis shares insight into the film VENITA GOMES| NT BUZZ As Goans we have grown up listening to various ghost and horror stories, either told to us by our grandparents or parents ... Read More »

On the flipside

The Patriarch, a dramatic monologue, set to be staged on October 27 at The Mandrem House, delves into how men too are often victims of the age old patriarchal structure prevalent in society, reports NT BUZZ CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ When one talks about patriarchy, it is usually about women – how women are subdued, not allowed to work ... Read More »

The nail fairy of Goa

Irina Krutik has been a pioneer in the field of nail art and extensions in Goa, with the setting up of Infinity Nails and Beauty Studio in 2011. She has now diversified, offering a wide range of beauty procedures while still nurturing her forte – nail art and design Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ With over twenty years experience ... Read More »

Forgotten recipes to the fore at Indian Chef Awards

NT BUZZ After regional selections in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Kolkata, Delhi and Ahmedabad and finally Goa, the grand finale of the annual Indian Chef awards organised by V M Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE), Raia was held recently at the institute. The culinary event which had almost 860 entries was themed around forgotten recipes. The participants were ... Read More »