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Readers delight

Situated on a busy stretch in Panaji, Varsha Book Stall, although small, has a variety of books and has been catering to the customers’ needs since 1963, discovers NT BUZZ  RAMANDEEP KAUR Long before the internet made newspapers and other publications freely available at the click of a mouse, there was the friendly neighbourhood newspaper stall. Back in the day, …

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Fighting against tobacco through film

On the occasion of World No-Tobacco Day, dean at Goa Dental College and Hospital, Ida De Noronha De Ataide said that Goa reports the lowest prevalence of tobacco in the country. She was speaking at the ‘Goa Anti-Tobacco National Film Festival 2019’ prize distribution organised by the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) and the Department of Public Health Dentistry, Goa …

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Beauty from food

Zubin D’souza I live in Mumbai which is hot, humid, squalid and polluted, and has a permanent haze of smog hanging over it, and here I am only describing the good days. I love the city. It has provided me with an education, an income and a lifestyle that I have really grown attached to. What the city has however …

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An Italian rendezvous

Staying true to the Italian cuisine offered at The Verandah at Grand Hyatt Goa, Bambolim, executive chef David Ansted and his team pay attention to every detail with love, to provide simple and hearty food, that’s created with great passion and love Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ ‘There’s nothing more romantic than eating Italian food’. Whoever coined this phrase, …

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Ruined Forts Colvale and Tivim fortifications

Sanjeev V Sardesai Many Goans are unaware about the existence of the fortification of Colvale and Tivim. This was ‘once’ a very extended and impressive fortification, stretching from one village ward into another along the border of Bardez and Bicholim. Significantly, it is near the very entry point of this fortified wall that the interaction of the Portuguese forces there …

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Little India in Jerusalem’s Old City

A 13th century hospice, still run by Indians, offers a neutral corner and shelter to travellers in the world’s bitterest conflict zone. Mimi Choudhury In the eastern part of Jerusalem lies the Old City, enclosed by a wall about 15 metres high and more than 4 kilometres long, which Suleiman the Magnificent rebuilt in the middle of the 16th century. …

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Tiffin snacks: Pack them with love

Rohini Diniz With less than a week left for schools to reopen, it is soon going to become the daily routine of mothers of school going children to prepare snacks to be eaten during the mid-morning break at school. This tiffin box most often is a source of fights between the mother and child because of the gap between the …

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Baby steps towards positive health – Part II

Sujal Torgal Patil Ayurveda is all about balance and bringing relief through balance. So if you have a hyperactive child with seemingly boundless energy and who’s mind goes a million miles a minute, ayurveda bring calmness, solidity and a slowing down to this youngster. One can follow the guidelines after learning about the child’s temperament. For example: root vegetables by …

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Conscious Consumption Moving Towards a Sensible Mode of Life

Sadhguru Piyush: Is consumerism actually driven by paranoia? People buy six sarees because they are afraid that when they go to a party, someone else there is wearing the same saree. People buy a new mobile phone every three months because someone else also got a new mobile phone. When I was young, no one gave me extra supplements with …

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Superstitions ain’t the way

Aldina Braganza Being brought up in a culture where superstitions are a part of traditions, I am no stranger to the lucky charm idiosyncrasy. It’s just not us, more than half of the world’s population has their own peculiarities. But when beliefs dictate life’s course, then superstitions confront my scientific temperament about human understanding. In doing so I hope I …

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