Sunday , 26 May 2019


Fan moment comes true at KBC

From waiting in long queues to purchase a ticket for Amitabh Bachchan’s films, to reaching the `50 lakhs mark in Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), it was a dream come true for 60-year-old Gajanan Rasam from Panaji. NT BUZZ finds out more VENITA GOMES | NT BUZZ Many people are die-hard fans of celebrities, sportspersons and other popular personalities, and there ... Read More »

For thy healthy heart

Sujal Torgal Patil Management of lifestyle disorders and the perspective behind it is gradually changing. Till the early eighties, it was grossly believed that heart disease was virtually irreversible. It was believed that in arterial blockage and subsequent IHD, the disease would run a progressive course until the coronary arteries were completely blocked. Recent studies have proven that it is ... Read More »

The Night of the Hunter: Wolf among sheep

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK “Dream, little one, dream, Dream, my little one, dream. Oh, the hunter in the night Fills your childish heart with fright. Fear is only a dream. So dream, little one, dream.” -Lullaby from ‘The Night of the Hunter’ ‘The Night of the Hunter’ (1955), a thriller that long after its release acquired the ... Read More »


Such Drivel Film: Namaste England Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra Directed by: Vipul Amrutlal Shah Duration: 2 hrs 16 mins Rating:  * Namaste England is one of those super hare-brained films that make you wonder how Bollywood manages to blow money on such drivel – this film apparently cost `50 crores and it is not even a big budget film ... Read More »

It’s dal! It’s not khichri or biryani

Vir Sanghvi A few weeks ago I caused a tiny stir when I said that the dosa was now India’s national dish. Many of you complained that this was a South Indian dish that most North Indians never even ate at home. So how could it possibly be any kind of national dish? Fair point. It was never my intention ... Read More »

Bondla– A repository of natural wealth

Sanjeev V Sardesai There is an old saying that ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’. This could not be more apt when we talk about the Ponda taluka – a huge basin of myriad forms of art – man-made and natural. These lands have accumulated the traits of the various entities – right from Mother Nature to every ... Read More »

Intermittent Fasting

Rohini Diniz Intermittent fasting (IF) is one of the world’s most popular fitness trends that people are using to lose weight, improve their health and simplify their lifestyles. Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of eating and fasting. There are many different ways of going about intermittent fasting, and all of them involve splitting the day ... Read More »

Wonderful Bengali Pujo

Zubin Dsouza Recently an oil company stirred up a bit of a controversy. They put out an advert in the digital media. It was apt, it was creative and it was funny. These are all the ingredients required for our straight-laced, pseudo culture guardians to take umbrage. It depicted a lady in the avatar of the goddess Durga. She used ... Read More »

Understanding breast cancer

Deepika Rathod Last week’s article discussed what breast cancer is. This week we shall delve into the causes and risk factors for the same. A strong family history of breast cancer makes one susceptible to it. There are a number of inherited mutated genes which increase the likelihood of breast cancer. These genes have been identified as breast cancer gene ... Read More »

An American in Paris: Spectaculaire!

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK The bright and breezy, Technicolor and toe-tapping ‘An American in Paris’ (1951) is one of the most imaginative musical confections turned out by Hollywood. In fact, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer delved into the past glories of the American songbook to create this musical. The idea for the film came to producer, Arthur Freed when he attended ... Read More »