Monday , 16 July 2018


Chariots of Fire: The flame of conviction

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK The British Olympic champion, Eric Liddell whose athletic brilliance earned him the nickname, ‘The Flying Scotsman’ was immortalised in the film, ‘Chariots of Fire’ (1981). Though based on true events, the film is a fictionalised account of the trials undergone by the British track team competing in the 1924 Olympics, particularly Liddell, a ... Read More »

How to create the tenderest food possible

ZUBIN D’SOUZA When Nawab Asaf ud Daulah of the former kingdom of Awadh started losing his teeth, it was a major calamity. The Nawab although not a great administrator, was a renowned patron of the arts and a celebrated gourmet. Music and dance flourished under his rule as did the true value of a chef. With the Nawab losing his ... Read More »

A gastronomic encounter at the Khoja Festival

Treat your tastebuds with some authentic dishes of the Khoja community at the ongoing Khoja Festival at Vivanta by Taj, Panaji till June 24. The specially curated menu by executive chef Harpreet Longani presents a diverse mix of recipes that were passed down over generations SHERAS FERNANDES | NT BUZZ The Khoja cuisine is akin to a two-way highway; there ... Read More »

Rocking Goan hinterland

Sanjeev V Sardesai The monsoons are the most ideal time to visit Goa. It is time when the land exhibits is royal green avatar. Truly it is a land of thousand greens viewed in the shrubs, plants and trees that dot the landscape thus making the state a painter’s delight. Goa receives 130 to 140 inches of annual rainfall from ... Read More »

Adopt a healthy life style

Rohini Diniz Dear readers, this is the 300th article of the column and I thank all of you for your appreciation and positive feedback. Over the last few decades lifestyle changes such as increased consumption of polished cereals instead of whole grain, preference for convenience foods, street foods and fast foods, inadequate water intake, decreased physical activity, increased stress and ... Read More »

There’s finally a way to avoid nightmares and bad dreams

Many people suffer from nightmare disorder, also known as ‘dream anxiety disorder’, where sleep is hampered by frequent nightmares. However, its effective treatment has always been non-characterised and situational. According to a paper from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), a variety of treatment options may be effective for nightmare disorder in adults. The paper reported that image rehearsal ... Read More »

The Maltese Falcon: A detective story

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK Based on the 1930 detective novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett, ‘The Maltese Falcon’ (1941) was a film noir written and directed by John Huston, which also became the debut vehicle of this legendary filmmaker. The original novel contained considerable amount of homosexual subtext concerning the characters of Wilmer Cook and ... Read More »

Giving Goan Women and Cuisine a Platform

With the phenomenal success of its maiden culinary competition, Goan Woman Chef of the Year, The Navhind Times in partnership with Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Goa is all set to launch its second edition, on July 8. Exclusively for Goan ladies, the competition will be held at the five star property in Benaulim. In a chat with NT Network, ... Read More »

Celebrating the spirit of Islam in Eid-ul-Fitr

SACHI NAIK| NT BUZZ Ramadan (Ramzan) is the religious month for the Islamic community. It is observed as the month of fasting, hence throughout the month of Ramadan, it is obligatory for every adult Muslim to fast and keep ‘roja’. The commencement and end of this month revolves around the sighting of the crescent moon. As the month ends, there ... Read More »

‘Mee Natakwala’ traces the stage journey of Prasad Sawkar

BUZZ | NT NETWORK ‘Mee Natakwala’ (I am a Man of the Stage), a coffee table book based on the memoirs of the noted Goan stage singer/ actor, Prasad Sawkar was released by minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude, at a special function held in the Black Box, at Kala Academy on Friday. The book brought out by the ... Read More »