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Colourful Columbia

Lying at the foothills of the Andes, Bogota is a city of stunning vistas and surprising links to the past. Geetika Jain We’ve hopped off our car briefly, and are standing at a mirador, a special viewing point, to take in the vast sweep of Bogota, Columbia’s capital city below us. Rotund cumulous clouds line up the bright blue sky …

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Weaning: Initiating little appetites

Rohini Diniz Solid weaning supplements should consist of four basic ingredients – a staple cereal as the main ingredient, a protein food, fruits or vegetables for vitamins and minerals and fats or sugars in moderation to help supplement the energy content of the feed. When these four ingredients are mixed together, in proper proportions they form a complete meal. Such …

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Vitiligo: An insight

Sujal Torgal Patil June 25 is marked as World Vitiligo Day to create awareness about vitiligo which occurs to about one to two per cent of population worldwide. This disease is important because of the nature of the disease and the stigma associated with it. Apart from suffering physically, patients suffer anaesthetically and therefore psychologically. Vitiligo is not contagious. It is a …

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Take destiny in your hands

Sadhguru Where is the need to use our intelligence? And if everything is destined about our life, when a guru enters our life how can he change our destiny? The very first moment when you utter the word spirituality, whether you realise that or not, what you are actually saying is,“I want to take my destiny into my hands.” It …

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Emotional connectedness: The secret of functional families

Aldina Braganza Recently I was invited to address the PTA of a popular higher secondary school in south Goa. While preparing my draft for the same something kept disturbing me. What do I tell these parents? I know the feeling of being anxious, especially when it comes to your teenager’s well-being. Up until a certain point you are in control …

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What is yoga?

Sadhguru Essentially in the tradition, once we attach the word ‘yoga’ to anything, it indicates that it is a complete path by itself. We say hata yoga, but we will not say asana yoga. Of course, if you come from the United States, they say anything! If it is a complete path by itself, how should it be approached? If …

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Bred in the bone

Internationally famed neurosurgeon, Premanand Shantaram Ramani from Wadi-Talaulim has recently been announced as the recipient of Gomant Vibhushan Award for 2018 by the government of Goa. In conversation with NT BUZZ Ramani shares his life journey and his plans for Goa VENITA GOMES | T BUZZ Q. How has spinal surgery advanced since you began? After completing my education in …

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Keeping it classic

NT BUZZ The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in collaboration with Samraat Club, Margao and in association with Ravindra Bhavan, Margao is all set to present Bharatnatyam and Mayurbhanj Chau dance on June 22, 7: 45 p.m. onwards at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Chairman, Randra Bhavan, Prashant Naik will be the chief guest for the event. The dance performance will …

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Of purple trees and flying cats

Aldina Braganza We all aspire for a happy life, yet living a happy life is not well taken. In Goa we have a beautiful word ‘susegado’. Better known for describing a relaxed way of living, mistaken for being lazy, the word ‘susegad’ is more often than not considered an insult and never used as praise. It’s not surprising at all …

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Food for the famous

Zubin D’Souza So I thought that it was time that I became famous. Not famous like a fading star who was in a really popular soap opera in the 70s and certainly not as bad as some of the lesser-known members of boy bands post breakup. I wanted to be so famous that my name stood the test of time, …

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