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Tips for a happy couple vacation

Soma Das   Travelling with your partner may sound like a romantic idea, and can help you create lots of happy memories. But given the unromantic nature of travel — long wait for flights, homesickness, jetlag, bouts of food poisoning — there may also be lots of stress and bickering. Use these five easy ways to navigate your journey with …

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Cases of breast cancer on a rise in Goa

NT BUZZ At the ongoing two-day 7th edition of the Indian Breast Cancer Survivors Conference at International Centre of Goa, president of GOKARMA Oncology Association, Shekhar Salkar said that breast cancer cases are on a rise in Goa. Out of the 1000-1200 cancer cases reported every year in Goa around 200 are of breast cancer, he said. The inauguration of the …

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Eating mindfully with Zest

Maria Fernandes | NT To understand the role of food, traditional diet, body type, etc, the Navhind Times Zest organised a workshop, ‘Mindful Eating through Ayurveda’, on Sunday, September 2. Conducted by professor and head of department, Gomantak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya and Research Centre, Shiroda, Neelesh Korde; the 2-hour workshop was open to those above the age of 16 and was …

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Natural remedies for common ailments

Eating the right foods can help cure certain minor illnesses. Here are five DIY home remedies to try now. Healthy foods are not just good for weight loss. Some common foods found in the pantry can actually work as home remedies that heal common illnesses. For minor health problems, one can turn to these home remedies. Here are five home …

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Know your sweeteners

Rohini Diniz This article and the next provide insight into the nutritive, health benefits of non-nutritive low calorie sweeteners. Low calorie sweeteners (LCS) are ingredients that are added to foods and beverages to provide sweetness without adding significant amounts of calories. In fact, they can also play an important role in a weight management programme that includes both good nutrition …

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‘There is a lot of personality involved in homes’

Taleigao based interior designer Devika Martins strives to use ethical practices to give form to people’s dreams. NT BUZZ talks to her about aesthetics, sustainability, and her love for renovation of Goan homes Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ Twenty six-year-old Devika Martins has always been fascinated by the unique architecture that the Portuguese left behind in Goa: a blend …

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Celebrating the birth of Balkrishna

Ramesh Savaikar | NT Lord Shrikrishna Jayanti, also known as Gokulashtami is a Hindu festival celebrated all over India in the month of Shravan according to the Hindu calendar on the ‘Ashtami’ tithi or the eighth day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight). This year the Gokulashtami festival falls on Sunday, September 2. Krishna puja is performed with religious rituals including …

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‘Understand and appreciate nature and its offerings’ – Mridula Sinha

NT BUZZ “People will not be motivated to protect nature and its assets until and unless they realise what services the ecosystem has to offers and in order to know that they have to understand and appreciate nature and its offerings,” said Governor of Goa, Mridula Sinha, while speaking at the inauguration of Goa Environment Festival at Kala Academy. She …

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Great Bakr Eid celebrations

Zubin Dsouza Growing up in a cosmopolitan shantytown in Bombay like I did meant a world difference from the world as we currently know it. Most houses were never locked because there was a constant stream of neighbours or a million kids popping in and you couldn’t be bothered to keep opening the door several times an hour. With the …

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Prawn vs shrimp

Vir Sanghvi The first and most important thing you must understand about prawns is this: no matter how many of them you eat and no matter how familiar you are with various kinds of prawn dishes, the truth is that, when it comes to prawns, you know nothing. Let’s take my own example. When I moved to Calcutta in the …

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