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The perpetually stewing pot

Zubin D’souza There is an old story told about a magic pot. It was always full no matter how much food was taken out of it. I had heard different versions of this story from several parts of the world. Some had a tragic ending; others had a poignant tale to tell. There were some told with a moral at …

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Great Indian breakfasts

In the West, breakfast is the most boring and repetitive meal. In India, we wake up to variety and quality Vir Sanghvi Everyone will tell you how people in the US and the UK have become more adventurous in their eating habits. They want different cuisines every day. So a whole new breed of restaurants has evolved to cope with …

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The unique Urus of Arabo

Sanjeev V Sardesai In Goa, references are mostly made about feasts and jatras, and we barely become aware of the festivities of the Muslim community. However, the community that ruled over these lands, prior to the arrival of the Portuguese in 1510 AD, still carries out some of their festivities, at various villages in Goa, displaying a harmonious weaving of …

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Marvel at Madrid’s best kept cultural secret

The palace’s most notable paintings include a portrait by Francisco Goya of the 13th Duchess of Alba , as well as portraits of other members of the five centuries-old House of Alba by Titian and Rubens Home to one of Spain’s most important private art collections that includes paintings by Goya, Velazquez and Rubens, the Liria Palace was for decades Madrid’s best …

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Flours

Rohini Diniz Ragi flour Ragi flour or nachni flour is a reddish brown fine powder with visible tiny red specks. The flour has a bland flavour and nutty aroma. Nachni flour is rich in carbohydrate from starch and dietary fibre. Being fibre-rich, nachni is digested slowly and this keeps one full for longer thereby helping to control food intake and …

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Yoga nidra: To live free of stress

Nandhini Sadasivam According to medical research, 80 per cent to 90 per cent of diseases and illness are caused due to stress. The word nidra means sleep in Sanskrit. The aim of this practice is to make the body sleep while the mind remains awake and alert. This practice gives complete relaxation to the whole body while maintaining consciousness. This …

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Don’t let negative emotions hijack you

Aldina Braganza I am writing this particular piece in two sections. The reason being emotional numbness is not only common, but many people use it as their coping mechanism. I don’t blame them because at times it is easier to escape into a magical world than face your pain as is. But before I go on to describe emotional numbness …

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Of law and order

The fifth edition of Difficult Dialogues 2020 that began yesterday February 14 and will conclude on Sunday, February 16 focuses on ‘The State of Law’. NT BUZZ gets talking with Surina Narula, the lady who has always kept society and its several issues as priority, creating a platform for healthy discussion and deliberation Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Q. …

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Tacking the difficult conversations

The fifth edition of Difficult Dialogues, which will see leading experts, policymakers, politicians, lawyers, judges, academics and personalities gather to discuss the ‘State of Law’ was inaugurated at Goa University, Taleigao. Member of Rajya Sabha, Sudhanshu Trivedi was the chief guest for the inaugural ceremony. Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford University, Paul Flather; and additional solicitor general of India and …

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Music for the mind and soul

Srajan Srivastava conducted a session on ‘The untold secrets for mental healing’ at the recent Nivaan Handpan and World Music Festival in Goa. NT BUZZ learns more about how music therapy is used to calm the mind and bring about mental wellness Music lovers were treated to a different experience at The Nivaan Handpan and World Music Festival recently organised …

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