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Living with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder which affects nearly 10 million people worldwide. With World Parkinson’s Day observed on April 11, NT BUZZ speaks to consultant neurologist at the Healthway Hospital, Gajanan A Panandikar, to learn more about the ailment NT BUZZ Parkinson’s is a neurological disease which tends to affect senior citizens and sometimes, even youngsters. Even Mohammad Ali, arguably …

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An apple a day

Miguel Braganza The French word for apple is pomme and the science of growing fruit is known as pomology. So, one has the standard pomme or the apple as we understand it; the pomme de terre or potato and the pomme d’amour or tomato. Love is the only commandment of Jesus Christ whom we celebrate at Easter, everything else is …

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Goa’s changing villages… and Chinchinim

Frederick Noronha Goa’s villages are changing. There was a time when if an unfamiliar face walked through one of our villages, everyone would inquire who that person was. Today, it’s hard to keep track of who goes by in the average Goan village. What often surprises me is how many people I don’t know, despite spending long years in one …

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Beat the lockdown blues

It can feel daunting to think about the weeks ahead. Adaptability is key to keeping your mental health in good shape Aldina Braganza It has been a little more than two weeks at home. If you haven’t got a system in place then I can well imagine how you are feeling. Well, I get you. I know what it feels …

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A guide to staying positive

Positive thinking is when we focus on positive thoughts in any situation. This helps us improve our physical and mental health. As per our experience in our life we develop a pattern of thinking (thoughts): negative as well as positive. When we develop negative pattern of thoughts, thinking or core beliefs which will damage our mental, physical, emotional and social …

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The art of isolation

Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho recently launched an online series ‘Surviving SQ (Self Quarantine)’ inviting artists to share creative strategies of survival. NT BUZZ details CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ For many, this long-drawn lockdown has meant hours of boredom, restlessness, anxiety, and uncertainty. However, for artists, isolation is not a new concept. Indeed, many are known …

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Losing your mind over COVID-19

DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ These are trying times. Not just for Goa, but for the entire global population. There is a ton of information to process, laws being enforced, restrictions on movement, scarcity of essential commodities and the enduring fear that the pandemic is going to get worse in India or that the lockdown will be extended. But …

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Lockdown: Learnings and yearnings

From travel adventures to career moves to appreciating time spent with loved ones, the people of Goa share their post-pandemic hopes and plans with NT BUZZ ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ A few months ago, nobody knew that a new strain of the coronavirus would crash economies, empty streets, and bring the world as we know it to a halt. …

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Child in Time

Film: One Child Nation (documentary) Directed by: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang Rating: * * * * Winner of the Documentary Grand Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, One Child Nation takes a look at China’s policy which lasted over 35 years, from 1979 to 2015, which enforced families to have only one child. How was the policy implemented, what were …

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Give me a Ring sometime!

Luis Dias I think it fair to say my dad was something of a Wagner fan. He had books about him in German, underlined and marked, with his own remarks scrawled all over the pages, as my dad was wont to do to anything he read. And he had stacks of spools of music (remember the huge spool-tape recorders? If …

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