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Diabetes and COVID-19

With diabetics having a higher risk factor when it comes to being affected by COVID-19, consultant diabetologist, Tejas Kamat shares with NT BUZZ how this group of people can try to stay free of this pandemicNT BUZZ COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease – 2019), a disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus-2), has emerged as a rapidly …

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Living on the spectrum

As the world came to terms with the pandemic, World Autism Awareness Day was observed on April 2, a day to recognise and celebrate the rights of those for whom adjusting to this new reality have been particularly difficult. “Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder characterised by behavioural and communicational difficulties that impact a person’s ability to navigate …

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Survival of the Fittest

Film: The Decline Cast: Guillaume Laurin, Marilyn Castonguay, Réal Bossé Directed by: Patrice Laliberté Duration: 1 hour 23 minutes Rating: * * * 1 / 2 The first Netflix production from Quebec is a fairly relevant film in the present scenario – in most places at least, globally. It is about a group of survivalists who train themselves for a …

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Maybe This Forced Pause Is Actually Good for the Planet

I love the warmth and brightness of sunny days, but I’ve always enjoyed the stillness that comes around as the rain starts to fall, as well. Creatures retreat to the warmth and dryness of shelters and home spaces. Outdoor work and routines are rethought, sometimes placed on pause. The world, at least as far as the rain clouds stretch, quiets. …

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Gavin and Joanne at home with Wolfgang

Luis Dias Each of us is trying our best to keep occupied at home during this coronavirus lockdown. Music has played a crucial part in helping me to cope. I’ve written before about the treats being offered for free from the Metropolitan Opera, the Digital Concert Hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Bolshoi Ballet, and so many others. There are …

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Sensible eating during self-quarantine

Rohini Diniz Over the last few months, most countries of the world are battling with the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and in order to prevent its spread, the governments have imposed stringent lockdowns and self-quarantine measures. This has not only disrupted normal life, work and businesses but has forced people to remain home for long periods.  As we all know, …

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Making the most of quarantine

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ Due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown in the country everyone’s schedule has gone for a toss as they are stuck at home. However, self-quarantine has also given people an opportunity to do more of the simple things in life, be it finding time for themselves, practicing hobbies, bonding with family members, and a lot more. …

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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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