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Home is where the heart is

NT BUZZ Big or small, apartment or house, in the village or city, home is the place you have the deepest affection for; one, where great emotional bonds are built. And no matter where you go, be it for work, leisure, holiday; home is the place that everyone longs to get back to. Our photojournalists Vipul Rege and Hemant Parab, …

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Stressed and Anxious? Here’s How to Stay Emotionally Healthy

With the lockdown measures in place and many people self-isolating, but the outbreak is affecting the way many of us live our lives and how we operate on a day-to-day basis. Express gratitude. We humans have a natural negativity bias. It’s a mechanism in place designed with the intention of keeping us safe. Being on the lookout for danger, in …

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Ramayan then, Ramayan now

While the country is watching re-runs of Ramanand Sagar’s show, filmmaker Tiwari discusses scripting trilogy on the Indian epic Uma Ramasubramanian On March 28, Doordarshan kicked off its re-run of Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, sparking a wave of nostalgia among the older generation and a meme fest among the youngsters. As many huddled around the television to witness the Arun Govil-fronted …

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‘Our’ pandemic and its aftermath

Luis Dias Exactly a century ago, the world was gripped by another pandemic, the 1918 ‘Spanish flu’ pandemic. No, it had nothing to do with Spain (it was merely reported first by the press in Spain, neutral in World War I (WWI) and therefore exempt from military censorship) just as COVID-19 has nothing to do with China (in your face, …

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Librarians lead the way

Prabodhan Education Society’s Vidya Prabodhini College of Commerce, Education, Computer and Management, Parvari organised a state-level workshop on ‘Academic Writing Support Services and Web 2.0’. The workshop was attended by a total of 54 librarians and students of library science from different colleges, higher secondary schools, high schools and institutions. Chief guest at the workshop was national vice president, Vidya …

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Breaking the glass ceiling

The India Nightlife Convention and Awards (INCA) in association with Heineken, hosted The Sisterhood Soiree – an initiative to recognise and encourage women in the nightlife and hospitality industry at Saligao Stories and Soro – The Village Pub. The event saw key business leaders from the hospitality industry under one roof and students from different colleges aspiring to pursue a …

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Stressed and Anxious? Here’s How to Stay Emotionally Healthy

“Health is not just about what you’re eating. It’s also about what you’re thinking and saying.” A virus is spreading across the globe. Schools are shut down. People are out of work. Grocery stores are empty. Weddings, graduations, vacations, a day in court—canceled. This is the ultimate test in emotional resilience. Uncertainty is one of the main reasons we stress, …

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The culinary wizard

Maria Fernandes |NT A resident of Divar, Chef Urbano Cruz do Rego moved to Mumbai at a very early age with hopes of becoming a professional footballer. An injury to his eardrum during a practice session however brought an end to this dream. “I was crazy about football and hoped to make it big in this field but fate had …

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If only…

The Co-VID 19 pandemic has made people pause and rethink their life. NT BUZZ asks a few folks what they would do differently if they were given a chance to begin this year all over again, sans the virus outbreak RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ Every year on April 1 ie April Fool’s Day, people around the world play pranks …

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‘Mohem’

TIATR REVIEWS JP Pereira Written by Augie D’Mello and directed by Shantaram Pawar, this impressive entry in the Kala Academy Tiatr Competition takes a very serious look at the medical profession, which has turned into a money-making business for some doctors and hospital management. Instead of adhering to the Hippocrates oath, they resort to all kinds of rackets to make …

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