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Sonali Mujumdar Growing up in the 1980s and 90s, family outings were usually focussed on eating Chinese food, which was at once exotic and homey. Chinese food in India is the story of a cuisine that has its roots in 18th century Calcutta under the stewardship of the British East India Company, and the influx of Chinese workers who brought …

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The sheer ignorance

Karan Thapar Frankly, I’m not just baffled but completely perplexed by Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to grant the police permission to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar for sedition under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code. He has not only contradicted his earlier publicly expressed admiration for Kanhaiya, but he has also revealed he is ignorant of the actual law of sedition, and …

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Benefiting from Hindu benevolence

Frederick Noronha On the weekly train, the daily bus, or flights headed from Goa to Chennai, and vice versa, it’s easy to run into some passenger who is headed to that South Indian city for an unusual purpose. In this case, the purpose is to seek treatment for a complex eye ailment, treatments for which Chennai has come to be …

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Journalism Juxtaposed

Patricia Pereira-Sethi Leila Janah, 37, an admired international entrepreneur and revered advocate for the under-represented, especially women, succumbed recently to a rare form of cancer. She had been diagnosed with soft tissue epithelial sarcoma in April last year and died nine months later. Leila was the founder of several organisations—Samasource, LXMI, Samaschool, Samahope—all sharing a common social mission: to provide …

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Who could the first farmers be?

TENSING RODRIGUES Last time we visualised some possible scenarios of peopling of the Komkan coast. The first was where some anatomically modern humans (AMH) arriving from Africa or evolving from homo species who had arrived earlier, settled on the coast; the second was the same as the first but where the population eventually spread eastwards and merged with the inhabitants …

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Comments on Indian commentary

Amrit Mathur On some days, television delivers a feast of live cricket from sunrise to post dinner, action starting early morning in New Zealand and finishing late night in South Africa. The carpet coverage serves an interesting mix of formats, Tests to T20s, and the passionate viewer is spoilt for choice deciding which channel to watch. If the cricket is …

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All I need is some sleeeeeep

On March 13, the world observed World Sleep Day, designed to raise awareness on sleep that we compromise on due to our habits and modern lifestyle. NT BUZZ gets people’s pulse on this sleep that everyone loves but can’t get enough of Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ We all carry several burdens, some that we talk about and some …

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From passion to profession

Model/actor Mariette Valsan who has worked in ‘Hotel Mumbai’, apart from working in short films, was in Goa recently. In conversation with NT BUZZ, she talks about her Goan connection, her career, and more RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ A very imaginative kid, Mariette Valsan dreamt of becoming everything from a paleontologist to an astronaut – but it was modelling …

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Endurance: Become your best possible self

Aldina Braganza Endurance is a mental activity. It requires a certain strength to not give up. Endurance is not about Olympic champions. It’s about putting your mind on achieving a target and ensuring that you put your efforts in achieving those goals. Why is endurance even a matter of discussion? Because endurance is a way in which you train your …

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Game of crowns

NT BUZZ Twenty-two upcoming models battled it out at the Mr and Miss Ingenious India 2020 pageant in collaboration with Goa Tourism held at Andores Resort and Spa, Calangute. The jury comprised of Prathamesh Maunlingkar (Mister Supranational 2018), Milin Tendulkar (Mr Beard India 2018) and Aayra Katre (Miss MP India 2015).  The pageant organised by Crazy4Entertainments included an intensive three-day …

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