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The Netflix effect: Is it damaging your body?

Aldina Braganza The human body can be best described as one of the most complex and intelligent units on this planet. It’s an amazing biological marvel, evolved to detailed precision giving you the opportunity every day to choose a healthy life. It is because your body allows that you can perceive the world through your senses. You can enjoy the …

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How spicy can chillies get?

Zubin D’souza While growing up, my parents were educated and brilliant but total pushovers when it came to getting paid for their consultation work. The results were that we lived for a long period of time verging on abject poverty. We ate simple meals and anything that broke the monotony of rice and lentils was greeted with welcome relief. Weddings …

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The immunity magic

A new book by holistic lifestyle coach, Luke Coutinho and actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra, ‘The Magic Immunity Pill: Lifestyle’, is a free gift to India and the entire world that makes building your immunity as easy as it can get MARIA FERNANDES | NT Immunity has never been more important than it is now. And the new book, ‘The Magic …

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Sundays are for Konkani karaoke

DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ The ongoing pandemic may have confined all of us to our homes, but that doesn’t mean that the music needs to stop. And indeed, Mumbai-based Goan cuisine restaurant Soul Fry has been keeping people’s spirits up with their live karaoke sessions everyday on their Facebook page. “Since Soul Fry is known for its karaoke, …

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Bitten by the gardening bug

ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ What better way to banish the pandemic blues than by going green? This sentiment rings particularly true with a number of green-fingered Goans who in the past few months rediscovered the joys of home gardening. Like many who have been bitten by the gardening bug, Zarino Jesus Dias’ garden comprises a few potted plants and …

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Junk symphony

Virtual junk percussion sessions started by Music Matters, gives participants a chance to come together and create music out of junk items. NT BUZZ details RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ With a lot of activities going online due to pandemic situation, psychologist, music therapist and drum circle facilitator, Arthur Fernandes has launched virtual junk percussion sessions under his company Music …

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Being immune to rainy ills

Sujal Patil Torgal Monsoon reveals the true magnificence and glory of Mother Nature. It makes us all fall in love with the pristine beauty spread around. All of us have personal reasons to love the rains. Be it freedom from the scorching sun, sheer abundance of greenery and blueness in nature, elevation of positive moods or whatever. But an important …

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When chefs lose control

Zubin D’souza Chefs are probably the most fastidious, finicky and overbearing creatures ever to grace the surface of this wonderful planet. They can nitpick, harangue, and harass people in a pernickety fashion even before they have had their first cup of morning coffee. I’m pretty sure that remains the number one reason that I love them and identify with them …

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Do chefs have tales?

Zubin D’Souza As part of my outreach programme and pro bono work, I used to volunteer some time at a local college where I taught a course to young underprivileged kids and tried to prepare them for a life ahead in the hospitality industry. I often chose to break up the monotony and the seriousness of the class by regaling …

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Align your goals to remain motivated and hopeful

Aldina Braganza Getting ready for work, I stand and look back at my reflection in the mirror, trying to match my headscarf with my Kurta, automatically reaching for my lipstick, I remember there is no need for lipstick now,  I sigh, ensuring that my mask hasn’t got any lipstick stains. Small reminders that life is not the same. Things have …

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