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Rohini Diniz Flours are fine powders that are obtained by grinding cereals, pulses, dried roots such as potato, cassava, tapioca, lotus root, arrowroot, water chestnut, dried raw bananas or nuts. Every flour has its own unique characteristics, and the use, nutritive value, health benefits and cooking characteristic of each flour is different based on the type of grain used and …

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Yoga to manage thyroid disorders

Nandhini Sadasivam An estimated 42 million people in India are currently suffering from thyroid diseases and a very high percentage of this population is unaware of the same. The celebration of Thyroid Awareness Month in January, aims at spreading awareness about various thyroid imbalances and better options of treatment or management. In this article we will analyse the role of …

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Reinforcing desired behaviour

Aldina Braganza We have a routine in our department where we discuss students’ performances in various assignments. It helps us identify advance learners and also students who may need extra motivation. Over the years we have come to this conclusion that’s students’ learning is directly related to how they feel about themselves. What really helps is an incentive. Sometimes these …

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When music unites

Muzzgachem Fest, a festival on inclusion and accessibility curated by Marius Fernandes and coordinated by Prakash Kamat in association with the National Association of the Blind (NAB) will be held on February 2 at Santa Cruz. NT BUZZ finds out more ANNOUSHKA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ With an aim of making the general public aware of how the specially-abled community …

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Sher-E-Punjab at 50

Located on the busy 18th June Road, Sher-E-Punjab restaurant which was started in 1969 is today an integral part of Panaji’s history. NT BUZZ pays a visit RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ A name that needs no introduction, Sher-E-Punjab, a Punjabi restaurant, was started in 1969 in the heart of Panaji city. Founded by Kuldip Singh, the restaurant is now …

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Music speaks

NT BUZZ Trio Sphere from Austria that features Marialena Fernandes on piano; Stefan Mancic on accordion; Mojca Pecman (Slovenia) and Martina Stückler (Austria) on saxophone will play compositions by Beethoven, Liszt, Shostakovich, Piazzolla, J Haydn, D Scarlatti, Y Tiersen and others at an improvised musical dialogue at Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts, on Sunday, February 2. Since 2015, …

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The Malyatli Maruti Jatra of Panaji

Sanjeev V Sardesai At dusk, when a vehicle enters Panaji, he or she is greeted with a jewel shining on a hill. One of Goa’s most famous temples, with a beautiful heritage and history, the Maruti Temple is dedicated to the most devout follower of Lord Rama, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Lord Hanuman, also known as Maruti (son of …

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Seafood by the sea

Danuska Da Gama| NT BUZZ The airy restaurant – Morisco, totally redone, whose facade touches the Arabian Sea, and the sound of the waves, the air brushing against your face, the Portuguese colonial yet modern blue vibe at the restaurant creates the right drama you need whether it’s a romantic dinner or one with your family or friends. Known for …

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Explore the rich culture of Bali through its temples and history

When you visit Bali now, forgo the touristy spots — the beaches, the surfing, the spas. Instead, seek out the traditions, culture, and of course the splendid temple architecture of the Indonesian island It is nearly impossible to overstate the ubiquity of the delicate white-tipped Frangipani flower with its pastel navel and slender stem in the lives of the Balinese. …

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The makeup call

From working in the pharma sector to leaving it all behind to pursue a career in hair and makeup, Decima D’Costa proves that it’s never too late to follow your dreams DANUSKA DA GAMA  | NT BUZZ Neither motherhood nor her background in science could stop Decima D’Costa from exploring her lifelong passion for fashion and beauty. Today, with a …

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