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All the right moves

The first international rhythmic gymnastics judge from India, Varsha Upadhye has also set up the first rhythmic gymnastics academy in the country. She talks with NT BUZZ about her passion for the sport, the challenges, and her dream CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Post the Commonwealth Games 2006 in Melbourne, where she was a judge for rhythmic gymnastics, Varsha Upadhye …

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Fighting off paediatric cancer

To raise awareness about paediatric cancer, paediatrician, Heathway Hospital, Swapnil Usgaonkar, gives a holistic view of the ailment and explains how with the right treatment and care, children have a better ability to fight off cancer than adults NT BUZZ  Unlike cases of cancer among adults, paediatric cancer if detected early, has a very good chance of being cured.  “The …

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Couture for a cause

NT BUZZ Fashion, glamour and vivacity came together at the LIV-ING ‘Beating Cancer With Couture’ fundraiser held at Acron Waterfront Resort, Baga. The event was held with an aim to raise financial support for children with cancer through Sabrcare, an NGO that provides patient navigation support for children and their families from diagnostics to recovery. The event featured a dazzling …

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Of kebabs and keema

Vir Sanghvi There are many ways in which the cuisine of Lucknow differs from the food of the rest of North India. But one of the most intriguing is the uses to which keema is put to. You find keema in most Indian cuisines. Normally, it is a way of using cheaper or tougher cuts of meat. If you feel …

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Eating Entrails

Zubin D’souza The Dark Ages were a rather strange time to be in. Kingdoms and their boundaries were fluid, loyalties even more so. You could wake up one morning and find a usurper sitting on the throne or you might be pledging fealty along with your master to a strange new lord who came in conquering from the East. The …

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Sri Kamaxi Temple and the Assam connect

Sanjeev V Sardesai Having travelled to Sri Manguesh Temple and Sri Mahalsa Temple in earlier articles, let us turn our steps towards the historical Sri Kamaxi temple at Shiroda, Ponda, which celebrates its annual festival or ‘jatra’ as per the Hindu lunar calendar date of ‘Magh Krushnapaksh Chaturdashi’ or the night preceding the ‘New Moon of the month of Magh’; …

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Five hikes to explore at Yosemite National Park, California

Dappled sunlight kisses the valley floor of Yosemite National Park. Granite monoliths, gushing waterfalls and giant sequoias abound. The wilderness is calling. But instead of hitting the trails in a place John Muir called ’by far the grandest of all the special temples of nature, you’re sitting in a traffic jam, vying for limited parking. The following hikes aren’t as …

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Food shall be your medicine

Nandhini Sadasivam A natural diet is important in order to maintain good health and prevent diseases. The basic underlying explanation of all diseases is the accumulation of waste materials through years of wrong food habits and improper combinations of foods and meal timings. In naturopathy, food is classified as acidic or alkaline, live or dead food, eliminative, soothing, constructive, vegetarian …

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Nutrition for the superwoman

Rohini Diniz On March 8 we will celebrate International Women’s Day and this article is dedicated to all the lovely women. Most of us women are so busy caring for our families that we have little or no time to care for ourselves. Another challenge that we face today is that a majority of women are working and have the …

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Realising women’s right for an equal future

For generation equality to exist we need to discuss it with our family. We need to break the mold that defines patriarchal traditions. Patriarchy starts at home. How you treat your women is the way your son will treat another’s daughter. Aldina Braganza I am a woman. Tomorrow is a special day for me and my sisterhood. It’s an international …

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