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Two firsts in Asia— Santa Monica Nunnery & Museum of Christian Art

Sanjeev Sardesai Many a times, our visits to new destinations brings us face-to-face with several landmark heritage edifices, which fill us with awe. Old Goa, too, is undoubtedly one such destination of a million annual visitors, who carry back fond memories of a land they know as Goa. Every nook and corner of this pilgrimage heritage site is filled with …

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Meet the 28-year-old who’s visited every country on a shoestring budget

Neha Gupta He has witnessed Syria’s trauma, breathed in the salty air at Maldivian beaches, bathed in the culture of India, and trekked through the rustic South African countryside on a shoestring budget. Henrik Jeppesen can boast of what many have only dreamt of accomplishing. At 28, he has travelled to all the 193 countries in the world. The Dane …

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Energy drinks: Are they really beneficial?

Rohini Diniz Energy drinks are beverages that contain caffeine, taurine, vitamins, herbal supplements, and sugar or sweeteners that are different from sports drinks and vitamin waters and are marketed as products to improve energy, stamina, athletic performance and concentration. While sports drinks are beverages that are specially formulated to help people rehydrate during or after exercise. Next to multivitamins, energy …

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World Cancer Day: Be aware

Sujal Torgal Patil A global event that takes place annually on February 4, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against the dreadful disease that is cancer. It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action. Currently 8.2 …

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Garcinia: Boon or bane

Deepika Rathod Garcinia cambogia is an exotic fruit grown in South India and has been used for ages. It is used to add a particular sour flavour to Indian cuisine and one will be surprised to know it is none other than kokum that is also called Malabar tamarind. The most touted compound of the fruit is its hydroxycitric acid …

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The Candidate: It’s election time

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK Films with political themes are fun to watch especially since they tantalise the minds of common men and intellectuals alike. ‘The Candidate’ (1972), a compelling political satire is one such film. In fact, it was the second in the series of films that actor, Robert Redford and director, Michael Ritchie had planned to …

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Where Eagles Dare: In the WWII tradition

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK   ‘Where Eagles Dare’ (1968) is one of the most popular and successful films made with the backdrop of the World War II. In fact, the driving force behind it was actor, Richard Burton’s stepson, who wanted to see his stepfather in a good old-fashioned adventure movie.

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If shopping be the thing of delight then shop on

Goa is slowing becoming the hub of electric fashion, from the old hippy markets to new trend setters with eco clothing and much more.  The fabric and designs available in Goa today give one the opportunity to really set your own style whether it is for one’s home or to adorn the body. Goa has managed to imbibe real street …

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The New Case for Time

Sculptural oddities assembled from music boxes, toy horses, trinket cases and workshop gadgetry employ the guise of fantastical forms to satirise the realities of socio-cultural distortion.

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Culinary contributions from Latin America

Zubin Dsouza   I am always in a tizzy when it comes to using the appropriate reference term to the countries that lie further south from continental North America and Mexico. South America is a rather bland description for a group of countries that are full of excitement, culture and colour and the term Latin America although replete with an …

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