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What to do in Peru beyond visiting Machu Picchu

Asian News International, New Delhi Whether it’s an experienced traveller or an enthusiastic backpacker, thousands of tourists visit Peru for a peek of its awe-inspiring archaeological star attraction — Machu Picchu. But the fact is that Peru is a country replete with hidden treasures waiting to be explored and experienced. Look past the mesmerising sight of stunning vistas atop the …

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Nutrition for active ageing

Rohini Diniz The goals of nutritional care for senior citizens should be to keep fit, active and lead a healthy and purposeful life through retarding the ageing process, improving immunity and mental function. The process of ageing leads to a decline in the BMR (basal metabolic rate) and also physical activity levels hence the total energy needs of the body …

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Ayurveda for healthy eyes

Sujal Torgal Patil We are usually ignorant about the health of our eyes which are very sensitive and therefore need utmost care. Minor eye issues are usually ignored until they become difficult to cure. When it comes to gradually progressive eye disorders we need to realise something. Prodromal or early signs and symptoms of eye disorders like burning of eyes, …

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Tackling hypothyroidism

Deepika Rathod Thyroid disease is a condition that affects the functioning of the thyroid gland; a butterfly-shape gland in front of the neck. It pays a crucial role in controlling profuse metabolic processes in the body like producing hormones, maintaining homeostasis and even the ability of burning calories. The thyroid utilises iodine from the food we eat to produce an …

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Frenzy: The necktie murders

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK The penultimate feature film of his extensive career, ‘Frenzy’ had Alfred Hitchcock depicting serial murders taking place in London. ‘Frenzy’, which was the first film that Hitchcock shot in England since ‘Stage Fright’ (1950), is widely regarded as a return-to-form of the Master of Suspense, following mixed-to-poor critical and box office response to his …

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Wendell’s ‘Poskem’ A long-overdue apology

Wendell Rodricks’ most recent book “Poskem” has been creating a buzz long before it hit the stands. Ahead of its Goa release on Monday, July 17, NT BUZZ caught up with the author to gain insight into one of Goan society’s dark open secrets Janice Savina Rodrigues | NT BUZZ Wendell Rodricks has donned many hats, that of fashion designer, …

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Laugh along with Abijit Ganguly

NT BUZZ This Sunday, be sure to add laughter to your schedule, as Goa will host yet another stand-up comedian, this time at the plush venue overlooking the River Mandovi.  June 16 will have stand-up comedian Abijit Ganguly making people laugh at everyday situations at the Hotel Crown. Abijit Ganguly has been performing comedy for over six years, and is …

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An anthem for Mars

There is so much happening around us in the world, and to make a difference to the world, 31-year-old opera singer of Goan origin, Oscar Dom Victor Castellino has composed an anthem named ‘Rise to Mars’ dedicated to the planet Mars. In conversation with NT BUZZ, Oscar talks about how the idea to compose this anthem came to his mind, …

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Understanding the ancient art of enamelling

VENITA GOMES | NT BUZZ The art of enamelling is an ancient technique that has been passed down through generations. The technique was popularly used for decorative purposes on objects such as metal, precious and semi precious stones. Till date you can come across this kind of artistic jewellery – bracelets, pendants, rings, necklaces, etc, made through the process of …

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Food paradox: How did we reach this stage?

Zubin Dsouza Growing up in the midst of a slum in Bombay meant that we did not have too many luxuries during our formative years. However there is always a difference between being in prison and being imprisoned. The former state allows your body to be locked behind bars while your mind is free to soar to lofty heights. Books …

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