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Goan Girls win golden tickets to beauty pageant

NT BUZZ At the recently concluded auditions of the 54th edition of Fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017, three Goan contestants namely Audrey D’Silva, Anushka Lobo and Kezaia Caldeira won golden tickets to the West Zonal crowning ceremony which will be held at Hyatt Regency Pune on May 23. With a new and improvised format this year, Miss India will …

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Weirdest food names and their origins

Zubin Dsouza All of us come from a string of varied backgrounds and a variety of cultures. There a words and pronunciations that may seem normal in a particular kind of world but totally hilarious in the next. Food is the one thing that transcends all borders and can be enjoyed by almost everyone on the planet. The howler however …

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A taste of Tex-Mex in Goa

Kuheli Bhattacharya Rane Habanero Goa is the newest addition to the Tex-Mex chain of restaurants that has branches in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. Situated in the Calangute-Baga stretch, where many a restaurant has mushroomed in the by lanes, it can be found in a lane called The Milky Way. Ambience: Valet parking, something of a rarity especially in the Calangute-Baga …

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The trail to Sri Saptakoteshwar Temple – Naroa to Narve!

Sanjeev V Sardesai In this episode of Unexplored Goa, we shall now proceed from Divar Island into the historic and bountiful regions of the Northern Goa, through the Taluka of Bicholim. The most important and the closest destination, after crossing Divar at Malar, is the historic temple of Sri Saptakoteshwar, which was initially on the Divar Island. The establishment of …

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No more soft drinks

Rohini Diniz India is home to many indigenous cold drinks that are prepared from a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs. But today many young people prefer to drink soft drinks to quench thirst and it is common to see teenagers consuming soft drinks along with fast foods. Nutritionists all over the world are becoming increasingly concerned over the excessive …

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PCOD: A modern menace

Sujal Torgal Patil When it comes to the management of PCOD people have a notion that PCOD can only be managed and not cured completely. The approach taken by modern medicine is incomplete and could prove to be irrational for the health of the reproductive system in general. An ideal primary approach would be prevention because the incidence of PCOD …

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Dealing with fatty liver

Deepika Rathod Liver is known as the second largest eliminatory organ of the body after skin. It plays an important role in various functions from digestion, to metabolism, detoxification, acting as a nutrient reservoir, blood clotting, etc. When one’s liver isn’t functioning as it should, one may feel sluggish, bloated, moody or even hungry often. Junk food, refined carbohydrates and …

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Lawrence of Arabia: The desert epic

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK One of the greatest epics of all time, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ (1962) epitomises all that a motion picture can be. Ambitious in every sense of the word, legendary filmmaker, David Lean’s Oscar-decorated masterpiece loosely based on the life of the eccentric British officer, T E Lawrence and his campaign against the Turks in …

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Demystifying HIV/AIDS legally

To help the audience understand a topic as vast as HIV/AIDS, senior advocate in the Supreme Court of India and the director of the Lawyer’s Collective (India), Anand Grover will deliver a public lecture on May 6 on the topic ‘Demystifying HIV & AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill 2017’. Grover reveals to NT BUZZ about his role in fighting against …

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Essence of Karnataka in paintings

Capturing the architectural wealth and socio-cultural aspects of Karnataka through his works of large-sized realistic paintings, Appasaheb Ganiger will be exhibiting his artworks at the Art Gallery, Kala Academy from May 6 to May 9 Naguesh Rao Sardessai Appasaheb Ganiger from Bengaluru, Karnataka will be displaying his works at his second solo show at the Art Gallery, Kala Academy. Organised …

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