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Smoked Goan sausages to make your day!

Who doesn’t think of Goan sausages when one speaks of Goa? A traditional occupation mostly confined to Agaçaim – Goa Velha region, it is slowly diminishing as many migrate to the United Kingdom, or because children don’t want to carry on trade. Antonia Da Silva from Goa Velha is a famous the world over as the only sausage maker making …

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Mint: Spreading freshness all around

Zubin D’souza Several centuries ago, in ancient Greece, two strangers approached a village and wanted to stay there the night. The villagers were less than hospitable and tossed the duo out into the cold night air. An elderly couple named Philemon and Baucus took pity on them and invited the two men into their home for a meal. Prior to …

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Glimpses of Mhadei valley

Subodh Naik On the afternoon of May 6, three members of Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade (VEAB) set out on a trek from Amgaon village of Karnataka. This village is situated at a height of 800 metres in Khanapur taluka of Belgaum District, Karnataka. From Amgaon plateau we could see the panoramic view of the hills through which river Mhadei flows …

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Five reasons why you should make Indonesia your next holiday destination

AFP Indonesia recently extended its visa-free travel program to 79 more countries including Australia bringing the total to 169 countries whose citizens could visit for up to 30 days. In a bid to boost its tourism sector, the archipelago has relaxed entry conditions to the country for certain visitors, extending the visa waiver scheme to points of entry beyond major …

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Protein foods: Making the right choices

Rohini Diniz This week’s article gives an insight into the vegetarian sources of proteins – pulses and dals, nuts and oilseeds, and mushroom. Pulses and dals: This food group is a major source of protein for most Indians and includes alsande, bengal gram (white chana and red chana), black gram (urad), cow pea (chawli or lobia), field bean (avare), green …

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Obesity in ayurved

Sujal Torgal Patil If you’re battling weigh issues, then chances are you’re desperate for results and have probably tried the latest weightloss trends with disappointing and often disheartening results. Every obese patient longs for a miracle drug, therapy or treatment, which will either cut or melt away that extra flab from the body. We have to understand that disorders like …

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Homemade super health tonic

It may come as a surprise to learn that the mystical health tonic you’ve been searching for is much closer to home. As with many things in the health world, taking a step back and observing how our predecessors did things can be invaluable. Luke Coutinho As a nation, we’re fascinated with the concept of miraculous healing. Presumably, this miracle …

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Dial M for Murder: The wrong call

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK ‘Dial M for Murder’ (1954), the only film that the ‘Master of Suspense’, Alfred Hitchcock filmed in 3-D format was based on a successful play of the same name by Frederick Knott. Knott, an accomplished playwright had also penned the play, ‘Wait Until Dark’ that was made into a 1967 film. The success …

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Dealing with the dreadful PMDD

  Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) has always been a problem for many women. But now it is a disorder called Pre Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) a more severe form of PMS that has symptoms that interfere with daily activities and functioning. It is also classified by World Health Organisation as a psychological and physical …

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Diamonds are forevermark

The 4 C’s are most important when it comes to selecting diamonds and this system is inspired by De Beers in 1939 when classifying rough diamonds. Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat weight make all the different to a good diamond

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