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A musical experience of coexistence

Goa is all set to witness the Ketevan Music Festival that will combine musical traditions of the bygone eras. The festival will be held from February 10 to February 19 at various heritage sites in Old Goa. The festival will also offer concerts, workshops and conferences with participation of artists from several traditions across the world NT BUZZ The Ketevan …

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Replacing a meat-based diet: Pros and cons

Zubin Dsouza There is this really wonderful place where I like to sit at, it is called a fence. It is not that I am indecisive, I have been known to make swift decisions and act in the moment, normally after a suitable prodding by alcohol and followed by massive regret and guilt. That being said, I am sure that …

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Greco: Going the Greek way

Kuheli Bhattacharya Rane The word Greco is an English prefix, meaning hailing from or connected to Greece, and so it is interesting that a Greek restaurant go by the name. The Radisson Blu in Cavelosim has opened the doors of its blue and white themed dining space serving authentic Greek food to the Goan foodie. Ambience: The outer white washed …

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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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