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Ultimate Paris city guide for Indian fans heading to Euro 2016

AFP After being picked to host the 2016 UEFA European Championship, which runs from June 10 to July 10, France will be welcoming soccer fans to matches in ten of its cities. In Paris, players and supporters will be heading to games at the Parc des Princes stadium, in the 16th arrondissement, and the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, …

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When food is medicine

Rohini Diniz Do you get constipated often and then feel uncomfortable for the rest of the day? Here is a simple home remedy to prevent constipation. Eat four prunes at bedtime with a glass of warm water. Prunes are rich in both soluble and insoluble fibres which bind with water in the colon making stools bulkier, softer and easier to …

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Create a fabulous image with Zest

With an aim to give Goans some important tips on grooming, with emphasis on dressing right, the next Navhind Times Zest workshop slated for June 12, will be conducted by image consultant, Priyanka Row. The half-day workshop is open to those above the age of 23 and will be held at Dempo House in Panaji. Maria Fernandes |NT It may …

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Have a poppin’ weekend

Alisha Nicole Carvalho| NT BUZZ With pre-monsoon showers already lashing Goan soil most makeshift bazaars and night markets have closed for the season only to reopen in October. There are still so many who haven’t finished stocking up closets with interesting finds or want some sort of entertainment with an offbeat- hippie vibe just to drive away the monsoon blues! …

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Fashioning garments out of scrap

Janice Rodrigues|NT BUZZ A fashion house is very rarely left for the want of fabric. With pieces of fabric and material left over when a garment is finished, a designer is very often in a dilemma of what should one do with all the bits of cloth strewn about the workspace. This nightmare is must have troubled Hyderabad-based Asmita Marwah …

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Food to survive a zombie apocalypse

Zubin D’souza I watched a movie the other day called ‘Scouts guide to survive a zombie apocalypse’. I was intrigued by the name and since I had a couple of hours to spare, I popped it into my DVD player and sat back and relaxed. While the movie was funny in parts and did have a rather different premise than …

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Artisan desserts from Mona’s Pantry

Mona Nalovalia Crisanto creates sinful treats from her home in Assagao. Having trained at the Cordon-Bleu culinary school and worked in London for over a decade, she was instrumental in introducing a high-tea specialty lounge with superior desserts for the elite in Peru. She moved with her husband to Goa and started Mona’s Pantry. Here she prepares signature products like …

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The best-kept secrets of Ratnagiri

Poorva Joshi The Konkan region of Maharashtra is often considered a hazardous zone for long drives: there are winding roads, blind turns, and steep downward slopes flanking the Arabian Sea on one side. There is also the treacherous continental shelf (slope of land going underwater) which means that an extra step on the beach will land you in dangerously deep …

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When food is medicine- Part I

Rohini Diniz Traditional healing systems have regarded food as medicine in the treatment and cure of various disease and India is home to a large repertoire of home remedies using fruits, vegetables, roots, spices and herbs. There is a natural home remedy for almost every ailment and many of these home remedies when taken at the onset of symptoms provides …

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Mindful menopause- Part I

Sujal Torgal Patil There are multiple stages in a woman’s life which prove to be life changing. Firstly the onset of menstruation, followed by the crucial stage of pregnancy and lastly the stage of menopause. Each stage brings about physical as well as psychological changes in the female body. The complete orchestra of the female anatomy and physiology is governed …

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