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Community eating and living: Organic or ethically grown?

Luke Coutinho Imagine using real wholesome, natural fruits and vegetables as medicine and pure nutrition after all the saying ‘let food be thy medicine’ holds good, but not in a world where most vegetables and fruits are GMO, hybrid and contaminated with pesticides and chemicals. Imagine not paying exorbitant amounts of money on organic vegetables and fruits which are far …

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It’s a Wonderful Life: Merry Christmas

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries. Frank Capra, director Few films have the fortune of being linked to the sensibilities of viewers; still fewer are lucky enough to get themselves directly connected to the festivities and festivals, so eagerly awaited. …

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Drawing on water

ARTI DAS |NT BUZZ Watercolour, which is considered as one of the most basic mediums to work with is also termed as one of the most difficult mediums as the painter or artist cannot control its fluidity in totality. But that’s the challenge and Swedish artist Stina Wirsen likes this about watercolour. “You mustn’t go against but with watercolour. I …

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Serenading for joy

SHERAS FERNANDES | NT BUZZ The celebration of the birth of Jesus is celebrated as Christmas and brings with it lots of happiness and surprises. The month of December marks the beginning of many fun-filled activities as everyone is busy preparing for the immediate festivities. As part of the ongoing Christmas celebrations it is not uncommon to see family members …

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Will be back next December, promises Serendipity Arts Festival

NT BUZZ The first edition of the Serendipity Arts Festival closed on a celebratory note after eight days of enthralling audiences on Friday. Steeped in art, craft, dance, music, food, theatre, and photography, the festival had something to offer to everyone. From performances and workshops that kept everyone from ages six to 80 years engrossed, to art and craft exhibitions …

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Christmas food from around the world

Zubin Dsouza It was the night before Christmas and all through the house…we know how the rest goes. The story involves a fat old man who enters a house on Christmas Eve when he thinks the entire household is asleep. Unfortunately, he is spied on by the author of the poem who immortalised him in verse. Now Santa could very …

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Have a scrumptious festive season

Kuheli Bhattacharya Rane Nothing smells and tastes like Goa on my plate than a Christmas lunch or even a Christmas Eve dinner, whether it is Christmas dishes like roast turkey, plum cakes and Yule logs or the Goan Catholic dishes of sorpotel, beef roast, roast pigling, Bebinca, dodol and doce. Read on to find out the most creative and interesting …

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Explore four cities known for their buzzing and lively Xmas markets

Sonali Shah Christmas markets are the best places to go shopping and indulge your taste buds at this time of the year. These special markets are held in numerous cities across the world, with each city offering its best of food, drinks and seasonal treats. Held during the week preceding Christmas, there’s much merriment to be experienced, and you’re likely …

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Bringing the past on stage

  ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ Re-presentation of a bygone musical era is a challenge and to bring in the same environment by way of sound, images and even costumes is a huge task. However, one can witness this at the Serendipity Arts Festival’s concert, ‘Living Traditions’ curated by well-known classical vocalist Shubha Mudgal.

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