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My Fair Lady: The flowergirl blooms

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT   Somewhere in the beginning of 1960s, the telephone rang in the little chalet in Bürgenstock, in Switzerland. Popular actress Audrey Hepburn answered it, not even suspecting what the call could be about. It was her Hollywood agent, Kurt Fringes, and he was advising her to sit down before hearing what he would say. …

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The African Queen: A classic jungle adventure

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK To shoot a film on location in a remote area was extremely rare for 1951. Movies in need of exotic locations were usually shot in the studios with painted backdrops and therefore, ‘The African Queen’ (1951) based on a novel of the same name by C S Forester and shot on location in …

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A new taverna with a Portuguese touch in Candolim

Nestled amongst the hustle and bustle of Candolim village, just a stone’s throw away from the Lemon Tree Resort, is Cerveja e Mais, a haven for every beer lover in Goa. The recently opened gastro-pub is a venture by twenty-three year old Divya Rosario.

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Nalanda – Ruins & Remains

ANURADHA GOYAL Nalanda is world’s second oldest University. To be technically correct it was a Mahavihara – Budhhist monastery where Buddhist monks lived and studied together. In fact, Bihar gets its name from the word Vihara.

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Six ways to explore Thailand before it gets swarmed by mass tourism

Although it is one of the hottest travel destinations in Asia, Thailand is all set to gain even more visitors in the coming years. By 2020, the number of tourists is expected to rise to 47.5 million, as compared with 29.9 million in 2015.

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Dietary antioxidants-II

Rohini Diniz Whole grain cereals and millets apart from being rich sources of dietary fibre, starch, invisible fat, minerals and vitamins also contain phytochemicals such as lignans, and phenolic compounds that function as antioxidants. There is increasing scientific evidence which shows that consuming whole grains and cutting down on refined grains have been linked to a reduced risk of obesity, …

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Artist Mario Miranda has sketched Goa’s beauty like no other artist could. Almost every Goan has grown up seeing his cartoons and illustrations that speak about Goa, a rare sight of late. But, now these sketches have been preserved in a book – ‘The Life of Mario: 1949’ – which is part of the series based on the diaries which …

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You can control your Asthma

World Asthma Day is held on May 3. It is an annual event organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. Vishal Verenkar

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The Magical Fiber

Deepika Rathod   Psyllium husk is commonly known as Isabgol in India and is the procured from the ‘Plantago ovato’ plant, commonly grown in the subcontinent. It is actually husk of the seeds of the plant. Hygroscopic in nature, it swells and expands to become mucilaginous.

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The Protein Myth

Luke Coutinho Why is everyone chasing after more protein? Even when it is a known fact that too much of anything is not healthy for your body. It doesn’t matter if you purchase your protein supplements from the US or London, or some ‘body builder’ or ‘actor’ has recommended the whey protein. Your body will use only what it needs …

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