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Famous cocktails and their history

Zubin D’souza Forget all the balderdash you hear about cocktails being an effeminate drink. There can be nothing more macho than seeing James Bond oozing sensuality as he sips on his version of ‘shaken, not stirred’. Cocktails have managed to infuse themselves into pop culture and have been seen at crucial points in history. They have created history and inspired …

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Famous cocktails and their history

Zubin D’souza Forget all the balderdash you hear about cocktails being an effeminate drink. There can be nothing more macho than seeing James Bond oozing sensuality as he sips on his version of ‘shaken, not stirred’. Cocktails have managed to infuse themselves into pop culture and have been seen at crucial points in history. They have created history and inspired …

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Some amazing European food

Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ In the picturesque Fontainhas which preserves the Portuguese influence through its architecture lies a treasure. In one these Portuguese colonial buildings is ‘La Maison’ which blends well into the confluence of the old traditional colonial charm and modern luxury. Within these picturesque walls is a restaurant dedicating itself to European fusion – ‘Desbue’. A …

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Breastfeeding: Loving and healthy Part II

Rohini Diniz Breast milk is a fascinating fluid that supplies babies with more than nutrition. It actively helps the newborn avoid diseases in a variety of ways. The nutritional composition of breast milk supports the gut microflora which plays an essential role in enhancing the immunity of infants. Studies have shown that breastfed infants have a lower risk of developing …

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Pandemonium that surrounds healthy living Part I

Sujal Torgal Patil Every individual is in a tiring quest for materialistic pleasures and what suffers is our health; physically, mentally and emotionally. Health information is either in abundance on the internet or a few people have too much of it. These are the ultimate go-to sources for most of us and are causing severe concerns for healthcare professionals around …

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Healing ulcerative colitis

Deepika Rathod Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and ulcers in the lining of the large intestine or colon and rectum. It can cause pain, bloating, and diarrhoea during flare-ups and often few or no symptoms between episodes. Some people with ulcerative colitis suffer from poor appetite, fatigue and anaemia. Others suffer from …

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Escape to Victory: In true sporting spirit

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK Films with the backdrop of sports and sportsmanship, right from ‘The Pride of the Yankees’ (1942) to ‘Raging Bull’ (1980) and from ‘Million Dollar Baby’ (2004) to ‘The Program’ (2015) have never failed to attract the collective consciousness of audiences. The year 1981 witnessed the release of two such films – ‘Chariots of …

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Recycle yourself after death

Janice Rodrigues| NT BUZZ Saving lives is an act that is generally attributed to a medical doctor, but in the context of organ donation, every single person can be a part in this very humane act. Saving or improving the condition of another person’s life can be done by you and me, by pledging to be an organ donor. “Organ …

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For the love of languages

Half Norwegian translator Astri Ghosh translates literary works in Hindi, English, Norwegian and even Bengali. She recently edited ‘Guru Nanak, the Thinker and the Poet’, and is also involved in the translation of 12 plays by Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen. In conversation with NT BUZZ she speaks about the process of translation, her love for languages and how it binds …

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Getting candid about fashion

Having spent eight years of her life in Germany, Puja Mapxencar always wanted to come back to her roots in Goa and do something that celebrates Indian culture and tradition. At 23, Puja, alumni of National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore, today has her own brand Kandida. NT BUZZ catches up with Puja who recently participated at the Bangalore Fashion …

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