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An overview of diabetes in ayurveda

Sujal Torgal Patil Ayurveda understands diabetes with a different perspective which cannot be explained through specifications laid down by modern medicine like insulin resistance or glucose intolerance and therefore the approach of cure and management also changes invariably. Although many ayurvedic practitioners also determine their success of curing diabetes mellitus based on the values of blood glucose post treatment, this …

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The Graduate: Passing with top honours

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK   ‘The Graduate’ (1967), which would soon be completing 50 years of its release, has achieved a cult status over the years, with its images, lines, and references – both direct and oblique – perfectly bringing out the essence of the popular culture of the 1960s. It is indeed a portrait of New …

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Viewing Gandhi like never before

An exhibition of rare and intimate photographs of Mahatma Gandhi taken by his grandnephew and personal chronicler, Kanu Gandhi, opens at MOG, today. NT BUZZ speaks to curator of this project, photographer, Prashant Panjiar to understand the man behind these photographs and his photography ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi whom we fondly address as Mahatma Gandhi is …

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The origins of Dindi Mahotsav in Margao

SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ This time of year, one generally sees Margao city dressed in decorative lights and its roads lined with stalls, creating an atmosphere of excitement. This is for the celebration of a century old tradition, Dindi. As the Dindi in Margao completes 107 years, devotees from around Goa prepare to make a visit to ‘the Pandharpur …

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Healing with poetry

Tanya Mendonsa is a poet, writer and painter. After living 20 years in Europe, she returned to the river-laced village of Moira in Goa, where she wrote her first book of poetry, ‘The Dreaming House’ in 2009. She has now made the Nilgiri Mountains her home and was in Goa to release her second book of poetry, ‘All the Answer …

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Tulsi Lagna—the annual wedding is here

Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ Tulsi Vivah or Tulsi Lagna is the ceremonial marriage of the Tulsi plant to the Hindu god Vishnu or his avatar Krishna. The auspicious days to hold the tulsi lagna at home, this year commenced from November 11 till November 14, which coincides with the full moon day (kartika poornima) of the Hindu calendar’s …

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How fresh does your food have to be?

Zubin Dsouza Have you ever waited patiently at a greengrocer’s or at a vegetable or fruit vendor’s store whilst some ninny fondled all the produce in the pursuit of the perfect combination of freshness and ripeness? Whilst these nameless and faceless wonders block the entire section as they spread their arms and legs wide, blocking access to counters, one can’t …

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Cremeux: Taking over the cafe scene in Goa

Kuheli Bhattacharya Rane Panaji has become a hub for cafes big and small, one can find international giant conglomerates and entrepreneurial home grown cafes in and around the city. This week we cover a café that has grown from being a quaint little Goan café in the sleepy village of Santa Cruz to a chain of bake shops with three …

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Panaji – A city honours and remembers its past

Sanjeev Sardesai Honoured are those sons and daughters of the soil, whose memory is celebrated in the land of their birth! Goa too has had its fair share of such illustrious personalities, who have not only left their indelible mark, in Goa and India, but have found glory, in the sacred arenas of wisdom through prestigious union of intellectuals, the …

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Nutrition challenge for women Part III

Rohini Diniz In addition to whole grain cereals, lunch and dinner should consist of plenty of vegetables every day. It is not only the quantity of vegetables that is important but variety too. Except for root vegetables, all other vegetables are low in calories, have high water content and are rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Include green leafy …

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