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Dwindling of books from bookshelves

Today, April 23 is celebrated as World Book Day. On this occasion NT BUZZ speaks to book lovers and readers to find out about the current scenario of bookshops in sight of the closure of a few bookstores and the trend of online shopping and the need to create a young breed of readers who keep books circulating

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Coconut: A super fruit

Luke Coutinho “Why are you eating coconut? It’s so fattening!” This comment was directed at me once and I couldn’t hold myself back and burst in to laughter. At the same time I was not surprised when this question was thrown at me. People believe certain myths on hearsay and decide what is good and what is bad for them. …

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Eggplant: A vegetable with absolutely no merit?

Zubin D’souza Every winter when I visit the local farmer’s market, I am floored by the sight of row upon row of shiny, smooth skinned, purple eggplant. The sight always fascinated me and excited me because I do tend to enjoy a good dish with eggplant and then the reports started trickling in….. Eggplants were deemed evil, garbage, deadly…

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Breathe easy: Indoor pollution more harmful than earlier thought

IANS, London Even as Delhiites are braving the government’s odd-even policy on traffic restrictions to curb pollution, new research led by an Indian-origin scientist has highlighted the dangerous effects of indoor pollution on our health and has called for policies to ensure closer monitoring of air quality.

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The Birds: Sky terror

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK   The year was 1963, and everyone was anticipating Alfred Hitchcock’s new film, three years after his path-breaking ‘Psycho’ (1960). The ‘Master of Suspense’ promised a spine-chilling film, but surprised everyone by delivering a film that is even more horrifying than his earlier works. The film based on an apocalyptic story of a …

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Gaggan Anand is breaking the restaurant chain formula

Vir Sanghvi When Gaggan Anand’s Bangkok restaurant was rated as Asia’s Top Restaurant on the influential but slightly absurd San Pellegrino list of Asia’s 50 Best restaurants last year, you could hear the gasps of astonishment around the continent.

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Attention roadies, day trippers: Check in, and pay, for just a few hours

Humaira Ansari   There used to be just one kind of place that gave out rooms in hourly batches. Not any more. Responding to demand from travellers — mainly business and transit, but also day trippers and roadies — a rash of new apps and websites are helping guests book rooms for anything from 3 to 12 hours, and pay …

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‘No one’s understood the future of digital media yet,’ says KJo

  Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ It was the anticipated session for many…in fact most of the delegates wanted to have a glimpse of the charming man of Bollywood–Karan Johar, who has been known for creating magic with cinema through his love stories for the current generation. Seated to his left, director R Balki who has given India wonderful …

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Swastik to organise a musical evening at Kala Academy, today

To celebrate the auspicious festival of the Gudi Padva and ring in the Hindu New Year, Swastik will organize a musical evening for all those who love Marathi music. This is the ninth consecutive year that Swastik will celebrate Gudi Padwa with music. The musical program titled “Man Udhaan Varyache” will be held today, April 9 at Kala Academy’s DMK …

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Bridal Shower

MEHER CASTELINO What are the most important things that a bride needs to remember when getting married. Here is a bucket list of things that will be needed and will make the big day stress free.

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