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Some Like It Hot: Three’s company

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK “Before it was made, ‘Some Like It Hot’ was considered too controversial to be a comedy. It had cross-dressing, inferences of homosexuality, and all those murders.” – Billy Wilder, director Billy Wilder was one of the most respected filmmakers in Hollywood. Although he successfully experimented with several film genres, each of his film …

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Food characterised by a single spice

Zubin D’souza Indians are so used to finishing a large number of dishes with the mixed-spice concoction called ‘garam masala’, that we are totally disconnected with the fact that spices at one time were probably the most expensive items on the planet. Peppercorns were once traded for gold and saffron was accessible only to emperors and nobility. Spices have lost …

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Unravelling the mysteries of the orient

Vivanta by Taj – Panaji is hosting the Sushi v/s Dimsum 2.0 Festival that will give Goa an eclectic Oriental fare the till September 24 Janice Rodrigues| NT BUZZ The Orient has always captured the imagination of people from across the globe. From its very intriguing culture and fantastical fables to its delicious and enticing cuisine, the region has always …

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Do you know your wine?

To spread the knowledge of wines and wine-parings, wine educator Deeksha Borkar under the Goa food and wine club will be hosting a Mediterranean sit down dinner on September 18. NT BUZZ talks to Deeksha to know all about wine and its pairings Janice Rodrigues| NT BUZZ We may agree or not, but we all love a little of tipple …

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Reviving the art of Bobbin Lace

NT BUZZ Nelinda D’Silva from Majorda, Nuvem along with her daughter Carol took part in the Bobbin Lace International Exhibition 2016, held in Peniche, Portugal recently. The ‘Mostra International Rendas Bilros’ (as the exhibition is called in Portugal) was organised by the Municipality of Peniche. The event aimed to allow the sharing of experiences among artisans dedicated to this know-how …

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A ‘fitting’ boost to your confidence

Arpita Ganesh is doing something which only few manage well – making women change the way the feel and perceive about their bodies. She introduced the ‘Bra Fitting’ concept to India. With the philosophy ‘B You’, the CEO and founder of Buttercups Clothing, a luxury lingerie boutique, has taken on the responsibility of educating women about the most intimate piece …

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African influences on food

Zubin D’souza A long time ago, much before we knew our world could have an American President who wasn’t white, we lived in much different times. We lived in a time where raiding parties went to the continent of Africa to pluck out able bodied women and men to be sold around the world as cattle. These women and men …

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Experimental genius at Radisson Blu

There is no love more sincere than that for food. And it is for this love that I decided to travel all the way to the south. For many living in North Goa, travelling to the southern district can be a cumbersome affair. Nevertheless after postponing and dillydallying, I finally drove the winding roads to Radisson Blu, Cavelossim. I was …

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This 22-year-old biked solo across India. Here’s how you can do it too

Shalvi Mangaokar Biswas Rohith Subramanian rode a bike through all 29 Indian states in five months. He shares his experiences and tips. On January 15, 22-year-old Rohith Subramanian set out on his Royal Enfield 500cc Desert Storm to do what many only dream of. Over five months, he toured the length and breadth of the country, covering all 29 states, …

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Want to travel on a shoestring budget? Look no further than Hanoi

AFP The Vietnamese capital was named the most affordable city in the world for travellers by TripAdvisor’s TripIndex recently after taking into consideration several factors including the cost of accommodation, food and tourist activities. The cost of a three-night stay for two people in Hanoi totals about Rs 33,400. From Hanoi to New York, Berlin, Paris and Sydney, TripAdvisor has …

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