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Documenting the ‘Cazzu’ quest

Winning the award for the best documentary film at the Rajasthan International Film Festival in January, ‘Caazu’ showcased the finer aspects of the making of the traditional Goan drinks – feni and urrack – bringing to fore several issues plaguing the survival and smooth functioning of the industry. NT BUZZ caught up with the makers of ‘Caazu’ to find out …

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Tradition meets science at Forest Essentials

Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ Forest Essentials has become a favourite among women across the country, especially those who swear by Auyrveda and age old traditions. A pioneer in its category for infusing ancient wisdom with modern aesthetic, the company stands out for giving an experience of luxury through its product range of facial care, bath and body, hair …

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Conquering cancer: Foods that help fight back

Zubin D’souza How many times have we shuddered at the thought of the dreaded ‘C’ word? We know that it has wreaked havoc on individuals, families and entire communities. The occurrence of cancer is greeted with dismay, exasperation and resignation. Lives have been lost and huge pharmaceutical corporations have poured in millions just trying to look for a cure. We …

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Indian and Western vegetarians look for entirely different things in meals

Vir Sanghvi Alain Passard is one of the world’s greatest chefs. His Paris restaurant, L’Arpège, has held three Michelin stars for ages. Some years ago, Passard announced that he was removing meat from the menu of L’Arpège. There would be a little fish but the menu would be based on vegetables. Passard’s approach to vegetables is slightly different from yours …

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Bhagoria: Harvest time with tribals of Madhya Pradesh

ANURADHA GOYAL Marriages in India are as intriguing as other diversities in the country. My reading on Bhagoria festival told me that it is a fair where young boys propose to the girls they want to marry and if the girl accepts they elope and stay away till their families agree to get them married. In fact the word ‘Bhag’ …

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Berlin, a beautiful mess: You would love to lose yourself here

Prerna Madan “Paris is always Paris but Berlin is never Berlin!” When former French cultural minister Jack Lang made this remark in early 21st century, he wouldn’t have thought it would hold true today. This quote pretty much sums up the ever-transient concoction that is this city. Rooted in the mirage of modern history and a refreshing burst of street …

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Get your weight loss efforts back on track

Rohini Diniz When negative emotions threaten to trigger emotional eating, you can take steps to control cravings. Here are some self help tips to stop emotional eating: Maintain a food and mood journal: Everyday honestly write down every single food that you ate; how much you ate; when you ate; how you felt when you ate (bored, happy, worried, sad, mad) …

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Exercise guidelines in Ayurved

Sujal Torgal Patil An age old proverb says ‘your body is the sole medium to achieve whatever you desire, so respect and care enough for it, so that it can enjoy the fruits of your labour’. But working tirelessly, earning bountifully, eating heartily and enjoying like there is no tomorrow, has become the ultimate summarisation of a successful life. Many …

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The fat fact

Luke Coutinho For years food companies have replaced fat with sugar and started a whole new supposedly ‘healthy’ range of foods. Again, we have been fooled and continue to get fooled every day with the audacious claims that food companies make in regards to their foods and the benefits they provide. Olive oil companies came into India and with their …

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Colourful basket of health

DEEPIKA RATHOD Richly coloured vegetables and fruits are pleasing to the eye and appear fresh and nutritious in the store, this tempts us to buy them. Different colours indicate a wide variety of nutrients in fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids, the natural pigments that give plants their colour, have antioxidant, or cell-protecting properties. Some food manufacturers use dyes to make their …

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