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Mindful menopause (Part II)

Sujal Torgal Patil The third phase of life – old age – marks ageing of our body and mind. The body enters the phase of active degeneration with barely any form of regeneration. But ayurveda has always preached about balance and positivity in all the stages of life. Menopause or rajonivrutti may mark the cessation of the power of reproduction, …

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Why you should eat onions

Luke Coutinho Staple to our Indian diet for years, I urge everyone to keep eating an onion on a daily basis, in it’s raw form or even cooked (raw is always better). I’m happy to see how my clients across Europe and the United States have started ending each meal with a bowl of raw onion or homemade pickled onion. …

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Preserving a fading folk art of Goa

Some people will find it a little hard to believe that mandri or mat making was a thriving art in Goa a few decades ago. However, times have changed, some Goan traditions, like mandri have faded away. In a bid to preserve this dying art, banglanatak dot com has organised a workshop on three Sundays – June 5, June 12 …

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Ramadhan: The month when the Quran was revealed

Asif Hussain With the onset of the month of Ramadhan, Muslims across the world have devoted themselves to attain God-consciousness through fasting, known as Sawm in Arabic. They then celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr at the end of the month, a festival of reward for all who desired to gain proximity to the Creator. Apart from the rewards, the quantum of which rests …

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Weirdest drinks in the world

Zubin D’souza Mixologists are getting creative. Drinks now come infused with peanut butter, bacon, hickory wood chips and even nachos. Innovativeness in beverages is actually old hat and people have been doing it for centuries. A majority of the drinks available are pretty straight forward with ingredients that are pleasing to one’s stomach as opposed to making it queasy, but …

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Why does Indian food not get the respect it deserves?

Vir Sanghvi These are good times for Indian food abroad. A few weeks ago, I wrote about Gaggan Anand, whose eponymous Bangkok restaurant has been voted Asia’s Best Restaurant for a second year in a row. Zorawar Kalra opened Farzi Café in Dubai – a city bursting with Indian restaurants – last month, to rapturous acclaim. (I’ve been there, the …

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Ultimate Paris city guide for Indian fans heading to Euro 2016

AFP After being picked to host the 2016 UEFA European Championship, which runs from June 10 to July 10, France will be welcoming soccer fans to matches in ten of its cities. In Paris, players and supporters will be heading to games at the Parc des Princes stadium, in the 16th arrondissement, and the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, …

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When food is medicine

Rohini Diniz Do you get constipated often and then feel uncomfortable for the rest of the day? Here is a simple home remedy to prevent constipation. Eat four prunes at bedtime with a glass of warm water. Prunes are rich in both soluble and insoluble fibres which bind with water in the colon making stools bulkier, softer and easier to …

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Create a fabulous image with Zest

With an aim to give Goans some important tips on grooming, with emphasis on dressing right, the next Navhind Times Zest workshop slated for June 12, will be conducted by image consultant, Priyanka Row. The half-day workshop is open to those above the age of 23 and will be held at Dempo House in Panaji. Maria Fernandes |NT It may …

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Have a poppin’ weekend

Alisha Nicole Carvalho| NT BUZZ With pre-monsoon showers already lashing Goan soil most makeshift bazaars and night markets have closed for the season only to reopen in October. There are still so many who haven’t finished stocking up closets with interesting finds or want some sort of entertainment with an offbeat- hippie vibe just to drive away the monsoon blues! …

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