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Goa Cruti—A peek into Goa’s colonial past

Goa Cruti—the third museum by Victor Gomes is a tribute to Goan craftsmanship. It documents furniture, cutlery, costumes, jewellery and even the medical and legal history of Goa – something not many are aware of. In conversation with NT BUZZ Victor speaks about his endeavour, the need to document our past and his plans of setting up another four museums …

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Making progress through debate

Difficult Dialogues, the annual festival of topical ideas curated by the London School of Economics South Asia Centre and tve (Television for the Environment), will begin with an array of speakers at two centres in Goa. Difficult Dialogues 2016 will be held in partnership with The Navhind Times and will be from Jan 28 to Jan 30 NT BUZZ The …

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Cinema and Soul

Sinead McManus Planet Hollywood Beach Resort in Utorda offers a taste of celebrity lifestyle, while The Pink Room Salon & Spa housed within ensures its guests leave feeling like one Planet Hollywood Beach Resort in Utorda has brought the luxury of celebrity lifestyle to Goa in a manner one must see to truly soak in. I was in south Goa …

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The world’s most expensive foods

Zubin D’souza Sometime back during the much publicised ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement, the world had to face the harsh reality that we live in a world where there are stark divides between those who live in luxury and those who struggle to survive. There is no limit to opulence; no matter how well off you may be, there is always …

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Trends and ingredients we should bid adieu to

Vir Sanghvi At the end of each year or at the beginning of a new one, I usually do a round-up of the food trends of the year. This time, I am breaking slightly from tradition. Here is a list of trends and ingredients that I think we have seen too much of. My fervent hope is that we see …

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Rediscovering old grains: Millets

Rohini Diniz Grown in arid and semi arid regions, millets are hardy grains that are considered as ‘poor man’s grain’ as they constitute the food of the poor in many parts of the world including India. Millets are tall, small seeded grasses that originated in Asia and Africa and are called so because many thousands of grains are harvested from …

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Osteoarthritis and Ayurved

Sujal Torgal Patil The three dosh i.e. vata, pitta, kapha are responsible for the wellbeing of the entire physical and mental infrastructure of our body. They are also responsible for any illnesses that occur. The three dosh get vitiated themselves and then vitiate the respective organ or system and eventually precipitate as diseases. ‘Pain’ forms the cardinal symptom of any …

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Healthy lifestyle tips

By Deepika Rathod I’m a 21-year-old female and have recently undergone an ACL reconstruction surgery. Could you please give me tips to reduce the swelling? Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL reconstruction) is a surgical tissue graft replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament located in the knee to restore its function after anterior cruciate ligament injury. The torn ligament is removed …

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Weight loss and immunity

Luke Coutinho There is no one pill, food, medicine or exercise that can ever help you lose weight or burn fat alone. This is because losing weight is a combination of over a hundred different chemical and metabolic functions that have a mind- body connection and which require a balance of all the spheres needed to put that in place. …

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