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All roads lead to Uttarakhand: 6 weekend getaways for the summer

Sneha Mahale A road trip in the scorching summer heat may not sound like a winning proposition to most, but we were convinced to give it a try when the destinations included a mix of hill stations, an adventure haven and what is considered one of the “holiest cities in India”. Unsurprisingly, the hill state of Uttarakhand did not disappoint. …

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Road tripping the right way

Beaven Teixeira Buying a heavy duty cruiser bike often comes with a dream of travelling to an unknown destination or going solo on an adventure. For me it all began when I bought my Royal Enfield in 2009. Ever since then I had a dream of going on a road trip to either South India or Ladakh in Kashmir. And …

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Strengthen your immune system for monsoons

Rohini Diniz After the long hot and humid summer, the monsoon showers come as a respite to the heat, but along with them comes, damp gloomy weather, muck and filth leading to a host of health problems like respiratory and gastrointestinal infections. Flooding, seepage of sewage into drinking water pipes and proliferation of flies results in contamination of food and …

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Green juice for a healthy you

Deepika Rathod Aloe vera is a popular medicinal plant that has been used for thousands of years. It is best known for treating skin problems, but also has several other beneficial health effects. Aloe vera is a thick, short-stemmed plant that stores water in its leaves. It is widely used in cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries. Each leaf is full …

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Power to heal

Luke Coutinho In 1903, Thomas Edison predicted that the doctor of the future will give no medicine, but instead ‘instruct his patient in the care of the human frame in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” In my practice of integrative and lifestyle medicine, that’s exactly what I, and my entire team at GOQii do. We are …

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Enter the Dragon: Bruce Lee all the way

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK ‘Enter the Dragon’ (1973) will go down in the annals of film history as the definitive and first major Kung-Fu film arriving in the West, that not only made Bruce Lee a legend, but also led the way to countless Kung-Fu films before Western audiences. Considered Lee’s best film, this was also his …

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Bringing grace to Goan shores

The India Beach Fashion Week kicked off with an experimental show by ace Indian designer Neeta Lulla at the Museum Of Goa on May 20. NT BUZZ spoke to the designer about the event and more Janice Rodrigues | NT BUZZ Indian designer and fashion stylist Neeta Lulla has been designing for the who’s who of Bollywood and other celebrities. …

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Summer Short Cuts

Bina Punjani Ah, it’s that time of the year when your hair begins to bother you terribly. The summer heat is unbearable, and you begin to toy with the idea of going short. And you’re worried about how it’s going to look. You don’t really want to be mistaken for a guy after all! Worry not, art director of Bina …

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Smoked Goan sausages to make your day!

Who doesn’t think of Goan sausages when one speaks of Goa? A traditional occupation mostly confined to Agaçaim – Goa Velha region, it is slowly diminishing as many migrate to the United Kingdom, or because children don’t want to carry on trade. Antonia Da Silva from Goa Velha is a famous the world over as the only sausage maker making …

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Mint: Spreading freshness all around

Zubin D’souza Several centuries ago, in ancient Greece, two strangers approached a village and wanted to stay there the night. The villagers were less than hospitable and tossed the duo out into the cold night air. An elderly couple named Philemon and Baucus took pity on them and invited the two men into their home for a meal. Prior to …

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