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Healing ulcerative colitis

Deepika Rathod Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and ulcers in the lining of the large intestine or colon and rectum. It can cause pain, bloating, and diarrhoea during flare-ups and often few or no symptoms between episodes. Some people with ulcerative colitis suffer from poor appetite, fatigue and anaemia. Others suffer from …

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Escape to Victory: In true sporting spirit

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK Films with the backdrop of sports and sportsmanship, right from ‘The Pride of the Yankees’ (1942) to ‘Raging Bull’ (1980) and from ‘Million Dollar Baby’ (2004) to ‘The Program’ (2015) have never failed to attract the collective consciousness of audiences. The year 1981 witnessed the release of two such films – ‘Chariots of …

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Recycle yourself after death

Janice Rodrigues| NT BUZZ Saving lives is an act that is generally attributed to a medical doctor, but in the context of organ donation, every single person can be a part in this very humane act. Saving or improving the condition of another person’s life can be done by you and me, by pledging to be an organ donor. “Organ …

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For the love of languages

Half Norwegian translator Astri Ghosh translates literary works in Hindi, English, Norwegian and even Bengali. She recently edited ‘Guru Nanak, the Thinker and the Poet’, and is also involved in the translation of 12 plays by Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen. In conversation with NT BUZZ she speaks about the process of translation, her love for languages and how it binds …

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Getting candid about fashion

Having spent eight years of her life in Germany, Puja Mapxencar always wanted to come back to her roots in Goa and do something that celebrates Indian culture and tradition. At 23, Puja, alumni of National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore, today has her own brand Kandida. NT BUZZ catches up with Puja who recently participated at the Bangalore Fashion …

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Most dangerous drinks in the world

Zubin D’souza You know, every person out there tends to think that they are great bartenders and they know how to make really potent drinks. They just follow some rules like mixing together different types of spirits, using potent alcohol and imagine that they have what it takes to deliver that knockout punch. That is not so! Blending alcohols together …

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New Orleans: The place where you go to let your hair down

Geetika Jain New Orleans (pronounced N‘awlins), a city founded in 1718 by the French on a crescent of the Mississippi River in the southern State of Louisiana in America bears little resemblance to the rest of the country. It is refreshingly different and therein lies its allure. Naming its airport after a jazz musician (Louis Armstrong) reveals its priorities and …

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Breastfeeding: Loving and healthy Part I

Rohini Diniz For centuries breast milk has been the only food for newborn infants and is the most natural way of providing infants with nutritional requirements for the first four to six months of life. Somewhere along the line women, doctors and society at large were persuaded to believe that tinned milk was as good as breast milk and came …

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All you need to know about Jaundice

Deepika Rathod Jaundice is a yellowish discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes and white of the eyes caused by elevated levels of the chemical bilirubin in the blood (hyperbilirubinemia). Jaundice is typically seen when the level of bilirubin in the blood exceeds 2.5 to 3 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Jaundice in adults is caused by various medical conditions that affect the normal metabolism …

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Fiddler on the Roof: All for traditions!

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK Some films have names of their lead actors so strongly attached to them, that it becomes very difficult to separate the two. ‘Patton’ (1970) and ‘The Godfather’ (1972) are such films, which have been immortalised by George C Scott and Marlon Brando, respectively. ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ (1971) is another film in this …

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