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West Side Story: Revisiting Romeo and Juliet

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ has served as the inspiration for countless interpretations of that classic story right from the 1936 film adaptation by George Cukor to the more recent interracial musical romance, ‘Save the Last Dance’ (2001). However, ‘West Side Story’ (1961) is easily the most dynamic and visually exhilarating version of …

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Rediscovering old grains: Pseudocereals

Rohini Diniz Millets and pseudocereals were traditional staples in many parts of India and were cultivated as part of mixed cropping that nourished the soil without causing any ecological damage and resulted in food that was healthier and pesticide-free. With the advent of the green revolution, more emphasis was placed on cultivation of rice and wheat and this led to …

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Children’s health: Do we blame schools?

Luke Coutinho Last week I chose not to send my daughter to play school. No, she was not sick, nor did we have to travel, or have any other commitments. I just kept her at home where I felt it was safer for her considering it would be the third birthday party celebration that week in school, which she would …

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Bringing the wolrd closer through art

Goa Tourism Development Corporation(GTDC), as part of a cultural exchange program,  is hosting German artist, Angelika Khan Leonhard. Leonhard is  on a  mission to  nurture young  Goan artists and tap talent with a brush of creativity and colour. For Leonhard,  Goa is a paradise well-known for its art and culture, expanding in its own ways and  spreading its vibrant wings …

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Talking Child Marriages

Child marriage as a practice has been an issue of concern in many parts of the world. India’s neighbour Bangladesh stands number one in Asia and fourth globally. While the issue is being dealt with at various quarters leading to a decline in the number of child marriages that occur, it hasn’t been eradicated totally. At Difficult Dialogues Arti Kirloskar, …

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Food for the mind – DD Kosambi Festival of Ideas

Goa is known to host festivals that are generally associated with fun and frolic, however, there are certain events in Goa that break that notion and the D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas just does that. Held annually, this festival, organised by The Directorate of Art and Culture, Government of Goa is highly anticipated for its thought provoking talks and …

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It’s all about styling tools

Bina Punjani So you’ve got a pretty good haircut. At least, it looked good in the salon! But one wash and that look’s gone forever! And what if you want to do something different with your hair? How do you get variety with that elusive oomph? Welcome to Styling 101, the beginners guide to styling your hair. Art director at …

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Coma: Doctors in the dock

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK One of the absorbing medical thrillers, ‘Coma’ (1978) is based on the first major published novel of internationally acclaimed author, Robin Cook. The novel is a classic organ-harvesting cabal bestseller, a staple of tabloid headlines ever since.

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How to fake your grasp of any cuisine in the world

Zubin D’souza You will hear chefs and people tell you that cooking is a very complex process. In fact it is one of the few professions in the world to be classified under both arts and sciences! It makes even mediocre chefs such as me feel exalted to the levels of Leonardo Da Vinci.

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Is the individual restaurant slowly dying?

Vir Sanghvi Over the last fortnight, I have been to three restaurants in Delhi. The first was the opening of Zorawar Kalra’s Farzi Café in Connaught Place. The second was lunch at the (also new) Biryani Blues (also in Connaught Place, which is undergoing a renaissance). The third was an old favourite, Royal China in Nehru Place, which is now …

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