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Lessons from the pandemic

Arabella Lumley While this pandemic is turning out to be a very confusing and difficult time for many people, it is undoubtedly giving humanity an incredibly rare opportunity to learn some challenging lessons. These lessons will trigger a much-needed change of perspective for how we do things on this planet and will hopefully enable us to turn over a new …

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It happened one day

Zubin D’souza A long time ago when I was a younger man and far too naive than I used to let on, I got the awesome opportunity to apprentice with a world class chef. Now this man was a legend! He had Michelin stars, he was forever in the news and he was a genius to boot. He was an …

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Stigma of COVID-19 will only increase the spike

Aldina Braganza It’s a couple of months since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are still trying to grapple with the routes of transmission and prevention. How much distancing is safe? It’s not only us in Goa or India that are trying to deal with this quandary, but across the world people are worried. Now that the cases …

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One world. One voice

As the chaos of the pandemic rages on, ‘Salsero’ an ongoing global music project aims to bring the world together in song. NT BUZZ finds the beat ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ In an attempt to take the world from chaos to harmony, Jazz Goa is conducting a non-commercial music project that hopes to set a world record for the …

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Meditation techniques to calm an Anxious mind

Lori Deschene Meditation exercise is sought after to quiet the racing thoughts in your mind. It can produce a deep state of relaxation and tranquillity. The four earlier discussed practices included Alternate Nostril Breathing, The 100-Breaths Technique, Full Body Breath Scan and Lip- Touching Breathing. Here are four simple practices to help you: Walking Meditation: Though you can practice this …

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Weirdly named food and ingredients

Zubin D’Souza A little after Independence, the Indian government was trying to choose the emblems that would be representative of this great country. The Royal Bengal tiger being majestic and aristocratic got selected without a fuss as the national animal. The lotus being a symbol of purity was an easy usher-in for the national flower category. But when it came …

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Save Our Strays: They Need Your Love

Aldina Braganza Mahatma Gandhi once said: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. Judging by the number of hungry stray dogs and cats on the streets and beaches of Goa, I wonder about our greatness as human beings, a state and a nation. Are we blind or have …

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Battling Bats

Zubin D’souza I think that the world has had it with bats. There are horror stories that have been flooding the cyberspace and the print media. The current Covid 19 outbreak has been linked to bats. The general consensus is that the outbreak of the virus took place in a wet market based out of Wuhan in China. Immediately there …

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Journey of the Indian sandwich

Most modern Indian sandwiches originated either in Mumbai or in other parts of Western India, and they came about because of the British. Vir Sanghvi Ask any Indian if sandwiches are part of our cuisine and you will be told that they aren’t. The nearest we come to a sandwich, foodies will tell you, is a roll or a kathi …

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A tribute to Goa’s fashion czar

Ophelia Lobo has paid a beautiful tribute to celebrated fashion designer late Wendell Rodricks on his 60th birthday (May 28) in the form of a digital portrait. NT BUZZ gets details RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ She has always been inspired by Wendell Rodricks and how he encouraged new talent, especially Goan artistes. Hence, when the creative director for Wendell …

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