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Zubin D’souza Tragedy has the capacity to make heroes of us all! I was lolling about, doing nothing while simultaneouslypretending that I had too much on my plate. It is okay when you are in the thick of things; orders flying about, frying pans being tossed at people and raging fires burning people and meals. A lockdown deflates the rhythm; …

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Wheat a minute!

Gluten may not be your friend, so it’s best to treat it with some level of watchfulness Vir Sanghvi Have you ever tried eating from a hotel’s room service menu between meals? Assume that it is 4p.m. and you have missed lunch. Assume also that you are travelling alone and don’t really want to go down to the coffee shop. …

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Moves that win

MARIA FERNANDES | NT Bhakti Kulkarni may be young but her achievements outnumber her age. Ranked third in India and thirty eighth in the world, the National Woman Champion from Margao also holds the title of Woman Grandmaster and Goa’s first woman International Master. Hailing from a middle-class family, Kulkarni took up chess at a very early age. She believes …

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Music, masks, and a Goan touch

Kalashree recently released a short music video ‘Goemkara Mask Ghaal’ encouraging Goans to wear masks, while also promoting the Goan kunbi fabric DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ With social distancing and masks becoming the order of the day, Kalashree, a Goan cultural organisation has come up with an interesting short music video titled ‘Goemkara Mask Ghaal’ (O Goan, wear …

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Fit and fabulous

MEHER CASTELINO Fitness is the mantra of the day for all, especially when the lockdown is keeping people home bound. Exercise gear, which is stylish and fashionable makes things more exciting and designers in Europe during the Collection Premiere Moscow Fashion Fair in February 2020 unveiled colours, styles and designs that will keep people happy when they are sweating it …

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Food at a funeral

Zubin D’souza Losing a loved one is never easy. It is not meant to be! That’s the reason why the ones that are lost are referred to as ‘loved ones’! Duh! I am not too good with goodbyes. I also happen to think that the final goodbye tends to be the worst of them. God alone knows how many bereaved …

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Getting into the delivery game

Vir Sanghvi For the duration of the lockdown, I have been doing an Insta Live conversation every day with chefs and experts in the food business. While we have talked about their lives and careers we have also focused on the future: what do they think will happen to the restaurant business once the lockdown is over? Here are the …

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The end of dining out?

Zubin D’Souza There is no channel that you can switch to that does not want to give you the latest update on the Wuhan virus. There has been no dearth of experts; folks telling you the origins, the DNA structures, the way hands should be washed, bodies to be sanitised and lives to be led. There are doomsdays prophecies about …

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In pursuit of luxury

Vir Sanghvi What constitutes a luxury food? We know what luxury hotels are. And we are familiar with luxury in many other fields of life. But food? I have never quite been able to work that out. When most people use the term ‘luxury’ for food, they refer to things like truffles, caviar or foie gras. These are different kinds …

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Befriend hope for a better tomorrow

Aldina Braganza Hope is a window of the wonderful possibilities our life has to offer. It is the key ingredient that keeps us motivated. These days especially, when we are suddenly faced with closed windows, let hope help you open them. It is precisely for this reason I want to share withyou why you should let hope be your best …

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