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Kanchipuram: A confluence of traditional silk, history and devotion

Situated in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Kanchipuram has become synonymous with the silk which was first crafted by Sage Markanda If anybody has seen the critically acclaimed Tamil language movie called ‘Kanchivaram’, it is impossible not to feel remorse about the struggle that an artisan in this country encounters in pursuit of his art and craft. However, this …

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Beauty is skin deep

Rohini Diniz The saying ‘beauty is skin deep’ is very true as what we eat reflects itself on our skin. While are there are no special foods that must be eaten for a healthy glow, certain nutrients – protein, essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, vitamin E, zinc and selenium – have an important role to …

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Hydrotherapy and its benefits

Hydrotherapy or water cure uses water to deliver temperature and pressure changes to the body. These changes are sensed by the body via nerve endings, which result in reflex effects that are controlled by the brain and spinal cord Nandhini Sadasivam Water is the divine force of nature. A drop of water is worth more than gold to a thirsty …

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Laugh till your belly hurts: Benefits of laughter

Aldina Braganza I had some of my good friends over for dinner at the weekend and one of the highlights of the evening was the continuous raptures of laughter. I know that laughter is good for health but when I dug up a little research on laughter I gained a completely new respect for this behaviour. There was one particular …

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IFFI 2019 to salute departed veterans

The last one year has witnessed the passing away of some of the stalwarts in the Indian film industry. These path-breakers, who have left an indelible mark on various aspects of filmmaking, will be remembered at the forthcoming 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India through the screening of their films. A special ‘Homage’ section will pay tribute …

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Fearlessly Hopeful

Singer-composer Raghu Dixit will be live in action on November 9 at the ongoing Mahindra Open Drive festival at Taleigao. In conversation with NT BUZZ he talks about the beauty of serendipity, his recent acting debut, and more CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Q. The Mahindra Open Drive festival  is all about helping NGOs. Tell us about the social work …

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The many shades of nature

Naguesh Rao Sardessai “Nature provides an artist with magnificent expanses. Once you learn to appreciate it, paintings start flowing,” thus said India’s celebrated watercolour artist, Pralhad Anant Dhond, who painted over seven thousand landscapes with the ease of flowing water. Indeed, hailing from the pristine Konkani region of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, Dhond was greatly inspired by the natural beauty all …

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I challenge you to some ‘me time’

How much time did you spend with yourself yesterday? Time here would be quantified as minutes or hours doing something which is purely because you love doing it and it makes you feel alive Aldina Braganza The idea is that experiences are ‘ah ha’ moments and a teacher of a greater you. So along with this article I would like …

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Beauty is skin deep

Rohini Diniz Most of us are born with healthy, supple skin. However, as we age our skin loses its glow and becomes less able to cope with everyday wear and tear. The good news is that although healthy skin is partly due to your genes, there is a lot that we can do to make our skin look glowing and …

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Lively Liver

Deepika Rathod The liver is one of the five eliminatory organs in our body and we barely take any care of this precious organ. The liver is involved in many metabolic activities that take place in our body – the nutrients from the food that we eat are stored in liver and then supplied to the cells and other body …

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