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On high spirits

Rohini Diniz The vitamins of the B group are required for the utilisation of alcohol by the tissues, and chronic alcoholism decreases the absorption of B-complex vitamins. Deficiency of vitamin B-1 or Thiamine is fairly common among chronic alcoholics due to poor nutrition, alcohol inhibiting a person’s ability to fully absorb the nutrients from food; difficulty of the cells to …

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All things style with Schulen Fernandes

Maria Fernandes | NT ‘Style is greater than fashion’ a workshop on the relevance of dressing right, establishing your style, investing in slow fashion and all things style, was held on December 1 at Dempo House, Panaji. Conducted by creative head of Wendell Rodricks, Schulen Fernandes, the workshop had a mix of participants that comprised students, homemakers, doctors, lawyers and …

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The Goa we want

NT BUZZ Among the many book launches on the first day of the 10th edition of the Goa Arts and Literature Festival (GALF) was the launch of ‘A Song for Saligao’ by Clarice Vaz. The launch witnessed Vaz in conversation with writer Heta Pandit.  Enlightening the audience, Vaz revealed that the book is about the disappearing heritage and culture of …

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A craze for jazz

‘The Shuffle Demons’ first broke onto the Canadian music scene with an electrifying musical fusion that drew in equal measure from Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Run DMC and the Beastie Boys. Since then the band has released eight CDs, two hit videos, won several music awards, have appeared in numerous TV and radio shows and have toured several countries with …

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Politics, religions, and law

Former lawyer and activist Nandita Haksar, who has set precedents through her work in human rights cases in India, will be speaking at the Museum of Goa on December 1. The talk titled ‘Faith, Identity and the Indian Constitution’ Haksar’s will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will include a question and answer session with the audience. Haksar will deal with …

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Mini Movie Mania winners out

The award ceremony of the 72-hours Mini Movie Mania short film competition was held on November 29 at Kala Academy, Panaji. The competition held in two sections: Goa and national, was announced as part of the golden jubilee year of the International Film Festival of India. Present on the occasion were, CEO, Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) Amit Satija; vice …

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The best of Yuletide looks

MEHER CASTELINO At Christmas time there are a lot of parties and events that require the right look. And designers at the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 shows ensured that the fashion followers had enough in their wardrobes to keep them on the best dressed lists. From slinky gowns to exciting sexy minis with great embroidery, the ensembles will turn …

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‘Tis the season to be mixing

Big Daddy Casinos heralded the arrival of the festive season with a cake mixing ceremony. Conceptualised by F&B director and professional chef, Shubham Dhar, the event took place at Level 4, Ash-O-Rum onboard Big Daddy Casino. The attendees were guided through the process of mixing the ingredients of the festive fruit cake with wine and liquor to let them marinate …

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Forgotten food from India

Zubin D’souza Have you ever wondered what the national vegetable of India could possibly be? Although there is no official mention, based on consumption patterns, the award could rightly be bestowed upon the pumpkin. Although this is the most widely consumed fruit, it is definitely not of Indian origin since it was supposedly first cultivated in North America. It is …

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Food has no border

When it comes to cuisine, there is no cultural appropriation. We are eating so much better when we eat out because chefs have welcomed influences from all over the world Vir Sanghvi Are you familiar with the concept of cultural appropriation? It’s not an idea that is very big in India. But it does come up from time to time …

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