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‘2019: How Modi Won India’ launched in Goa

Viva Goa hosted the Goa launch of ‘2019: How Modi Won India’ written by journalist and author, Rajdeep Sardesai. Published by HarperCollins Publishers India, the book launch was attended by special guests including actress, Pooja Bedi; industrialist, Shrinivas Dempo; Nandini Sardesai; and editor and publisher of Viva Goa, Kedar Dhume. Congratulating the author on his new book, Pooja Bedi said: …

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Dictators dictating diets

Zubin D’Souza When Marie Antoinette innocently made a reference to brioche during the starving peasant protests, it led to the French Revolution, the end of the monarchy and the storming of the Bastille! Many feudal lords since then have taken note of the outpouring of emotions when food was involved and decided to stay mum on the subject. However, the …

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A night to savour

Mustard has opened shop in Anjuna and is bigger and better. It has stuck to its roots by offering the very best of French and Bengali cuisine that proclaims the goodness of the mustard seed Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Ushering the New Year with old friends is special, and what makes the evening even better is feasting on …

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The famous Fatorpechi Jatra

Sanjeev V Sardesai Among the most famous temple festivals in Goa is the jatra of Fatorpa at Cuncolim in South Goa, about 55 kilometres from Panaji and about 20 kilometres from Margao. In actuality, these are festivals of two individual temples, in close vicinity, dedicated to Sri Shantadurga Fatorpekarinn (Sri Shantadurga of Fatorpa Village) and Sri Shantadurga, Kunkalkarinn (Sri Shantadurga …

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Chill not too far from home

When you can’t travel to the Mediterranean, fret not! Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia, Cavelossim is just a perfect getaway in Goa that has that Portuguese charm too Danuska Da Gama It’s not often that I cross the Zuari bridge and drive to South Goa, except if I have my driver duties to pick and drop family at the airport. But, …

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Sugar: The modern dietary villain

Our body does not need ‘added sugar’ and from the health point of view, added sugars are valueless as they only provide calories and no other nutrients. Less than 10 per cent of our total calories should come from simple sugars Rohini Diniz For most of us, sugar and sweets are associated with life’s happiest moments – birthday parties, festivals …

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Acupuncture for diabetes mellitus

Nandhini Sadasivam Diabetes is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases throughout the world. The morbidity and mortality associated with the disease is significant and derives primarily from complications of persistent hyperglycaemia. Longstanding hyperglycaemia has been shown to lead to vascular complications involving large and small blood vessels such as arteriosclerosis, glomerulosclerosis, and retinopathy. Diabetic neuropathy, characterised by pain and …

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Australia is burning: Dealing with Ecoanxiety

Aldina Braganza Australia is burning! Australia is burning! And there is nothing any human in Australia or anywhere else in the world can do to put off the fires; only pray and hope it rains. More than half a billion animals have perished in these fires and many have been badly injured. More than 1000 people have lost their lives …

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The storyteller of the screen

Aanand L Rai, the director of films such as ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, ‘Raanjhanaa’ and ‘Zero’ was in Goa recently. In an exclusive interview with NT BUZZ, he speaks about his production house, women empowerment themes in his films, and his future project RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT BUZZ Q. You began your career by directing ‘Strangers’, a remake of …

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Upclose with wildlife and nature

‘My Wildlife Odyssey’ is a 100-page coffee table book authored by Naitik Jain that has three years of effort and passion bound together to bring about a sense of wildlife and nature preservation among people. NT BUZZ catches up with the photographer Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ The journey across six national parks in India – Kanha National Park, …

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