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A two-week road trip to Kodaikanal was filled with jaw-dropping views and a very smooth drive Dielle D’Souza We had no plan, just the goal to reach Kodaikanal and spend a few days there. Early one Monday morning a black VW Polo with two and a boot full of randomness set on a south-bound course. Destination 1 – Manipal.

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Move for health

Rohini Diniz What is the ideal time to exercise? There is no such thing as best time to exercise. You can exercise whenever you feel comfortable to do so, be it morning or evening. Vigorous exercise should be avoided after a heavy meal as it can lead to stomach cramps.

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Fighting the winter blues

As the weather becomes colder, people often catch colds or other viruses. Even when we have done our best to fight off the winter cold and miserable flu, its likely that we will get a mild sniffle at some point of winter. While a nasty cold or a bad case of the flu might ruin your appetite, it’s very important …

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Unless you’re into killer hangovers, drink less with age maybe?

Feeling high from a night of indulgence? Next time, look in the mirror for grey hair or if your hairline is receding. Yes, age is a major factor in the way drinking affects you. Worsening impact of hangovers is a reminder that drinking in moderation would be a better idea, say health experts.

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‘Whatever we say is misconstrued’

The Hitlist Team Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, who are on a publicity blitzkrieg for their upcoming film Tamasha, dropped into the mid-day office yesterday for a candid chat. RK, as usual, was honest and forthright, and had Dippy jumping to his defence every time questions about his last few duds were posed. At one point, an overwhelmed Ranbir told …

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A dose of art as prescribed by the doctor

NAGUESH RAO SARDESSAI ‘Art tonic’ is an exhibition of realistic paintings by medical practitioner Anthony Judas Lawrence Gomes. This aptly titled event is being hosted by Carpe Diem, Majorda.

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One step ahead of breast cancer

October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a month that witnesses worldwide campaigns towards this cause, annually. That an entire month is dedicated to breast cancer should in itself be a pointer to the seriousness of the matter. Deconstructing the statistics of the disease in India and the various aspects related to it including risk factors, prevention and breast reconstruction …

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If it bugs you Eat it!

Twenty or so years ago, there used to be an entire series of jokes aimed at the younger kids that began with the admonishment “Waiter, there is a fly in my soup!” The retorts used to be funny, childish but I always came away with the feeling wondering what would happen should a situation like that really should occur. Years …

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Escape into the hills

About one hundred and twenty kilometres from Mangalore, with its panoramic view of the hills and streams, lies Bisle. It is a good three hours drive of which the last one hour is an uphill drive Flexcia D’souza   Fringed by lofty mountains and dotted by lush rain forests, the Western Ghats are a favourite amongst travellers, photographers and naturalists. …

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Architecture in folds

ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ   There are different types of books on art and architecture, but most are two dimensional. A new book titled ‘In The Fold – Heritage Structures of India’ by origami artist Shivaram Ananthanarayanan, however, is a book that uses the art of ‘Origamic Architecture’, an allied art form of origami, and other paper art to …

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