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The world’s most expensive foods

Zubin D’souza Sometime back during the much publicised ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement, the world had to face the harsh reality that we live in a world where there are stark divides between those who live in luxury and those who struggle to survive. There is no limit to opulence; no matter how well off you may be, there is always …

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Trends and ingredients we should bid adieu to

Vir Sanghvi At the end of each year or at the beginning of a new one, I usually do a round-up of the food trends of the year. This time, I am breaking slightly from tradition. Here is a list of trends and ingredients that I think we have seen too much of. My fervent hope is that we see …

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Rediscovering old grains: Millets

Rohini Diniz Grown in arid and semi arid regions, millets are hardy grains that are considered as ‘poor man’s grain’ as they constitute the food of the poor in many parts of the world including India. Millets are tall, small seeded grasses that originated in Asia and Africa and are called so because many thousands of grains are harvested from …

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Osteoarthritis and Ayurved

Sujal Torgal Patil The three dosh i.e. vata, pitta, kapha are responsible for the wellbeing of the entire physical and mental infrastructure of our body. They are also responsible for any illnesses that occur. The three dosh get vitiated themselves and then vitiate the respective organ or system and eventually precipitate as diseases. ‘Pain’ forms the cardinal symptom of any …

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Healthy lifestyle tips

By Deepika Rathod I’m a 21-year-old female and have recently undergone an ACL reconstruction surgery. Could you please give me tips to reduce the swelling? Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL reconstruction) is a surgical tissue graft replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament located in the knee to restore its function after anterior cruciate ligament injury. The torn ligament is removed …

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Weight loss and immunity

Luke Coutinho There is no one pill, food, medicine or exercise that can ever help you lose weight or burn fat alone. This is because losing weight is a combination of over a hundred different chemical and metabolic functions that have a mind- body connection and which require a balance of all the spheres needed to put that in place. …

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Goa’s tender love for the coconut

The decision of de-notifying the coconut tree to that of a palm has caused a heated debate over the past couple of days. NT BUZZ talks to the people of Goa to find out their take on how the coconut has become so intrinsic in the Goan culture and their love for these swaying palms JANICE RODRIGUES| NT BUZZ The …

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Thousand shades of heritage art

ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ If you are an art enthusiast and want to explore the hidden gems of our artistic heritage than Lokotsav 2016 which is currently being held at the Kala Academy at Panaji is an ideal spot. Here artists from every nook and corner of the country showcase and sell their art; some of which in this …

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God’s goodness in Saint Joseph Vaz

January 14 marked the day when Pope Francis, declared Fr Jose Vaz a saint in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Securing this seat in the kingdom of saints was a long process for this native of Goa. It took a non-European Pope to decide on this pending request which was made years after his death on January 16, 1711. It was in …

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Nuts about coconuts

Zubin D’Souza While growing up, my grandparents had a hammock strung between two coconut trees in their backyard where I spent many summer afternoons lazing about. If I ever looked skywards at the clusters of fruit gathering right above my head ominously, I would get a quick rebuke from my grandmother who assured me that coconuts never fall on people. …

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