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Down by the Bay

NT BUZZ   Tucked away in a cosy bay at Odxel, overlooking a waterfront, with the waves lapping at the fringes of the restaurant is Bay 15. Recently taken over by a new management – Justa Hotels and Resorts – the restaurant has all the makings for a quiet hideaway, perfect for a peaceful family outing, an intimate date or …

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The allure of Turkey

A visit to Turkey is a must. It is a country rich in culture and history. An incredible blend of east and west, the country hosts the most eclectic mix of minds where people are open and free and yet bound by tradition. The sheer beauty of the country can be experienced in all weathers. Shruti Bhide shares her great …

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Ride to Land of Lamas

Mukund V Narvenkar   IIf you want to run, then run alone. If you want to walk then take all along. Our journey to Leh was somewhat like that. Sometimes we just zoomed in excitement, sometimes we realised that we belonged to the pack. The trip to Leh brought mixed feelings of joy, happiness and adventure coupled with the challenges …

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Decoding food labels – III

Food additives: All processed foods contain food additives that are used to increase the shelf life of the food, improve the taste, texture and appearance of food and control the acidity or alkalinity of foods. Food additives include emulsifiers, flavour enhancers, preservatives, food acids, colouring and raising agents. Some food additives are derived from natural sources while others are from …

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Unrelated diseases that hurt the heart

SANCHITA SHARMA   Heart disease is the number one cause of death in India, where heart attacks and strokes account for more than 30 per cent of all deaths each year. By now, most people are more than familiar with the risk factors for heart disease – high blood pressure, inactivity, obesity, high cholesterol, smoking, among others – but few …

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Benefits of drinking black tea

Luke Coutinho   The benefits of drinking black tea are remarkable, so don’t let the abundance of green tea research distract you from what black tea has to offer. Black tea, with its rich, full-bodied flavour isn’t simply a delight to the taste buds, but it’s brimming with health benefits, as well. Black tea protects your heart health: Benefits of drinking …

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Detox the Ayurveda way

SUJAL PATIL TORGAL Detox, literally means to remove toxins from the body. Toxins are present in the air that we breathe, the food that we eat, the environment that we live in and the water we drink. Humble attempts to consume organic or home grown food soon grow weary and we resort to consuming whatever is available. Hap-hazardous lifestyles add …

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What happens if you stop smoking now?

Luke Coutinho We all know that smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the U.S and worldwide and we also know that it leads to Cardiovascular disease, Impotence, lack of sexual desire and an inability to perform, cancer, weak immune system, stained teeth, early degeneration of bones (spine), reduced lung function, toxic liver, reduced stamina and endurance …

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Is Porn Pushing You to Hell?

Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj ji Over the last few days, internet users across the country were outraged over what appeared to be a nation-wide ban on pornography websites by the IT Ministry. The government’s move though, appeared to have found cover under the Supreme Court’s observation that little had been done to prevent child pornography, which is illegal, from being accessed …

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Appeasing the mighty Sea God

Narali Pournima is the festival that sees the fishing community making an offering of a coconut to the Sea God to appease Him and to ask for his favours for a safe fishing season. The festival is also celebrated as Suta Punav in Goa

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