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Living with Psoriasis

Vishal Verenkar   “Psoriasis? It doesn’t make us any less human” reveals La La Anthony, a well-known Hollywood actress, New York Times bestselling author and a TV personality.  She has been suffering from psoriasis for the last 10 years and hasn’t let the condition hold her back. “I have had this for a long time and I have still been …

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Are you fasting or feasting this Navratri? Why not both

Namita S Kalla   Navratri, the nine-day festival, is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm and excitement as fasting has become an intrinsic part of the festival. However, it is observed that while fasting one feels drained out as the day passes. Eating small meals and not starving yourself is the only mantra to easy fasting. Here are some effective foods …

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Remembering Jagjit

Jaidev Chatterjee, an accomplished singer in two distinct forms of music – Ghazal and Bhajan – has the unique distinction of being trained by maestros of these genres – Jagjit Singh and Anup Jalota. With his Ghazal performance, ‘Forget me not’, a tribute to Jagjit Singh on his 4th death anniversary scheduled to be held in the city on October …

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Vikram Patel: The mental health crusader

Vikram Patel was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by the TIME magazine this year in a well deserved recognition of the doctor’s unrelenting efforts to increase access to mental health care and putting mental health right at the centre of the global health agenda. In an email interview with NT BUZZ on the occasion …

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Perfect Pick-Me-Up

Sinead McManus I am most certainly not a fan of sticky weather. It saps the body of energy, leaves you feeling mighty uncomfortable and tends to get unpredictable. During times like these, there’s nothing better than some time off at the spa. Living in Candolim has its perks, and after a few visits, I find myself lucky to count the …

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Food innovations from the armed forces

Zubin D’Souza   I love long treks. I do not take them and so maybe I should reword my statement to read ‘I love the idea of long treks’. So what stops me from taking long treks? Apart from the fact that I have passed the prime of my life, have a belly that reaches any venue five minutes before …

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Discovering the history and heritage of Jordan

What do you do when you get an invite to visit a country that is surrounded by Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Israel? Since there was Visa on arrival, half my pre-trip headache was gone and I started dreaming about visiting the world UNESCO world heritage sites of Petra and Wadi Rum.   Anuradha Goyal What do you do when …

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A pristine haven called Andamans

Anish Sousa For me, a good holiday destination is one that gives you a new experience – a place away from the routine and mundane. I had heard good things about the Andaman Islands. My expectations from the place were promise of clear blue waters, diverse and rich aquatic life, mouth-watering food and a quiet but adventurous place, and I …

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Food-drug interactions

Rohini Diniz   Anti fungal medications: These are medicines that treat or prevent fungal infections and work by slowing or stopping the growth of fungi. Griseofluvin, an antifungal works better when taken with fatty food. Other anti fungals can be taken on full or empty stomach. ACE Inhibitors (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors): ACE inhibitors alone or with other medicines lower …

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Preparing for Death

Anita Dudhane   In the last few weeks we have been discussing dying with grace and coping with loss. Now we will look at how to achieve both of these with relation to both our own death and those of our loved ones. Death in Western countries is rarely spoken of but in India it was quite common to see …

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