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10 Best Films from MAMI

BY SACHIN CHATTE The Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI), which has become quite popular among cinephiles, was almost down and out this year after a major sponsor backed out in 2013. With just over a month left, the festival was on the verge of being called off due to lack of funds. Film personalities and other prominent people chipped in and, …

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Exquisite Ecotel

By Sinead McManus The hospitality watchword these days is eco-sensitive, and rightly so. When a hotel cares about the environment, you know it’s going to give a little more thought to details. The Fern Gardenia Resort understands the beauty of the raw nature bountiful in Palolem, South Goa, and strives to maintain it while giving guests a complete luxury experience.

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Sari Splendour

BY MEHER CASTELINO Popular Bollywood actress and television star Mandira Bedi added her distinct sartorial touches to India’s traditional 6-yard wonder at Myntra Fashion Weekend 2014. The eagerly awaited show started with the “Joi de Vivre” collection of saris from Mandira whose variety of glittering insets gave a new dimension to the Indian drape.

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Growing Vegetables, Naturally

Mark Twain famously described the peninsular Indian weather thus: “The summer is hot enough to melt brass doorknobs while the winter makes them just a little mushy” or words to that effect.

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O’ ‘Cozy’nheiro

By Sinead Mcmanus Down a dark little alley in Caranzalem the narrow mud road is bumpy around its meandering curves, only a minor contrast to the well-worn tarred road main road. It suddenly cuts you off from the bustle of the village, where the local taverns echo with laughter, the shops buzz with school children and stray dogs chase little …

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Myth about Goan stereotypes in Bollywood

By Sachin Chatte To continue with the issue of Goan stereotypes in Bollywood films, which came up again with the release of Finding Fanny (you can read the previous article at http://bit.ly/1xq5Woi), here are some more thoughts on it.

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Creative imagery in all weather conditions

By Assavri Kulkarni Some photographers capture superb images in the worst weather conditions. Despite the common perception that beautiful images captured during bad weather is a matter of sheer luck, the fact remains that it is possible to do so and all one needs is the knowhow. When weather changes from bright to dull, visually interesting layers are created by …

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Sahajeevi Xeti

By Miguel Braganza Poison-free vegetables are an important consideration when thinking of healthy food. For years now we have unknowingly poisoned ourselves and our children with sub-lethal doses of insecticides.

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Giving mental health due importance

By Urvita Bhatia and Abhijit Nadkarni As we observe mental health awareness week across the globe, we need to recognise the pressing need to increase mental health awareness in the community. Mental health and mental illness are problems that demand as much attention and concern as physical health problems. Unfortunately, mental health has been largely neglected and misunderstood at an …

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A simple life, a healthy life

By Anuradha Das | NT BUZZ It is the cry of the new millennia – ‘adopt a healthy lifestyle for a healthy life’. Add to this the voices of positive mental attitude coaches and gurus who will tell you that everything begins with the mind; that what the mind conceives it can achieve, and you have a powerful new age …

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