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The beauty of Europe

Santosh R Kenkre Before we reached Italy we were warned of thieves and burglars, which they said may include pregnant women. At the entrance of Vatican, one young beggar woman almost stole my bag containing money and passports. She used a long cloth to distract me but of course she did not know that I’m an auditor by profession! Seeing …

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Nutrition and immunity

Rohini Diniz Dietary deficiencies of selected vitamins and minerals can adversely affect aspects of both innate and adaptive immunity thereby making one vulnerable to infection and disease. Besides vitamin A, vitamins D, B-6 and C, minerals like zinc, selenium, iron and copper and some probiotics have been shown to have a role in the normal functioning of the immune system.

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Are you a mosquito magnet?

By Sanchita Sharma Much like Pig-Pen, the grubby little boy who moves around with his own private dust-storm in Charles Shultz’s Peanuts, as a child I moved around with my own private swarm of mosquitoes.

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UTI: Healing naturally

By Luke Coutinho A urinary tract infection (UTI) also known as acute cystitis or bladder infection is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract.

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Soul Searching

Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj ji ​We all live as long we keep breathing, hence the phrase ‘till the last breath’. However we often tend to forget a very important fact that as long as the soul resides in it the body remains alive. The presence of the soul automatically sustains the functioning of the body so much so that the breathing …

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The Magnificent Seven: The reincarnation of Seven Samurai

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK ‘The Magnificent Seven’ is a faithful re-working of the 1954 black-and-white Akira Kurosawa classic, ‘Seven Samurai’. The storyline of the remake, with the locale transported to Mexico, is pretty close to that of the original as are some of the dialogues, though great differences can be found in specific scenes.

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Women, work and baby …making it work

The week from August 1 to August 7 is marked as ‘World Breastfeeding Week’ in over 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. The theme ‘Women and work – Let’s make it work’ emphasises the need to develop policies and practices that can facilitate better workplace culture for lactating mothers, providing them the …

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Tips to keep in mind while buying wine

Sumedh Singh Mandla Buying wines in India is anything but an experience. If you don’t know much about wine, even buying a bottle may seem intimidating — the choices among wine types, brands, labels, and price seem almost infinite. Here are a few points to keep in mind for your next purchase!

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It’s all in the kheer!

Zubin D’Souza Payesh/Kheer/Payasam, depending which part of the country you come from, these are some of the names of the most beloved dessert in India. Hang on, I lied, it is not exactly the most loved, because the country boasts over a thousand different varieties of sweets, sweetmeats and desserts. It is definitely the most widely eaten, most frequently eaten …

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Give me some amore!

VIR SANGHVI DOES ANYBODY remember The Little Hut? It was a nightclub/Italian restaurant at Bombay’s Ritz Hotel. I was too young to go there in the Sixties but I knew that my parents went. I don’t recall them mentioning the quality of the Italian food, which is not odd because I don’t remember them ever discussing any Italian food available …

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