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The origins of the Tandoor

BY ZUBIN D’SOUZA Archaeologists uncovering the ruins of the Mohenjodaro and Harappan civilizations were in for a shock. Here, right in the Indus Valley, lay a farming community that was rather advanced. In 3000 BC, the Harappans grew cardamom, pepper, turmeric and coriander. They had advanced kitchen implements and knew their spice mixes. I believe that nothing more surprised the …

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A Mediterranean medley

By kuheli bhattacharya rane A new place has opened on the Baga beach and we had heard that is was making waves. So, we trudged along the touristy beach side stretch of Baga, with salty breeze in our hair and our feet sinking in the sands, in search of the elusive Rockfish. This place has a very small non-descript board …

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TransforMagic!

BY BINA PUNJANI Ok, so we admit it. We have been caught up with a lot of things, and have not been able to do any Navhind Times Buzz Monthly Makeovers for the past few months. But here we are, kicking it off again! Kasim, senior stylist and Monty, creative stylist at Bina Punjani Hair Studio work their magic on …

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Shanti at Shamana Spa

BY SINEAD McManus For spa lovers, treatments generally aren’t so much of a luxury as a necessity. They keep you feeling rejuvenated and energised while at the same time relaxing both mind and body. If any truly successful person were to tell you the secret to their prosperity, nine out of 10 times it would include a healthy balance of …

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A taste of the Arabian nights

By Kuheli Bhattacharya Rane One of the best things about living in a popular holiday destination is the opportunity to meet people from interesting places and backgrounds. Many who journey through Goa have lost their hearts to this place and found themselves a new home. One such couple is the Irani duo Anita and Sam, who now run a bed …

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The Cork Tree

By Miguel Braganza A walk down the Dayanand Bandodkar promenade along the River Mandovi between November and January is sure to draw your attention to clusters of trumpet like white flowers that cover more than half of the tree canopy and to their jasmine-like fragrance or both. You will find a carpet of flowers below the canopy that marks the …

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DASH diet for Hypertension

By Deepika Rathod Hypertension or high blood pressure is a very rapidly developing problem and is commonly seen these days. The treatment for the condition, however, has been under research for past many years now. In the mid 1990s a revolutionary approach for the control of mild and moderate hypertension was tested. Called the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop …

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How mindfulness works – non identification

BY Anita Dudhane In the preceding weeks we looked at how mindfulness works and the acronym RAIN – Recognition, Acceptance, Investigation and Non identification. This week we will look at the last factor of non identification. This is probably the most important part of mindfulness, in my experience. When a negative emotion arises and we recognise it, accept it and …

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The great cholesterol myth

By Luke Coutinho The cholesterol myth has led the public to reject foods like eggs, coconut oil, pure ghee, butter, whole raw milk, cheese and fatty meats. And this myth is the foundation of the multi-billion-dollar cholesterol drug (statin drug) industry. The ploy is to create a crisis first and then present a profitable solution. It’s true that the quality …

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Cinnamon, the wonder food

By Deepika Rathod Cinnamon (dalchini, tiki) is one of the oldest spices known and comes from the branches of wild trees that belong to the genus Cinnamomum velum or C cassia.

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