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Sweetening the deal

VIR SANGHVI I dealt some months ago with the sugar-is-poison campaign that is pushed by many so-called nutritionists. My view (and I speak as somebody who normally does not eat dessert or mithai) is that much of the scary stuff is overblown. Our bodies need sugar. It is a natural substance and human beings have been eating it in one …

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Mallorca Magic

Meher Castelino Mallorca or Majorca is one of the most scenic islands of Spain and we had the opportunity of visiting it a few years ago. For tennis fans, Mallorca is the home of top star Rafael Nadal who has made the island famous.

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Irma la Douce: It happened in Paris

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK ‘Irma la Douce’ is, according to its director Billy Wilder: “The story of a girl who was born on the wrong side of the tricks.” And Wilder loved Marilyn Monroe’s performance in his earlier film ‘Some Like It Hot’ (1959), so much that he wanted her for the role of the streetwalker, Irma. …

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It’s not child’s play

Rebonding has to be done right, by the right person and at the right place. A good stylist will spend time on a consultation before agreeing to any straightening process. She will check for any previous chemical treatments and the condition of your hair to make sure it will withstand their straightening system and adjust to the chemicals, process and …

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Eat Beans not Beings

Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj ji It has been rightly said that we are what we eat, because the kind of food that we eat has a direct impact on how we think and therefore it is crucial to what we become finally. Recent studies made by modern medical science have suggested that the human body is not naturally designed to digest …

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Not Losing Body Fat?

Luke Coutinho It takes time for the human body to accumulate fat and thus it will take time for the body to burn off this fat too. There are absolutely no shortcuts. All those weight loss pills, diets and fads don’t work but rather cause more damage than good. If they worked, no one would be fat.

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Pomegranates: Nature’s power packed Super-food

Zubin D’Souza I know that most foods mentioned in these articles are usually good for you. Sometimes, people feel that they can merely look at the title and go “Pfft, pomegranates are good, right? Let’s buy some”. That should work in most cases but not in this one.

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Memories of Courtyard Houses

The courtyard or the raj-aangan found in Goan heritage houses was incorporated in the design of those old houses not only for architectural but also social reasons. These houses speak about an era gone by which is why we need to conserve such spaces before they get lost in the pages of history

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Cubanos, definitely more than your average run of the mill sandwiches

Zubin D’Souza Somewhere in the mid 1800s, several Cuban migrants working in the booming American construction and realty sector realised they needed to pack lunch to take with them to work. It had to be something that was easy to eat, not messy and which would not lose flavour or spoil easily. Taking a cue from their Italian co-workers who …

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