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Get your organic fix at Natti’s

BY ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ If you are stressed and tensed about the quality of the fruits and vegetables exposed as they are to pesticides and artificial ripening agents, then opting for organic food is your solution. It may sound fashionably pretentious, but it is the right choice and, in a way, the only choice for healthy living. However, …

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Looking for thrills on the Mhadei

By Christabelle Coutinho You have to do it. That is what most adventure junkies will tell you about white water rafting. Just like bungee jumping and skydiving, white water rafting is one of those hair-raising thrills you can’t afford to miss if you want to experience the highs of living on the edge.

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Sweet blue hour

By Assavri Kulkarni The time of the day just before sunrise and just after sunset when the sun has set but the light lingers on is known as the blue hour. In photography this light is also known as sweet light. Lots of stories in Hindu mythology are set in these two timeframes. The time before sunrise is known as …

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The lure of the exotic

By Padmavati Prabhu | NT BUZZ Some years back, exotic vegetables like coloured capsicum, cherry tomatoes, Thai ginger, broccoli, and lettuce, among others were alien to Goan markets. Now, slowly they have entered the market and created a niche for themselves. Though the actual market demand is not known, after speaking to wholesalers and local vendors it was learnt that …

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Celebrity Bawarchi: Vidya Balan

By Anita Raheja and Heena Agarwal The first thing in the morning I have: A glass of water (room temperature), followed by a cup of tea. My breakfast comprises: Chillas made of oats or moong dal. My diet preference: I am a pure vegetarian; I have never eaten non-vegetarian in my life. I don’t even like eggs. My food philosophy: …

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How to get over your hangover

By Zubin D’souza Okay, okay…So the deed is done. You thought you were young and could handle it or you are young and you couldn’t handle it and now the night of fun and frolic has shifted into the realm of pain and despair. You reach out for respite, for help and there is none coming… Every once in a …

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Dining in the midst of rural charms

By Kuheli Bhattacharya Rane One of the fascinating things about Goa is the lack of urban-rural divide in many parts of the state. Paddy fields lie shoulder to shoulder with office space, and housing societies share space with old world family homesteads. In a small village ensconced within Taleigao is a village called Kevnem, complete with its narrow roads, cow …

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Stop and think before you pop that pill

By Padmavati Prabhu | NT BUZZ Taking medications that contain progesterone to delay menses during the festive season was a common practice by women to delay menses a few decades ago. But, today, women take these to avoid inconvenience during picnics, birthday parties, tours and trips, apart from religious festivals and marriages. NT BUZZ spoke to gynaecologist Kedar Padte to …

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Celebrity Fashion: Deepika Padukone

By Anita Britto My fashion philosophy: I wear what I believe in, what suits my personality and my body type and what I can carry well. For me, fashion is not what people in the fashion world are dictating that I should wear; it’s what I feel comfortable in. For me colour, cut and styles are not important, I always …

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