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Entrepreneur and advocate  Nilesh Amonker’s recently released debut book ‘Room for Change’ offers life fundas on how you can  unlock your full potential and realise your dreams, finds NT BUZZ CHRISTINE MACHADO |  NT BUZZ Nilesh Amonker never dreamed of writing a book. In fact, writing was not something he ever thought about or considered trying for a long time. …

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Celebrating the incredible Bengali Puja

Zubin D’souza Every morning I wake up at the crack of dawn and set off on a long run. I enjoy the solitude; I love the feel of dew moistened roads trying to create slippery slick so that my shoes don’t garner enough traction. I follow the run up with weights at the gym or freehand exercises at the park …

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Ayurveda for healthy eyes

Sujal Torgal Patil Vision occupies about 40 per cent of the brain’s capacity; that’s why we close our eyes to relax and fall asleep. Four of the 12 cranial nerves are dedicated exclusively to vision, while two other nerves are vision-related. That’s how much importance nature has given to our eyes. Yet sight is the most abused of all the …

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Musically Yours, Lata

LATA MANGESHKAR, the ‘Melody Queen’ with a voice that since 1940s has ruled countless hearts as well as innumerable sound waves travelling over the globe, turns 90 on September 28. RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR, who interviewed her two decades ago, remembers the unforgettable meeting NT NETWORK “Hello, Lata Boltey. Aaplyala kon havay?” (Hello, Lata speaking. Whom do you want?). Twenty-one …

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The spirit of acting

‘The Carpenter’s Cross’ director Alfwold Silveira returns with a new original gospel rock opera ‘AD 2019’ which will have its first show on September 28 at St Joseph Vaz Spiritual Centre, Old Goa CHRISTINE MACHADO| NT BUZZ When ‘The Carpenter’s Cross’ came out in 2013, people couldn’t get enough of it. With some great acting and fabulous original tunes, many …

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Artists unite

NT BUZZ The Directorate of Art and Culture, Government of Goa in collaboration with West Zone Cultural Centre (WZCC), Udaipur organised the 12th edition of ‘Chitrankan’ – Contemporary Painters Camp at Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto. The ten-day camp witnessed over 14 participants from Goa and different parts of the country such as Rajasthan, Delhi, Chandigarh, Pune, etc. The chief guest at …

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Fashion forward

MEHER CASTELINO The 28th batch of six Gen Next designers presented by INIFD opened the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 with scintillating collections Sahib Bhatia – New Age Emphasis The label ‘Amaaré’ by Sahib Bhatia brought a sleek men’s wear line, which revealed modern as well as new age silhouettes with minute touches of Japanese fashion. The embroidery was not …

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P Ramani to be conferred the Gomant Vibhushan

NT BUZZ Neurosurgeon, Premanand Ramani will be awarded the ‘Gomant Vibhushan Award’ also known the highest state civilian award on September 28, 3:45 p.m. at Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda Ramani will be presented the award by Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant. The guests of honour for the same will be union minister of state, Shripad Naik; minister for art and …

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Solving problems with ice cream

Zubin D’souza In comparison with the youth of today, I am old. I grew up in an era when dinosaurs had not yet turned into fossils and televisions had one type of screen and two colours for the picture – black and white. There were buildings with peeling paint, mono-toned school uniforms and cars and fashion that were restricted to …

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Magic of a chef’s fingers

Vir Sanghvi In common with nearly everyone else, there are times when I like to go to a great formal restaurant. I like the idea of being pampered, of solicitous service, of a sommelier who can surprise you with his recommendations, and of waiters who anticipate your every need. And indeed, there are many such restaurants that I love. Orient …

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