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There’s a new revolution brewing in Goa calling out to folks to unravel their artsy side CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Ashis Acharjya is no stranger to open mics. The stand-up comedian has been entertaining Goa with his witty cracks for the last couple of years at shows around the state. With time, he also became aware of the vast …

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Take care of your respiratory system

With Respiratory Awareness Week being observed from October 20 to 26, chest physician, Akashdeep S Arora speaks about how we can keep allergens at bay and why tuberculosis continues to be one of the biggest infective disorders NT BUZZ A lot of people suffer from allergies. Some are allergic to certain foods, some to certain medicines, others to certain animal …

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Diwali around India

Zubin D’souza Each year the festivals get harder to bear. I look around me, realise that people are out celebrating and know that I have to be at work catering to these occasions. Right from January 1 where hotels all around do a champagne brunch to help the stragglers from New Year parties recover from their night of excess to …

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Wine in the sky

Vir Sanghvi I am writing this on board a Vistara flight from Delhi to Bangalore having just finished my in-flight snack. This may strike you as too much information, but in my little life, it is actually quite a big deal. I don’t usually eat or drink on aeroplanes if I can help it (unless I have brought my own …

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Remembering the dear departed

Sanjeev V Sardesai Goa, as well as India, is a land where every opportunity to celebrate, and also to respectfully reminiscence, is done with dignity, nostalgia, and glamour. This article throws light on the forthcoming rituals of All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2) which will be held here. Each religious community carries out the final …

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Dos and don’ts while planning your next wildlife safari trip

“Respect the jungle. And be practical, not fashionable when you are on a wildlife excursion. That’s the basic,” says chief executive officer WildTrails, Manjunath Gowda, as he narrates the rules to follow both before and during a wildlife safari. Planning the Trip Making plans for a wildlife safari in haste is never a good idea. Ideally, every journey to a wildlife sanctuary should …

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Get Winter Ready

Deepika Rathod Winter is approaching and the rains are not ready to leave us. This is taking a toll on our immune function as well as digestion. Many cases of indigestion, fever, cold and cough have been observed recently as the weather is getting worse. What should we do to keep our immune function in check in order to stay …

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Little white lies: A dance with the truth

Aldina Braganza We all have our truths. They are our expression of reality as is.  They are the choices we make every day to live an authentic expression. Children don’t lie until they figure out that telling lies will get them out of trouble with their significant adults. Our conditioning begins at a very young age. We encourage socially sanctioned …

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Head to #thesarischool at Assagao this weekend

DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ Rta Kapur Chishti began producing textiles of excellence in 1998 with available technology, and in 2010 along with textile designer Pallavi Verma – the two continued the revival and regeneration of the ancient Indian craft of hand spinning and hand weaving. Her label TaanBaan has an exclusive variety of indigenous rain-fed organic cottons and …

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Shop till you drop

Grand Hyatt Goa recently launched The Galleria, a new shopping experience within the resort. The shopping space features a combination of quirky and premium brands ranging from Mario Miranda, John’s Umbrellas, Shaze, Hidesign, Speedo, Jamavar, Bipha Ayurveda, Freedom Tree and for the first time in India, Van Andel and Peace jewellery. Discover a range of quirky barware, leather bags, furniture …

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