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The good old days

Vir Sanghvi When you want to tell how old a tree is, you cut it open and look at the rings inside the trunk. Count the rings and you will know the age of the tree.When you want to know how old a restaurant-goer is, you don’t have to do anything quite as drastic as cutting him open. You just …

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Treat your body right

Deepika RathodWe have all heard the age-old maxim ‘Change is the only constant’. Is it true? And if it is, are we changing for good or for bad? For me, I believe change is constant and this can be both good and bad.All around us, there is change happening – more so than ever before. As I write this column, …

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The future of F&B

The post-pandemic food and beverage world will be significantly different from the one we used to live in Vir Sanghvi Somebody recently asked me if I saw a silver lining to the coronavirus crisis. As questions go, it was probably one of the stupidest I have ever been asked, on par with “Apart from that, how did you like the …

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Easter under lockdown

Zubin D’Souza This is poised to be an unprecedented Easter! Easter to the millions who adhere to the Christian faith and more notably for the Catholics is believed to be the most important and solemn celebration. It is the culmination of the forty-day Lenten period during which the faithful fast, abstain from their regular luxuries or pleasures, contemplate and pray. …

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Face masks: The must-have accessory

NINOSHKA ALVARES-DELANEY I asked my six-year-old to depict his thoughts on the corona virus. He promptly drew a matchstick figure wearing a face mask. Not an outfit, not an equipment – a face mask! In the wake of the global pandemic, a rectangular piece of fabric has become the symbol of our times. Although the masks have become a common …

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Easter: A time for hope

On April 12, Sunday, Christians, the world over will be celebrating the joyful feast of Easter. This marks the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, following His crucifixion three days earlier (observed as Good Friday). This year, however, with the world in a crisis, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, people in many countries have been confined to the indoors. …

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Because the fun doesn’t stop!

The state may be on lockdown mode these days. But, turns out Goa still has a lot of exciting events happening. All of it online of course. NT BUZZ tells you what to look out for CHRISTINE MACHADO NT BUZZ Sitting down at a restaurant with some good food and great music to give you company may seem like a …

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Festival, procession, and a feast

Sanjeev V Sardesai Goa celebrates many ethnic cultural festivities with pomp and gaiety. Among these is the Hindu New Year. The Hindu lunar calendar starts on Chaitra Shudh Pratipada or the first day of the month of Chaitra, immediately after the new moon day of Phalgun month. As per the Gregorian calendar, this date may shift between March and April. …

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Attend to the violence within

Sadhguru Washington Navy Yard is just another example of the rise in violence in America. What would you say is the solution to ending violence for good? Sadhguru: A few years ago, when I was in California, I saw a bumper sticker which said: “Our governor can beat up your governor.” That really shows where the culture is being taken. …

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Farewell, Floyd Cardoz

Vir Sanghvi We live in strange times. On the one hand, because I am confined to my house, I no longer notice what day of the week it is: Wednesday is not very different from Sunday. In that sense, time has stood still or become nearly irrelevant. On the other hand, time is simultaneously also galloping ahead. It is hard …

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