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Myths about fruit consumption dispelled

Rohini Diniz In recent years, with the advent of the internet and social media, there is a lot of misinformation and myths about nutrition and diet that is being circulated. One of these myths that has been doing the rounds for quite some time and creating confusion in the minds of people is about what is the best time to …

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Magic of Mindfulness

Mindfulness means the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. It is also a mental state which is achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, happily acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, emotions and thoughts Deepika Rathod Everyone must have come across the word mindfulness at some or the other point, but what does it mean? …

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Ganesh Chaturthi:Hidden facts for a healthy survival

Sanjeev V Sardesai One of the most looked forward to festive events all along the Konkan Coast,  is the arrival of Lord Ganesh in many homes. In every Hindu home, every new venture commences first by holding a ritual to appease Lord Ganesh. The main festival is celebrated on the fourth day of the Hindu Lunar calendar month of Bhadrapad. …

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The captivating isle of Capri

Sreyashi Ghosh If its crystal clear sparkling water and idyllic landscapes are not enough to entice you, there’s lip-smacking Italian cuisine and a historic centre for history buffs too! Don’t judge by its size, Capri, in Italy, is a colourful and quaint getaway a hop, skip and jump away from Sorrento. Ferries depart from Naples and Sorrento throughout the day …

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You win some, you dim sum

Inspired by the Chinese and Cantonese food fair, a set menu  ‘Yum Cha’ is being offered for lunch  at Vivanta Goa, Panaji’s Wan Hao on weekends. Here, your meal that has an abundance of dim sums and baos paired with a variety of Chinese teas Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ The fun on a weekend for lunch only gets …

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Food without the follow-through

Zubin D’Souza I don’t know how many of you people are going to sympathise with me? It is actually quite difficult to imagine my plight unless you have gone through it a couple of times yourself. I live in Mumbai which was formerly known as Bombay and there is one thing that hasn’t changed in the Bombay of then and …

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Living with PCOD

In the next Navhind Times ‘Talk from the Heart’ series, Sabreena Shah shares her story about living with Polycystic Ovarian Disorder (PCOD). From physical changes to emotional and mental upheaval, she tells it all. NT in conversation with the Body positivity campaigner Maria Fernandes | NT When Sabreena Shah first started to notice hair growing on her face, chest, arms …

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In tune with the ladies

Swar Kalila Mandal, an all ladies ghumat aarti group from Mapusa have been making heads turn with their spirited performances at homes, temples, and mandals. NT BUZZ catches up with them Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ During Ganesh festivities, one of the aspects that always catch people’s attention is the performance of the ghumat aarti groups. With coordination, zeal, …

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Coffee: The energising beverage

Rohini Diniz The consumption of coffee goes back centuries and even today coffee is a popular beverage that is drunk all over the world. Obtained from the beans of the plants Coffee Arabica and Coffee Robusta, as a beverage coffee, is known for its wide variety of tastes and stimulating nature. Coffee is more than just black water. It contains …

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Masters of cuisines

Vir Sanghvi The last time I went to Tres, in Delhi’s Lodhi Colony Market, I was startled by how good the food was. I’ve known the chef, Julia Carmen Desa, from the early days when she worked at the Italian restaurant at the Taj Aguada in Goa and even then, she was regarded as an exceptional talent. But this version …

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