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Eating seasonal

From the end of April to the end of June, the world tends to grab as much of German white asparagus as they can. Asparagus is normally an expensive vegetable and white asparagus tends to burn a bigger hole in the wallet Zubin D’souza I have lost track of the culinary fads that have swept the globe. Within a short …

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Makings of Good Food

The world is now so global that there is room for restaurants that cater mainly to foreigners. And then, in each city, there will be the local places which, even if they are chains, will focus on domestic guests. However, as long as the food is good, do you really care what the nationality of the clientele is? Vir Sanghvi …

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The lost gem of Goan freedom -Mohan Ranade

Sanjeev V Sardesai On June 25, 2019, Goans woke up to sad news. One of the star freedom fighters of the journey to the freedom of Goa had become a comet! This is the story of late Manohar Apte, known more famously as the legendary Mohan Ranade, who entered Portuguese Goa, under the guidance of R K Barve of Banda, …

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Colourful Columbia

Lying at the foothills of the Andes, Bogota is a city of stunning vistas and surprising links to the past. Geetika Jain We’ve hopped off our car briefly, and are standing at a mirador, a special viewing point, to take in the vast sweep of Bogota, Columbia’s capital city below us. Rotund cumulous clouds line up the bright blue sky …

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Weaning: Initiating little appetites

Rohini Diniz Solid weaning supplements should consist of four basic ingredients – a staple cereal as the main ingredient, a protein food, fruits or vegetables for vitamins and minerals and fats or sugars in moderation to help supplement the energy content of the feed. When these four ingredients are mixed together, in proper proportions they form a complete meal. Such …

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Vitiligo: An insight

Sujal Torgal Patil June 25 is marked as World Vitiligo Day to create awareness about vitiligo which occurs to about one to two per cent of population worldwide. This disease is important because of the nature of the disease and the stigma associated with it. Apart from suffering physically, patients suffer anaesthetically and therefore psychologically. Vitiligo is not contagious. It is a …

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Emotional connectedness: The secret of functional families

Aldina Braganza Recently I was invited to address the PTA of a popular higher secondary school in south Goa. While preparing my draft for the same something kept disturbing me. What do I tell these parents? I know the feeling of being anxious, especially when it comes to your teenager’s well-being. Up until a certain point you are in control …

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Bred in the bone

Internationally famed neurosurgeon, Premanand Shantaram Ramani from Wadi-Talaulim has recently been announced as the recipient of Gomant Vibhushan Award for 2018 by the government of Goa. In conversation with NT BUZZ Ramani shares his life journey and his plans for Goa VENITA GOMES | T BUZZ Q. How has spinal surgery advanced since you began? After completing my education in …

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Keeping it classic

NT BUZZ The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in collaboration with Samraat Club, Margao and in association with Ravindra Bhavan, Margao is all set to present Bharatnatyam and Mayurbhanj Chau dance on June 22, 7: 45 p.m. onwards at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Chairman, Randra Bhavan, Prashant Naik will be the chief guest for the event. The dance performance will …

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Of purple trees and flying cats

Aldina Braganza We all aspire for a happy life, yet living a happy life is not well taken. In Goa we have a beautiful word ‘susegado’. Better known for describing a relaxed way of living, mistaken for being lazy, the word ‘susegad’ is more often than not considered an insult and never used as praise. It’s not surprising at all …

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