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Ham and cheese

Vir Sanghvi What is the easiest-to-make tasty sandwich in the world? Well, that’s not hard to answer: a chutney sandwich. You take (or make) a kothmir (coriander) chutney, spread it on a slice of bread, place a filling of thinly sliced cucumber on it and top with another slice of chutnified bread. The tang of the chutney will take away …

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Exploring the fort of Alorna

Sanjeev V Sardesai The village of Halarn, known more by its anglicised identity ‘Alorna’ hosts an amazing and a unique fort. During the erstwhile Portuguese regime, this fort was the last barrier for controlling all the shipping vessels going out or coming into Goa, for its various trades. Located in Pernem taluka and at approximately 40 kilometres from the capital …

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Winter tryst in Delhi

Dilli ki Sardi is incomplete without some experiences. Aditya Dogra The oh-so-famous Dilli ki Sardi has started to set in. One can feel the nip in the air, the happiness that warmth of the winter sun brings, and the romance that cold nights evoke. It’s a great time to head out, and enjoy great food, interesting events or simply a …

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Sunset Boulevard: Life beyond the camera

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK “I wanted to do a comedy about Hollywood. God forgive me, look what became of that idea!” —Billy Wilder on ‘Sunset Boulevard’   Named after the thoroughfare that runs through Los Angeles and Beverly Hills California, ‘Sunset Boulevard’ (1950) presents the dark side of the glamour that is synonymous with Hollywood. Director Billy …

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‘I am putting my best efforts to overcome shortcomings in IFFI infrastructure area’

The celebrated cinematographer, screenwriter and director, Apurba Kishore aka A K Bir has been chairing the technical committee for the International Film Festival of India over the past couple of years. In an exclusive interview with NT BUZZ, he discusses the IFFI infrastructure in Goa as well as the art of cinematography, among other things RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR   …

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Portraying harsh realities on screen

Tamil film ‘Baaram’ (The Burden) directed by Priya Krishnaswamy touches upon the prevalence of the illegal practice of Thalaikoothal – a form of senicide in Tamil Nadu. NT BUZZ finds more VENITA GOMES| NT BUZZ When you hear about ‘Thalaikoothal’ it is sure to send chills down your spine and will make you think if humanity still exists. When director, …

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Understanding violence and films

NT BUZZ The third day of Film Bazaar 2018 witnessed the first Directors Jam. The session titled ‘A time for violence’ saw filmmakers Devashish Makhija and Ivan Ayr having an in-depth conversation on portraying violence on screen with head, creative development, Dharma Productions Somen Mishra. They were joined by Nupur Sinha, a producer and writer based out of Los Angeles …

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Open Forum discusses the digital dilemma

NT BUZZ India’s diverse cinema has caught the attention and imagination of the film fraternity across the world. Right from the first silent film ‘Raja Harishchandra’ in 1913 by Dadasaheb Phalke to the present, the country has presented a bouquet of movies that spans regions, languages and cultures. But what happens once these films have lasted their box office life? …

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Seeking ‘Chicken Hong Kong’

Zubin Dsouza Life is a series of stories interspersed within each other. Like a complicated piece of tapestry. There are some that form the weave and others that line the seam, all running across the fabric of time. This is one of those stories. There are millions of things that get lost in translation. This is the story of a …

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Breakfast Facts

Rohini Diniz It is strange but true, that although breakfast is supposed to be an important meal of the day, it is the one that is most neglected. Several studies conducted around the world have documented the ill effects of skipping breakfast. As the name implies, breakfast literally means breaking the overnight fast between dinner and lunch. Breakfast helps recharge …

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