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Conge, a seasonal business for vendors

No doubt the ‘conge’ which surfaces during the monsoon season has been a delicacy for years, however, it needs to be eaten in moderation, reports Bhiva P Parab With the advent of the monsoon in the state, conge or apple snails have started making it to the kitchen from the fields. Conge is a monsoon delicacy in the state and …

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Goa’s water situation

Goa ‘s water situation is not as great as it appears. The state receives more than 3000 mm of rainfall annually but faces several challenges in harnessing the rainfall fruitfully. According to the department of water resources (WRD), the state’s 11 rivers suffer from salinity and the river water is only potable partially. Further the rivers are intermittent and prone …

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Few takers in Goa for rainwater harvesting

While we are in the middle of the monsoons, checkout reveals that only few large industry in the state have undertaken rain water harvesting projects, by Shoma Patnaik Although Goa’s rains are known to be copious, water woes continue to afflict the state.  April-May is when residents face shortage of water not to mention scarcity of tap water several times …

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Life in the fast lane

Marathoner Kranti Salvi who holds the Guinness World Record title for running the fastest marathon in a traditional sari will be the brand ambassador for the Rotary Rain Run 2019 to be held in Goa today. NT BUZZ gets more details RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ It was in 2013 that Kranti Salvi ran her first marathon of 42.2 kilometres …

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The A, B, C, D, and E of Hepatitis decoded

On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, July 28, gastroenterologist and hepatologist Harish Peshwe decodes the disease, some strains of which can develop lethal conditions in patients NT BUZZ The monsoons can trigger a plethora of illnesses, one of which is acute viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver caused by a viral infection. According to Harish Peshwe, a gastroenterologist …

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Like it? Love it? Just rent it

Rental platforms for clothes and accessories – especially occasion wear – offer an easy way out for cash-strapped professionals Poulomi Banerjee ‘Sex and the City’ the film wasn’t nearly as cool as the series that ran on HBO. But they both did teach us a thing or two about fashion. Take the scene where Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) interviews prospective …

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The triumphant spirit of ISRO

Nandkumar M Kamat Finally, India’s second mission to the moon is right on target. The July 15 launch was aborted just an hour before the ignition. ISRO engineers corrected the fault without dismantling the rocket or shedding the fuel. The problem was related to getting proper pressure in liquid fuel tanks. This ensures continuous flow of fuel to the combustion …

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Looking back

Avantika Mehta To say Amrita Mahale’s debut novel is set in Mumbai circa 1997 is only partially correct. Written in a series of flashbacks, Mahale’s Milk Teeth is an interesting exploration of our recent past. The 90s, post-liberalisation, many remember those years as India’s glory days. Satellite television and the Internet was introduced. Mahale’s Mumbai is, however, crumbling, dirty and …

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The smartphone as a teaching aid

Luis Dias I’m quite a technophobe (old dog, new tricks) and resisted acquiring a so-called smartphone until 2012. My trusty old phone had begun playing up, I had been invited as part of a music pedagogy delegation to the US and friends advised me that I’d need a smartphone to stay in touch with family and colleagues on WhatsApp (I …

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The story of Nazir Ali

Gopalkrishna Gandhi Jagriti, made in 1954, is remembered today only by those like me, in their mid-70s, who saw it in their childhood, mesmerised by the acting of Abhi Bhattacharjee as the school teacher who takes a group of his student-wards on an all India excursion by train. Abhi-babu sings, during this journey (in Hemant Kumar’s voice), a song penned …

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