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Event organisers today are moving towards curating exclusive sessions in art, music, travel, etc, with a limited number of participantsfor a more engrossing experience, discovers NT BUZZ CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ It was back in the 90’s that Ranjit Pais, a noted hairstylist, decided it was time to bring about a change in the live music scene. Although there …

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Musically yours

Started in the year 1928, Pedro Fernandes & Co is a music instrument store situated in an old heritage building in Panaji.  NT BUZZ gets details about the store that provides a lot more than just musical instruments RAMANDEEP KAUR|  NT BUZZ From Indian to Western and some Oriental instruments, Pedro Fernandes and Co offers almost all types of music …

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Memories, spices and Goan flavours

Sometimes it is better to take a break from chasing complicated, intricate, cuisines and dishes and just sit back and relish food that takes you back to your roots and simpler times. Here are a few glimpses of the morsels available at the Goan Saraswat cuisine pop-up at Vivanta Goa, Panaji Sheryl Gonsalves | NT Usually, the favourite memories of …

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Asian Women’s Film Fest comes to Goa

NT BUZZ In continuing with its mission to promote a film culture in the state, Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) will now host the travelling edition of the 15th International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) Asian Women’s Film Festival on August 17 and 18. The Asian Women’s Film Festival (AWFF) was incepted in 2005 in New Delhi. …

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A good planet, a good life

Sadhguru Today, we have the necessary technology, resources and capability to address every issue on the planet. Never before in the history of humanity have human beings been as capable as we are today. The only thing missing is inclusive consciousness. We are living in a time when we have to think of protecting the things that have always nurtured …

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Lady, you are your knight in shining armour

Aldina Braganza I did my doctoral research on women and alcohol consumption. There were many indices which caught my attention, including stress in women and socio-cultural influences. There was one indicator that initially wasn’t part of my research, but kept surfacing through my inquiry pilot study: the lack of women in treatment facilities. The question that I asked myself then …

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Indian Superfoods

Rohini Diniz Among the various foods that we eat, certain foods are believed to possess high nutritional value and exceptional health benefits and are considered superfoods.  But in reality, no single food or food group contains all the essential nutrients, hence in nutritional terms there is no such thing as a superfood. Quinoa, chia seeds, olive oil, goji berries, acai …

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Let the fasting begin

Deepika Rathod New fads surface every now and then and the very recent one is water fasting or intermittent fasting, which is catching everyone’s attention. But is it really a fad or does it help one reduce weight? I would say more than reducing weight, intermittent fasting or IF really helps improve one’s digestive health which in turn increases the …

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Bonderam: Festival of banners and buntings

Sanjeev V Sardesai Located at about eight kilometres from the Old GMC-Ribandar ferry and about 11 kilometres from Panaji via the Old Goa ferry, Divar Island has many tangible heritage sites seen at various points on this land, though not well maintained. It has three main Communidades – Piedade sub-divided into Goltim and Navelim, Malar, and Naroa managed by two …

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Bhutan gets its fist vineyards

When southern California native Michael Juergens was running downhill on a packed dirt road during the first international marathon in the Kingdom of Bhutan in February, 2016, he passed steep, terraced hillsides and fields that he thought looked ideal for growing grape vines. The 49-year-old bearded, tattooed wine lover, a partner in a global consulting firm, wondered, “Where are all …

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