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Fasting, traditional diets lower allergy, autoimmune disease risk

P:\Panorama\Panword\September 22\Pics\Page 8_ Len Doungel.jpg Sanchita Sharma Fasting and going back to traditional diets can help lower allergies and autoimmune disorders that have shot up over the past three decades, according to an international study from Germany. What and how much you eat determines the immunological response and susceptibility to disease more than your genes, found the large animal study …

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He shoots, he scores

Manipur is known for its love for the beautiful game of football. Every young football player dreams of playing in a club and for the national team. Seiminlen Doungel had the same dream. He worked hard to manifest it into reality and become a professional footballer. Ahead of the ISL (Indian Super League) season, FC Goa’s new addition talks to …

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Cricket in the reel world

Amrit Mathur Cricket and films are poles apart: one is real, the other make believe. Though different, they are alike in so many ways. Both are profoundly important to India, both contribute to nation building and shape our national identity. Cricket and films constitute India’s ‘soft power’. Indian cricket is welcome everywhere, in demand even in areas difficult to locate …

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How selfie threatens to kill the autograph

While Indian celebrities are yet to speak their mind on the subject and the autograph may not be dead yet, it has certainly lost out to the selfie in the celebrity culture Manoj Sharma A few years ago, Shane Warne, Australian spin legend and the brand ambassador of Rajasthan Royals in the latest IPL season, predicted the end of the …

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Chanelling nostalgia: Old shows find new views, new love on OTT platforms

Dipanjan Sinha Multiple studies have tried to decode why ‘Friends’ was as ground-breakingly popular as it was. Perhaps new studies could examine what’s made it also one of the most popular shows on Netflix. How does a sitcom about six perfectly ordinary 20-somethings still win, on a platform full of experimental storytelling, nudity, crime and suspense? Part of the appeal …

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Ashes, you beauty! Thanks for saving test cricket

Mahavir Rawat “What’s the score?” asked one of my friends while travelling along in a Delhi Metro. “They are just not able to play Bumrah and won’t make even 100,” was my quick reply. “Not India yaar, it’s a boring series. Tell me about Ashes,” came the quick reply. India has got nothing to do with Ashes, but don’t be …

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Durand Cup success: a vindication of our vision!

Derrick Pereira The revival of the Durand Cup was something that delighted me personally. It has long been a part of the heritage of Indian football and we were delighted on receiving the invite to play in such a prestigious tournament. But we were faced with a big decision heading into the tournament – whether we should send a few …

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Zomato forays into video with ‘binge-worthy’ original shows

Zomato wants to become the Netflix of food with its latest ‘Zomato Originals- A New Binge Routine’. As the name suggests, Zomato will launch 18 original shows which will be available to view on the app. Zomato Originals will start rolling out on September 16 across India. The food aggregator company will launch 18 original shows within the next three …

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Meandering account

Rahul Jayaram In its heft, breadth and grandness of vision, this book must be one of the mightiest tomes on the Ganga. Over its 445 pages, 120 of which are dedicated to detailed endnotes, Sen portrays the story of the Ganga from as many angles as possible. Its mythology, topography, history from prehistory to current times, its connection to the …

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Johann Valentin Rathgeber (1682-1750)

Luis Dias Life unfolds in the strangest ways. In May 2017, I received an email from one Lisa Herrmann-Fertig who was working on her dissertation project (Historical Musicology/Ethnomusicology) at the University of Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany. Its working title – in its English translation – was: “Intercultural communication in mission. Music as an instrument of Jesuits in South India from the …

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