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Do you know your wine?

To spread the knowledge of wines and wine-parings, wine educator Deeksha Borkar under the Goa food and wine club will be hosting a Mediterranean sit down dinner on September 18. NT BUZZ talks to Deeksha to know all about wine and its pairings Janice Rodrigues| NT BUZZ We may agree or not, but we all love a little of tipple …

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Reviving the art of Bobbin Lace

NT BUZZ Nelinda D’Silva from Majorda, Nuvem along with her daughter Carol took part in the Bobbin Lace International Exhibition 2016, held in Peniche, Portugal recently. The ‘Mostra International Rendas Bilros’ (as the exhibition is called in Portugal) was organised by the Municipality of Peniche. The event aimed to allow the sharing of experiences among artisans dedicated to this know-how …

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A ‘fitting’ boost to your confidence

Arpita Ganesh is doing something which only few manage well – making women change the way the feel and perceive about their bodies. She introduced the ‘Bra Fitting’ concept to India. With the philosophy ‘B You’, the CEO and founder of Buttercups Clothing, a luxury lingerie boutique, has taken on the responsibility of educating women about the most intimate piece …

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African influences on food

Zubin D’souza A long time ago, much before we knew our world could have an American President who wasn’t white, we lived in much different times. We lived in a time where raiding parties went to the continent of Africa to pluck out able bodied women and men to be sold around the world as cattle. These women and men …

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Experimental genius at Radisson Blu

There is no love more sincere than that for food. And it is for this love that I decided to travel all the way to the south. For many living in North Goa, travelling to the southern district can be a cumbersome affair. Nevertheless after postponing and dillydallying, I finally drove the winding roads to Radisson Blu, Cavelossim. I was …

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This 22-year-old biked solo across India. Here’s how you can do it too

Shalvi Mangaokar Biswas Rohith Subramanian rode a bike through all 29 Indian states in five months. He shares his experiences and tips. On January 15, 22-year-old Rohith Subramanian set out on his Royal Enfield 500cc Desert Storm to do what many only dream of. Over five months, he toured the length and breadth of the country, covering all 29 states, …

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Want to travel on a shoestring budget? Look no further than Hanoi

AFP The Vietnamese capital was named the most affordable city in the world for travellers by TripAdvisor’s TripIndex recently after taking into consideration several factors including the cost of accommodation, food and tourist activities. The cost of a three-night stay for two people in Hanoi totals about Rs 33,400. From Hanoi to New York, Berlin, Paris and Sydney, TripAdvisor has …

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Traditional cooking fats Part I

Rohini Diniz Traditional Indian texts like Ayurveda have prized pure ghee, coconut oil, mustard oil and sesame oil for their health-promoting and healing properties. However due to the fear of cholesterol and heart disease many of these traditional fats have been replaced by other cooking oils like vanaspati and refined vegetable oils. Are traditional cooking oils really bad for health? …

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Immunity and kids

Deepika Rathod Immunity is the body’s natural ability to fight off attacks made by foreign elements. The immune system recognises our body cells well. When an unfamiliar organism (bacteria or parasite or virus) enters into the body, the immune system attacks it, this is called immune response. It is this immune response that leads to a person having strong resistance …

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Kicking the quick fix habit

Luke Coutinho For the longest time animal fats and saturated fats like butter, ghee and coconut oil have been demonised by pharmaceuticals and the food lobby. Instead of resulting in lesser strokes, cardiac arrests and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease, India, China, the USA and other countries lead the world when it comes to heart disease. Cholesterol has never been …

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