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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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Junk that fast food now!

Zubin D’souza The first thing I always threw in my bag when I wandered out into the broad world on my own was a couple of packets of instant noodles. They were not really for the nutritive value as much as for the comforting reminder of times when I was younger and an emergency ration should the need arise. There …

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Goan students draft a petition to regulate ads

With an aim to regulate advertisements that have a direct impact on children, six students of VM Salgaocar College of Law took the initiative to draft a petition. NT KURIOCITY finds out more ANNA FERNANDES | NT KURIOCITY With the prevalence of potentially misleading advertisements, the negative influence it could have on consumers – in particular children – stands as …

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Ferocious floods

Kedar Kulkarni The school had a day off due to heavy rains and floods in many parts of Goa due to the continuous rains. The next day the teacher came to class and after the usual ‘good morning’ exchanges, she began with a serious tone.  “We have witnessed unprecedented heavy rains this year almost all over our state of Goa …

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Ecotiva club and YUVA make Campal a greener place

NT KURIOCITY Ecotiva club of Don Bosco College along with YUVA, a youth centric organisation in Panaji and the Forest Department organised a plantation drive at Campal. The aim of the initiative was to raise awareness among the youth and encourage them to plant trees in their surroundings. Students of Don Bosco College planted total 21 saplings of different trees …

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