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Film and fashion at IFFI Goa Fashion Weekend

danuska da gama I NT BUZZ   The Goa Fashion Weekend is all set to take place today and tomorrow, November 26 and November 27. It is organised by The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) and Canterbury in association with Cherylyne Pret Couture and Vladimir Furtado at the Open Air Auditorium from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. It will create …

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Bastu Shaap: A film on human relationships

Noted Bengali director, Kaushik Ganguly who had earlier presented films like ‘Chotoder Chobi’, ‘Apur Panchali’ and ‘Cinemawala’ at the past international film festivals of India, and garnered three silver peacocks as well as ICFT-UNESCO Award – the Fellini medal – is back at IFFI 2016 with his new Bengali film, ‘Bastu Shaap’, being screened under the prestigious Indian Panorama section.

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The ruling duo of Natasamrat

Veteran actor Nana Patekar, whose movie ‘Natasamrat’ was screened in the Indian Panorama section of 47th IFFI, at the press briefing on Friday at Old GMC Complex, Panaji stated that this movie brought theatre at home.

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Spiciest cuisines in the world

Zubin D’souza I love food which is obvious by my choice of profession as a chef and the fact that I continue to stick with the same profession despite the fact that I work long hours, do not get weekends off and spend every daylight hour sweating over bubbling pots and sizzling pans in a tinderbox of a kitchen.

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From Singapore to Mumbai, crabs are the new craze

Vir Sanghvi Singapore’s Chilli Crab is one of the world’s most famous seafood dishes. Visitors to the city-state are urged to try it and – somewhat unsurprisingly – the recipe has even been the subject of spat between Singapore and Malaysia. In 2009, Malaysia’s Tourism Minister claimed that it was actually a Malaysian dish that was hijacked by Singapore.

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From Georgia with love…

  RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK The emergence of global locations for film shooting has not only opened up newer vistas for Indian filmmakers, but also provided an opportunity to the audiences here to see the unseen places. Georgia, a country at the intersection of Europe and Asia, and one of the republics of the erstwhile Soviet Union, …

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One for the road!

Release of a book on Indian films, that too on the sidelines of the ongoing International Film Festival of India, would always be a happy event. And if the book is written by the former chief executive officer of the Entertainment Society of Goa, then the joy should be doubled.

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The good, bad and ugly of IFFI 2016

It has been four days that the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is underway. While people – delegates, guests and others have various views about this edition of the film festival which has been reduced to nine days, there were quite a few positives and negatives that are being spoken about

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Realities of the slave ‘queens’ of Ghana

SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ Director of Ghanaian film ‘Like Cotton Twines’, Leila Djansi, is a critically acclaimed Ghanaian-American filmmaker, who began her career in Ghana at the age of 19 with the Ghana Film Company. Addressing the media on Thursday at 47th IFFI, she said:

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On reality checks and radicalisation…

At the half way mark of the festival, it has been a mixed bag so far. As far as the delegates are concerned, the numbers have been just about steady and considering that the weekend is around the corner, the count is likely to go up substantially. The jury is out on whether demonetisation has had any effect on the …

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