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The sound of Carnival music

Guitarist and music teacher Bonny Alex Dias along with his band ‘Band Ambassadors’, are captivating the audience with a brand new multilingual song, ‘Carnival fuloum-ia’, the official theme song of Carnival 2020. NT BUZZ gets you the details ANNOUSHKA FERNANDES This Carnival as you tap your feet and groove to the music as you watch the floats pass by, among …

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Catching up with Jonty Rhodes

Often referred to as the greatest fielder of all time, former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes was recently down in Goa. He chats with NT BUZZ about Goa, his love for travel, Bollywood films, and of course – cricket Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Q. What do you miss most about your playing days? Interestingly, I don’t miss anything, …

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Dhempe College wins Advocate Arun Singbal Quiz

Anish Dhopeshwarkar and Devika Redkar of Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Miramar won the 8thAdvocate Arun Singbal Quiz Competition. The competition was organised by Konkani Bhasha Mandal in association with the Political Science Department of Goa University. A total of 37 teams participated in the quiz. Abhishekh Gadgil and Shreyas Gaonkar of Government College, Sakhali won the second prize …

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The winning acts

Tiatr Academy of Goa recently organised the 11th Popular Tiatr Competition which was judged by tiatr personalities Wilson Mazarello, Fr Rolland Lin Fernandes and Socorro Fernandes. In all eight tiatr troupes participated in the competition. ‘Ho Uzo Palounk Zata’ presented by Epiphania Menezes, and written and directed by Mario Menezes bagged the first place in the competition. ‘Bhailean Butter Bhitorlean …

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Under the arc lights

JP Pereira Joao Baptista Crasto from Davondem, Margao never bothered too much about performing for programmes back in school. Instead he was more comfortable displaying his acting and singing talent for Christmas skits or music shows organised by the chapel in his parish, having begun at the tender age of eight. And it was during a performance for a Lenten …

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Get, set, Carnival!

Carnival 2020 celebrations in the state began on a colourful note. The annual four-day festival commenced at the capital city Panaji. Leading the float parade was Shalom Sardinha as King Momo who declared the festival open by welcoming the audience to the event. “The kingdom of Goa, I give you full liberty to forget the troubles of life and enjoy …

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FILM REVIEW SACHIN CHATTE

Out Of The Closet Film: Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao Directed by: Hitesh Kewalya Duration: 2 hrs Rating: * * * Some filmmakers in Bollywood have been pushing the envelope and Shubh Mangal Zyaada Savdhan is commendable because it wants to make a strong social point and cater to the larger audiences …

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In devotion to Lord Shiva

ANNOUSHKA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ Celebrated during the month of Falgun which is the last month of the Hindu calendar, Mahashivratri translates to ‘the great night of Shiva’ and marks the arrival of spring right before or during the month of March. It is on this night that Lord Shiva is said to have performed the ‘Tandava Nritya’, the dance …

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Goa chef awarded Guinness World Record

Executive chef at Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort Jerson Fernandes recently received the Guinness World Record for his contribution to ‘The Largest Display of Bread Varieties’ at the Brand-Culinary Academy of India Institute-Hyderabad. NT BUZZ highlights Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ  Executive Chef at Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort, Jerson Fernandes is no stranger to awards and accolades. However the receiving …

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Lecture series on handling depression

NT BUZZ Depression is an extremely common illness that affects people of all ages, gender, and socio-economic groups, and is a proven silent killer. To over this illness, Bramha Kumaris have organised a free seven day lecture series on the ‘Easy methods of prevention and cure of depression and Maha Shivratri Mahotsav Samoroh’ from February 20 to February 26, 6:30 …

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