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J P Pereira Dorothy Camara can make the audience of the Konkani stage, laugh out loud. Hailing from Borda, in Margao, she has been acting for some years now. And while her father Constancio and an uncle, Alfred, acted in local shows and carnival ‘khell’, Dorothy got the push to step into acting from her husband Lelwin Borges. Known on …

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How Science can take you to Switzerland

NT BUZZ Get set to avail the opportunity to win a return ticket to Switzerland, as the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai is organising ‘Swiss Science Slam’ competition, open to participants of all nationalities and research fields (including social sciences, humanities, life sciences, physical sciences and engineering) from the states of North, East, Central and West India (including Goa …

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Maundy Thursday: A lesson in humility

One of the main features of the Maundy Thursday service in the Church is the washing of the feet. A few faithful who have been privileged to have been a part of this holy practice in the recent past share their experience with NT BUZZ CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Catholics all over the world will observe Maundy Thursday today, …

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The canons and the ‘Xempddechem Pursanv’

Every year on Good Friday, the ‘Xempddechem Pursanv’ is carried out by the Cathedral Chapter at Se Cathedral, Old Goa. NT BUZZ finds out more about the canons, and how this tradition has prevailed for over 500 years VENITA GOMES | NT BUZZ Formation of the canons Se Cathedral is the considered to be the mother of all churches of …

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For the love of Goa

The lyrical video of ‘Bhui Mhaji’, themed around Goan heritage, was recently released on YouTube and went viral overnight, crossing 10, 000 views in three days. NT BUZZ finds more RAMANDEEP KAUR|NT BUZZ ‘Bhui Mhaji’, a recently released Konkani tune speaks about the deep connection between soil and soul. The lyrical video which was recently released on YouTube is created …

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Baby chicks urge locals to go vegan

NT BUZZ Days ahead of Easter, a group of 20 children between the age group of 4 to 12 years, dressed in chick costumes volunteered to support People’s for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s cause. The children were seen holding up sign boards that read ‘Baby chickens are killed for eggs. Try Vegan’, at the Panaji market. PETA …

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A Royal Mess – FILM REVIEW SACHIN CHATTE

Film: Kalank Cast: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit Directed by: Abhishek Varman Duration: 2 hrs 47 mins Rating: * 1 / 2 At the end of the three-hour-long ordeal called Kalank, Alia Bhatt’s character asks the audience, “Faisla aap ka hain, aap ne is kahani mein kya dekha, kalank ya mohabbat?” (What did you see in …

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Vignettes of a voyage

VENITA GOMES Iwona DeSouza’s interest in history combined with a trip to the Holy Land couldn’t just end there. Compiling her sojourn experience into a book was the next obvious step.

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Goan girl inches closer to the crown

Shaasthra Shetty from Goa is among the five state winners of the west zone for the fbb Colors Femina Miss India Pageant, and is all set for the grand finale in Mumbai on June 15.

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Living with haemophilia

Danuska Da Gama Haemophilia is usually an inherited genetic disorder that impairs the body’s ability to make blood clots, a process needed to stop bleeding.

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