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Acquaint yourself with Goa’s heritage drink, as the feni cellar ‘Beca das garrafas’, located in Cansaulim and said to be the first of its kind, has just opened to public, discovers NT BUZZ CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Goa may be the home of feni. Yet not everybody knows how feni is made, which are the various types of feni …

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Art and culture to the fore

NT BUZZ Stating that an artiste needs to be focused and determined in order to achieve his goal, Marathi actor Sayaji Shinde said: “If a person knows what he wants and is clear about his plan, it is only then, he can achieve great heights.” He was speaking at the award ceremony of Goa State Cultural Award 2017-18, Kala Gaurav …

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Goa Triathlon 113 sees winners in a Swiss and an Indian

NT BUZZ Pablo Erat of Switzerland and Blossom Fernandez of Bangalore won the men’s and women’s elite category at the inaugural Goa Triathlon 113 event held at the Vainguinim Beach and Goa University road circuit on Sunday. Pablo, who is five times champion of the Goa Olympic Distance Triathlon (51.5 kilometres) won the 113 kilometres event and did it in …

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150th birth anniversary of Venerable Agnelo celebrated across India and UK

NT BUZZ Celebrations to mark the 150th birth anniversary (1869-2019) of Venerable Agnelo de Souza were held in Goa (Anjuna, Rachol, Shiroda and Sanvordem), Kumta, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and UK. In Anjuna, the celebrations were organised at St Michael’s Church under the leadership of Fr Patrick Luis who galvanised the parish to have a meaningful celebration. The Eucharistic celebration was …

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‘Every human being is God in seed form’

The second day of the ongoing DD Kosambi Festival of Ideas saw global holistic guru and corporate life coach Mickey Mehta delivering a talk on ‘From Harlem to Harvard’ where he spoke about the need for love and humility and the need to resolve to evolve NT BUZZ With 36 years of experience in the field of holistic health, over …

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Conference on Manor Houses in Portugal, Brasil and Goa

NT BUZZ Helder Carita and Joaquim Santos in association with  Fundação Oriente, Panaji will present an inside view on the project, ‘Manor House, Portugal, Brazil and Goa’ On Thursday, January 24 at 6 p.m. This research project aims at investigating several issues related to aristocratic residential architecture. In the course of the presentation, Helder Carita will discuss the methodology of …

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‘What’s on my plate?’

TEDxPanaji xPlore event about food, farmers and farming will be held on Saturday, January 26. It will focus on a critical issue – the food on our table NT BUZZ TEDxPanaji, an independently organised TED event in Goa, has developed ‘xPlore’, a series of experiences that will be held in between two TEDxPanaji conferences. The xPlore events will delve on …

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Vishwamitra wins Marathi Drama Competition

NT BUZZ Kala Academy organised the Marathi Drama Competition ‘A’ group at Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir, Panaji. The results of the competition have been declared. ‘Vishwamitra’ staged by Rudreshwar, Panaji won the first place of `1,00,000, ‘Avyahat’ staged by Hans Sangeet Natyamandal-Ponda and ‘Ashad Bar’ staged by Natrang Creations, Narve won second and third places and cash amounts of `75,000 …

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Ethnobotany and its tryst with berries

Miguel Braganza Diksha Gaonkar was a star student of Botany at the Government College Quepem in 2015-16. During her post graduate studies at Goa University, she would find wild orchids and berries that a less discerning eye would easily miss. She documented the ethnobotany of the newest taluka of Goa, Dharbandora – once a part of the Sondekar Raja’s kingdom. …

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Hoot, hoot! Owl’s here

Owl, the premium nightclub was launched by T-Mark hospitality, a venture by Shikhar Kumar, Trivesh Ajgaonkar and Rhea Kumar. The launch had Lost Stories and DJ Anish Sood enthralling the crowd along with the club mascot called Mr Hoot.

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