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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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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 for the launch of YU Hotels. 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 …

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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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Crowning glory

NT BUZZ The second edition of the Stellar Mr and Miss Goa 2020 presented by Fashion Triad International was held after six months  at Andores Resort and Spa, Calangute, wherein 12 boys and 12 girls competed to win the coveted title after six months of training in positive thinking, fashion styling, confidence building, ramp walk, nutrition and diet, oral hygiene …

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Amona celebrates Shivaji Jayanti

NT BUZZ Chants of ‘Jai Shivaji, Jai Bhawani’ echoed at Amona where the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was celebrated with traditional fervour. On the occasion, a statue of Shivaji, the first and only statue of the legendary Maratha warrior to be installed in water, was unveiled. Every year on February 19, Shiv Jayanti or the birth anniversary of …

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