Monday , 22 October 2018


Celebrating plant diversity

Miguel Braganza There is no better way to preserve a plant than to make it an integral part of the local cultural celebration, cuisine or medicine. The Aztecs for instance, preserved grain amaranth or the ‘royal food’ Rajgira and even concerted action by the Spanish conquistadores could not destroy this crop. The maize of the Red Indians has amazingly survived ... Read More »

Spiritual awakening through art

NT BUZZ Bambolkar’s Art Gallery in Ponda  has organised a Ganesh art exhibition which was inaugurated at the hands of South Goa MP Narendra Savoikar. Educationist, Pandurang Nadkarni was also present for the same. The exhibition has been curated by Sagar Naik Muley, Aarti Kurtarkar and Anant Bambolkar. It consisted of manifestation of Ganesha in various genres of art including ... Read More »

Floral boats for Mother Mary

NT BUZZ The parishioners of Dongorim, Calata and Majorda recently celebrated Mother Mary’s Birthday in a unique way. Devotees both young and old joined hands and came together as a community to build and decorate boats at Mother of God Church, Majorda. This is an age old tradition which had it’s origin many decades ago. It is said years ago, ... Read More »

150 year old legacy lives on…

The Gaunkar family from Revora have been making Ganesh idols for last 150 years. While members of the family are occupied in various professions, the tradition continues to be kept alive. NT BUZZ talks to physics teacher Yeshwant Gaunkar to know more about this family tradition Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ There’s a charm in festivities and traditions that ... Read More »

Crazy Minds at work this Chaturthi

A Konkani music video ‘He Ganaraya’ produced by Crazy Minds will be released at Directorate of Art and Culture, Panaji on September 10. NT BUZZ speaks to director, Anay Kamat to learn more VENITA GOMES | NT BUZZ While there are not many Konkani music videos on Ganesh Chaturthi, artist, Anay Kamat’s latest offering ‘He Ganaraya’ is an addition to ... Read More »


Sister Act Film: The Nun Cast: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet Directed by: Corin Hardy Duration: 1 hr 45 mins Rating: * * The world of Conjuring seems to be expanding faster than our universe – there have been two Conjuring and Annabelle films (part 3 for both have already been announced) and now we also have The Nun, ... Read More »

Rasrang Ugvem wins one act play competition

NT BUZZ Tiatr Academy of Goa recently organised the All Goa One Act Play Competition at Ravindra Bhavan, Baina-Vasco. The competition which witnessed the participation of eight groups saw Rasrang Ugvem from Pernem walking away with top honours with a prize of `20,000. Waman Kalangutkar, Sangolda and Matias Creative Group, Calangute took second (`15,000) and third place (`10,000) respectively. Special ... Read More »

Act two–living the dream

For Francisco Fernandes making an entry on the tiatr stage has always been a dream. In this chat with NT BUZZ he talks about how he has grown as an actor and a singer through his journey SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ When he was in class five, Francisco Fernandes participated in a state-level skit and won the Best Actor ... Read More »

‘Kavlea Kiteak Rodtta Darant’ takes top honours

NT BUZZ ‘Kavlea Kiteak Rodtta Darant’ staged by Aamar P Sawanth Fan Club, Varca won the first place at the Tiatr Competition ‘B’ Group organised by Kala Academy recently at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. ‘Khot’ by Sao Bartolemeu Sports & Cultural Association, Chorao and ‘Kanni Odruxxttachi’ by Ashwamedh Media Production bagged second and third place respectively while ‘Oh Mojea Rajea’ by ... Read More »

We become what we eat

NT BUZZ Manassa Creations recently released two books Annapurnaa and Srujan Shravan at Goa Chamber of Commerce by executive director Dempo industries, Pallavi S Dempo in the presence of director HR, administration and medical services Geno Pharmaceutical Private Limited, Pramod Salgaocar and director of Sun Estate Developers, Nilima S Morajkar. Speaking about the two books during the release, Dempo said ... Read More »