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Voices of devotion

On the occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi, Ravindra Bhavan Margao hosted a programme titled ‘Bolava Vithal’, musical performances in praise of Lord Vithal. The evening featured a performance by Pune-based Bharatanatyam dancer Arundhati Patwardhan. A musical programme was also performed by Prachala Amonkar, Pradeep Sarmokadam and Gayatri Patil. The programme was inaugurated by chairman of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, Prashant Naik. Also present …

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Number Game

FILM REVIEW SACHIN CHATTE Film: Super 30 Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Mrunal Thakur, Aditya Shrivastav Directed by: Vikas Bahl Duration: 2 hrs 24 mins Rating: * * 1 / 2 In Bollywood, when a film is ‘inspired by true events’ or ‘based on a true story’ you have to take it with not just a pinch but a truck load of …

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‘Zhadd’

TIATR REVIEWS jp pereira ‘Zhadd’, the new tiatr from Michael Diniz is an interesting tale of a son’s quest for love, especially of the mother who deserted him at a very early age to seek riches and her own happiness. The tiatr opens with a priest offering prayers before a Holy Cross. Chris, a young school boy is seated in …

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Exploring Goan heritage

Indian Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with Goa Chitra Museum is organising two exhibitions, ‘Unravelling Stories’ and ‘Layers’ curated by Lina Vincent and Aparajita Bhasin, respectively. NT BUZZ in conversation with the curators RAMANDEEP KAUR |NT BUZZ If you are an art lover, get set to witness two unique exhibitions titled ‘Unravelling Stories’ and ‘Layers’ which will open …

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Actor by chance

JP Pereira Jacinto Gracias has been on the Konkani stage for the last 28 years playing a variety of characters. Hailing from Maina in Curtorim, he is a regular with Prince Jacob Productions, as an actor and driver for the troupe. But this talent almost went untapped. In fact, although his family enjoyed watching non-stop shows and tiatr, Gracias never …

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Sounds of pride

NT BUZZ Sofar Sounds Goa celebrated pride month at Solace, Candolim with an intimate gathering wherein three versatile artists from across the country took centre stage. The event aimed to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) social and self acceptance, achievements, legal rights and pride. The artists featured were Mangalore-based indie musician, Varun Rao; slam poetry artist, Nupur Saraswat and …

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Pedal power

NT BUZZ Panjim Cycling Club (PCC) organised a time trial bicycle race. The race began at Nerul bridge and went up to Aguada light house, covering a total distance of 5.6 kilometres. Riders from all over Goa participated in the race. There were two categories for the race: the mountain bike category and the open category. In the mountain bike …

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Remembering Bonaventure D’Pietro

NT BUZZ Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) condoles the sudden death of Konkani novelist Bonaventure Peter Fernandes popularly known as Bonaventure D’Pietro. His death fell days before the release of his biography, ‘Vattliechea Avazan – Mhoji Jivit Kotha’. A prolific writer, D’Pietro wrote 18 books out of which 12 are novels. In the 1960s, 70s and 80s his novels mesmerised Konkani …

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In new light

NT BUZZ Fundacao Oriente is organising a session on ‘New perspectives on heritage conservation from Goa’ on July 11, 6 p.m. at their premises in Panaji. The event will include three presentations which cover academic work as well as projects in progress, with the aim of discussing several dimensions to heritage preservation: from the theoretic to the often neglected social …

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A brush with the international stage

Artist Kalidas Satardekar’s works havebeen selected by Global Association  of Watercolor Artists (GAWA) and International Watercolor Society (IWS),  India for the first Olympiart exhibition  by IWS to be held in December in  New Delhi. NT BUZZ finds out more RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ Having made a name for himself at state and national level, artist Kalidas Satardekar is now …

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