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25 glorious floats

The villagers of St Estevam have been participating in the Carnival floats since 1995. This year marks their 25th silver jubilee. NT BUZZ traces this silver journey ANNOUSHKA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ Rosario DeSa along with the villagers of St Estevam has been participating in the Carnival floats since 1995. 25 years later they still continue to make extravagant floats …

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TEDxPanaji returns

The fourth edition of TEDxPanaji, to be held on March 8, at Kala Academy, Panaji, is themed around ‘RUSH’, which signifies the emotional unrest that precedes powerful action. 11 speakers will share their innovative ideas with the audience NT BUZZ The fourth edition of TEDxPanaji, an independently organised TED event will be held on March, 8, 2020, (3 p.m. to …

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All ’round the Mulberry

Miguel Braganza As a child, I recited the action song ‘Here we go ’round the mulberry bush’ without an inkling that we were singing about a plant we knew as ‘amboram’, the small red berries which appeared on a thorn-less bush almost as soon as the ‘boram’ or the sweet-sour Indian jujube, began to disappear from the trees in the …

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Towards a better tomorrow

NT BUZZ The Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH) at the Medical Students Association of India (MSAI) has taken up the challenge to spread awareness about water pollution and ways to prevent it by organising ‘Jal Hai Toh Kal Hai’ (safe water, safe future) and conducting nationwide awareness campaigns. SCOPH’s activity under MSAI was selected in the top ten activities …

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From page to stage

NT BUZZ A semi-musical production of Jane Austen’s popular and critically-acclaimed novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’ was presented by the teacher trainees of Nirmala Institute of Education recently at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Directed by Fr Walter D’Souza, this stage production narrated the quest of Mrs Bennet to find the perfect match for her daughters. Construction of props, designing the LED screens, …

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Strides against cancer

NT BUZZ In honour of World Cancer day CanSurvive organised a cancer awareness rally titled ‘Walk Away Cancer’. The rally commenced at Ambedkar Garden and concluded at Garcia De Orta, Panaji. The rally comprised nursing students, members of the CanSurvive team and the general public. Later on a cancer support and fundraiser programme titled ‘Beat Cancer’ was held at Garcia …

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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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