Tuesday , 23 October 2018



Amkam Kiteak Poddlam! Prince Jacob Productions, once again hit the nail on the head with this impressive sequel to the much appreciated ‘Aao, Jao, Goa Tumhara’. Now the migrants have taken over many businesses in Goa, legal as well as illegal; rapes and robberies over time have increased and the corrupt politician considers the migrants, as their vote bank.  Goans ... Read More »

Gomant Rangbhoomi Din to be held today

Every year, Kala Academy celebrates ‘Gomant Rangabhoomi Din’ on July 11, which is the birth anniversary of Goan saint poet and playwright, late Krishnambhatt Bandkar. This year the function was re-scheduled and will be held today, August 23, 5 p.m. at Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir, Kala Academy, Panaji. Please like & share: Read More »

Hajj: Islam’s Fifth Pillar

Samir Khan Hajj literally means ‘to set out for a place’. In Islamic terminology  it  however refers to the annual pilgrimage that Muslims make to Makkah with the intention of performing certain religious rites in accordance with the method prescribed by the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Hajj and its rites were first ordained by Almighty Allah in the ... Read More »

For a happy brain

Gilbert and Philomena Lawrence, who are originally from Goa, detail how touch and the emotional part of the brain can play a key role in preventing mental illness in their new book ‘Your Happy Brain: Why and How to Hug it’, finds NT BUZZ Christine Machado I NT BUZZ Mental illness is an increasing worry day by day, with the ... Read More »

The grand annual Vasco Saptah

NT BUZZ The popular Vasco ‘Saptah’ began at Damodar Saal on Thursday, August 16. As per the annual ritual, a member of the Joshi family installed the ‘shreephal’ (holy coconut) in the temple to mark the beginning of the festival. ‘Saptah’ is dedicated to Lord Dambab. It begins on the sixth day of the Hindu month of Shravan, following Nagapanchami. ... Read More »

Food for thought at Goan Chefs Conclave

NT BUZZ Over a hundred hospitality professionals, chefs of starred hotels and stand alone restaurants were present at Planet Hollywood for The Goan Chefs Conclave, held recently. Organised by the Goan Culinary Club, the third edition of the conclave witnessed sharing of knowledge, experiences and networking on how to delight guests visiting eateries in Goa. The event included a session ... Read More »

‘Dev Tumkaim Ditolo’ – TIATR REVIEW JP Pereira

‘Dev Tumkaim Ditolo’ the new tiatr from Menino de Bandar deals with characters who have no scruples and keep blaming others, for their behavior. Mackenzie is the only son of a widow, Shalini who always whines that his salary is not sufficient. He works for a private firm, but wants a government job. The mother wants him to get married. ... Read More »

Traffic woes and scary tales

Traffic congestion has become the order of the day. NT BUZZ spoke to the Goan populace to gauge the severity of the situation over the past few days VENITA GOMES I NT BUZZ Over the past few weeks, commuters, tourists and locals travelling to and from South Goa, especially, over the Zuari Bridge have had nightmarish experiences. Traffic police have ... Read More »

Art as second nature

Working with interesting materials like fireworks, sawdust, cement etc, Siddharth Kerkar is all set to host his first solo art show ‘Scapes’ at Museum of Goa, Pilerne. NT BUZZ comes away amazed CHRISTINE MACHADO| NT BUZZ Over the past few years, Siddharth Kerkar has been a part of group exhibitions around Goa, and has also founded the Goa Affordable Art ... Read More »

Spilling the beans

Miguel Braganza Shravan is the time we think of vegetables! Thanks to Kurade, we also have European or button mushrooms produced locally in Goa, to enjoy long after the termite-hill mushrooms are just a lingering memory! The other good source of proteins in a vegetarian diet is pulses especially beans. These include cluster beans or chidki, sword beans or ghevdde, ... Read More »