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‘Lucky it wasn’t a dance-off with Madhuri’

When we meet her at the Dharma office, Alia Bhatt — looking sprightly as always — can barely conceal her happiness after having watched the cut of Ghar More Pardesiya, the first song from Kalank. “There was no scope of going wrong with this,” says the actor.

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A GREAT FRIEND art world will remember

With the passing away of Manohar Parrikar, Goans feel a void at this moment. The quintessential man, the face of Goa was high in josh until his last breath. And it was this energy and determination, power and will, with which he created a unique Goa during his reign, the success of which we are currently seeing and will continue …

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Manohar Parrikar: generous friend, smart student

There was a spark in the young Manohar Parrikar. He was not only an intelligent student who was double promoted, but also a creative and mischievous one. While his teacher thought he would become a scientist, back then he wanted to become a merchant. NT BUZZ goes back in time and speaks to his teacher and friends who recall fond …

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To Sir, with sincerity

Heta Pandit My hands are shaking as I light the first match and catch the trembling wick on the first oil lamp on my altar table. Yes, sadly, this is not the first time that I am sending a prayer for a departed soul, a dear friend.

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An epitome of hard work

Pandurang Phaldesai Due to the prolonged illness of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, most of the people of Goa were mentally prepared for the sad news of his demise. However it is a fact that none can forget the lifelong dedication of Parrikar towards the all-round development Goa.

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An advocate for the arts

Tomazinho Cardozo In the state elections held in December 1994 Manohar Parrikar from the Panaji constituency from the BJP party and I from the Calangute constituency from the Congress party were elected as MLAs for the first time to the Goa Legislative Assembly.

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A heritage personality

Sanjeev Sardesai It is a well-accepted fact that you can get a Goan out of Goa, but you cannot get the Goa out of a Goan! As the adage goes ‘once a Goan, always a Goan’!

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Curtorim in the frame

‘Saxtticho Koddo-The Granary of Salcete’, a documentary by Vince Costa on Curtorim’s agrarian roots, with a special focus on rice cultivation, has been making waves at international film festivals, finds NT BUZZ CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ   Although a tiny state, there are many layers to Goa, many of which remain relatively unknown, at times, even to locals. Among …

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Goa girls inch closer to the coveted crown

NT BUZZ The Goa auditions of fbb-Colors Femina Miss India 2019 co-powered by Sephora and Rajnigandha Pearls was held at the fbb/Big Bazaar store at Mall De Goa, Porvorim. The audition was judged by Indian television actress and model, Shweta Salve and fbb-Colors Femina Miss India Goa 2018, Aashna Gurav. The top three finalists of Goa are Shaasthra Shetty, Aditi Vishwasrao and Dragana Andrade. The …

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‘Dakoi Kapostad’ wins competition of khells

NT BUZZ Tiatr Academy Goa recently organised its 8th competition of Fells/Khells (Zomnivoile Khell) at the Open Air Amphi-Theatre, Kala Academy, Panaji. 11 troupes participated in the competition which saw ‘Dakoi Kapostad’ by Jose Roman Fernandes walking away with the first prize. ‘Mai Pai’ by Antonieta Pereira and ‘Amkanch Lagon’ by Regino Fernandes won second and third place respectively. Tiatr personalities …

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