Sunday , 22 July 2018


Homosexuality: through the eyes of parents

Sopan Muller’s documentary ‘My Child is Gay and I am Happy’, captures the journey of a few parents whose children belong to the LGBTQ community – from their initial shock to the acceptance. The documentary will be screened today at The Village Studio, Parra. NT BUZZ chats with the filmmaker CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ With India still a very ... Read More »

Singing Siblings – Peviolla and Wilma Dias

J P Pereira Singing is in their blood. Their parents Violet and Menino Dias are singers and encouraged the two girls to perform. When they come on stage, whether solo or together, the audience has a great response for these two sisters. Peviolla and Wilma Dias from Loutulim have been performing for Konkani ‘tiatr’, musical shows, weddings, parties, christenings and ... Read More »

Go Womania turns one

NT BUZZ ‘Go Womania Goa’ the Goa based women-empowerment forum celebrated its first anniversary on June 30, 2018. The forum helps in bridging gap between women entrepreneurs across the state. A programme was organised wherein more than 50 members participated and interacted with each other.  Siya Shaikh, founder of Go Womania along with core team members were actively involves int ... Read More »

All about she

NT BUZZ   Shenergy, a unique initiative on women empowerment presented its fourth event in Goa, ‘The Beauty & The Feast’, a fashion show that broke stereotypes and celebrated beauty the way it comes, in all shapes, sizes, and colours. Rather than having professional models, the show gave an opportunity to all women to walk the ramp and showcase the ... Read More »

Living a full life in the woods

SACHI NAIK| NT BUZZ Hindu priest, Vivek Patil believes that ‘nature is next to godliness’. He has been living with his family for over 50 years in his ancestral house in the hinterlands of Panchwadi, Shiroda. With barely any facilities for communication and healthcare, he often has thoughts of moving out of the lone house in that area of the ... Read More »

C. ALVARES … THE King of Duets – Audio REVIEW JP Pereira

The audio CD, ‘C. ALVARES … THE King of Duets’ was released a few years back. It was recently made available to lovers of Konkani songs during the shows of the tiatr ‘Axea’ , written by the late C Alvares and directed by his daughter Capucina Alvares. A collection of 12 duets composed by C Alvares and rendered by various ... Read More »

Tujem Bhangar, Tujeach Angar – Tiatr REVIEW JP Pereira

‘Tujem Bhangar, Tujeach Angar’, the new tiatr from Mariano Fernandes entertains with a nice story, great songs, plenty of comedy and a band that packs a lot of punch.  From the opening song to the fine climax, the audience will remain engrossed! The tiatr tells the story of Rebecca, a woman who thinks her caste is the most important thing ... Read More »

Goa’s wish list for a better transport system

In Goa locals and tourists choose buses and private vehicles to travel within the state due to reasonable prices and good connectivity. Yet there are various complaints from the general public demanding for better transport facilities and management in the state. NT BUZZ spoke to daily commuters and locals to suggest ways by which the transport system and infrastructure in ... Read More »

Magic mushrooms

Miguel Braganza Goa is a part of the Konkan region of India, where the termitorium or anthill is worshipped as the representation of the formless goddess Sateri, known also as Kelbai, Mahamai, Tulzai, Mirabi. The name of the goddess is itself derived from the word ‘sater’ that is also called the ‘roinn’. The male termite, Odentus obesus, or ‘rawlu’ is ... Read More »

Remembering yesteryear’s tiatrists through Alexyz caricatures

NT BUZZ To appreciate tiatrists of yesteryears for keeping Goa’s Konkani identity alive, artist and cartoonist Alexyz exhibited caricatures of 100 tiatrists at the Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. The exhibition organised by Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG), Department of Art and Culture in collaboration with Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, was inaugurated by chairman of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, Prashant Naik on June 29. ... Read More »