Saturday , 22 September 2018


‘The art and culture scene in Goa has improved and is reaching great heights’- Sachin Khedekar

Stating that it is an honour to felicitate artistes and two institutions from Goa, Marathi actor, director and chief guest at the Goa State Cultural Awards function on Monday, Sachin Khedekar said that due to the efforts and contributions of such artistes, Please like & share: Read More »

‘Want to create unforgettable characters’

From selecting movies that steer clear of the run-of-the-mill to making their voice heard on social media, Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma and Taapsee Pannu are writing their own rules in an industry that is believed to be a tough place, more so for women. Please like & share: Read More »

Increase in women turnout at elections is the biggest change in Indian democracy, said Sanjay Kumar

A number of issues such as women’s representation in politics, obstacles to better representation of women in government and other related issues were discussed in a panel on the topic ‘Women in Politics’ held on the concluding day of  Difficult Dialogues 2018 at ICG. Please like & share: Read More »

ACTing to Protect Plants

Miguel Braganza Over the last three years we have explored ways to migrate from chemical-based agriculture to organic agriculture for better health: for us, our near and dear ones and for the environment. Please like & share: Read More »

‘MeToo movement has given lessons of humility and hope’

Janice Savina Rodrigues | NT BUZZ Q: When you first entered the scene, what was your perception of the industry in terms of the glamour and the work involved? First and foremost yes it is an industry but Hollywood was first built on an art form. The art of film, the art of cinema, thus the art of illusion. It’s ... Read More »

‘More male perspective in Bollywood because of fewer women filmmakers’ – Prakash Jha

NT BUZZ Stating that there are more male filmmakers than females in Bollywood, actor and director, Prakash Jha while speaking at a panel discussion on ‘Portrayal of Gender in Indian Cinema and Television’ on the second day of Difficult Dialogues said that it is because of the number of male filmmakers, that we generally get to see the reflection of ... Read More »

Education is the key to disrupting masculinity at workplace

NT BUZZ A group of panellist comprising of director of the Centre for Health and Social Justice, in India and clinical assistant professor of the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, Abhijit Das; executive director of SAMYAK, an NGO based in Pune, Anand Pawar; British-Indian politician Baroness Shreela Flather; senior program manager in Plan India, ... Read More »

The big fat Saturday in Panaji

NT BUZZ Keeping the festive spirit alive in Goa, this year around 48 floats from various parts of the state made their way to annual Carnival parade in Panaji. Flagged off at Dr Jack de Sequeira road Panaji by minister for Tourism, Manohar Babu Azgaonkar and mayor of Panaji Surendra Furtado, King Momo for this year’s Carnival, Bruno Azaredo declared merry making for ... Read More »

Challenges of Women in Education, Science and Technology discussed at ICG

NT BUZZ As part of the Difficult Dialogues, a panel on ‘Women in Education, Science and Technology’ was held. The session was moderated by advisor on education Meeta Sengupta, with panelists Goa University vice-chancellor, Varun Sahni; Manisha Priyam, associate professor at the National University of Educational Planning and Administration; professor at IIT, Delhi, B N Jain; gender development adviser Deepa ... Read More »

‘Triple Talaq’ judgment is a victory for the entire community of ordinary women

NT BUZZ The Difficult Dialogues 2018 has seen some thought provoking debates and panel discussions. The panel discussion ‘Gender Inequalities and Potential Reformation in Indian Muslims’ had panellists co-founder of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, Zakia Soman; and the founder of The World Institute of Islamic Studies For Dialogue, Zeenat Shaukat Ali; moderated by national media panellist of BJP Aijaz Ilmi. ... Read More »