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Aatish: New hope for children with autism

NT BUZZ Sethu inaugurated its satellite facility centre ‘Aatish’ at Aradi Socorro, Porvorim. The centre  provides a range of facilities such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, behaviour therapy, social skills intervention, counselling for parents and assessments for children diagnosed with autism. The centre was inaugurated by the Sethu team and chief guests Nigel Lazarus D’Souza and Aditya Sundaram. Speaking on …

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Eric the Ark: A lesson on morality

NT BUZZ The musical ‘Eric the Ark’ presented by Namah Society in association with the Directorate of Art and Culture and Bennet and Bernard Gastronomy and Hospitality Private Limited was held at Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir,  Kala Academy, Panaji. The musical, which marked the 12th year of Namah Society, opened with a colourful display of events on an LED backdrop …

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Let this Diwali light up lives

Hindus worldover are celebrating Diwali today. We bring to our readers a list of observances and their meaning through the five-day long festival By Ramesh Savaikar | NT Diwali one of the most important festivals of the Hindu religion, is a five-day long affair beginning this year from the Monday of Dhanatrayodashi (or Dhanteras). The festival is a celebration of …

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Feast of Mae Dos Pobres celebrated

NT BUZZ The annual feast of Mae Dos Pobres (Our Lady of the Poor) was celebrated on Sunday with great pomp and gaiety at The Jesus Mary and Joseph church, Nuvem. Fr Macson Colaco, in-charge of the pastoral ministry at Patriarchal Seminary of Rachol was the main celebrant for the high mass besides along with other co-celebrants. In his sermon Fr Macscon spoke about the importance of faith, …

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An evening with Prophet Jonah

‘Jonah – an adventure of love’, a musical by Pilar Theological College will be staged at Pilar Seminary auditorium on November 7 at 4 p.m. NT BUZZ brings you the details NT BUZZ Once every two years the Pilar Theological College holds its ‘Seminary Day’ for its seminarians and this year as part of the celebration, a musical ‘Jonah – …

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Getting ready for Christmas

NT BUZZ Cake mixing has become a customary tradition. Besides getting ready for Christmas, it is an event unto itself and brings people together in fun and frolic. Christmas is no fun without the traditional Christmas cake. Delegates from Japan who attended the JCI World Congress in Goa took part in the annual cake mixing celebrations at Chances Resort and …

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Back to our roots

Miguel Braganza Farmers in Goa have long discovered that growing alsando during the ‘vaingonn’ or Rabi season after the monsoon crop of rice increases the yield of rice in the next monsoon season. The alsanddo crop is also best suited for the Goan who is in a celebratory mood from Diwali through Christmas and New Year. Pulses provide the proteins …

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Uncovering Rachol’s secret

‘The Mystery of the Missing Crown: A Goa Story’, the first children’s book by Delhi based journalist Sharon Fernandes who hails from Goa, gives an insight into the architecture, history and customs of a Goan village CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Having worked as a journalist for over 14 years with various national dailies, Sharon Fernandes always knew that she …

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Life’s a stage

SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ Bardez and Salcete are talukas known for tiatrists. While earlier, we had a major chunk of the tiatrists coming from Bardez, the numbers now have seen a drastic decline. Now most tiatrists are from South Goa, especially from the Salcete region. Pascoal de Chicalim expresses pride over the recognition of being a tiatrist from Bardez. …

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Give Romi Konkani its due, urges Lotlikar

NT BUZZ “Only a grant equivalent of the Sahitya Akademi grant recognition is given to Konkani in Roman script just as Devnagri gets and that the Goa State government grant official status, then not only our Konkani language will move ahead but this will also unite the Goan society,” said Premanand Lotlikar, well known tiatrist and ex-president, Dalgado Konknni Academy. …

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