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Gokulashtami festival celebrations at Narva

NT BUZZ The Gokulashtami feast was celebrated at Narve Tirthar on Sunday with great devotion by hundreds of devotees who performed religious rituals on the banks of the Panchaganga River. The heavy rush of devotees across Bicholim taluka who thronged to Narva since morning, took a holy deep in river, offered flowers, coconuts after performing religious rituals. The female devotees …

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Viva Goa and Goa Food & Hospitality Expo 2018 host networking dinner

NT BUZZ Lifestyle magazine Viva Goa recently hosted a networking soirée with Goa Food and Hospitality Expo 2018 for hospitality and tourism professionals at Cidade de Goa, Dona Paula. The chief guest was artist and founder of Museum of Goa (MOG) Subodh Kerkar. Also present were director of Tourism, Menino D’Souza, general manager of Goa Tourism Development Corporation, Gavin Dias, …

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Decoding life, the Indian way

Janki Santoke, senior disciple of Swami Parthasarthy, is an exponent of Vedanta and has been practicing for the past 30 years. She will be speaking at International Centre of Goa, tomorrow, September 5 on the topic, ‘The Power of Thought’. In a conversation with NT BUZZ she deciphers various topics related to rationality, life, God and more Danuska Da Gama …

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‘Goa is a very musical place’

Indian Idol season 5 runner-up Rakesh Maini, was in Goa to perform at a corporate event. NT BUZZ caught up with the artiste to know more NT BUZZ When Agra boy Rakesh Maini set out to chase his dream he did not realise how much was in store for him. Post his Indian Idol season 5 stint, Maini has had …

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Govinda Aala Re Aala

NT BUZZ On Monday, devotees of Lord Krishna across the state celebrated the annual festival of Gokulashtami, the birth of Krishna. The ‘dahi handi’ an intergal part of this festival attracts a lot of youth participation. Devotees on this day hang an earthen pot filled with curd while youth form a human pyramid and try breaking the pot. This year …

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Changing face of the coconut

VENITA GOMES | NT BUZZ Coconut is an essential ingredient of the Goan cuisine. The famed Goan fish curry and popular sweets dishes like doce, manngane, batkh, dodol etc would be incomplete without coconut. Not just in the food but several religious occasions call for its use. The list is never-ending. If you look around you can find several coconut …

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Lending a helping hand to Kerala

SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ A group of artists primarily from Goa and neighbouring states are organising an exhibition of some of their choicest artworks to raise funds in aid of Kerala. Hosted by Carpe Diem Art Gallery, Majorda, the exhibition ‘A Helping Hand’ will be held from September 15 to September 30, 2018. Having received unusually high amount of …

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FILM REVIEW SACHIN CHATTE

Spirited away Film: Stree Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi Directed by: Amar Kaushik Duration: 2 hrs 10 mins Rating: * * Like many other contemporary Hindi films, Stree belongs to the category which is high on the concept and low on execution. Men folk get dead scared of a female ghost sounds like wonderful idea for a film …

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Children’s Tiatr Competition returns for its ninth edition

NT BUZZ Tiatr Academy of Goa is back with its 9th Children’s Tiatr Competition! The competition which is all set to take place from November 26 to December 15, 2018 at the Main Auditorium, Ravindra Bhavan, Vasco seeks to involve children in production and staging of tiatrs. In this regard, applications in the prescribed forms along with the typed copies …

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In a patriotic mood

NT BUZZ With the aim of inculcating values of patriotism/national integration/communal harmony in children, the Tiatr Academy of Goa recently organised an inter-school dance competition on recorded Konkani songs. This year the competition was held in two categories: class I-IV and class V-X at Ravindra Bhavan, Vasco. Lion’s Tiny Tots Primary School, Quepem walked away with top honours in the …

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