Sunday , 21 April 2019


#Bleedfree? GST rollback on sanitary napkins – much needed or pointless?

Last year after GST was imposed on sanitary napkins, women cried foul. A year later, July 2018 the respite comes in as GST of 12 per cent has been abolished. NT BUZZ tries to understand what people, both men and women, think about this roll back NT BUZZ The announcement of the imposition of GST on various products and services ... Read More »

Prayog Saanj to showcase ‘Aahe Manohar Tari’

NT BUZZ The 62nd performance of ‘Prayog Saanj’ will showcase the autobiography of famous Marathi writer, Sunita Deshpande – ‘Aahe Manohar Tari’ on Saturday, July 28 at Multipurpose Hall, Sanskruti Bhavan, Panaji at 6.30 p.m. The theatrical has been directed and written by Prashant Mardolkar which will be presented by Siddhi Upadhye and Kum Radha Mardolkar. The music has been ... Read More »

Hydroponics – the answer to healthy veggies

NT BUZZ A talk by Siddharth Naik on the topic ‘Hydroponics’, will be held on Sunday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Museum of Goa, Pilerne. The talk is an initiative of MOG Sundays. Having completed BE in Computers, followed by MBA in marketing, Naik has worked in software companies and banks in India, London and Frankfurt ... Read More »

‘Muslim Rulers In Goa And ?’ released

NT BUZZ After the release of his first book ‘Did You Know ?’ a year ago, Sayed Manzoori Kadri kept up his promise, and has now released his second book ‘Muslim Rulers In Goa And ?’. The book was released recently by an editor of a Marathi daily, Kiran Thakur; social activist and historian, Prajal Sakhardande; executive secretary of council ... Read More »

Feast of St Alex celebrated in Curtorim

NT BUZZ The feast of St Alex was celebrated at the Curtorim Church on Sunday, July 22. Fr Agnelo Pinheiro from the Rachol Seminary was the main celebrant for masses held, while it was concelebrated by parish priest of St Alex Church, Curtorim, Fr Joseph Salema. There were prayers, sermons, masses and veneration of the relics of St Alex. This ... Read More »

Deciphering the modern marriage

An anthology on modern marriage edited by journalist and author Sathya Saran ‘Knot for Keeps’ will be launched in Goa on July 27. NT BUZZ in conversation with Saran Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ Journalist and author Satya Saran has edited ‘Knot for Keeps’ an anthology that has essays and short stories by writers including Sharanya Manivannan, Neha Dixit, ... Read More »

Debut film on a true story makes it to 71st Locarno International Film Festival

Konkani film ‘A Cold Summer Night’ directed by Mapusa-based Yash Sawant has been selected for the 71st Locarno International Film Festival, 2018 to be held in Switzerland from August 1- August 11. NT BUZZ got in touch with the talented young director to know more about his film VENITA GOMES | NT BUZZ For 21-year-old Yash Sawant, filmmaking is not just ... Read More »

What the Jack!

Miguel Braganza We are currently experiencing weather conditions of intermittent showers and bright sunlight, known as the ‘ollmeacho paus’ or mushroom rains, and the Termitomyces species of mushrooms have reached the market. From just eating wild mushrooms, to growing dhingri mushrooms to producing button mushrooms, Goa has come a long way. The attention now however has shifted from mushrooms to ... Read More »

Stories from Goa and Mozambique

NT BUZZ Sunaparanta in collaboration with Lotus Film and TV Production (Goa), Real Ficção (Portugal) and Communicare recently held a screening of the documentary film ‘Special Envoy’ and a photo exhibition ‘Through My Lens’ at Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho, Panaji. The photo exhibition was curated by Nalini Elvino de Sousa, and featured photographs of the two cameramen, John Lino (Goa) ... Read More »

Putting Goan music on record

Ethnomusicologist Susana Sardo, from Portugal, has been researching on Goan music for awhile. She now plans to launch an online Goan Encyclopaedia of Music and Musicians. NT BUZZ has the details CHRISTINE MACHADO I NT BUZZ Among the many things that Goans are known for, is their avid love for all things music. Indeed, over the years, Goa has seen ... Read More »