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The joy of sighting a bird

NT BUZZ The Goa Bird Conservation network (GBCN) conducted their 50th bird walk at Ganjem on the outskirts of Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary. The bird walk was attended by 32 participants from all over the state. During the walk several birds were spotted and among them was a lone blue-faced Malkoha who was looking for food among the leaves of a …

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Promotional songs of upcoming Konkani movie ‘Questao De Confusao’ released

NT BUZZ Minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude said that there is a need to make an effort to promote the art of filmmaking in Goa. He was speaking during the release of promotional songs of upcoming Konkani movie ‘Questao De Confusao’ at the Directorate of Art and Culture, Panaji. He said that the artistes of the film were …

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Bonding and devotion – Ganesh Chaturthi has it all

As we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi today, let’s have a look at how this festival brings people from far and wide together, about the role of the family members and how they balance between work and Chaturthi. NT BUZZ gets the details RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ For the Hindu community in Goa, Ganesh Chaturthi – the most awaited festival – …

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A different kind of celebration

Worshipping Ganesh idols during Chaturthi is a common practice, but the Bharne family has not got an idol in over 200 years. NT BUZZ finds out how they celebrate the festival RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ The Bharne family celebrates ‘Chavath’ in their ancestral home in Madkai but  do not venerate an idol, instead, they bring home a Ganesha painting. …

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Travelling gender bender of literature

The Sister Library, a travelling library which endeavours to highlight the contribution of women in literature, will be stopping over in Goa on September 13. NT BUZZ in conversation with the founder Aqui Thami CHRISTINE| NT BUZZ   Q: What prompted the creation of the Sister library? After years of running reading spaces in the city, I found more and …

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Miniature Ganesh by Rudresh

Rudresh Rajiv Kamat from Corlim, Old Goa speaks to NT BUZZ about his latest Ganesh miniature artworks VENITA GOMES | NT BUZZ For past 8 years, Rudresh Kamat from Old Goa has been carving various miniatures artworks. And every year for Ganesh Chaturthi he makes a point to carve Ganesh on different mediums like coal, crayon, tree skin, pencil lead …

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A traditional affair

Certain traditions are followed in every household during Ganesh Chaturthi. NT BUZZ speaks to different people about these SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ Ganesh Chaturthi is just a day away and it is a given fact that every Hindu is busy in preparations. People spend hours in market selecting the materials for decoration even while the ‘makhar’, where the idol …

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In the spirit of Chaturthi

NT BUZZ Ganesha-within me, a three-day painting exhibition showcasing the works of ten artists from varied professional backgrounds was inaugurated on September 7 at 1930 Vasco by Goa’s Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Ajai Saxena. The ongoing exhibition will conclude on September 12. The exhibition has been curated by artist, educator and curator, Vaishali Lall and is organised by Pathiks, …

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From church choir to YouTube

JP Pereira There is plenty of talent seen among some of the new entrants to the Konkani stage. They compose their own lyrics, have well modulated and pleasant voices and are good actors too. One of these is Cajy Pereira, from Nagoa, Verna. As his parents worked abroad, Cajy’s childhood was spent with his maternal grandfather – late Socorro de …

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Fireworks or frivolous fun?

Children often wait impatiently for the festival of Ganesh Chaturti that lets them experiment with different fireworks. But is it necessary to celebrate with fireworks? NT BUZZ gathers the views of different people who celebrate Chaturthi without fireworks SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most anticipated festivals among the Goan Hindu community. Everyone makes a …

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