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Goan Food off the menu at IFFI

E NISHA When being told that her French subjects had no bread, Marie-Antoinette supposedly sneered, Qu’ils mangent de la brioche—“Let them eat cake.” That pretty sums up IFFI’s food court at this year’s edition of the festival as well. The ratio of alcohol to tea is 4:1 – there are four stalls serving alcohol and just one serving tea and ... Read More »

‘I don’t have the luxury to choose films’ Janhvi Kapoor

NT kuriocity Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor who recently debuted in Bollywood with the film ‘Dadak’ said that as her career is still taking shape she does not have the luxury to choose a particular film project rather she takes up whatever projects are coming her way. Janhvi was invited to the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) along with ... Read More »

‘It’s easy to compose songs than make films’ Arijit Singh

Venita Gomes| NT kuriocity It is quite rare to find singers venturing into filmmaking and here is Bollywood singer Arijit Singh, known for his popular hits like ‘Tera Fitoor’, ‘Tum Hi Ho’, ‘Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahunga’ and many others, who will soon make his Bollywood debut with the film ‘Sa’. Singh was invited to speak at the In conversation ‘Hitting ... Read More »

Sivan and Chakraborty dream of making feature films

NT kuriocity Directors Deepti Sivan and Prabal Chakraborty addressed a gathering at a conference on non feature films. They were both excited that their films were chosen for IFFI 2018. “Seeing my own film at IFFI is very special,” said Chakraborty. The film ‘Decoding Shankar’ has been directed by Deepti Sivan. It is a biography of Indian singer Shankar Mahadevan’s ... Read More »

It’s interesting to explore women in films, Vishal Bhardwaj

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR The noted film director, screenwriter, producer and music composer, Vishal Bhardwaj said that the trilogy of his films based on the plays of William Shakespeare – ‘Maqbool’ (2003) on ‘Macbeth’, ‘Omkara’ (2006) on ‘Othello’, and ‘Haider’ (2014) on ‘Hamlet’ – came out from the fact that the female characters in the works of the bard were ... Read More »

Ways into Creative Writing

The next Navhind Times workshop is on Creative Writing conducted by Jessica Faleiro, author of ‘Afterlife’ (2012) and ‘The Delicate Balance of Little Lives’ (2018). Open to those between the ages of 16 and 23 years, the workshop aims to help people learn techniques of the craft of writing fiction. In conversation with NT Kuriocity, Jessica tells us more Maria ... Read More »

Bazaar bliss

Craft Works, an artisanal bazaar will be hosted at Institute Menezes Baraganza on November 17 and 18 aimed at promoting handmade products and empowering women to get creative NT BUZZ Craft Works, an artisanal bazaar, a craft fair curated by Aira Mirchandani and Monica Dalvi is all set to bring together women artisans across age groups and from different walks ... Read More »

Compassion: The rise of the teenager

Dr Kedar Padte The scene was the Biology Laboratory and the event was Biology Final Exam. The emotions were mixed. The chief examiner was outraged and was yelling “Fail”. The co-examiner professor Talkerato was at peace and trying to be the mediator. Timidita, the student, was scarred out of her skin over possibly failing an exam for the first time ... Read More »

British Council announces scholarship for Indian women

NT KURIOCITY British Council has announced the second edition of its 70th Anniversary Scholarship programme for Indian Women pursuing a master’s in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in the United Kingdom. The announcement was made at a felicitation ceremony with Prime Minister Rt Hon Theresa May MP United Kingdom for the 104 Indian Women STEM scholars. The announcement of a ... Read More »

Two-day National Seminar held at St Xavier’s

NT KURIOCITY The departments of chemistry and electronics, St Xavier’s College organised a two-day National Seminar in association with Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Goa. The topic of the seminar was ‘Recent advances in applied chemistry and electronic technologies’. The seminar was attended by about 180 students and teachers from colleges in the state, Goa University, industry ... Read More »