Wednesday , 26 September 2018

Kurio City

Inhale confidence, exhale doubt

Dear Kimberly, I’m in class 10. My family is very traditional; they don’t believe in having a relationship with the opposite sex at this age. This is quite frustrating as they have a problem even if I have friends who are boys. I recently began to feel attracted to a boy I met at tuitions. Nobody knows about it except ... Read More »

Socio-Expressions 2017 held at MES College

NT KURIOCITY The department of sociology, MES College organised their annual inter-collegiate event ‘Socio-Expressions’. This year’s theme was Status and Role of Women in Post-Liberation Goa: Issues and Challenges. Chief guest for the inaugural function of the seminar was chief officer, Mormugao Municipal Council, Deepali Naik. The programme began with a welcome address by vice-principal, Rekha Gaonkar. Head of department, ... Read More »

Advancing development of library practitioners

NT KURIOCITY The ‘Parag’ initiative of Tata Trusts and Goa-based Bookworm Trust recently announced the successful conclusion of a first-of-its-kind Library Educator’s Course (LEC) for professional development of library practitioners. The event was presided over by Minister for Art and Culture Govind Gawde. A professional development course, the LEC has been developed by Tata Trusts, and is being offered in ... Read More »

Creating awareness about environment and sustainable tourism

NT KURIOCITY Environment Conservation and Research Organisation (ECRO)-India, conducted a seminar on ‘Environment and Sustainable Tourism’ for the students of Vividha Vidya Pratishthan’s VR Gauns Memorial Higher Secondary School, Navelim-Sakhalim at Sal-Bicholim in the premises of Raut farm. A total of 79 students from class XI and XII attended the seminar. The resource persons for the same were president-ECRO, Dattaram ... Read More »

The big fat Goan white wedding dress

NINOSHKA ALVARES-DELANEY We have now entered the wedding season and brides-to-be have probably dreamed of their perfect wedding day all their lives. They’ve found the prince of their dreams; it’s time to make it official. There’s going to be a party, and music, and good food, and wine, and dancing and the white dress. Oh Yes! The white dress! Every ... Read More »

Changing waste into wealth

A team from BITS Pilani Goa campus headed by professor Srinkanth Mutnuri, has tasted success for its project ‘Empowered septic tank as decentralized wastewater treatment system’ and is all set to work towards taking it into the real world. NT Kuriocity speaks to Skrikanth to get a deeper understanding of how the treatment plant works   Janice Savina Rodrigues | ... Read More »

Splashing in Goa’s first mud festival

With an objective to develop two rural schools in Goa, the Rotaract Club of Mapusa, a junior wing of Rotary Club will organise Mud Splash, Goa’s first mud festival to be held on November 5 opposite Bodgeshwar Temple, Mapusa. NT KURIOCITY finds out about this festival and how the funds raised here will be used for the advancement of schools ... Read More »

Preventing UTI among the teens

Dr Kedar Padte During childhood, residing in a sprawling household with a large joint family, I remember the washrooms (toilets) being located a good 50 meters away from the main house. The place looked unhygienic, and was often visited by the porcine community of the pets. It was treated as not a part of the home. Aptly called by my ... Read More »

Industrial visit held for PG students of Narayan Zantye College of Commerce

NT KURIOCITY Narayan Zantye College of Commerce organised an industrial visit to Alcon Cement Company, Surla; Aditya Beverages, Madkaim and Agarwal Renewable Energy Private Limited, Ponda. The objective of the visit was for students to be aware of the production processes and accounting procedures, and to understand the corporate sector. Altogether 70 students along with three faculty members participated in ... Read More »

Gandhi Jayanti celebrated at Our Lady of Merces High School, Merces

NT KURIOCITY Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated at Our Lady of Merces High School, Merces. The programme started with the garlanding of Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait by the headmaster, John Fernandes. On the occasion, the students presented their assembly on the theme ‘Non-Violence’ depicting the life of the great man who lived on the principles of ahimsa and non-violence. Gandhi’s favourite devotional song ... Read More »