Monday , 16 July 2018


Here’s how Iceland is using bitcoin mining infra for deep learning applications

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir and Nick Rigillo | Bloomberg After devouring nearly as much energy as all of Iceland’s households combined, Bitcoin miners may be about to return something to the community that’s housed them. Iceland is looking past the faddishness of crypto currencies and toward other projects that need the same kind of infrastructure that Bitcoin miners rely on. These include ... Read More »

Are Goa’s Western Ghats becoming drier?

Dr Nandkumar M Kamat The rainfall distribution pattern is showing some alarming trends as if the Western Ghats are becoming slowly dry. There are 13 rain gauge stations in Goa – Mapusa, Pernem, Ponda, Panaji, Ela, Sankhali, Valpoi, Canacona, Dabolim, Margao, Mormugao, Quepem, Sanguem. Ela, Sankhali and Dabolim are additions from 2014-5. For planning of long term water security of ... Read More »

A village in Haryana dumps cricket for football

MANOJ SHARMA It was a cool, cloudy, evening in June 2014, and Mahesh Raghav reached the cricket ground in Ghamroj village of Haryana at his usual time to coach the village’s young cricketers. But, much to his dismay, none of his 50 trainees turned up. He waited for an hour before walking back home, angry and hurt. This had never ... Read More »

The World Cup opens doors for new heroes

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES We are coming to the end of the World Cup and one thing that struck me most was that teams that have nothing to lose tend to give their best and end up causing the biggest upsets . Russia, Japan and Croatia were not expected to go far. Yet, they made it where few expected them to be ... Read More »

Aquino De Bragança’s real life in reel

‘Special Envoy’ is a documentary that brings to light a mission of a Goan, late Aquino De Bragança, who fought against colonialism both in Goa and in African countries. NT BUZZ speaks to film maker Nalini Elvino De Souza to learn more VENITA GOMES | NT BUZZ During the colonial rule there were several colonies like Goa and Africa struggling for freedom. ... Read More »

Battling cancer, stigma and more

NT BUZZ Associate professor, writer, and actor Prashanti Talpankar will speak about her fight against cancer. Prashanti has worked as an editor, scriptwriter, translator, besides having authored a book on the migrant labourers in Goa (Shadows in the dark). She was the winner of the Sahitya Akademi awards for translation in 2017 (That long Silence by Shashi Deshpande into Konkani ... Read More »


Film: Sicario- Day of the Soldado Cast: Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro Directed by: Stefano Sollima Duration: 2 hrs 4 mins Rating: * * *   When Sicario made waves back in 2015, it didn’t appear to be a film that could potentially have a sequel. But we have one now and it is not a disappointing one. If at ... Read More »

Connecting at Pet Socials 1.0

SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ To give pet owners a chance to meet up and enjoy their time with pets, proprietor of Mascot – Pet Lifestyle Store, Chaitanya Malkarnekar organised Pet Socials 1.0 recently at Green Amaze, Borda, Margao. Pet Socials was essentially a pool party, but for pets. “This is the first ever public pet gathering in Goa. We ... Read More »

Mission: Save Goa

SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ Almost every Indian has had to face corruption in different situations. Even those who want no part of it can sometimes get trapped in the vicious web. In fact it is only a very few who manage to stay clear of it. Concerned about this scenario and resolute about the need for corruption to end, ... Read More »

Tiatr REVIEWS JP Pereira

Nim’nea Darvonteachi  Chavi Zina Dias has written and directed her second tiatr titled ‘Nim’nea Darvonteachi Chavi’.  Produced by Geldo Des the show focuses on the importance of love in the family and the power of the Rosary. The opening scene has a destitute praying before the Holy Cross. He asks God for forgiveness for his past sins, but is quite ... Read More »