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Beethoven and basketball: Kobe Bryant (1978-2020)

Luis Dias In this the 250th birth anniversary year of certainly the most iconic composer of all time, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), I’m reading through as much material as I can lay my hands on about this extensively written-about, and yet still somewhat misunderstood genius. What is striking is that although his life (as his biographer John Suchet puts it …

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Tracing the birth of Bangladesh

Lamat R Hasan Numair A Choudhury took 15 years to write his debut novel Babu Bangladesh! Sadly, he passed away soon after submitting his final draft to the publisher. Choudhary drowned in the Kyoto River two years ago, and, in hindsight, a drowning episode recorded by him in the book – “espy ropes of writhing and whirling liquids envelop him” …

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Get, set, Goa

Jayesh Churi Goa is known for its sports culture. As a society, Goans have always been supportive of all sporting activities. Goans are enthusiastic about sports and parents are eager to encourage their children to play. When it comes to sports, there is no discrimination between boys and girls. Today, almost all villages in Goa have clubs instituted whereby sports …

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A new generation stepping up for FC Goa

Derrick Pereira The next generation of players for FC Goa are making waves already, and tournaments such as the Goa Professional League provide the right platform to help them showcase their skills. There has been a kind of passing of the torch as players like Liston, Princeton, Gama and Kingslee have completely moved to the first team setup. They have …

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When music unites

Muzzgachem Fest, a festival on inclusion and accessibility curated by Marius Fernandes and coordinated by Prakash Kamat in association with the National Association of the Blind (NAB) will be held on February 2 at Santa Cruz. NT BUZZ finds out more ANNOUSHKA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ With an aim of making the general public aware of how the specially-abled community …

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Sher-E-Punjab at 50

Located on the busy 18th June Road, Sher-E-Punjab restaurant which was started in 1969 is today an integral part of Panaji’s history. NT BUZZ pays a visit RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ A name that needs no introduction, Sher-E-Punjab, a Punjabi restaurant, was started in 1969 in the heart of Panaji city. Founded by Kuldip Singh, the restaurant is now …

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Music speaks

NT BUZZ Trio Sphere from Austria that features Marialena Fernandes on piano; Stefan Mancic on accordion; Mojca Pecman (Slovenia) and Martina Stückler (Austria) on saxophone will play compositions by Beethoven, Liszt, Shostakovich, Piazzolla, J Haydn, D Scarlatti, Y Tiersen and others at an improvised musical dialogue at Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts, on Sunday, February 2. Since 2015, …

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The Malyatli Maruti Jatra of Panaji

Sanjeev V Sardesai At dusk, when a vehicle enters Panaji, he or she is greeted with a jewel shining on a hill. One of Goa’s most famous temples, with a beautiful heritage and history, the Maruti Temple is dedicated to the most devout follower of Lord Rama, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Lord Hanuman, also known as Maruti (son of …

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Seafood by the sea

Danuska Da Gama| NT BUZZ The airy restaurant – Morisco, totally redone, whose facade touches the Arabian Sea, and the sound of the waves, the air brushing against your face, the Portuguese colonial yet modern blue vibe at the restaurant creates the right drama you need whether it’s a romantic dinner or one with your family or friends. Known for …

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Explore the rich culture of Bali through its temples and history

When you visit Bali now, forgo the touristy spots — the beaches, the surfing, the spas. Instead, seek out the traditions, culture, and of course the splendid temple architecture of the Indonesian island It is nearly impossible to overstate the ubiquity of the delicate white-tipped Frangipani flower with its pastel navel and slender stem in the lives of the Balinese. …

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