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Goa’s travellers across the times

Frederick Noronha Each year, maybe millions of tourists and travellers visit Goa. Depending on whose figures we choose to believe, visitors to the region outnumber locals by a 4:1 ratio. So what are their impressions of the place? What are the memories they take home with them? What are the records they keep of this place? Does anyone care? ‘No’ …

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Celebrating the jack of all fruits

NT BUZZ The village of Socorro celebrated the fifth edition of the Ponsachem Fest on the Socorro Church grounds. The festival dedicated to the jackfruit, was organised by the Socorro Socio Art and Cultural Association, Porvorim in collaboration with the Botanical Society of Goa. The festival featured live entertainment, an exhibit of a variety of products created using various parts …

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Opposition needs to buck up

Chanakya It has been a month since the 2019 Lok Sabha elections were declared. The outcome pleasantly surprised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) because few even in the party firmly believed that it would they would outdo its own brilliant 2014 performance. It forced political observers – who had assumed that Narendra Modi may come back, but would need a …

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Young voices in song

NT BUZZ The fifth edition of the All Goa Konkani Solo Singing Competition ‘Mhozo Tallo Aikat’ organised by Goa Cultural and Social Centre was held recently at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji. In the junior category, the first place was won by Liza D’ Silva from Curchorem; the second place was won by Aaron Rovin Dias from Curtorim; and the third …

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Teenage pregnancies: a growing concern

As per the NGO ‘Stop Child Abuse Now’ (SCAN), 12 odd cases of teenage pregnancies have been reported in Goa in the last three months, all these being police cases. NT NETWORK delves deeper Danuska Da Gama | NT NETWORK A pregnancy during teenage years can have devastating effects, be it on physical health , mental health, and even society’s …

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Why you should take it slow

Luis Dias “Dress me slowly, as I’m in a hurry.” This is what Napoleon Bonaparte is supposed to have said to his attendants. Did he really ever say this, or is it apocryphal? Whether or not he did is irrelevant; it is good advice. From personal experience (and I’ve learnt this the hard way), I can say that slow practice …

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Getting to know Huawei better

Several Huawei Technologies Co employees have collaborated on research projects with Chinese armed forces personnel, indicating closer ties to the country’s military than previously acknowledged by the smartphone and networking powerhouse. Over the past decade, Huawei workers have teamed with members of various organs of the People’s Liberation Army on at least 10 research endeavours spanning artificial intelligence to radio …

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TIATR REVIEW JP Pereira

‘C M’ ‘C M’ the new tiatr from Mariano Fernandes is a political drama that has a class of its own. Mariano has been known for his presentations of family stories but as he admitted in his speech, he had great support from Anita Fernandes to mould this tale of good and bad politics. This is one great show. The …

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Late tiatr artistes remembered

NT BUZZ  TAG’s monthly programme ‘Somplolea Tiatristancho Ugddas’ was held recently at TAG’s Conference Hall, Campal, Panaji. The late artistes born in the month of June who were remembered in the programme were A R Souza Ferrao, Tony Fernandes, Jephsis Hitler, Reginaldo Fernandes, C P Dias, AK D’Souza, Ulhas Buyao, Romeo Mendes, Anthony Gonsalves, Chico D’Costa, C A Gomes and …

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The blue reign continues…

Aditya Iyer As a collective, India’s batsmen took the length, breadth and width of the first 50 overs to get to a total of 268 runs on this Old Trafford wicket, perhaps living more in hope than faith during the break that they had given their bowlers enough to bowl at the West Indian batsmen. But, once again on Thursday, …

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