Thursday , 13 December 2018


A new addition to Konkani love songs

Sanguem-based musician Edmund Gomes recently released a Konkani love song ‘Kalliz Mhojem’. In conversation with NT BUZZ VENITA GOMES| NT BUZZ With several songs themed on love and romance in Konkani, musician Edmund Gomes has another addition to the list. His latest single ‘Kalliz Mhojem’ which is a slow ballad narrates a tale of love, faith and trust. “I have ... Read More »

In praise of Lord Vishnu

RAMESH SAVAIKAR I NT NETWORK Kartiki Ekadashi is an important Hindu festival celebrated on the 11th day during Shukla Paksha (full moon) in the month of ‘Kartik’. On this day, Pandharpur Yatra is celebrated on a large scale in Maharashtra. It also marks the end of the auspicious ‘Chaturmasa’ period – when Lord Vishnu is supposed to sleep. As per ... Read More »

Urban truth revealed through reel

NT BUZZ Carpe Diem Art and Learning Centre, Majorda screened ‘Saccha –The Loom’, a film on a chapter missing from the history of urban India. The film has been directed by professors at the School of Media and Cultural Studies – TISS, Mumbai, Anjali Monteiro and KP Jayasankar. The directors used the loom and threads as a metaphor to explain ... Read More »

Fashion Forward at IBFW

NT BUZZ The 6th edition of India Beach Fashion Week (IBFW), Winter Celebration recently featured 25 designers showcasing beach, resort and destination wear. On the first days there were several designers including Marks & Spencer’s who showcased their latest resort and lingerie collection. Nikita Mangeshkar and Ohaila Khan, Esha Amiin and Gabriella Demetriades showcased also showcased their collection.   Please like & share: Read More »


Killer Queen Film: Bohemian Rhapsody Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee Directed by: Bryan Singer Duration: 2 hr 14 mins Rating: * * * * With a budget of $50 million, Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic of the British band Queen that largely focuses on the life of Freddy Mercury has grossed more than $350 million and counting. Fans of ... Read More »

Comedy queen in the making

After getting her first break in 2010 for ‘Rag Dhorinaka’, Reema Pereira has been owning the stage with her talent for comedy J P Pereira In Prince Jacob’s new tiatr, ‘Sun Hi-FI, Sasumaim WI-FI’, Macarena and her aunt come to meet a prospective groom’s mother. As the mother begins to make various queries and demands, Macarena finally loses patience and ... Read More »

Coerced into War

At first, recruitment for the war was voluntary, but by 1918, the World War 1 campaign was marked by coercion. Research for his book took Santanu Das to archives spread across seven countries in three continents. He met descendants of those who had been a part of the war and searched for anecdotes and memories within his own family Poulomi ... Read More »

A God In Exile: The Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Raghu Rai has assembled a range of the Dalai Lama’s photographs which has now turned into a compilation. “A God in Exile: The Fourteenth Dalai Lama” is a journey into the life of the Nobel Peace Prize winner through a series of photographs – all in shades of black and white. Indo Asian News Service It was in 1975 that ... Read More »

Guardians need a guard

Mark Tully There is a Latin quip, a short clever remark, which comes to my mind in the midst of all this turmoil over the relationship between the government and India’s other institutions – quis custodiet ipsos custodes – who will guard the guardians themselves? It is often quoted by philosophers discussing Socrates’ search for guardians who can hold power ... Read More »

The Bali story

TENSING RODRIGUES Today we celebrate a century – our quest for the answers to the question “who are we?” is hundred weeks old.  It is appropriate that we mark it with a folk story from an ancient Konkani community, the kumlbi (kullmbi or kunnbi). I have taken it from Khedekar’s Gova Kulmi, perhaps the most extensive and authentic source to ... Read More »