Monday , 24 September 2018


Learn astrobiology at Goa University

Nandkumar Kamat My generation grew up with NASA (National Aeronautics And Space Administration) which is celebrating 60 years of its foundation and witnessed revolutionary discoveries. One question which fascinated my generation was whether we are the only intelligent civilisation in this whole universe or there could be several? Is organic life an unique phenomena on Earth? Noted astronomer Carl Sagan ... Read More »

Changing face of the coconut

VENITA GOMES | NT BUZZ Coconut is an essential ingredient of the Goan cuisine. The famed Goan fish curry and popular sweets dishes like doce, manngane, batkh, dodol etc would be incomplete without coconut. Not just in the food but several religious occasions call for its use. The list is never-ending. If you look around you can find several coconut ... Read More »

Lending a helping hand to Kerala

SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ A group of artists primarily from Goa and neighbouring states are organising an exhibition of some of their choicest artworks to raise funds in aid of Kerala. Hosted by Carpe Diem Art Gallery, Majorda, the exhibition ‘A Helping Hand’ will be held from September 15 to September 30, 2018. Having received unusually high amount of ... Read More »


Spirited away Film: Stree Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi Directed by: Amar Kaushik Duration: 2 hrs 10 mins Rating: * * Like many other contemporary Hindi films, Stree belongs to the category which is high on the concept and low on execution. Men folk get dead scared of a female ghost sounds like wonderful idea for a film ... Read More »

Children’s Tiatr Competition returns for its ninth edition

NT BUZZ Tiatr Academy of Goa is back with its 9th Children’s Tiatr Competition! The competition which is all set to take place from November 26 to December 15, 2018 at the Main Auditorium, Ravindra Bhavan, Vasco seeks to involve children in production and staging of tiatrs. In this regard, applications in the prescribed forms along with the typed copies ... Read More »

In a patriotic mood

NT BUZZ With the aim of inculcating values of patriotism/national integration/communal harmony in children, the Tiatr Academy of Goa recently organised an inter-school dance competition on recorded Konkani songs. This year the competition was held in two categories: class I-IV and class V-X at Ravindra Bhavan, Vasco. Lion’s Tiny Tots Primary School, Quepem walked away with top honours in the ... Read More »

‘I don’t make a great tiatr spectator’

Tiatrist Sheron Gonsalves from Carmona chats with NT BUZZ about how she was introduced to the tiatr stage, why she enjoys negative roles, and her preference for competition tiatrs SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ Sheron Judicia Dias e Gonsalves wasn’t a big fan of tiatrs as a child. “I don’t know why, but I never liked watching tiatrs as a ... Read More »

Sewing new life into zardozi

Pokemon, Eiffel tower, burgers; the traditional gold-thread embroidery has gone pop. New motifs are being used on scarves, jackets and ties, and finding takers around the world Lavina Mulchandani Helicopters etched in gold on denim jackets, kitschy autorickshaws on shawls, an Eiffel tower in copper on a pair of jeans — zardozi is changing its world view. The word zardozi ... Read More »

For Mallya, good times in a cell with a view

Karan Thapar I’ve never known Pertie to get so excited. Normally, he’s a placid, laid-back sort of chap. Even when the waiter at the Gymkhana Club poured chicken curry into his lap all he could bring himself to say was a gentle ‘Steady on, old chap’. Jeeves would have been proud of him. But this occasion was very different. “Do ... Read More »

Dealing with that cat smell

MANEKA GANDHI Recently, someone wrote to me from Mumbai saying they lived next to a person who kept cats in his flat. They complained about the smell. I sent a team to the gentleman’s flat, thinking that he was one of those people who piles on animals because he is mentally unsound and starves them to death while being a ... Read More »