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Dating the diary

Despite the explosion of productivity apps, there are many who still prefer planning on paper with the help of journals Manoj Sharma In the last week of December last year, Archana Singh bought, as she does every year, a new page-a-day format paper planner, one with a pink ribbon as a marker, pop art on the cover, neatly laid out …

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Making IFFI more delegate-friendly

As Goa prepares for the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), and the 16th year in the state, there still  remain some key issues that need to be addressed SACHIN CHATTE The 50th anniversary of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is around the corner. This is also the 16th year that the festival, which …

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Age is just a number

Among the many participants that will be a part of the 10th edition of the Goa River Marathon, ‘Run for Green Goa’ which will be held today, November 17, a group of senior citizens will also be sweating it out on the track DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ While retirement from a job or the completion of 60 years …

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The fatal dose: Poison in Agatha Christie’s works

Agatha Christie’s first novel is almost 100 years old. Poison played a role in it, and in her later works too Paramita Ghosh The 1920s were the right time for quiet murders in the English countryside. These were the Inter-war years. New chemicals and their compounds were being discovered in laboratories, to be used as weapons, and were making their …

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Web series ‘Khushfehmiyaan’ launched

NT BUZZ Web series, ‘Khushfehmiyaan’, shot exclusively in Goa, was launched on Friday at the hands of minister for art and culture, Govind Gaude at the secretariat, Porvorim. The online series which stars Nasir Abdullah, Maitrik Thakkar, Pratibha Tiwarrii, Aman Tyagi and Ankit Raizada is currently streaming on the online platform, Gemplex. Present at the occasion were director, Vishal Kumar …

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The life and times of Bonaventure D’Pietro

Frederick Noronha Some people promote themselves. Others do a little to make their work visible. There are still others who feel embarrassed about talking of their work. Bonaventure D’Pietro clearly belongs to the last category. A small-built man, a quiet type and a most modest personality, D’Pietro, his preferred nome d’plume though born as Boaventura Pedro Fernandes, was the kind …

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Why dolphins and whales are key to your survival

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi I have just returned from an amazing assembly of a 100 very special people with visionary ideas, inventions and research who gathered at the request of Alexander and Nicole Gratovsky at Delphi, Greece. The Gratovskys are Russian anthropologists who are using their wealth to explore the nature of consciousness and the purpose of mindfulness. They believe, on …

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Core of the Ayodhya judgment

Gopalkrishna Gandhi Now that the Supreme Court has decided that the Ram temple will be built on the Ayodhya site, and a mosque is to come up on an alternative site of five acres in “a prominent place” in Ayodhya, the right thing to do is what S Radhakrishnan advised: dirgham pasyatu, ma hrasvam (Look far ahead, be not shortsighted). …

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‘Ojeap Zainaka’

Benny de Aldona, who is known for his songs with a message, and many cameos, has released ‘Ojeap Zainaka’, a tiatr which deals with relations and how greed can destroy the happiness of a family. It opens with the wedding of Angela’s son Roy to Joaquim’s daughter, Cynthia. As the father tells his daughter to enter the new house with …

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A man of many hats

JP Pereira Hailing from Telaulim in Navelim, Avito Pires de Menezes has always enjoyed being part of the Christmas programmes organised in his parish. One year however, the organisers could not arrange a host for the show. Menezes was requested to step in, which he did after some hesitation. “The show was a success and some of the audience members …

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