Saturday , 22 September 2018


Traffic woes and scary tales

Traffic congestion has become the order of the day. NT BUZZ spoke to the Goan populace to gauge the severity of the situation over the past few days VENITA GOMES I NT BUZZ Over the past few weeks, commuters, tourists and locals travelling to and from South Goa, especially, over the Zuari Bridge have had nightmarish experiences. Traffic police have ... Read More »

Art as second nature

Working with interesting materials like fireworks, sawdust, cement etc, Siddharth Kerkar is all set to host his first solo art show ‘Scapes’ at Museum of Goa, Pilerne. NT BUZZ comes away amazed CHRISTINE MACHADO| NT BUZZ Over the past few years, Siddharth Kerkar has been a part of group exhibitions around Goa, and has also founded the Goa Affordable Art ... Read More »

Spilling the beans

Miguel Braganza Shravan is the time we think of vegetables! Thanks to Kurade, we also have European or button mushrooms produced locally in Goa, to enjoy long after the termite-hill mushrooms are just a lingering memory! The other good source of proteins in a vegetarian diet is pulses especially beans. These include cluster beans or chidki, sword beans or ghevdde, ... Read More »

Military band display at Azad Maidan

NT BUZZ As India celebrated its 72nd Independence Day on August 15, the military band of the Headquarters 2 Signal Training Centre organised a performance at Azad Maidan, Panaji. The event showcased the talent of the military band that played different musical notes representing valiant and dauntless spirit of Indian armed forces. The event that was open for public had ... Read More »

‘Ekvottacho Dis’ celebrated in Carmona

NT BUZZ Community Day more commonly known as ‘Ekvottacho Dis’ was celebrated with pomp and gaiety at Our Lady of Socorro Church, Carmona on August 15. ‘Flowers’ was the theme for this year’s celebrations. As per annual tradition, the Community Day celebration begins with a Eucharistic celebration and ends with cultural programmes and fellowship.  Masses were held at 6.30 a.m., 8 ... Read More »

Overcoming the growing pains

Of the various ecosystems being created for startups in the state, incubators are perhaps the most happening. Goa’s progress in incubators is smoother than expected. While other support systems such as mentorship, venture capitalists, angel investors, bootcamps etc., are yet to take off properly, incubators are moving forward at a fast clip. The state currently has five incubators (see box)  ... Read More »

Model farmer in all ways

Margao based, Laban D’Souza’s passion for cultivation made him turn to farming post-retirement where he is the winner of several state awards for agriculture, reports Abdulla Khan The coconut trees on the fringes of the property sway in the cool wind in between green paddy fields of Kirbhat-Nuvem. The silence is broken by the noisy African boer- a high breed ... Read More »

Ice cone on Jumeira Beach

By Tensing Rodrigues* That’s the image that Mir Mohammad Ali Khan, internationally renowned investment banker and one time federal advisor to the government of Pakistan, uses to describe the current state of Dubai’s economy: Ice cone in a hot summer day near Jumeirah beach. This beautifully written report titled ‘Dubai’s Economy Is Melting like a Glacier in the Desert’ is ... Read More »

Aiming for accident free shop floor

Team B&C | NT For better implementation of safety practices by local industry, the CII- Goa, organized a training programme on ‘behavior based safety’ recently. Industry expert, V Aswatha Ramaiah was the trainer for the programme. The programmed underscored the fact that, employees voluntarily do not implement safety precautions due to lack of knowledge and skills. Further behavior and attitude ... Read More »

Astra Concrete bags India SME 100-2018 award

Team B&C/NT Madkaim based, Astra Concrete Products is the proud recipient of the India SME 100 Award 2018. The company is the only winner from Goa this year. The award was accepted by Sushant Shrikant Parulekar, partner, Astra Concrete, from Giriraj Singh, minister of state for MSME, in New Delhi recently. Altogether 33,102 nominations were received from MSMEs of which ... Read More »