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A celebration of teachers

NT BUZZ SaxttiKids School, Carmona commemorated Teachers’ Day by celebrating the retired teachers of the village. Alan Rodrigues addressed the gathering by welcoming 20 retired teachers some of whom have been principals at schools in Betalbatim, Varca and Carmona. “We are proud to acknowledge the contribution made by these teachers by dedicating their best years towards the enhancement of education,” …

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Festival, fun, family

Ganapati Bappa has come home. And families have made their way to their ancestral home where the festivities are celebrated with fervour and grandeur. NT BUZZ tries to understand the family bond that is fostered by Lord Ganesh Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ It’s that time of the year when urban and semi-urban areas wear a deserted look as …

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I love Ganesha 3,000 and more

Around 3, 861 Ganesh idols spreading the music of love and peace are on display till September 8 at the Casa Araujo Alvares, Loutolim, discovers NT BUZZ ANNOUSHKA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ Ganesh idols made out of seeds. Of shells. Of bamboo root. Of clay. Of rice grains. You can find all these and more at Casa Araujo Alvares in …

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To the beat of tradition

NT BUZZ In a bid to celebrate the traditional Goan percussion instrument of the ‘ghumat’, Ghumat Utsav 2019 was held at Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda. Chief guest at the occasion was Minister of Art and Culture, Govind Gaude. Also present was managing director, Fomento Resorts and Hotels Limited, Anju Timblo. The event saw the participation of senior and junior …

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The scam buster

‘Marauders of Hope’ is an eye-opener into the many pyramid and Ponzi schemes used to con innocent people in India. NT BUZZ speaks to the author and journalist Aruna Ravikumar to learn more Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Multi-level marketing schemes which are prevalent in the country for over two decades use pyramid and Ponzi schemes to con innocent …

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Chaturthi with a chocolate Ganesha

Mapusa-based cake artist, Shreya Shirsat is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with an idol made from chocolate, which will later be immersed in milk and distributed to underprivileged children. NT BUZZ gets more details RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ Considering the aftermath of Ganesh Visarjan that leaves behind broken idols floating in ponds, lakes, or in the sea, thus damaging the ecosystem, …

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Biodiversity in Culture

Miguel Braganza The diverse plants of Goa are on display at the mattoli near the Mangal Murti as well as in the food at Ganesh Chaturthi. Women have thus been playing the central role in biodiversity conservation and I am blessed to have Gauri Achari and the head of department Gauri Silimkhan as a senior colleague in the department of …

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Ganesha goes green

NT BUZZ In a unique initiative to nurture a love for eco-friendly Ganesha and discourage Ganesh idols made of Plaster of Paris (PoP), SS Samiti’s Smt IVBD High School at Dhavali, Ponda hosted a two-day clay idol making workshop for students. Over 120 class 5 to class 10 students participated in the workshop and handcrafted around 108 eco-friendly idols of …

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1857 Meerut museum awaits freedom

Manoj Sharma Ever heard of the Government Freedom Struggle Museum? Chances are you haven’t. Located in the NCR city of Meerut, just about 60 kilometres from Delhi, the museum is dedicated to highlighting the role Meerut played in the Revolt of 1857, India’s first war of Independence. Ironically, as the country recently celebrated yet another Independence Day, the museum stands …

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Fifty shades of love: The changing face of Hollywood Romcom

Madhusree Ghosh There will always be a market for love songs, and romcoms. It’s an age thing, a mood thing, a loved-them-and-lost-them heartbreak thing. There isn’t always going to be as much of a market for the White, straight, Hollywood version of the romcom. And in a world where new storytellers are taking to new channels, the changes we’ve seen …

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