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The enduring journey of the travel guidebook

Manoj Sharma When Aditya Gupta, a Gurugram-based IT professional, left for Istanbul, he carried along a brand new copy of Lonely Planet travel guide. It was the twelfth travel guidebook he had bought in the last four years, and all of them, now dog-eared with yellow notes popping out of them, are stacked on a bookshelf at his house. “These …

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A bonanza of films

Fun times are ahead for Marathi film lovers as the Goa Marathi Film Festival is all set to return for its 12th edition. NT BUZZ has the details NT BUZZ The monsoon is just round the corner and so is the Goa Marathi Film Festival, which is eagerly awaited by the aficionados of the quality films. The 12th edition of …

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Tumultuous times in the east

Dhrubo Jyoti My first meeting with Manoranjan Byapari was by accident, on the sidelines of a meeting convened in Kolkata five years ago. Byapari’s fiery tongue was sheathed in an affable personality and I only realised he was the writer everyone was talking about when he handed me one of his books from a large bag. In those days, the …

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DKA to remember Reginaldo Fernandes

NT BUZZ Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) will organise a special function on the occasion of 105th birth anniversary of the legendary novelist late Reginaldo Fernandes. The function will be held on June 14, at 4 p.m. at DKA’s Reginaldo Fernandes Conference Hall, Panaji. Known as ‘Romanxincho Patxai’, (King of fiction novels) in Konkani in Roman script, late Reginaldo was born …

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The era of podcasts is here

Anesha George What’s the most tuneless thing you’ve listened to lately on a music-streaming app? For some, the answer is Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ (don’t argue), but for a lot of users… it’s podcasts. As more apps crowd the music-streaming market, homegrown players are finding themselves competing with global giants, and in order to stand out, they’re doing two things — …

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Charmed by tiatr

JP Pereira At times, the calling for a profession takes time. And such was the case with Satyavan Tari. Although Tari had been acting on stage since his schooling days at Our Lady of Divar High School, it was sometime before he finally decided to make a profession of this talent. Originally from Sanquelim, the family settled in Divar many …

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Amazon Alexa will soon speak Hindi

India is a key growth market for Alexa’s global team at Amazon and witnessing the potential, the team is working to introduce more regional language capabilities in the voice-based assistant that has stormed the living rooms in the country. Though the smart speaker is a relatively young product in India, voice assistants like Alexa in smart devices are gaining immense …

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Janissary music lives on today

Luis Dias Many of you will have attended the house-full concert of the splendid Indian Naval Symphony Band at the Kala Academy on Holy Saturday, April 20, 2019. Among the featured works on the programme was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s famous ‘Turkish Rondo’ or ‘Turkish March’, arguably one of his best-known melodies from his piano music. It is the third and …

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First Scheduled Tribe Cultural Festival held

NT BUZZ The Arlem-Barebhatt Schedules Tribe Services Association recently organised their first Scheduled Tribe Cultural Festival at Barebhatt, Raia. Curtorim MLA Alexio Reginald Lourenco was a chief guest for the function, while former Zilla Panchayat member Dominic Gaunkar, sarpanch of Raia village panchayat Esmeralda Gomes, panch member Joaquim Fernandes, former sarpanch of Raia panchayat Luis Caetano Quadros, Salom Sardinha, and …

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A retrospective of Madan Mohan’s music

NT BUZZ  In its constant endeavor to bring quality cinema and film-related activities, the Cinephile Film Club of the Entertainment Society of Goa will present a retrospective of the legendary music director Madan Mohan on June 13, 6:30 p.m. at Maquinez Palace. For this special programme, his daughter Sangeeta Gupta will be present to give insights about the man and …

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