Friday , 21 September 2018



Reality Bites Film: Mulk Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Tapsee Pannu, Ashutosh Rana Directed by: Anubhav Sinha Duration: 2 hrs 20 mins Rating: * * * 1 / 2 Sensitive issues like communal tension are not dealt with very often in Hindi cinema and even if they are, subtlety is never the forte. Mulk directed by Anubhav Sinha ranks among those films ... Read More »

St Anne’s chapel in Saligao completes 175 years

NT BUZZ On July 29 the villagers of Saligao gathered in large numbers to celebrate the feast of St Anne. The celebration started with Eucharistic celebration at 7.15 a.m. The main celebrant was Fr Romano Rodrigues and was con- celebrated by Fr John D’Silva. The feast mass at 9.30 a.m. was celebrated by rector of Saligao seminary, Fr Antonio Salema, ... Read More »

The dilemma of divorce

In the non-stop drama ‘Mog Kazaar Divorce’, director Agostinho Temudo speaks about the silly reasons for the rising number of divorces today. NT BUZZ speaks to him about the drama SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ Agostinho Temudo has been associated with the tiatr stage for a long time now. His script writing and presentation skills are so well adapted that ... Read More »

Degree in performing arts begins at KA

NT BUZZ “Discipline is a must in life and students should have the passion to achieve something,” said minister for Art and Culture and chairman of Kala Academy, Govind Gaude while speaking at the inauguration of the four-year bachelor’s course in performing arts, affiliated to Goa University held at Kala Academy. He further said that theatre is about practical knowledge ... Read More »

40 years of IVF: how fertility tech has changed the world, and India

Sanchita Sharma & Anonna Dutt It’s a remarkable thing — two people struggling to have a child start a family in a petri dish, implant the embryo in the mother-to-be, and have a baby. But many couples opting for IVF in India don’t know that success rates range from 30 per cent to 35 per cent. Since the birth of ... Read More »

Democracies guarantee press freedoms

Karan Thapar Bad or outdated rules and laws should be allowed to fall into disuse or, better still, repealed. That would be the sensible thing to do. Alas, we have an example of a bad rule, which has been ignored for years, but is now to be strictly enforced. It’s a terrible mistake and one that is likely to prove ... Read More »

Penchant for the exotic?

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi A restaurant in Lokhandwala, Mumbai has a large cage bearing two pygmy monkeys. When I sent a member of the State Animal Welfare Board to arrest the owners, we were told by the forest department that there was no law to confiscate foreign monkeys or arrest the owners. These smugglers will continue to display these severely endangered ... Read More »

Hunger is India’s worst-kept secret

Shashi Shekhar The history of the nation won’t record the names of Shikha, Manasi or Parul in its pages. Why should it be bothered about them? It is used to chronicling only the affairs of heroes, villains and court jesters. The joys and sorrows of ordinary people don’t usually find a place in our historical tomes. You may be wondering ... Read More »

Re-searching Goa

Frederick Noronha Serendipity has been defined as ‘the fact of finding interesting or valuable things by chance.’ When we look back on life, that happens so many times to us all. Leslie de Noronha, the under-acknowledged Goan writer of another generation and no relation of this columnist, has said somewhere that the person you met ‘accidentally’ over breakfast can change ... Read More »

Ranga Shankara: The virtuoso’s stage

Ramachandra Guha Once, when some of his fellow Hindus were glorifying the practice of sati, Mahatma Gandhi remarked that “self-immolation at the death of the husband is not a sign of enlightenment but of gross ignorance”. If she truly loved her deceased husband, said Gandhi, the wife would not commit sati but dedicate her life to the fulfilment of his ... Read More »