Tuesday , 20 November 2018


Each MP should adopt a poor player

Shashi Shekhar “Sir if you want to invite us, it’ll cost money. Nobody offers us anything. Athletes put in a lot of hard work and money to win medals.” One of my senior colleagues was shocked to hear this from the coach of a woman athlete who had returned home after winning a medal. We wanted to invite her to ... Read More »

The Legends of Konkan

Tensing Rodrigues In his Legends of The Konkan, Crawford narrates a folk tale read out to him by an old Bhat from Chiplun, which inter alia describes the peopling of Konkan. The first to arrive were the dhangars (herdsmen) of the ghatmala; every year they came with their buffaloes and penetrated further till they overran the payeen ghauts (foot hills). ... Read More »

Rallying for FC Goa

NT BUZZ Supporters and members of the FC Goa Fan Club carried out a rally from Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium to Athletics Stadium, Bambolim on Saturday. The official FC Goa jersey for the year 2018 was unveiled at Athletics Stadium. During the rally fans waved FC Goa flags and danced to the beats of the theme song of ... Read More »

Shedding prejudice for peace

Supriya Sharma In her short stories set in Assam, Parismita Singh depicts the complexity and fragility of lives caught between hope and conflict. On the evening that she receives news of violence spreading to her district, Sultana chooses to walk home from work on her regular route that passes through Bodo villages. Though she has a scooty, she feels she ... Read More »

Music is medicine: Robert Vijay Gupta

Luis Dias I had heard of and read about Robert Vijay Gupta about two decades ago. His is a remarkable story on so many levels. Gupta was born in 1987 in Walden, New York State, to first-generation emigrés from India. He began playing at age four. “I don’t remember a time without playing. Music has always been a part of ... Read More »

Goan women and the Catholic Church

Gender equality was recently demanded at a convention organised by Indian Christian Women’s Movement, wanting equal position in decision making. In view of this NT BUZZ highlights how across the approximately   167 parishes in Goa not only do women hold positions, but are also involved at various levels of evangalisation in the community Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ Women ... Read More »

A medley of poetry

September 23 will witness the twin book releases of Rochelle Potkar and Sarabjeet Garcha at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji. CHRISTINE MACHADO NT BUZZ chats with the two poets ‘Poetry is an exquisite taste to have’ Tell us a little more about the book. Paper Asylum is a book of haibun – a Japanese prose poetry form that intersperses prose with ... Read More »

World of street food

Zubin Dsouza We all know about how the world has its riches divided. There are clear demarcations between the haves and the have-nots. It spills out into every facet of our being. There is a 1 per cent of the world that has 99 per cent of the wealth. The 1 per cent enjoys the luxuries of life; does not ... Read More »

Demonisation of coconut oil

Vir Sanghvi Is coconut oil really poison? If you have been following the headlines, then you will know why I am asking the question. In a speech delivered at the University of Freiburg, the director of the university’s Institute for Prevention and Cancer Epidemiology, a Karin Michels, (who is also director of the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health), ... Read More »

A royal pilgrimage destination

Sanjeev V Sardesai Ponda taluka lies just across Tiswadi and Salcete talukas, separated by the River Zuari and the Cumbharjua canal. In earlier times it was the primary safe haven for various icons of Hindu gods and goddesses that took flight from Salcete and Tiswadi, to avoid sacrilegious defilement, by the then fanatic Portuguese religious annihilation. These lands were initially ... Read More »