Sunday , 21 April 2019


No early favourites in 2019 polls

Karan Thapar Is the opposition reviving or is that just exaggeration and wishful thinking? Polls around Republic Day point towards three outcomes: first, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will fall substantially below 272; second, even the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will fall short of a majority; and, third, the Congress will cross a 100 but the BJP will be the ... Read More »

Reach out to boys for gender parity

Lalita Panicker I have often heard people saying that the origins of toxic masculinity are to be found in the sense of entitlement or misogynistic notions inculcated in men when they are boys. No doubt, they are influenced by their surroundings, the discourse they are privy to, the relationship between the genders within the family. But, for the most part, ... Read More »

Goa to Kanyakumari 10 Goan cyclists, 1,200 kms, 90 hours

Ten Goans, between the age group of 25 to 60 years, recently rode off to Kanyakumari on their cycles to qualify for Paris-Brest-Paris. Highly charged to take randonneuring to the next level, NT BUZZ gets you a few stories of the 1,200 kilometres ride Danuska Da Gama I NT BUZZ As part of the ‘BRM1200’, a globally recognised endurance ride ... Read More »

Devotion at the ruins

NT BUZZ Over 100 Carmelite priests, seminarians and devotees from various parts of India made their way to the ruins of ‘Convento de Carmo’ at Old Goa to mark the 400 years celebration of Carmelites in India. ‘Convento de Carmo’ was the first church of the Carmelites in India. Superior General of the Carmelites, Fr Saverio Cannistra OCD presided over ... Read More »

FTII to conduct courses in Goa

NT BUZZ For the first time, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in collaboration with Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) will organise two certified foundation courses in Screen Acting and Screenplay Writing. The 20-day course will be conducted by professors from FTII. The full day courses will be held from April 13 to May 2. The application forms will ... Read More »


Rohini Diniz Non-stick cookware: Non-stick cookware comprises pots and pans with surfaces that have been coated with a polymer polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a well-known brand of which is Teflon. Teflon is a synthetic chemical made up of carbon and fluorine atoms that was first made in the 1930s. Teflon provides a nonreactive, non-stick and almost frictionless surface making it convenient to ... Read More »

Breast cancer: Awareness and prevention

Sujal Torgal Patil If we analyse our collective health as a society we will find that we have managed to increase the life span or reduce mortality rate due to the advent of modern medicine and infrastructure, but the quality of life has deteriorated a lot. Hence, we are suffering from disorders which are not only complicated but incomprehensible. Cancer ... Read More »

The Convent and Fortress of Cabo, Dona Paula

Sanjeev V Sardesai Among the few highly admired places in Goa, is definitely the official residence of the First Citizen – The Governor of Goa; also known popularly as the ‘Palacio do Cabo’ during Portuguese era, or presently the Raj Bhavan. During the Portuguese administration, it was officially called as ‘Nossa Senhora do Cabo’. Situated about 7 kilometres from the ... Read More »

Practising gratitude

Aldina Braganza I love the moments of twilight, the time between darkness and light, when the sky is in its most grandiose splendour. It’s a time when the world sets stage for the next act. I feel special, as if the whole universe has conspired to puts on this drama for us. The hues that surround the early morning sunrise ... Read More »

Hindu way of life – Science of Salvation

Sadhguru There really is no such thing as Hindu-ism. This term and concept was coined only in recent times. The Hindu civilisation was born on the banks of the river Sindhu which is known as Indus in English today. When the Persians came, they introduced the term ‘Hindu’, derived from the Sanskrit word Sindhu, to denote the people who live ... Read More »