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Of law and order

The fifth edition of Difficult Dialogues 2020 that began yesterday February 14 and will conclude on Sunday, February 16 focuses on ‘The State of Law’. NT BUZZ gets talking with Surina Narula, the lady who has always kept society and its several issues as priority, creating a platform for healthy discussion and deliberation Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Q. …

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Tacking the difficult conversations

The fifth edition of Difficult Dialogues, which will see leading experts, policymakers, politicians, lawyers, judges, academics and personalities gather to discuss the ‘State of Law’ was inaugurated at Goa University, Taleigao. Member of Rajya Sabha, Sudhanshu Trivedi was the chief guest for the inaugural ceremony. Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford University, Paul Flather; and additional solicitor general of India and …

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Music for the mind and soul

Srajan Srivastava conducted a session on ‘The untold secrets for mental healing’ at the recent Nivaan Handpan and World Music Festival in Goa. NT BUZZ learns more about how music therapy is used to calm the mind and bring about mental wellness Music lovers were treated to a different experience at The Nivaan Handpan and World Music Festival recently organised …

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Economist Vivek Kaul to discuss India’s economy

The International Centre Goa (ICG) is organising a lecture on ‘Growth Interrupted (And How India’s Economy Can Grow Again)’ by economist and columnist, Vivek Kaul on February 20, 11 a.m. at the premises in Dona Paula. Kaul writes regularly in several newspapers including the Mint, BBC, Dainik Jagran, Firstpost and Bangalore Mirror. He earlier worked at senior positions with the …

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Tales from the stage

At Asia’s largest theatre festival to be held at the open air auditorium of National School of Drama, on Sunday, February 16, 24 artistes under the banner of Abhivyaktee will perform a play based on the traditional theatre form of Goa, kaalo. Written by Anagha Deshpande with direction and music design by Saish Deshpande, ‘Vedharan’ is completely based on the traditional …

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Say it with music

With an aim to blend the concepts of music and spirituality, Musicurry hosted the one-of-a-kind NivaanHandpan and World Music Festival. Nivaan, which means ‘holy’, is a festival that is held to experience the purity of the belief in music. The three-day festival featured performances by renowned handpan and Indian classical artists, numerous workshops and wellness sessions. Guest of honour at …

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Trysts with teas

Zuibn D’Souza When I was young, my father had promised to take me to Kashmir. It is a wonderful place with grass carpeted rolling hills, snow-capped peaks in the distance and absolutely lovely locals and I looked forward to going there. Unfortunately a prolonged insurgency disrupted what I thought would be the most perfect holiday. I always promised myself that …

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Kayastha Cooking

The cuisine of the Kayastha community is a beautiful showcase of our Ganga-jamuni tehzeeb Vir Sanghvi Food is a unifying force like no other. Since time immemorial, food has helped different communities eliminate apprehensions, mingle freely and form a strong bond. In these times of senseless strife, the heritage cuisine of the Kayastha community sets a beautiful example of India’s …

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The jatrotsav of Sri Mahalsa at Mardol

Sanjeev V Sardesai Today in Goa, we have anglicised many of the original village names, due to Lusitanian influence of over four centuries, and are unable to relate to the places mentioned in the old scripts. However, one intangible heritage aspect that has kept the mythological connectivity alive are the stories and the ‘Puranas’ (old Indian scripts), passed on lovingly …

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Five architecturally beautiful temples of India

The Hindu temples of India are an example where the perfect fusion of art and engineering has reached its desired results The concept of Moksha in Indian philosophy drives all kinds of people to visit the holy shrines in pursuit of liberation and freedom from the pains of an ephemeral life. In this regard, India has always witnessed a massive …

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