Saturday , 25 March 2017


Golden year of preserving culture

With the Shigmo celebrations in the state underway, the capital city is all set to celebrate the annual Shigmo Parade with participation of people from all over Goa today, March 18. In this season of festivity NT BUZZ speaks to the founding member of the Shigmo Committee, Timoteo Fernandes, who will be felicitated by Panaji Shigmotsav Samiti to mark 50 ... Read More »

Dance Festival set to enthral Goan audience

NT BUZZ The 23rd edition of the prestigious Classical Dance Festival jointly organised by Kala Academy Goa and West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur will be held on from March 18 to March 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. every day at the precincts of Mahalasa Devasthan, Mardol. The festival which is considered amongst top ten classical dance festivals of India will ... Read More »

Most labour intensive foods one can eat

Zubin Dsouza When Donald Trump launched his anti-immigration policy, he was obviously focusing on what he felt was best for the American people. He envisioned an America where the jobs and industries were for the American people and he did not want cheap labour coming in from other countries and taking away what the Americans should rightfully have. Unfortunately, he ... Read More »

Now is an exciting time for South Indian food

Vir Sanghvi It’s strange but in most of India it is actually easier to get ‘Chinese food’ than it is to find a South Indian restaurant. And nearly everywhere abroad, when you ask for ‘Indian food’, you will get some variation of North Indian cuisine: tandoori chicken or rogan josh or naan. When you do get South Indian food in ... Read More »

Bengaluru to Masinagudi: Forest safari

Supriya Unni Nair So, can you tell us what places (notorious dacoit) Veerappan is said to have visited in Masinagudi?” my husband asked the elderly gentleman who had helped us with directions to our resort in Bokkapuram in Tamil Nadu. The gentleman laughed and said wryly, “He used to pray at all the Vana devi (forest deity) temples all over ... Read More »

Bom Jesus Basilica – A silver & a wooden casket!

Last week, we saw the magnificence of the exteriors of this open masonry edifice, in the only World Heritage Site of Goa known more popularly as Bom Jesus Basilica. Most visitors to Old Goa, usually start their walking tour in this heritage site, primarily with a first visit to this ecclesiastical structure. Like every other tourist destination in the world, ... Read More »

Water: An important yet neglected dietary component

Rohini Diniz Water, although not a nutrient in the strict sense of the term is an often neglected component of our diet. In the human body, water has an important role to play next to oxygen and is needed in the largest amount – almost twice the amount of the sum total of the nutrients. About 55 per cent to ... Read More »

Have a soothing summer

Sujal Torgal Patil Seasonal regimen or ritucharya is a concept unique to ayurveda. It deals with one’s lifestyle and dietary regime based on climatic and bodily changes during a particular season. This concept was so deeply rooted in the ancient Indian subcontinent that all the festivals and religious fasts were positioned to revolve around the seasonal changes. Eating the same ... Read More »

The Pink Panther: Inspector Clouseau arrives!

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK The ‘Pink Panther Series’ included comedy-mystery films featuring an inept French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau. The series began with the release of ‘The Pink Panther’ (1963). The role of Inspector Clouseau was originated by, and is most closely associated with Peter Sellers. Most of the films in the series were directed and ... Read More »

Rituals and traditions of Fatorpa Shigmotsava

The villages of Goa are now gearing up for various Shigmotsava festivities. The rituals of Shigmo differ from village to village. NT BUZZ explores the festivities held in the village of Fatorpa in South Goa and the different rituals which end with the festival called Topshyo SACHI NAIK | NT BUZZ Fatorpa is significantly known for its zatras and the ... Read More »

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