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Tracing the journey of Goencho Saib: St Francis Xavier

Sanjeev V Sardesai The journey of St Francis Xavier which started from Portugal to Portuguese Old Goa, literally had ‘far reaching’ results. Having arrived in Goa on May 6, 1542, and reporting back to the Crown, his restlessness and inner calling made him search for newer lands, where he could spread God’s word. He spent a few months in Goa, …

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Pachmarhi, Queen of Satpura

Pachmarhi is called the Queen of Satpura and not without a reason, as this cantonment town is immersed in the biosphere reserve which engulfs its environment with a richly covered green canopy thereby creating a wide range of biodiversity which seems like a paradise to travelers. Located in Central India in the state of Madhya Pradesh amidst the Satpura range, …

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Eat sensibly this this Christmas

Rohini Diniz With Christmas and New Year around the corner, festivities have begun all over. With the number of parties and weddings that people attend during this season it is not surprising that many find themselves heavier by a few kilos as a result of overeating and not exercising regularly. So, what can be done to prevent this big weight …

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Enjoy the festive season with a balanced approach

DEEPIKA Rathod With the festivities just around the corner, we plan to enjoy to the fullest, and when it comes to enjoyment the first thing comes to mind is eating delicacies prepared during the season. We look forward to the tests but at the same time we also want to keep our health and weight in check. I’ve observed a …

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’Tis the season to be gifting

 Giving a gift is nothing to do with economics. It is in fact a rather complex tradition in the way it can affect human interactions and influence your well-being ALDINA Braganza I love Christmas. Maybe it’s because I was born Catholic and ’tis the season to be jolly..Fa la la la la la la la la… was part of my …

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Stories in sepia

‘Goa Familia’, an exhibition at the upcoming Serendipity Arts Festival in Panaji, examines how family photographs, postcards, etc, apart from narrating a family history, are also statements of the socio-cultural scenario of the time. NT BUZZ gets a sneak peek CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ The fourth edition of the Serendipity Arts Festival will return to Goa from December 15 …

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A myriad display of art

The third edition of the Goa Affordable Art Fest (GAAF) 2019 has on sale artworks – photographs, paintings, digital art, mixed media, prints, and sculptures priced between `1,000 to `1,00,000 from December 14, 2019 to February 14, 2020 Goa Affordable Art Fest (GAAF) 2019, founded by Siddharth Kerkar and Subodh Kerkar will begin on December 14 and continue till February …

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Lifetime Contribution Award for five tiatrists

Every year on December 14, Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG), celebrates the birth anniversary of late Joao Agostinho Fernandes – The Father of Tiatr, in collaboration with Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. On this occasion, TAG also presents Lifetime Contribution to Tiatr Awards to five veteran tiatr artistes who have given their valuable contribution to the tiatr stage. This year, the awards …

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Niharika Tipnis – New Fashion Talent

MEHER CASTELINO When it comes to fashion there are several mother/daughter duos that have created a fashionable niche for themselves. Lina Tipnis’s label ‘Linarika’ has been at the forefront of fashion with her timeless creations that have been loved by her loyal buyers for over two decades. Now, daughter Niharika wants to leave her fashion footprint with ‘Niharika Couture’. A …

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Vintage vehicles to vroom along Goan streets

The Goa Vintage and Classic Vehicles Club (GVCVC) is organising its inaugural ‘Vintage and Classic Vehicles Drive’ on December 15. The rally of 30 vintage and classic cars, themed ‘GVCVC Novotel Village Vintage Drive’, will be flagged off at 9 a.m. at the hands of chairman, Dempo Group of Companies, Shrinivas Dempo from Maquinez Palace, Panaji. The rally will then …

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