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Messages on the wall

CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Ever since its debut in the city, three years ago, the St+art India Foundation and Asian Paints in partnership with Serendipity Arts Festival 2019 have slowly been using the walls in Panaji as canvases to create some wonderful displays of art. This year too, the city has witnessed the emergence of a spectrum of colourful …

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Music mania

After the smashing success of the maiden edition of Lemonade Music Festival held in Goa last year, Skillbox, the art social network and discovery platform, has announced the second edition of Lemonade in Goa. The festival will be held on December 31 with the party going till the early morning, welcoming the New Year, along the golden beaches of the …

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Swastik Cutural Association to organise Swarayadnya

Riyaaj is the soul of Indian music. Budding as well as established artistes are supposed to practice music regularly in a systematised way to excel in it. In view of this, Swastik Cutural Association has been organising ‘Swarayadnya’ a residential workshop, for the last 10 years where all participants practice various aspects of riyaaz with a scheduled timetable. And now …

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Be mindful of your mental health

DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ Centred on the theme ‘Overcoming Challenges’, the fourth annual Mental Health Film Festival (MMHFF), Mindscope will be held tomorrow, Sunday, December 22 at Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), Panaji. With a focus on two perspectives: the survivor’s (patient) and the professional’s, the festival that will screen seven short films and one full-length feature film …

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Deck the halls

To celebrate this season of happiness, love and lights, Goa Marriott Resort and Spa hosted its annual tree-lighting ceremony. On the occasion the children from Bethesda Life Centre were invited to sing and spread the Christmas spirit. Being the 20th anniversary of Goa Marriott Resort and Spa, the first Marriott International Hotel in India, the celebrations were twice as jolly. …

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Twelve bites of Christmas

Zubin D’Souza Scarcity, shortage and famine can normally be traced to a single source. This is the ground zero, the patient zero which is all so essential to wipe out the problem. Sometimes it is war and conflict; weather could play havoc and even these could be mild in comparison to gross neglect or mismanagement. I think that shortages around …

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Hot pots

Vir Sanghvi I have been writing about China and about the Sichuan region in particular, and it is interesting that so many of those who have responded to the articles have made the same point: why did you not mention the famous Sichuan hot pot? And they are right. I should have mentioned it. The hot pot is one of …

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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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