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Drawing on water

ARTI DAS |NT BUZZ Watercolour, which is considered as one of the most basic mediums to work with is also termed as one of the most difficult mediums as the painter or artist cannot control its fluidity in totality. But that’s the challenge and Swedish artist Stina Wirsen likes this about watercolour. “You mustn’t go against but with watercolour. I …

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Serenading for joy

SHERAS FERNANDES | NT BUZZ The celebration of the birth of Jesus is celebrated as Christmas and brings with it lots of happiness and surprises. The month of December marks the beginning of many fun-filled activities as everyone is busy preparing for the immediate festivities. As part of the ongoing Christmas celebrations it is not uncommon to see family members …

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Will be back next December, promises Serendipity Arts Festival

NT BUZZ The first edition of the Serendipity Arts Festival closed on a celebratory note after eight days of enthralling audiences on Friday. Steeped in art, craft, dance, music, food, theatre, and photography, the festival had something to offer to everyone. From performances and workshops that kept everyone from ages six to 80 years engrossed, to art and craft exhibitions …

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Christmas food from around the world

Zubin Dsouza It was the night before Christmas and all through the house…we know how the rest goes. The story involves a fat old man who enters a house on Christmas Eve when he thinks the entire household is asleep. Unfortunately, he is spied on by the author of the poem who immortalised him in verse. Now Santa could very …

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Have a scrumptious festive season

Kuheli Bhattacharya Rane Nothing smells and tastes like Goa on my plate than a Christmas lunch or even a Christmas Eve dinner, whether it is Christmas dishes like roast turkey, plum cakes and Yule logs or the Goan Catholic dishes of sorpotel, beef roast, roast pigling, Bebinca, dodol and doce. Read on to find out the most creative and interesting …

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Explore four cities known for their buzzing and lively Xmas markets

Sonali Shah Christmas markets are the best places to go shopping and indulge your taste buds at this time of the year. These special markets are held in numerous cities across the world, with each city offering its best of food, drinks and seasonal treats. Held during the week preceding Christmas, there’s much merriment to be experienced, and you’re likely …

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Bringing the past on stage

  ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ Re-presentation of a bygone musical era is a challenge and to bring in the same environment by way of sound, images and even costumes is a huge task. However, one can witness this at the Serendipity Arts Festival’s concert, ‘Living Traditions’ curated by well-known classical vocalist Shubha Mudgal.

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Get pampered like royalty

When looking for a retreat for a complete mind and body rejuvenation head to Zaara spa at Resort Rio Arpora. One that promises a transformational experience integrating timeless therapeutic methods with the contemporary spa principles of aromatherapy and energy healing, it was nothing short of a relaxed and rejuvenating sojourn

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Gin: More than just a third of a martini

Zubin Dsouza Ever since alcohol has been discovered, people have been trying to find excuses to drink it legally. The Aztecs restricted the consumption of alcohol only to grandfathers with severe punishments to anyone below that level in maturity who even tried to taste it. Then there were several temperance movements and the enforcement of prohibition in certain parts of …

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