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In devotion of Sri Navdurga

Sanjeev V Sardesai Whenever one travels in Goa, they will see temples, churches, mosques and religious edifices of many other faiths sharing their premises at short distances from each other. One such religious institution having fascinating legends is the Sri Navadurga Temple of Madkai. This temple, dedicated to the fearsome female deity Mahishasura mardini (Destroyer of the demon Mahishasur) is …

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Soviet-era souvenirs: Treasures from a Moscow flea market

Pick from intricately detailed pins, postcards, badges, banners, even belts and caps, all dating back to the former USSR The Soviet era is famous for creating some of the finest works of propaganda. The posters were dramatic; the badges and pins, tiny and intricately designed. These were objects meant to be loved, passed down, carried in your pocket, posted to …

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On high spirits

Rohini Diniz The months of November to January are full of festivities, parties and weddings. A major part of these celebrations includes food and alcoholic beverages. The effects of alcoholic beverages vary from person to person and are influenced by many factors. While drinking alcohol in moderation is itself not necessarily a problem, drinking too much has various consequences on one’s …

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Hydrotherapy and its benefits

Seventy-seven per cent of heat loss happens via the skin through a variation of evaporation and heat radiation. The temperature of water against the skin assists in curing numerous ailments Nandhini Sadasivam The loss of heat through the skin amounts to 77per cent of the total heat loss. Therefore, the skin is the most important factor in the elimination of …

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The flowering of consciousness

Spiritual processes have always been referred to as a flowering. We do not say, “a fruiting of consciousness,” we say “a flowering of consciousness”. A flower is the most beautiful dimension of the life process of a plant. It is the peak of the plant’s life Sadhguru Questioner: What is the significance of flowers in worship? Sadhguru: Flowers are significant, …

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REAL MEN CRY!

Aldina Braganza I believe that tears are the language of intense emotions. This seemingly harmless salty fluid that moistens our eyes, often accompanied by a sob deep inside the throat, seeks expression in dire straits. As a young child that’s all we do. A child cries at every excuse of discomfort and every need for attention. Children’s tears could even …

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In pursuit of identity

NT BUZZ The directors and cast of two international films ‘Commitment’ and ‘Coda’ which made their world premiere in the ‘World Panorama’ section of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) this year, sat down on Friday to shed light on their respective films. Director of ‘Coda’, Claude Lalonde shared that his film, shot between Canada and Switzerland, tells the …

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Make a film you believe in: Madhur Bhandarkar

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ National Award winning filmmaker, Madhur Bhandarkar who has been a regular at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) since 2001 (has skipped for two or three times) delivered a Masterclass session on ‘Masters Social Perspective’, which was moderated by Indian film critic, journalist, editor and film trade analyst, Taran Adarsh. Known for making women-centric …

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DKA to release ‘Gõy – Sudhortavo Bigoddtta?’

NT BUZZ ‘Gõy – Sudhortavo Bigoddtta?’ a book written in Konkani in Roman script by Fr Jose Dias will be released on November 24. The book has been published by Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA). Chief guest at the event will be editor of the weekly ‘Vauraddeancho Ixtt’, Eusebio Miranda sfx. Editor of Konakni monthly ‘Gulab’, Fausto V Da Costa will …

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‘Streaming is the new-age thing and will carry on’

Manjari Fadnnis, known for her films like ‘Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na’ and ‘Grand Masti’ is presently attending the International Film Festival of India being held in Goa, as her short film, ‘Interdependence : Megha’s divorce’ is being screened at this film event. The actor, in an exclusive interview with NT BUZZ speaks about her career in cinema, her films …

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