Friday , 19 October 2018


Crazy snacks in cinemas around the world

Zubin Dsouza Being an avid moviegoer is not a strange thing when you are growing up in India. It is impossible to miss the glitzy movie posters that are located at virtually every nook and cranny of this great country. In the Indian psyche, there is nothing wrong in indulging in a couple of hours of romance, dance and drama ... Read More »

Secret ingredient of Indian food

Vir Sanghvi Many years ago, I wrote that some of the food of Central Asia and the Middle East was a rough draft for Indian cuisine. This led to (understandable) outrage and claims that I had ignored the contribution of foreign visitors to our cuisine. What about kebabs, I was asked? Weren’t they a Middle-Eastern invention? What about the samosa? ... Read More »

Kottan – archaeologists’ delight!

Sanjeev V Sardesai Chandor or Chandrapur in South Goa has always been a locale of intrigue, not only for archaeologists, but also to people in general. It is a definite destination for an individual with the travel bug, to go and spend a full day scouting around. Be confident that your visit here shall leave you an enlightened person. After ... Read More »

Caribbean rum trail, five distilleries to visit while there

Kate Krader In the realm of jobs that sound so good someone must have made them up, Global Ambassador of Rum ranks up there with Rooftop Pool Bar Critic. Yet, Ian Burrell does hold the title. The Jamaican-born Burrell is the industry spokesperson, a paid consultant who is hired by spirit brands to spread the good word. He travels the ... Read More »

Rediscovering ancient grains

Rohini Diniz Millets and pseudocereals are traditional staples that were cultivated as part of mixed cropping in many parts of India since ancient times. With the advent of the green revolution, more emphasis was placed on the cultivation of rice and wheat that led to a decline in the cultivation and consumption of these ancient grains. Grown in arid and ... Read More »

Children’s Festival held at KA

NT BUZZ Bal Bhavan Panaji and its 52 Bal Bhavan Kendras all over Goa had organised summer camps during the months of April and May 2018. As a part of this camp, Bal Bhavan in collaboration with Directorate of Art and Culture, Government of Goa and Kala Academy, Panaji organised ‘Balotsav’, Children’s Festival 2018 on Friday at Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala ... Read More »

Bhowani Junction: One upon a time in India

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK In 1955, MGM Studios decided to make a film based on a novel by John Masters called ‘Bhowani Junction’, which was published a year earlier. The novel is set in 1946, as the British are facing increasing ‘independentist’ pressure in India. The book is a part of a series of historical novels set ... Read More »

‘IPTA is my home, my family’ Sulabha Arya

Indian actress Sulabha Arya known for her role in series ‘Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi’ and of a scandalised Kantaben in ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ or the much appreciated ‘Ventilator’ performed in the Hindi play recently staged during the Kalarang 2018. In this chat with NT BUZZ she speaks about her affection for the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA) and her ... Read More »

‘Music is all about expression’ says Vipin Patwa

Music director and composer, Vipin Patwa who is one of the emerging music directors of Bollywood films for the present generation was in Goa recently. In conversation with NT BUZZ he speaks about Goan music scenario and more RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ   Young music director and composer Vipin Patwa who composed music for Bollywood films like the Randeep Hooda ... Read More »

Food cravings and what they signify

Zubin Dsouza The common curse for every man on the cusp of fatherhood has nothing to do with the impending financial disaster, prenatal yoga or finding the right gynaecologist. It is something that is much more plebian or common than that. Every man’s worst nightmare is to be woken up by his significant other and narrated another food craving that ... Read More »