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Swastik to organise ninth edition of ‘Pratidhwani’

Pratidhwani is organised every year in memory of late Indian classical musician from Goa, Francis Rodrigues NT BUZZ Swastik is all set to organise ‘Pratidhwani’, an Indian classical music concert for the ninth consecutive year in memory of late Francis Rodrigues on March 1 at Institute Menezes Braganza Conference Hall, Panaji. Born in Pednem, Rodrigues used to sing Indian classical …

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The Gera School student strength expected to touch 240 in 2020-21

NT BUZZ The Gera School (TGS) at Kadamba Plateau saw a quantum jump in its student strength which increased from 24 in the first academic year of 2017-2018 to 120 in the current year 2019-2020. As the school enters its third year of operation, the number is expected to touch 240 in the next academic year 2020-21. TGS is recognised …

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History comes alive

NT BUZZ The historic village of Chandor came alive as locals joined together to perform the traditional Mussol Khel dance. Linked to the harvest festival, the ‘musal’ refers to the pounding stick that is used during this dance. The festival begins on the third night of the Goa Carnival every year in Chandor, originally known as Chandrapur, the first capital …

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The Recycle of Life

Zubin D’Souza Recently one of the celebrities, who is always in the news for absolutely nothing, posted a photograph whilst wearing what was claimed as a recycled outfit. There was nothing recycled about it. The celebrity in question when left with waning popularity and a drying up trickle of clothing sponsors wore the garishly loud outfit for a mind numbing …

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Noaa making its mark

Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Whether you go to Bali or soak in the sun at Calangute or plan for a cosy dinner, somehow pan-Asian food is what tops the list when a choice for dining has to be made. And now, there’s reason to rejoice as Noaa on the main road of the Calangute-Candolim stretch, by YU Hotels, …

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The jatra of Sri Shantadurga, Kavlem

Sanjeev V Sardesai No pilgrimage to Goa can be complete without a call on the temple of Sri Shantadurga in Kavlem Village (also written as ‘Quela’ in Portuguese writings) in Ponda Taluka. As per mythology, this deity is identified as Goddess Sri Jagadamba, who took an aggressive role as a mediator between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, who were at …

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A cave full of fascinating glowworms

A gentle adventure sport in New Zealand has you bobbing about in a tyre-like tube, looking up at a ‘sky’ full of blue lights One of the most popular tourist attractions in New Zealand is viewing the glowworms in Waitomo, in the North Island. These caves have been around for over 30 million years, and were once beneath the ocean. …

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Rainbow of good health

Deepika Rathod Fruits and vegetables in rich colours are pleasing to the eyes, and appear fresh and nutritious in the store, which tempts us to buy them. Different colours indicate a variety of nutrients in fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids, the natural pigments that give plants their colour have antioxidant or cell-protecting properties. So, naturally brightly coloured vegetables are richer in …

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Flours

Rohini Diniz This is the last article of the series and it enlightens the reader about various protein flours. The flours of pulses such as gram flour or besan, soya bean, green gram or moong and moth bean or matki are used in the preparation of a variety of items. These flours have a higher content of protein as compared …

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Dealing with the pain of rejection

Aldina Braganza Listening to your emotions is a tough, especially if you have to face the pain of a rejection along with the pain of a broken relationship.  When a person you trusted and shared good memories with suddenly turns against you, the pain of such rejection can turn your world into a hopeless place. The easiest course of action …

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