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In devotion to the Divine Mercy

Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrão released ‘Deivik Kaklutichi Magnneam – Pustika’ (Divine Mercy prayer booklet) published by the Carmelite Fathers in Goa under the aegis of the Divine Mercy Movement. Also present was superior of the Carmelite Monastery, Fr Archibald Gonsalves who explained the purpose of this booklet. Speaking on the occasion, the archbishop lauded the efforts made by the priests, …

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Stars of the stage

In the recently held 11th Popular Tiatr Competition organised by the Tiatr Academy of Goa, the first place was won by the tiatr ‘Ho Uzo Palounk  Zata’ presented by Epiphania Menezes, written and directed by Mario Menezes. ‘Bhailean Butter Bhitorlean Gutter’ staged by comedian Domnic and his troupe, written and directed by comedian Domnic won the second place while ‘Khell’ presented by Machi Mogi Morjim Cultural …

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The drawbacks of online learning

Although online learning has gained momentum during the lockdown, the shift to the online medium has raised many concerns among the parents. Around half, 48 per cent of parents are worried about their child developing some health issues related to the increased screen time. Slightly lesser have concerns about technical issues (low internet speed, etc) and reduced face time with …

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In her parents’ footsteps

The daughter of late tiatists Ophelia and Bab Peter, Tatum D’Souza or Babli as she is known as in the tiatr circuit, has acted in over 30 tiatrs till date and has also created waves with her singing talent JP Pereira Tatum D’Souza popularly known as Babli in the tiatr fraternity is the daughter of the late Ophelia and late …

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The COVID stigma

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ On July 3, a woman working as a health staff in Sanquelim tested COVID positive. Her husband, who subsequently took the test, tested negative. However, a vernacular newspaper erroneously carried a story stating that that it was the husband who was tested COVID positive first, before she contracted the virus. The woman was defamed in …

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Musings in the monsoons

‘Paavli-ek paavsali saanj’ (Paavli- a rainy evening)’ a poetry recitation evening will be hosted live online by Antruz Ghudyo on July 11 Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Antruz Ghudyo, a socio-cultural group of youth hailing from Bandora-Ponda is gearing up to organise its annual poetry recitation programme ‘Paavli-ek paavsali saanj’ (Paavli- a rainy evening) on July 11. The event …

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Taking note of Konkani music

Musician, singer and songwriter, Alison Gonsalves recently released a Konkani music video ‘Nanv Tujem Kitem’ which received 25,000 views within 24 hours. NT BUZZ details RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ With a modern and western touch, ‘Nanv Tujem Kitem’ is the third original composition by musician, singer, and songwriter, Alison Gonsalves, who has been in music professionally for over 10 …

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The grand escape

Goan metal band ‘Within Ceres’ recently released their debut EP ‘Skyless’. NT BUZZ finds out more CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ It was in 2014 that Odin de Sa decided to form ‘Within Ceres’ after the group competed and won Sea Rock, a college band competition at Bits Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus in Zuarinagar. Ever since then the …

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Fire and Ice: Ida Haendel (1928-2020)

Luis Dias More than 20 years ago, on Friday, June 23, 2000, I went to a recital at London’s Wigmore Hall. By then, I had been in the city for two years, and had explored most of its classical music venues. But a visit to Wigmore Hall (“the sacred shoe-box of chamber music”, Vikram Seth poetically calls it in his …

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Candolim Sangodd: Respecting Goan waters

Sanjeev V Sardesai Goa, since time immemorial, has been on the itinerary of sea travellers who travelled across the seven seas to visit here to trade. In those eras, without the present day boundaries defining the lands of Goa, these regions were administered by many different rulers, dynasties as well as local chieftains. However, one aspect which they all had …

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