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Snapshots of troubled times

The first episode of Sunaparanta’s new talk show series ‘Listen In’ which begins today, will have photographer Ram Rahman discussing ‘Photography in Times of Crisis – histories, ethics and the current situation’ CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ The present COVID crisis has changed the world in a number of ways. And in an effort to understand how to navigate and …

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Discovering the secrets in home kitchens

While many of us are addicted to restaurant food, today, awareness about health and healthy eating habits is at an all-time high. Even so, with increased working hours and related pressures, cooking at home for the young professionals can be a struggle. In a bid to cater to this love for home cooked food, the Goa Home Food app (GHF) …

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The concert pianist who dislikes concerts

Luis Dias Remember the good old days when we could travel freely? This is from mid-February 2020, not so long ago, but it seems like a forgotten era. My trusty cabbie had advised an early start to the airport. “Konn tori Purtugal-chyan ieta aiz!” (Someone is coming from Portugal) he said with some exasperation, anticipating delays en route. While most …

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Quarantine cooking: Summer sippin’

It’s time to get your drink on. NT BUZZ brings you recipes and concoctions by hospitality professionals designed to keep you hydrated and happy Slushy Papaya Smoothie By Soujesh Mon PC, food and beverage manager, Vivanta Goa, Panaji INGREDIENTS: Ripe papaya (diced)        150 gms Curd      100 ml Honey   50 ml Cashew nuts      6 nos Soaked almonds               6 nos …

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A break from COVID

With railways, air and road travel (domestic for now) having resumed operations, albeit with strict guidelines in place, Goans who’ve missed out on this year’s summer vacation are hoping that they will get their holiday sooner or later, when the situation improves Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ At the start of 2020, people made their bucket lists, many of …

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Time aplenty

PR professional and serial entrepreneur Sean Faia is embracing the slow-paced life while unlearning and learning with his three-year-old tot DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ Life before lockdown was always busy for Sean Faia, who spent weekends relaxing, reading, visiting family, watching movies, or having dinner with friends. And while work hasn’t come to a halt for the PR …

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The flamboyant mayflower

Miguel Braganza The tree that is most likely to catch your eye these days is the Gulmohar or the mayflower. And it is not for nothing that the Americans call it flamboyant. The Gulmohar makes its appearance in April and is at its peak at the end of May. Somewhere along the line comes the feast of the Pentecost that …

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Achievers in Konkani drama

NT BUZZ The results of the Konkani Drama Competition organised by Kala Academy have been declared. The first place along with a cash prize of `1,00,000 is awarded to ‘Kasale Ani Ghosale’ staged by Atharva Ved, Altinho-Panaji. The second place along with a cash of `75,000 is awarded to ‘Suryaput’ staged by Athashree, Ponda. The third place along with a …

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Collecting knowledge

‘My Room My Exhibition’, the first virtual exhibition by The Goa Philatelic and Numismatic Society is currently on display on social media. NT BUZZ learns more CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ From stamps on diverse themes ranging from lighthouses, minerals, Walt Disney and more, to valuable currencies and collections of watches, pencils, etc, the ongoing virtual exhibition by The Goa …

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