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The art of isolation

Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho recently launched an online series ‘Surviving SQ (Self Quarantine)’ inviting artists to share creative strategies of survival. NT BUZZ details CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ For many, this long-drawn lockdown has meant hours of boredom, restlessness, anxiety, and uncertainty. However, for artists, isolation is not a new concept. Indeed, many are known …

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Losing your mind over COVID-19

DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ These are trying times. Not just for Goa, but for the entire global population. There is a ton of information to process, laws being enforced, restrictions on movement, scarcity of essential commodities and the enduring fear that the pandemic is going to get worse in India or that the lockdown will be extended. But …

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Lockdown: Learnings and yearnings

From travel adventures to career moves to appreciating time spent with loved ones, the people of Goa share their post-pandemic hopes and plans with NT BUZZ ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ A few months ago, nobody knew that a new strain of the coronavirus would crash economies, empty streets, and bring the world as we know it to a halt. …

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Child in Time

Film: One Child Nation (documentary) Directed by: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang Rating: * * * * Winner of the Documentary Grand Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, One Child Nation takes a look at China’s policy which lasted over 35 years, from 1979 to 2015, which enforced families to have only one child. How was the policy implemented, what were …

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Give me a Ring sometime!

Luis Dias I think it fair to say my dad was something of a Wagner fan. He had books about him in German, underlined and marked, with his own remarks scrawled all over the pages, as my dad was wont to do to anything he read. And he had stacks of spools of music (remember the huge spool-tape recorders? If …

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The Power of Social (Media) Distancing

Scrolling online for just twenty minutes a day adds up to fifty days over ten years. And everyone is looking to feel connected during this uncertain and surreal time, and there’s nothing wrong with using social media to stay in touch with friends and family and keep up with the latest news. But even during a pandemic, we can fall …

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In His holy footsteps

Fr Walter de Sa The holy season of Lent is drawing to a close. It ends on Maundy Thursday. No doubt, we have made serious attempts during this season to seek our own metanoia through fast, prayer, and deeds of mercy. From Maundy Thursday, we begin the Easter Triduum, leading us to the celebration of the Lord’s resurrection on Easter …

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A song for the pandemic

Budding music composer, producer, and lyricist, Medhaj VS Dempo has come up with a Konkani song ‘Vach Corona Vach’ (Go Corona Go). NT BUZZ speaks to the teenager RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ While the novel coronavirus outbreak has caused panic, people are also choosing to lighten the mood by coming out with memes and videos revolving around the topic. …

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Remembering an actress par excellence

Late Konkani actress Mohana Cabral was equally at ease on the tiatr stage and in Hindi films. She also sang some memorable duets, which are still played on the radio even today JP PEREIRA One of the top artistes in the late 40’s and 50’s, Mohana Cabral, who hailed from Socorro, Bardez was born on February 3, 1929. She and …

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The summer green scene

Miguel Braganza Mercury has risen to the temperature of 36 degrees Celsius by noon and dipping to 24 degrees by 5 a.m. Those who have planted yard-long beans, Vigna sesquipedalis known locally as vir-vir are already enjoying the harvest. Those who have not yet planted can pick a few matured beans from them and sun-dry to get seeds. This is …

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