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Love from afar

Luis Dias The highlight of my lockdown mornings has been the ability to watch whole operas online, streamed on the Metropolitan Opera website. At the time of writing this, I’ve clocked over 60 operas, and counting. It has been a voyage of discovery, revisiting old favourites but also learning about many I didn’t know about before, some of them extremely …

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Service to society

NT BUZZ Extending their service to society during the lockdown, physiotherapist Ketan Bhatikar along with the MG Yuva Sangathan recently took the initiative to serve almost 1500 families in Ponda. The initiative began with Bhatikar himself delivering groceries and medicine to those in need during the initial days of the lockdown. He also provided meals to stranded migrants and daily …

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Archbishop releases book on Divine Mercy

NT BUZZ A book on the Divine Mercy titled, ‘Povitr Pustokant Devachi Kaklut’ published by the Carmelites in Goa under the aegis of Divine Mercy Movement was released at the hands of Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrão. Speaking on the occasion, Archbishop Ferrao recalled the Year of Mercy (2015-2016) dedicated to the mercy of God by Pope Francis and the efforts …

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Mane matters

Salons and barbershops were recently given the green light to reopen and Goans are ecstatic, NT BUZZ finds With salons and barbershops shut due to the nationwide lockdown, housebound folks had to take their mane matters into their own hands. A senior citizen had to coax her daughter to buy hair colour and somehow managed to call a beautician home …

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The slow life

With the hospitality industry coming to a standstill, restaurateur Anisha Hassan Mendes is getting used to the completely ‘susegad’ life, while trying out new things Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Otherwise busy dishing up some traditional Hyderabadi flavours with a modern tweak at Saligao Stories, Anisha Hassan Mendes’ life these days doesn’t involve much time in the kitchen. Before …

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Tales from the seaside

The COVID-19 lockdown has been bliss for Goan artist Subodh Kerkar as it gave him uninterrupted creative time to explore new artistic journeys. “For the last 10 years, I have been working with performances of fishermen on the beach, where I attempt to present the inseparability of their life and the ocean. For the last few weeks, I decided to …

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Back to the khazan fields

Miguel Braganza Culture evolved ever since agriculture made it possible for the hunters and gatherers of fruits, roots and grain to grow their own food, settle down by the river and live as communities. Legend has it that the good Lord Parashurama made the land rise from the sea and the Sunaparant that we now call Goa, was created. “Parashuraman …

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Vishwajit Rane: Confronting COVID

Patricia Pereira-Sethi If Goa has thus far survived the coronavirus spread which has ravaged humanity, we have one particular person to thank immensely. Our tireless and selfless health minister Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane. Dynamically, devotedly and determinedly, he has effected cataclysmic changes in tandem with our Chief Minister to rescue us from a viral tidal wave that could have cost myriad …

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Art in the time of COVID-19

As the world grapples with the coronavirus crisis, The Canvas Art academy with Neha Rani Sudhakar has been encouraging youngsters to turn to art by engaging themselves creatively and pursue new hobbies. Armed with 15 years of experience as an art teacher, Sudhakar has been guiding her students virtually during the lockdown and the result was a success. “Due to …

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The bravehearts

The lockdown has seen youth leading the way on various fronts, reaching out to help people while putting their lives at risk. Among these, is a youth group that has been sanitising places across the state in the scorching heat. NT BUZZ highlights DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ The coronavirus pandemic is affecting the lives of nearly everyone be …

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