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With COVID-19 spreading in rural areas of Goa, youth from the Dhonshi – Bandora area recently conducted a social awareness drive in the village to make the public aware about the dangers of the novel coronavirus. As part of the drive, they distributed free masks and sanitisers to the villagers. Youth under Hanuman Vyayam Mandal, social, sports and cultural club …

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Striking a balance between body and mind

Don Bosco College, Panaji celebrated International Day of Yoga with a one-hour session for faculty and staff organised by the Department of Physical Education. The group was led by assistant professors Sachin Parsekar and Gautam Kankonkar. Yoga is an excellent practice that improves flexibility, increases muscle strength and tone, improves energy and vitality and even helps reduce weight, explained Parsekar …

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GOA’S HAPPENING

ACTIVITIES online travel: Soul Travelling is hosting an online experience titled ‘The glorious past of the city of Old Goa’ with architect Tahir Noronha on July 1, 8 p.m. on Airmeet. During the session, Noronha will explore the secrets and stories of the forgotten city of Elathat once had a population more than that of London and Lisbon. Prior to …

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Reaping what we sow

Miguel Braganza A drive from Mapusa to Panaji seems different today. Compared to the last few years, the fields on either side of the road that have been fallow for years have now been ploughed. The loss of jobs in the tourism and hospitality sector, plus the return of seafarers and NRIs, is doing to the coastal talukas what the …

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Embracing the new

As we emerge from the lockdown, Nikita Chodankar Dhuri is all set to embrace change as the only constant ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ When the novel coronavirus prompted major changes in all facets of life, like many others, Nikita Chodankar Dhuri was forced to adjust to the new normal. But for Dhuri, being homebound led to a newfound appreciation …

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Art on the cloud

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ In the past few months we have all faced various forms of quarantine. Thus Sunaparanta- Goa Centre for the Arts (SGCFA) began various online projects such as ‘Surviving SQ’ (an initiative inviting artists to share coping strategies on coping and surviving isolation); and ‘ListenIN’ (a talk show series that uses the virtual space as a …

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Leap of faith in Covid times

NT BUZZ As Goa battles COVID-19 along with other states, section 144 and other restrictions dampened the much awaited Sao Joao festivities in the state. Here and there, in hidden places, known village wells, and ponds low-scale festivities of Sao Joao were witnessed. People in small groups who were vigilant yet carefree were determined not to let the celebrations be …

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The importance of standardising

Kedar Kulkarni “Papa, when we change a light bulb, we do not replace the holder. Similarly, when we buy a two-pin plug, we do not change its holder either. Many companies manufacture plugs and other electrical fixtures, but we never look for these things at any shop,” said Raju. “Yes, Raju. General items are made to general standards. But each …

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Rock-ing it

Musician and life coach Jonathan Sequeira chats with NT BUZZ about his recently released second book ‘Life Lessons From When I Was In A Rock Band’ DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ After quitting his career in HR (Human Resources) in the five-star hotel industry, Jonathan Sequeira went on to co-found his firm Yomorebi that provides hospitality solutions and leadership …

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Dispelling myths around vitiligo

Vitiligo is a pigment disorder of the skin that affects close to two per cent of the population worldwide. On World Vitiligo Day observed on June 25, consulatant dermatologist, Healthway Hospital, Anupama Kudchadkar, sheds light on the disorder with NT BUZZ NT BUZZ World Vitiligo Day is observed on June 25 annually, to build global awareness around the pigment disorder …

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