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Towards a better tomorrow

NT BUZZ The Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH) at the Medical Students Association of India (MSAI) has taken up the challenge to spread awareness about water pollution and ways to prevent it by organising ‘Jal Hai Toh Kal Hai’ (safe water, safe future) and conducting nationwide awareness campaigns. SCOPH’s activity under MSAI was selected in the top ten activities …

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From page to stage

NT BUZZ A semi-musical production of Jane Austen’s popular and critically-acclaimed novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’ was presented by the teacher trainees of Nirmala Institute of Education recently at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Directed by Fr Walter D’Souza, this stage production narrated the quest of Mrs Bennet to find the perfect match for her daughters. Construction of props, designing the LED screens, …

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Strides against cancer

NT BUZZ In honour of World Cancer day CanSurvive organised a cancer awareness rally titled ‘Walk Away Cancer’. The rally commenced at Ambedkar Garden and concluded at Garcia De Orta, Panaji. The rally comprised nursing students, members of the CanSurvive team and the general public. Later on a cancer support and fundraiser programme titled ‘Beat Cancer’ was held at Garcia …

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The sound of Carnival music

Guitarist and music teacher Bonny Alex Dias along with his band ‘Band Ambassadors’, are captivating the audience with a brand new multilingual song, ‘Carnival fuloum-ia’, the official theme song of Carnival 2020. NT BUZZ gets you the details ANNOUSHKA FERNANDES This Carnival as you tap your feet and groove to the music as you watch the floats pass by, among …

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Catching up with Jonty Rhodes

Often referred to as the greatest fielder of all time, former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes was recently down in Goa for the launch of YU Hotels. He chats with NT BUZZ about Goa, his love for travel, Bollywood films, and of course – cricket Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Q. What do you miss most about your playing …

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Dhempe College wins Advocate Arun Singbal Quiz

Anish Dhopeshwarkar and Devika Redkar of Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Miramar won the 8thAdvocate Arun Singbal Quiz Competition. The competition was organised by Konkani Bhasha Mandal in association with the Political Science Department of Goa University. A total of 37 teams participated in the quiz. Abhishekh Gadgil and Shreyas Gaonkar of Government College, Sakhali won the second prize …

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The winning acts

Tiatr Academy of Goa recently organised the 11th Popular Tiatr Competition which was judged by tiatr personalities Wilson Mazarello, Fr Rolland Lin Fernandes and Socorro Fernandes. In all eight tiatr troupes participated in the competition. ‘Ho Uzo Palounk Zata’ presented by Epiphania Menezes, and written and directed by Mario Menezes bagged the first place in the competition. ‘Bhailean Butter Bhitorlean …

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Under the arc lights

JP Pereira Joao Baptista Crasto from Davondem, Margao never bothered too much about performing for programmes back in school. Instead he was more comfortable displaying his acting and singing talent for Christmas skits or music shows organised by the chapel in his parish, having begun at the tender age of eight. And it was during a performance for a Lenten …

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Get, set, Carnival!

Carnival 2020 celebrations in the state began on a colourful note. The annual four-day festival commenced at the capital city Panaji. Leading the float parade was Shalom Sardinha as King Momo who declared the festival open by welcoming the audience to the event. “The kingdom of Goa, I give you full liberty to forget the troubles of life and enjoy …

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FILM REVIEW SACHIN CHATTE

Out Of The Closet Film: Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao Directed by: Hitesh Kewalya Duration: 2 hrs Rating: * * * Some filmmakers in Bollywood have been pushing the envelope and Shubh Mangal Zyaada Savdhan is commendable because it wants to make a strong social point and cater to the larger audiences …

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