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Chronicles of the rain

There are plenty of legends and myths associated with the monsoons that float around during this season. NT BUZZ  highlights a few of these that people have heard about RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ Through the years, many myths and legends have been passed on from generation to generation. It is the same with those related to the rains too. …

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An angry god

The reasons for heavy downpours also have people coming up with their own explanations. Sanath Bharne from Panaji has heard from his parents and grandparents that when it pours torrentially, it means either ‘God is angry and thus sending such heavy showers’, or ‘Mother Earth is crying for what we have done to her’. Bharne however states that he chooses …

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In memory of Karnad

Dhaee Aakhar in association with Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts will be hosting a play-reading session titled ‘Rang Karnad’ on Friday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. Girish Karnad was a well known film director and actor. He was also well recognised as a playwright who revolutionised plays through his modern writing. His plays that explored folklore, mythology, and …

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Marketing the produce

Miguel Braganza Way back in July 1993, we were in the middle of setting up the Goa State Horticulture Corporation under the leadership of Heman Karapurkar. The government of Goa had realised that marketing channels and an assured procurement was needed to boost vegetable production in the state. A quarter of a century later, direct retailing by the farmers seems …

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Conversations of pride

The Nirmala Institute of Education, Altinho organised an awareness programme in collaboration with the NGO Goa Rainbow Trust (GRT) to shed light on the struggles of the LGBTQ community in Goa.  Representatives from the Goa Rainbow Trust enlightened the student community about the nomenclature of the LGBTQ community and stories about their struggles. The NGO aims to embrace inclusivity through events and …

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Long Live the King

FILM REVIEW SACHIN CHATTE Film: The Lion King Voices of: Donald Glover, Beyonce, James Earl Jones Directed by: Jon Favreau Duration: 1 hr 55 mins Rating: * * * 1 / 2 Actor director Jon Favreau scored big with his version of The Jungle Book (2016) contributing almost a billion dollars to Disney’s kitty – it was just a matter …

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Artist to design

When Diptej Vernekar from Kumbharjua village learnt that he had been listed in Forbes India 30 under 30: Young Achievers of 2019, he thought it was a prank. NT BUZZ meets the artist a few weeks ahead of the award function CHRISTINE MACHADO \ NT BUZZ Diptej Vernekar’s inclusion in the Forbes India 30 under 30: Young Achievers of 2019 …

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For the love of food

NT BUZZ Zuperb Parsi Food and Catering in association with Saligao Stories hosted their monthly Parsi Food PopUp. The event witnessed over 60 patrons in attendance. The food also featured live music by father-son duo A&J. Anisha Hassan of Saligao Stories says: “The idea of partnering with Zubin Vazifdar (of Zuperb Parsi Food) and Nolan Mascarenhas is the quirky combination …

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Late Bonaventure D’Pietro’s autobiography released

NT BUZZ The autobiography of late Konkani novelist, Bonaventure D’Pietro, titled ‘Vatliechea Avazan’ was released on his 80th birthday on July 14, 2019 at the Multipurpose Hall, Art & Culture Department by RDA minister, Michael Lobo. Also present on the dais with the chief guest were the guest of honour and ex DKA president, Premanand Lotlikar; wife of late Bonaventure, …

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For the love of the stage

JP Pereira Jose Fernandes from Benaulim, has been in the field of Konkani entertainment for nearly 25 years. He Having taken his first footsteps in the acting world with ‘khell tiatr’, written and directed by his father, the late Tertuliano Fernandes who was also known as Tedol, the young man grew up surrounded by artistes and scripts. Tertuliano was a …

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