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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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An Action Pandemic

FILM REVIEW SACHIN CHATTE In barely a couple of weeks since its release, ‘Extraction’ has become the biggest premiere for Netflix with over 90 million households around the globe watching it. Part of the reason for those big numbers is the fact that most parts of the world are under lockdown and people are binging on movies and other series. …

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How to keep isolated kids safe online

With children spending more time on the internet these days due to the lockdown, the risks of online predators and hackers targeting them is on a rise. Here’s how you can be more careful Grace Cyril For parents in the digital age, one of the most common concerns is internet safety. And as school and college classes go online during …

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When you don’t like being nice: Finding an alternative

Ivna Curi Do you view yourself as “nice”? Do others describe you as “nice”? Do you always enjoy being “nice”? If you are unsure how you are perceived by others, ask friends and family to describe you. When you have a perceived identity of who you are, you’ll unconsciously adjust your behaviour to reflect that identity. For me, that meant …

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Homemade with love

To give you that much needed break from cooking and yet ensure that you get your fill of home-cooked delights, a number of locals have begun taking orders and home delivering sumptuousness during the lockdown CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Everybody loves home-cooked food. And the lockdown in the state, especially during the days when the shutters were down on …

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The challenge of doing less when you’re used to doing more

Sonya Matejko I have spent my entire life looking for more. More to do, more to achieve, and more to see. I have always been a planner – meticulously planning everything from vacations, to visits with friends, to my life months (or years) ahead. I plan because I’ve always wanted to fit in as much as possible in the finite …

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A crisis of faith

Luis Dias A few years ago, the vice-chancellor of a regional university said in a press interview that his favourite TV show was ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ the sitcom revolving around the antics of a bunch of science academic geeks (especially a super-intelligent if irritating Sheldon Cooper) and their friends. Perhaps he thought the title of the sitcom would indicate …

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Quarantine cooking: Juice it up

Summer is here with a lockdown twist. NT BUZZ brings you recipes and concoctions by hospitality professionals designed to keep you healthy, happy, and hydrated Mango Yogurt Smoothie INGREDIENTS: Mango peeled and diced                              1 no Yogurt                   1 cup Ice                          1 cup Cinnamon powder                          ½ tsp Lemon juice                       1 tsp Pumpkin seeds                 1 tbsp METHOD: STEP 1: Add yogurt, lime …

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Serving humanity

NT BUZZ Yuva with One World recently organised a community kitchen to aid those affected during the lockdown. The community kitchen, conceptualised by Kedar Padte, aimed at offering homecooked and hygienic staple food to senior citizens, labourers, homeless and the stranded free of charge. With permissions from the Collectorate, Yuva set up a helpline wherein people could order the food …

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