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A chance in a million

NT BUZZ Games of Chance, an exhibition of contemporary Indian art, curated by Leandre D’Souza, was held at Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts. The exhibition brings together India’s leading art galleries and features the most riveting practices, ideas and projects by 24 visual and performance artists, video makers and photographers. The artists participating in the exhibition are Ravi Agarwal, Vinod Balak, …

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Towards an inclusive society

NT BUZZ Disability Rights Association of Goa (DRAG) launched its Make my Neighbourhood Accessible 2020 campaign at the hands of director, Caritas Goa, Fr Maverick Fernandes at a function held in Panaji. Speaking on the occasion, DRAG president, Avelino de Sa said: “The Persons with Disability Act 1995 mandated that all public places should be accessible for persons with disability. …

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Wheels of change

In her talk ‘My Soul is Not Paralysed’ at the DD Kosambi Festival of Ideas 2020 Padma Shri awardee and first Indian woman medalist in Paralympic Games, Deepa Malik, spoke about how she has not let life’s challenges stand in her way, reports NT BUZZ NT BUZZ Indian Paralympic athlete, Deepa Malik was the second speaker at the 13th edition …

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From IAS to comedy

Stand-up  comedian Balraj who will soon be seen in ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi 10’ was recently in  Goa. He shares his journey with NT BUZZ RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ Q. You initially planned on becoming an IAS or IPS officer. How did comedy come into the picture? Yes, I wanted to become an IAS or IPS officer and help society, …

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Innovate and inspire

NT BUZZ The Fevicol MakeInGoa festival for makers and creators was held at the Green Amaze Centre, Margao. Organised by Raia-based Design Intervention India Private Limited, this first-of-its-kind festival saw product designers, entrepreneurs and students in attendance. The festival also featured food stalls, music, product fashion shows, retail stalls, a science fun show and more. A battery powered, para-glider created …

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Art with a cause

NT BUZZ Marking its launch in Goa, The Crimson Canvas organised Art by the Beach, a fundraiser to fight cervical cancer on Miramar beach. As part of the fundraiser event, a one-hour painting session was held. During the session, participants were guided on the different materials required in painting. All proceeds of the event will go into building awareness as …

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Glimpses of Ganesh Jayanti

NT BUZZ Devotees gathered in large numbers on Tuesday to celebrate the birthday of Ganesha – the lord of wisdom, at Shree Mahaganpati Temple, Amona. Also known as Maagha Shukla Chaturthi, Ganesh Jayanti is a popular festival observed across Goa and Maharashtra. Ganesh Jayanti is held during the Shukla paksha Chaturthi day (fourth day of the bright fortnight or the …

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Lifting dreams

Retired Indian weightlifter, Karnam Malleswari, was the first speaker at the 13th edition of the DD Kosambi Festival of Ideas which is on at Kala Academy, Panaji. The first Indian woman to win a medal at the Olympics in 2000, Malleswari previously won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting honour in 1995, and the civilian Padma Shri award …

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The short of it

On January 30, 6:30 p.m., The Cinephile Film Club in association with the Film Critics Guild will showcase some of the nominees and winners of the Short Film Awards that were held in December 2019. These films were shortlisted by FCG, the only registered film critics body in the country from over 400 entries received from different parts of the …

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International culinary battle comes to Goa

For the first time, Goa is all set to play host to the world’s largest culinary competition, Young Chef Olympiad 2020 (YCO). The sixth edition of YCO will be held in India from January 28 to February 2 across Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune, Goa, and Kolkata and will have international chefs like Shaun Kenworthy, Stefan Hogan, Stuart Littlejohn, David Graham, and …

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