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In devotion to Lord Shiva

ANNOUSHKA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ Celebrated during the month of Falgun which is the last month of the Hindu calendar, Mahashivratri translates to ‘the great night of Shiva’ and marks the arrival of spring right before or during the month of March. It is on this night that Lord Shiva is said to have performed the ‘Tandava Nritya’, the dance …

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Goa chef awarded Guinness World Record

Executive chef at Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort Jerson Fernandes recently received the Guinness World Record for his contribution to ‘The Largest Display of Bread Varieties’ at the Brand-Culinary Academy of India Institute-Hyderabad. NT BUZZ highlights Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ  Executive Chef at Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort, Jerson Fernandes is no stranger to awards and accolades. However the receiving …

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Amona celebrates Shivaji Jayanti

NT BUZZ Chants of ‘Jai Shivaji, Jai Bhawani’ echoed at Amona where the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was celebrated with traditional fervour. On the occasion, a statue of Shivaji, the first and only statue of the legendary Maratha warrior to be installed in water, was unveiled. Every year on February 19, Shiv Jayanti or the birth anniversary of …

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Lecture series on handling depression

NT BUZZ Depression is an extremely common illness that affects people of all ages, gender, and socio-economic groups, and is a proven silent killer. To over this illness, Bramha Kumaris have organised a free seven day lecture series on the ‘Easy methods of prevention and cure of depression and Maha Shivratri Mahotsav Samoroh’ from February 20 to February 26, 6:30 …

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Crowning glory

NT BUZZ The second edition of the Stellar Mr and Miss Goa 2020 presented by Fashion Triad International was held after six months  at Andores Resort and Spa, Calangute, wherein 12 boys and 12 girls competed to win the coveted title after six months of training in positive thinking, fashion styling, confidence building, ramp walk, nutrition and diet, oral hygiene …

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The Goan life

Meet Maria, John, Mrs Lobo, and many other interesting characters at Shripad Gurav’s first solo exhibition of portraits and tongue-in-cheek depictions of Goan life, ‘Show Goa’, which will have its preview at The Project Cafe on February 21 Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Somehow, art that describes Goa and creates narratives of the Goan way of life or people, …

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Carnival theme song released

Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Tuesday released the official theme song for the annual four-day Carnival float parade to be held in Goa from February 22 to February 25, 2020. The theme song ‘Carnaval Fuloum-ia’ is composed, mixed and arranged by Boney Alex, who has sung it with Shalisha Fernandes and Adelio Mendes. The lyrics have been written by Francisco …

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Silver ties that bind

With Fundação Oriente having completed 25 years in India, president of the board of directors, Carlos Monjardino, looks back at the work done over the years, how the institution has grown, and  been instrumental in the promotion of Indo-Portuguese ties CHRISTINE MACHADO Aptly situated in a charming old house with Portuguese influenced architecture in a quiet corner of the Latin …

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Making waves in the art world

The sea has always inspired humanity – and now artists. In a bid to celebrate the wonders of the sea, Pallotti Home, Chicalim organised an art exhibition titled, ‘See the Sea’. The exhibition saw seven artists come together to exhibit their art in a range of styles, techniques and media. The participating artists were Fr Peter Mendes, Fr Lodovico Godinho, …

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On the road to safety

On the occasion of Road Safety Week, JCI Mapusa conducted 25 projects to emphasise the importance of road safety. In association with the Mapusa Traffic Cell, JCI conducted the ‘We Care For You’ campaign wherein riders without a helmet were stopped and given a rose and a booklet of traffic rules instead of a challan. The message given was “Today …

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