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Handmade with love

On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, Love Flea, a flea market of products made exclusively by women entrepreneurs from all over Goa was held at 1930 Vasco. The market was an initiative by Tarang, a group of women entrepreneurs. Several products like ethnic wear for women, handmade items, gift hampers, clothing, fashion accessories, handcrafted bags, jewellery, lights and decor, artisanal …

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Of equality and citizenship

On the final day of Difficult Dialogues,  assistant professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU, Ghazala Jamil, was the moderator for the session ‘Discrimination Law and Minorities: Is Justice Done’. Ahead of the session, she made time to talk about the current issues minorities are plagued with, the unrest in the capital city, youth, and …

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Stories on stage

As part of the ongoing exhibition ‘Games of Chance’, Sunaparanta -Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho is hosting a dance performance titled ‘The Homeless’ by actor and dancer Elisabeth Heilmann Blind on February 21 at 7p.m. ‘The Homeless’ tells the story of alienation drawn from real-life experiences of women from the Inuit indigenous community in Greenland. Through set design, movement …

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Reflections of solitude

Ahead of the Goa launch of his poetry collection ‘The 70th Milestone’, retired bureaucrat Robin Gupta speaks to NT BUZZ ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ It is the cry of the writer that changes the world, believes Robin Gupta. “The writer is uncluttered by rules and regulations, ambition or inhibition – and lives a free life. I was always a …

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The beauty of butea

Miguel Braganza A leafless tree that seemed to be dead during December and January is suddenly bursting into flowers that make it seem as if on fire. One can easily spot the tree in the green forest canopy and it is little wonder that the Englishmen called it the ‘Flame of the Forest’. Botanically known as Butea monosperma, the tree …

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Labour of love

In tune with Valentine’s Day and all that it symbolises, ‘Love – The Naked Truth’, a solo exhibition by Goan portrait artist Norman Tagore was unveiled at Carpe Diem Art Gallery, Majorda. ‘Love: The Naked Truth’ displays artwork created by Tagore over the span of three years. The exhibition also includes works of four international artists mentored by Tagore who have collaborated with …

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Difficult Dialogues 2020 concludes

Academics, lawyers and international legal experts joined hands with members of civil society, policy makers, politicians, media, and NGOs to discuss the state of law in India, at the fifth edition of Difficult Dialogues held at the International Centre Goa. Several engaging panels put together by the knowledge partners debated crucial aspects of the Indian judicial system and the legal …

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Eat and be merry

The Angry Sardar Courtyard, a new eatery was recently launched at Anjuna. The brainchild of Saurabh Luthra and Gunveer Seth, Angry Sardar aims at celebrating Punjabi North Indian cuisine and lifestyle The launch witnessed the who’s who of Goa in attendance including designer Monty Sally, hotelier Sheila Dodhi, footballer Nishant Mehra, photographer Bharat Ramamrutham, among others. Entertainment by the in-house …

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Staying safe on the net

Involved in public affairs for a long time, fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford University, Paul Flather who has chaired several academic boards and charities in Oxford, London, recently moderated a session on ‘Law and Technology’ at Difficult Dialogues, his second time here, after deliberating on education at the previous edition Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ While social media and …

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A 13,000-kilometre walk for environment

Mechanical engineer Arun Mittal is currently on a pan-India walk to raise awareness about global warming. NT BUZZ catches up with him on his stopover in Goa CHRISTINE MACHADO Haryana born Arun Mittal has been passionate about the environment since his college days, planting saplings when he could and working with local NGOs. But Mittal wanted more people to be …

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