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Chronicling Goan tradition

CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Having been born and brought up in the village of Velim in Salcette, Shaileshchandra Raikar remembers how traditional tradesmen would go from door to door every day. “Early in the morning the milkman would bring us milk. This would be followed by the ‘poder’ (breadman) who would bring us fresh bread and the fish vendor …

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A blast from the jazz past

The Directorate of Art and Culture along with the Social Economical Environmental Developing (SEED) Foundation hosted Bombay Jazz, a semi-autobiographical musical which took its inspiration from the Goans and Anglo-Indians who introduced the jazz music genre to Indian cinema in the late 1900s. Between 1950 and 1970, Mumbai was famously known as the hub for jazz music. And although it harboured a …

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Goa gears up for the Iron Lady

Danuska Da Gama Known as a legend in the field of women’s triathlons, Natascha Badmann was not just the first European to win the IRONMAN Triathlon, but also a six-time World Champion. She stopped competing professionally in 2016 after a fall that lead to several operations and a year long recovery period. But she is now on the scene again …

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Film bonanza

As part of the Cinephile Film Club screenings, ‘Songs From The Second Floor’ directed by Roy Andersson, will be screened on October 17, 6:30 p.m. at Maquinez Palace, Auditorium I of Entertainment Society of Goa. The screening of the film is curated by Sachin Chatte. Swedish director Roy Andersson has made only six feature films in his 50 odd-year-old career …

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The Beauty of Bonsai

Miguel Braganza It was Dussehra last week and in two days we celebrate the ‘Karva Chauth’ followed by Diwali a week later. We celebrate quite naturally and remain connected with Mother Nature. October is also marked as the month of Mother Mary, after celebrating her nativity with offerings of flowers in September. The Vata Poornima or Vaddachi Punov in June …

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Fama celebrations at Colva

The traditional ‘Fama De Menino Jesus’ was celebrated at Our Lady of Merces Church, Colva. Devotees from all over Goa were seen waiting patiently in queues to venerate the miraculous statue of Infant Jesus. Celebrated annually, the Colva Fama marks the beginning of the novenas leading to the feast day. Following the fama mass at 5:30 a.m., the statue of …

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Redefining Goan nightlife

Goa’s premier luxury night club, Hammerzz made a grand entry into Goa with a unique three-day weekender featuring international names in the music scene. The world-class artistes who brought the house alive included TV Noise and Trentino who played hip-hop tunes and Suketu Radia. Along with an impressive line-up of international DJs and more, Hammerzz promises a new experience for …

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Let’s talk suicide prevention

October 10 is observed as World Mental Health Day with suicide prevention being the focus this year. NT BUZZ highlights the need to empathise, get involved, and speak up about this growing issue Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ In today’s times, the ever increasing stress is taking a massive toll on people. In fact, the World Health Organisation estimates …

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Mahindra Open Drive: A music festival with heart

Get ready for two days of great music from some phenomenal Indian and international acts as the Mahindra Open Drive Festival arrives at the Bandodkar Grounds, Panaji on November 8. Soak yourself in the Latino-Salsa spirit as the festival will feature the Chico and the Gypsies, led by Chico, the founder of the famous Gypsy Kings. Harouna Samake from Mali …

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Dance, music and devotion

On Monday, the Panjim Gujarati Yuvak Mandal (PGYM) celebrated its annual ‘All Goa TCGL Dandiya Masti’ in association with the Directorate of Art and Culture, Government of Goa at Taleigao Community Hall, Panaji.

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