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Of grafting and gootee

Miguel Braganza The repairs of the Basilica and the casket holding the mortal remains of our Goencho Saib, St Francis Xavier – one of the three co-founders of the ‘Society of Jesus’ or Jesuits along with St Ignatius of Loyola and St Peter Faber – is very much in the news these days. My friend, Vivek Menezes recently recalled the …

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Goa-ing back to the slow lane

FREDERICK NORONHA Over a decade-and-half ago, a Goan gent dropped in, introduced himself and got talking. In a little while, I learned that he was an Africander (ex-Africa-Goan expat) based in Canada, who traced his roots to the village of Saligao. Mel D’Souza, that’s what his name was, had been writing and illustrating a lot of work for the Downhome …

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​Fashion forward

Along with several other sectors, the fashion world has also taken a hit during the ongoing lockdown. But fashion designers in Goa have been using their expertise to develop some new creative ideas, finds NT BUZZ DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ  From learning new skills to slowing down and doing some introspection, to planning some new creations, fashion designers in Goa, …

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In the business of funny

One of the top comedians on the Konkani stage today, Mathew de Souza has been a part of plays performed at the Kala Academy Tiatr Competition for many years, and has also made inroads into commercial tiatr recently JP PEREIRA Coming from a tiatr family background, Merces-based Mathew de Souza, was attracted to the stage at an early age. His …

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Back to the past, the Corona effect

The corona pandemic has resulted in some bizzare things around the globe. In Goa, it has made people go back in time, to be precise to the 1950s, due to the severe restrictions imposed to fight the deadly virus. NT BUZZ looks at this strange phenomenon “Te firangi gele ani te undey gele” (Gone are those Europeans and gone are …

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Summer time vibes

The temperature is rising. And though the holiday spirit and summer time might be under vigilance, there’s so much Goans want to do before the monsoon starts Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ While vacationing at nana’s place, a state with a more pleasant climate, or a foreign land, didn’t materialise this year for summer, in Goa there is always …

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Keep an eye on your eye health

Grace Cyril Backs hunched over the laptops, constant browsing through texts on phone, binge watching till late night – screen time has increased ever since the lockdown was announced. Whether it’s online classes, working from home or checking phones for latest updates, prolonged exposure to gadgets can cause a host of eye problems like dryness, redness, and grittiness in the eyes. Termed …

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Alter your lockdown lifestyle

In times like these, managing a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge. Here’s how you can maintain healthy eating habits and mindfulness in quarantine Deepika Rathod Since the lockdown and in the absence of all our hectic schedules – how have we changed our lifestyle? Are we giving our body that extra care that we weren’t able to prior to …

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Aiding in the fight against COVID-19

The Lion’s Club of Canacona along with Centre for Incubation and Business Acceleration (CIBA) and printing company, Infinyt3D distributed 50 face shields and sanitizers to the frontline workers at the Polem check post in Canacona, including policemen, excise, medical officers who keep vigil and check the movement of the public in the area. The face shields were designed and manufactured …

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Songs from the lockdown

The ongoing pandemic and lockdown in the state has inspired many musicians to come out with new music to create awareness and boost the morale of people. NT BUZZ highlights a few NT BUZZ The world is going through a grim situation, forcing many people to remain indoors for an extended period of time. And while everyone has been dealing …

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