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Fifth edition of SCI-FFI is here

Science enthusiasts, here is a chance to witness science-based films, workshops, talks, interactions, exhibits at the fifth edition of the Science Film Festival of India (SCI-FFI). The festival organised by the Vidnyan Parishad Goa will be held on January 15 to January 18 at Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), Panaji. In parallel with the screening of science feature films, exhibitions, …

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Giving thanks the indigenous way

The age-old ritual performed by the farmers and tribals of Canacona known as ‘Mhatan’ took place in Gulem recently. This agricultural tradition is performed thrice a year by the people as an offering to God. Speaking to NT BUZZ, the elderly villagers present at the ceremony informed that the reason for performing the ‘Mhatan’ is to express their gratitude to …

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In devotion to Our Lady

The feast of Mary Undoer of Knots was celebrated at Beth Beth Lehem Society, Bhaire, Karwar. The mass was celebrated by Fr Salvador Gomes Coutinho. The feast saw devotees from Goa, Karnataka and other parts of India in attendance.

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Ushering in the new year

Partygoers wound down 2019 at Big Bash 2020 held onboard Big Daddy casino. The five-day extravaganza provided patrons a blend of splendid experiences. In addition to unlimited beverages and food, there was an array of spectacular entertainment presented by Indian and international celebrities. Celebrity host at the event was Indian television actress, Ridhi Dogra. The bash also saw performances by …

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‘Felt like old India was alive and well’

For those who believed Bollywood is happy to play a mute spectator to the nation’s goings-on, Monday evening was an eye-opener. As several actors and directors — including Taapsee Pannu, Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Hansal Mehta, Anubhav Sinha, Zoya Akhtar, Vishal and Rekha Bhardwaj, among others — turned up at Carter Road in Bandra to stand …

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Celebrating Shantadurga Kunkalikarin Zatrotsav

The annual zatrotsav of Shree Shantadurga Kunkalikarin of Fatorpa concluded recently. The six-day zatra is held during paushya shuddha panchami to dashmi of the Hindu calendar. The main highlight of the zatra is the procession of the deity on various chariots which include the elephant chariot (ambari), a flower chariot (fulancho rath), vijay rath and on the maharatha on the fourth …

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Keeping up with traditions

ANNOUSHKA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ A wedding is a joyous occasion that unites two people and two families. In Goa, the wedding season gets into full swing from November onwards. And while couples today keep up with new wedding trends for their celebrations, the age old interesting customs and traditions continue to occupy a dominant place in the festivities. Before …

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Young and the arts

‘Young Artiste 2020’, a national level talent competition in music and dance has been instituted to inspire school children across India to pursue different genres and manifestations of classical and contemporary arts. Participants will get an opportunity to be mentored by industry maestros such as Amjad Ali Khan, Shovana Narayan, Aruna Sairam, Terence Lewis and Shalmali Kholgade along with other …

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In a classic mood

As part of The Cinephile Screen Club, the Alfred Hitchcock classic, ‘Vertigo’ (1958) will be screened on January 9, 6:30 p.m. onwards at Maquinez Palace Auditorium I of Entertainment Society of Goa. With a Metacritic rating of 100, ‘Vertigo’ is still considered one of Hitchcock’s best work, ever. James Stewart plays a cop who is forced into retirement after an …

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GOA’S HAPPENING

Activities Ashtavinayak tour: The three-day three-night Ashtavinayak tour organised by Goa Development Corporation (GTDC) will be held on January 9 to January 23. Devotees of Ganesha will get an opportunity to experience a one-of-a-kind pilgrimage to eight Ganesh temples in Maharashtra namely Mayureshwar (Morgaon), Siddhivinayak (Siddhtek), Chintamani (Theur), Mahaganapati (Rajangaon), Girijatmaj (Lenyadri) , Vigneshwar (Ozzar), Varadavinaya (Mahad) and Ballaleshwar (Pali). …

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