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New invocations added to the litany

Fr Walter de Sa Pope Francis, like his predecessors, is a firm believer in the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This has become more evident during this pandemic COVID-19 crisis. In May 2020, which is traditionally dedicated to Mother Mary, he invited the people through his ‘Letter to the Faithful for the Month of May 2020’, to pray …

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What a difference a teacher makes!

Luis Dias If you Google ‘Peter Watmough’, you don’t find very much, not even a picture of the man. But if you look up ‘Tasmin Little’, British concert violinist, you literally get millions of results. Peter Watmough died on July 17, 2020. He was Tasmin Little’s very first violin teacher. She paid a glowing tribute to him on her Facebook …

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Narali Purnima: Opening of maritime routes

Sanjeev V Sardesai Goa, with its 3,702 square kilometres geographical area, has an almost 105 kilometres shoreline. The close residential proximity to this vast coastline, extending from Tiracol to the North till Polem Beach to the South, has logically prompted some communities to pick up trades related to the waters. These trades and occupations having been put into inception, millennia …

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‘Fans showed up in unison’

With an estimated 95 million viewers logging in to watch Sushant Singh Rajput’s last offering, viewership tracking firm says response to Dil Bechara unlike anything they’ve seen Mohar Basu and Uma Ramasubramanian Albeit playfully, Sushant Singh Rajput found himself appealing to fans to purchase tickets for a previous release, Sonchiriya, if they wished to see him ‘survive in Bollywood’. Unfortunately, …

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Olivia de Havilland, the last star departs…

A tribute to Olivia de Havilland, the last surviving major actress of the golden age of Hollywood cinema, who passed away at 104, last week in Paris RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK Olivia de Havilland, the two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress and the last surviving performer in the 1939 magnum opus, ‘Gone with the Wind’ …

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Of showers and ’shrooms

Miguel Braganza The fishing ban is over but the month of Shravan has begun and so there are many who depend on non-meat protein till Ganesh Chaturthi that is still a month away. With the collection of mushrooms restricted in ‘Wild Life Sanctuaries’ and ‘Protected Forests’ which, ironically, will be devastated by the railway and electricity projects approved by the …

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Dancing away the blues

Social distancing norms may have disrupted the conducting of in-person dance classes, but dance instructor Snaden D’Souza has ensured that the music does not stop, while also starting a long-in-the-planning venture CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Pandemic or not, dance does not stop for enthusiasts around the state. And thus, while in-person classes may have come to a halt, dance …

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Sentimental but sloppy

Film: Dil Bechara Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjana Sanghi, Swastika Mukherjee, Saswata Chatterjee Directed by: Mukesh Chhabra Duration: 1 hr 41 mins Rating: * * Dil Bechara will be remembered not for its story or any other element, but for the fact that it was Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film. An official remake of The Fault in Our Stars (2014) …

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On reel life

RAMANDEEP KAUR|NT BUZZ Gazella Viegas always had a keen interest and fascination with filmmaking and the film industry as a whole. “I like all the aspects that go into making a film. On a film set especially, there is so much to learn and so much to do,” says the youngster, who earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communication and …

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Pieces of fashion brilliance

MEHER CASTELINO Couturier Tarun Tahiliani has always been a pioneer in the business of fashion in India and his latest Autumn/Winter 20 collection called ‘Pieces of You’ was the first-ever digital fashion show presented by the designer on Instagram, July 16, 2020. The spectacular line of 80 entries featured the bridal; occasion and ready-to-wear lines from the studios of Tarun …

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