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The joys of music

In a bid to celebrate the power of music, Child’s Play Foundation hosted its anniversary monsoon concert at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji. The NGO led by Luis Dias works towards bringing classical music to underprivileged children in India. By doing so, their aim is to give children an opportunity to make music, learn a new skill, and lead a life …

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Marking 150 years of Gandhi, one painting at a time

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi also known as the Father of the Nation has inspired art, culture and literature around the globe like no other public figure. As the country gets ready to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi today, let’s take a look at some ways in which artists across India have strived to immortalise and pay tribute to …

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Breaking the glass ceiling

With an aim to promote women entrepreneurship, develop networks and encourage woman to venture into the world of business, Women’s Web India hosted Breaking Barriers 2019 at 91 Springboard, Panaji. The programme began with a welcome address by co-founder, Women’s Web, Anju Jayaram who spoke about the history of Breaking Barriers from its inception in Bangalore and Mumbai to nine …

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Run for the heart

On the occasion of World Heart Day, an approximate of 550 runners took part in the World Heart Day run organised jointly by the centre for cardiovascular and thoracic sciences of the Goa Medical College (GMC) in association with the Vasco Sports Club. The participants included several heart patients, who had undergone treatment at the GMC in the recent past. …

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Bhupathi brings tennis to Goa

Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Ace tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi was recently in the state to unveil the first Mahesh Bhupathi Tennis Academy in Goa that will be housed within Gera’s River of Joy exclusively for its residents. And the tennis star, who in 1997 became the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament, believes that while tennis …

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Of Bollywood, Goa, and Jazz

‘Bombay Jazz’, a musical which throws light on the many music greats, especially of Goan and Anglo-Indian origin, who contributed immensely to the Bollywood industry of yesteryears, has finally arrived in Goa.  NT BUZZ learns more from the lead cast CHRISTINE MACHADO |  NT BUZZ ‘Bombay Jazz’, a semi-autobiographical musical written by Ramu Ramanathan first debuted at the Prithvi Theatre …

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Preparing for a Green Winter

Miguel Braganza The South-West monsoon and the cyclonic rains seem to have come to an end but expect a sudden shower or two in October. These conditions remind me of the motto followed by Boy Scouts and Girl Guides: ‘Be Prepared’. In such conditions, a poly-tunnel is the best insurance for seedling nurseries against sudden rains. They have worked for …

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Hooked a tradition

Goa’s traditional fishing community celebrated the ‘Ramponkaranchem and Voddekaranchem fest’ (feast of fishermen and canoe-owners) at Arambol beach. As part of the festivities, revellers dressed in blue, comprising locals and tourists alike, participated in the ‘Arambolchi pasoi’ that began at Mount Carmel Church. Raponkars and vhoddekars united over the beats of the traditional ghumot, brown rice pez and salted mangoes. …

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7th Goa Environmental Film Fest celebrated

The seventh edition of the Goa Environmental Film Festival took place at Sanjay School, Porvorim in the presence of Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant; environmentalist, Rajendra Kerkar; member secretary, Sanjay School, Sheru Shirodkar, Darmanand Vernekar, Pravin Sabnis, Prerna Pawaskar and other dignitaries. The inaugural function began with the watering of a banana plant by the dignitaries followed by the screening of …

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Paint my love

‘In Love…with Love’, a solo art exhibition by Norman Tagore is currently on at The Project Café, Assagao till October 31. The Goan artist shares a glimpse of it with NT BUZZ   Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ The Project Café, Assagao is celebrating love with a series of art shows by some of Goa’s finest artists. The line-up …

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