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A season for cheer

NT BUZZ As part of its 10th anniversary celebrations, Child’s Play India Foundation will be organising a special Christmas concert on December 7, 6 p.m. at Menezes Braganza Hall, Panaji. The evening will feature the Child’s Play Chorus, the Camerata Child’s Play India and performances by ‘Aradhon’, a sacred music choir from Goa.  Child’s Play India’s mission is to instill …

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Cooking up love from across India and beyond

DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ Radisson Blu, Cavelossim embarked on a one-of-a-kind culinary journey like never before. The Sunday Brunch witnessed five versatile and experienced home chefs cook up recipes and dishes that they know best and showcase the culinary traditions they have inherited. Speaking about the Sunday Brunch concept, executive chef, Mahesh Ishwar said, “Four years and 70 …

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State cultural award to Walve

NT BUZZ The directorate of art and culture has announced the Goa State Cultural Award for the year 2018-19 to Suresh Walve, former editor of the Marathi daily, ‘Navprabha’. The award consists of a memento, a shawl, a certificate and cash award of `1 lakh. Walve, who had been in the field of journalism for 36 years retired as the …

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A festival in a vaddo

Danuska Da Gama GoaPhoto is an international photography festival that will be held from December 6 to December 8, in Aldona, a quintessential Goan village that holds a rich historical and material culture in Bardez. Curated by Akshay Mahajan and Lola Mac Dougall, the venues of this unconventional festival include private residences where traces of the Portuguese presence in the …

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Gearing up towards Vagator

India’s largest motorbike festival – India Bike Week – will be held on December 6 and December 7 at Vagator. ‘The Great Migration’, as it is called brings together bikers from across the country and beyond. NT BUZZ speaks to a few biking enthusiasts who will be present at the festival ANNOUSHKA FERNANDES The sixth edition of Asia’s largest motorbike festival will witness …

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Following in the footsteps of St Francis Xavier

All roads led to Old Goa as people of all walks of life, dressed in their best attire, celebrated the feast of Goa’s patron saint, St Francis Xavier. With masses beginning as early as 4 a.m., Goans and pilgrims from various states were up and awake, to bring in the feast of the ‘Goencho Saib’. The high mass was celebrated …

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Remembering the Mahatma

To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Directorate of Art and Culture in association with the Raj Bhavan organised a Gandhi Katha which was recited by chief functionary, Gandhian Forum for Ethical Corporate Governance India, Shobhana Radhakrishna. Based on the popularity of the oral narrative of the Katha in India the Gandhi Katha has the Kathavachan along …

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Marathi Rangbhumi Din celebrated

In a bid to promote and preserve art and culture in Goa, Samraat Club, Khandola celebrated Marathi Rangbhumi Din at Shree Sateri (Shantadurga) Devasthan Ground, Khandola. Chief guest for the same was theatre artist and researcher, Ajay Vaidya. Also present on the dais were sarpanch of Betki Khandola Panchayat, Dilip Naik; past state president of Samraat Club International – state one, …

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In devotion to St Francis Xavier

Also known as ‘Goencho Saib’ and the protector of Goa, the feast of Saint Francis Xavier is celebrated with much fervour today. It is not only Goans but also people from various places outside the State who come to seek blessings of Saint Francis Xavier. NT BUZZ gets you the details Annoushka Fernandes| NT BUZZ Born in Navarre, Spain, on April …

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Life, magic and Harry Potter

In Keshava Guha’s debut novel ‘Accidental Magic’ four very different people are united by their love for Harry Potter. The author shares more with NT BUZZ prior to the book launch at Goa Arts and Literature Festival 2019, which begins on December 5 CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Q. When did you know that writing books was something you wanted …

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