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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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A time for prayer

Fr Walter de Sa On the day of the feast of St Mark the Evangelist, held on April 25, 2020, Pope Francis released a letter at St John Lateran, Rome, addressed to all the “Faithful for the Month of May 2020”. This letter, a short one indeed, consisting of just four paragraphs with 255 words, comes as his personal invitation …

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Music lessons during lockdown

Luis Dias The lockdown happened so abruptly, like an Iron Curtain, that everyone was caught completely unawares and unprepared. This applies first and foremost to essentials like food supplies of course. But it also took our music project Child’s Play India Foundation and my clutch of private students quite by surprise. One sobering lesson that got reinforced yet again is …

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Fashion at its quirky best during self isolation

Social media is abuzz with so many pictures of people using edible and non edible items, even utensils to make garments and accessories while flaunting them online Akshay Kaushal Ever heard of a corset top made of dried banana leaves or a bra made of edible croissant? Well, the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic seems to have made people …

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Community service in the time of COVID-19

In a bid to serve the community during these trying times, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Goa, in collaboration with ‘Big Brother’, a non-profit foundation by Sachin Joshi provided 1000 meals a day to those who are stranded in Goa due to the lockdown at the Shri Manohar Parrikar Indoor Stadium, Navelim. Under the leadership and guidance of general manager, Anand …

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A guide to asthma

On World Asthma Day, celebrated on May 5 annually, senior neonatologist and paediatrician at Healthway Hospital, Virendra Gaonkar tells us that with the right precautions, asthma patients can control their symptoms and lead normal lives NT BUZZ Q. In recent times we hear of a lot of cases of individuals suffering from asthma. Have cases increased over the last decade? …

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Snapshots of a post-lockdown Goa

With plenty of the lockdown restrictions being lifted in ‘green zone’ Goa, May 4 witnessed citizens returning to the outside life, many without the mandatory mask. NT BUZZ lensmen HEMANT PARAB and VIPUL REGE capture some images

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Towards a greener Goa

Miguel Braganza The Botanical Society of Goa (BSG) and the Goa University have a shared history. The BSG was registered on May 4, 1990 to lobby for the creation of a postgraduate department of botany, which the Goa University did not have in the first five years of its existence. It was established later that year and both will celebrate …

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Covid-lantism, or vigilantism in the time of COVID

FREDERICK NORONHA “Bad news,” a shop-keeper told us the other day, as we walked by. “There’s COVID in the village.” While on our way back, returning home later in the evening, we were volunteered the name of someone whose kin had supposedly contracted the currently much-feared virus. In our state of fear and panic, most of us are willing to …

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