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In the footsteps of Buddha

BY ARTI DAS | NT NETWORK
Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment and became the Buddha while on a journey of self discovery. He advocated a spiritual path that was both rational and human.

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CHANGE YOUR DÉCOR FOR THE MONSOON

By Perin Ilavia
With the monsoon around the corner, we suggest some tips to keep your home looking vibrant through those cloudy, gloomy days. The season calls for warm bright colours such as yellow, red, green and orange which brighten up the room.

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Coming together for the Seminary

‘Together for the Seminary’, a three-day festival of Goan music and cuisine got underway on May 13 with the lighting of the traditional lamp by MLA of Calangute constituency, Mr Agnelo Fernandes in the presence of president, TAG, Tomazinho Cardozo, cartoonist, Alexyz, sarpanch of Candolim, Fermino Fernandes, and Rector of Seminary, Fr Tony Salema at the grounds of the Seminary, Saligao.

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New grotto of our Lady of Fatima blessed at Vasco Church

by Adelmo Fernandes
A new grotto built in the premises of the St Andrew’s church at Vasco was blessed by Fr Jose Antonio Costa, parish priest of the Vasco church, in the presence of Fr Lino Gonsalves, a Goan priest attached to a church in the US who is presently on vacation in Goa.

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Finding life in nature

Nature and life have always been vastly intertwined. The most vibrant elements of nature – fruits, foliage, animals encircle life. There exists an undeniable harmony between nature and life depicted through the medium of artist Piety D’Silva’s (aka Pietyz) paintings. Subtle as well as vibrant colors are extensively used in his paintings.

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Museum and memories

The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International Museum Day on May 18. The theme for this year is ‘Museums and Memory’. Museums store memories and tell stories. They have numerous objects in their collections that are basic to the memory of the communities we live in.

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‘Governments can give us schemes but not water and oxygen’

PANJIM: “The government can give us schemes but not water and oxygen” stated environmentalist Mr Rajendra Kerkar at the award ceremony of Vavraddeancho Ixtt at the Black Box of Kala Academy held recently. On the occasion Vavraddeancho Ixtt- – a Konkani weekly also commemorated its 78 years of vernacular journalism.

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‘Youth need to take governance in their hands’

Dr Kiran Bedi, the first women IPS officer of the country and now a crusader against corruption, was in Goa recently for a nation wide campaign against corruption. ‘The Navhind Times’ took the opportunity to speak to her on a range of issues ranging from the drug problem to the need for jail reforms. Dr Bedi also spoke of the importance of sports for an individual’s wholesome development and chalked out ways of involving the youth in governance.

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