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Biodiversity in Culture

Miguel Braganza The diverse plants of Goa are on display at the mattoli near the Mangal Murti as well as in the food at Ganesh Chaturthi. Women have thus been playing the central role in biodiversity conservation and I am blessed to have Gauri Achari and the head of department Gauri Silimkhan as a senior colleague in the department of …

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Ganesha goes green

NT BUZZ In a unique initiative to nurture a love for eco-friendly Ganesha and discourage Ganesh idols made of Plaster of Paris (PoP), SS Samiti’s Smt IVBD High School at Dhavali, Ponda hosted a two-day clay idol making workshop for students. Over 120 class 5 to class 10 students participated in the workshop and handcrafted around 108 eco-friendly idols of …

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Interpreting Ganesha

A Ganesh art exhibition featuring 25 artists has been organised by Bambolkar’s Art Gallery in Ponda.  NT BUZZ gets more details about the exhibition that shows Ganesha in various genres of art RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ Paintings, sculptures, digital artworks, etc, all themed around Lord Ganesha are on display at the second edition of Ganesh art exhibition being held …

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Long live tradition

NT BUZZ In a bid to promote Goan folk music, dance, and songs while keeping folk traditions alive, Goan Folk Art Group in collaboration with Directorate of Art and Culture and  Navjivan Society of Freedom held its 12th Goan Folk Art Festival at Azad Bhavan, Porvorim. Chief guest for the same was MLA Rohan Kaunte. This festival gave the children, …

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An Unendurable Venture

FILM REVIEW SACHIN CHATTE Film: Saaho Cast: Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh Directed by: Sujeeth Duration: 2 hrs 54 mins Rating: * 1 / 2 Reportedly costing around `350 crores, Saaho is one of the most expensive films ever made in India – it is special effects, foreign locations, a big star cast but for the most parts, no …

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Down to earth

Sank Creations by Sanket Mandrekar a Mandrem resident, has come out with a video called ‘The Change’ in a bid to encourage the use of eco-friendly Ganesha idols.  NT BUZZ finds out more NT BUZZ Sank Creations has launched a video ‘The Change’ to promote the use of eco-friendly Ganesh idols during the Ganesh festival. This initiative was taken to …

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In her father’s footsteps

The daughter of noted tiatr director and writer Mario Menezes, Rioma Leoncia Menezes is already making the audience sit up and take notice of her talent JP Pereira Rioma Leoncia Menezes made her tiatr debut as a child artiste in her dad’s hit tiatr ‘Hevui Chukik Bhogsonnem Na’. An avid singer, the youngster recalls that it was a music show …

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Little storytellers

NT BUZZ Konkani Bhasha Mandal’s 18th Shenai Goembab Kathamal (storytelling competition) saw Sanvi Gurav of Pope John High School, Kepe, Kanya Naik of Dr K B Hedgewar High School, Bambolim and Vaidehi Jharapkar of Ravindra Kelekar Dnyanmandir emerge as champions in their respective categories. The competition was held in three categories – class 1 to 4, class 5 to 7, …

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Fr Antonio Pereira Birth Centenary celebrated

NT BUZZ The birth centenary of Konkani writer and researcher Fr Antonio Pereira was celebrated recently at Sirlim. Minister for water resources and fisheries, Philip Neri Rodrigues  was the chief guest for the occasion. Also present were Sirlim Dramapur sarpanch Sanjana Chari, zilla panchayat member, Cipru Cardozo, president of Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) Tomazinho Cardozo, vice president Fr Conceicao D’Silva, …

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A home for Indo-Portuguese arts

Located in the heart of Panaji city, the recently opened Centro de Artes Indo-Portuguesas (Centre for Indo-Portuguese Arts) endeavours to keep the charm of Indo-Portuguese culture alive in the state CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Having been brought up amidst Indo-Portuguese culture, the Noronha brothers always cherished a special place in their hearts for it. Around two years ago, Orlando …

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