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Quarantine cooking: Comfort cravings

Nothing puts minds at ease like comfort food that warms the soul. As the pandemic rages on, NT BUZZ brings you recipes by hospitality professionals designed to keep your worries at bay Spinach and Mushroom Gratin METHOD: Step 1: Wash spinach in cold running water then blanch it in salted boiling water and drain it into a bowl of cold …

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What a Purnima!

Miguel Braganza By some happy coincidence, this year World Environment Day coincides with the festival of Vat Purnima celebrated on June 5. The onset of the south-west monsoons is also predicted for that day or the morning after. The dark clouds may make it difficult to see the full moon but the break of dawn will see many married women …

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The pet project

A pro-active group of animal lovers scattered all over Goa has been connecting helpless critters to loving homes since 2017. NT BUZZ gets candid with the founder of the group, Nyra Azavedo ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ  The number of strays and abandoned pets navigating through the chaotic streets of Goa is at its peak. With shelters stretched beyond their …

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‘Ghar’ ka Superman

Father of two, biker, and businessman, Nevis Coutinho’s lockdown time has seen him taking on the household chores with gusto, while also spending hours having fun with his children DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ Usually occupied throughout the day at his bar that is right on Calangute Beach, the ongoing lockdown in the state has left businessman Nevis Countinho …

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When rappers unite

Around 14 rappers recently took up the #GhhpvsCorona challenge where they were given a beat and had to rap original verseson their perspective on the pandemic. NT BUZZ finds more NT BUZZ With ample time at hand during the ongoing lockdown, Jovin D’costa who is into music production full timeand creates new beats every day,cooked up an old school beatduring …

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Finding solace in poetry

What started as a simple poetry challenge on a Facebook group has now seen almost 900 Konkani poems so far being uploaded from people across the globe. NT BUZZ details RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ In 2017, Carmelite priest Jocy Siddakatte started a Facebook group ‘Kavita Mattov’, exclusively devoted to poetry. People could post their poetry here, get feedback, and …

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Positivity in times of panic

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, Mapusa-based Ashish Kumar is on a mission to inspire and spread hope. NT BUZZ gets you the scoop ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ With the novel coronavirus pandemic dominating the headlines of late, the public’s stress and anxiety levels have reached an all-new high. In a bid to put minds at ease, Ashish Kumar has started …

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The case against Konkani?

Frederick Noronha There’s a point of view which keeps repeatedly doing the rounds indiscussions over language in Goa. That is, the view that Goans look down upon Konkani, and are even ashamed to speak their language. The elites look down upon the language. The commonfolk are embarrassed to use it. Even just a generation ago, singers like Alfred Rose were …

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Snapshots of troubled times

The first episode of Sunaparanta’s new talk show series ‘Listen In’ which begins today, will have photographer Ram Rahman discussing ‘Photography in Times of Crisis – histories, ethics and the current situation’ CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ The present COVID crisis has changed the world in a number of ways. And in an effort to understand how to navigate and …

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Discovering the secrets in home kitchens

While many of us are addicted to restaurant food, today, awareness about health and healthy eating habits is at an all-time high. Even so, with increased working hours and related pressures, cooking at home for the young professionals can be a struggle. In a bid to cater to this love for home cooked food, the Goa Home Food app (GHF) …

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