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‘My Room My Exhibition’, the first virtual exhibition by The Goa Philatelic and Numismatic Society is currently on display on social media. NT BUZZ learns more CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ From stamps on diverse themes ranging from lighthouses, minerals, Walt Disney and more, to valuable currencies and collections of watches, pencils, etc, the ongoing virtual exhibition by The Goa …

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A tribute to the cashew

Dedicated to the people of Goa, Goan musician O’luv has come out with his new music video ‘The CASHEW song of Goa’ Goan musician O’luv has released his new music video single ‘The CASHEW song of Goa’ on his YouTube channel O’luv Goa. The video has been created over a span of three months, with site visits to understand the …

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How to live a life you love

Camilla Hallstrom Doubt is everywhere, isn’t it? People around you expect you to live your life in a certain way. Go to a good school, get a job that pays a comfortable salary, buy a house. And if you don’t? If you break the norm and live life differently? Whether that’s driving around the country in an RV, becoming a …

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Riddles: same language, another land

Frederick Noronha One-third of this book is impossible for me to understand, it comes from perhaps 400 kilometres away, and was written almost forty years back. So, why should one be bothered at all with it? Contrary to what it might seem, this partly Kannada-script book is relevant to Goa too. Hard-covered, bound with what looks like old sari cloth …

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The Buzz about Bees

On World Bee Day, NT BUZZ speaks to local experts to learn about bees and beekeeping in Goa ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, reads a quote commonly attributed to Albert Einstein, man would have no more than four years left to live. And recognising the gravity of this statement, professional …

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Goa Open Arts announces artist grant

NT BUZZ In order to stimulate a local art infrastructure which is at considerate risk due to slowing down of cultural activities and funding in the time of the ongoing pandemic, the Goa Open Arts has announced The Goa Open Arts Catalyst Grant. The grant will award five artists, with a sum of `30,000 each for the production of a …

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How to move forward when you’re out of work and feeling lost

Tazeem Weljie Let’s face it, losing a job sucks! Over the last couple of months, I have been chatting with friends who have recently been affected by organisational changes resulting in being out of work involuntarily. This is a situation all too familiar to millions of people, frequently through no fault of their own. Often it’s a result of an …

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Love from afar

Luis Dias The highlight of my lockdown mornings has been the ability to watch whole operas online, streamed on the Metropolitan Opera website. At the time of writing this, I’ve clocked over 60 operas, and counting. It has been a voyage of discovery, revisiting old favourites but also learning about many I didn’t know about before, some of them extremely …

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Service to society

NT BUZZ Extending their service to society during the lockdown, physiotherapist Ketan Bhatikar along with the MG Yuva Sangathan recently took the initiative to serve almost 1500 families in Ponda. The initiative began with Bhatikar himself delivering groceries and medicine to those in need during the initial days of the lockdown. He also provided meals to stranded migrants and daily …

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