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Together for nature

The Eco Club under the flagship of the NSS unit of Rosary Higher Secondary School, Navelim celebrated the vovlanchem fest wherein students and teachers came together to promote, save and preserve the environment. The students and teachers sang about Goan culture and environment. The students put various stalls with home grown fruits and flowers, and foods made in Goa. Goan antique items …

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Scorching Downpour

Sometimes, in the summer months, we like to complain that the weather is too hot. But imagine living on a planet where it was so hot that the daily temperature could melt metal! The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope has found an extreme planet whose temperatures can soar to over 2400 degrees Celsius – that’s almost seven times as …

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What if fashion slowed down?

Fashion creates a ton of textile waste and a good portion of it is pre-consumer or production waste. However with a seasonless collection it won’t be ‘last season’s fabric’ and go to waste Ninoshka Alvares-Delaney In the wake of the Corona virus outbreak in Italy, Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani recently staged its women’s Autumn/Winter 2020 show in Milan without …

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Radha spins a generational change

At first glance, a makeshift grocery and vegetable store, positioned atop the remains of a road once under-construction and left unfinished, right outside a Slum Redevelopment Authority building, typifies a certain kind of Mumbai story of jugaad. But 65-year-old Omprakash Yadav’s shop, had an atypical flurry of visitors; a steady stream of people dropping by, smiling, offering him their best …

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What the nose knows

Scents or odours has a great potential in triggering the memory of past experiences and also a tool to treat memory-related mood disorders, suggests researchers from Boston University’s (BU) Center for Systems Neuroscience. “If odour could be used to elicit the rich recollection of a memory — even of a traumatic experience — we could take advantage of that (therapeutically),” …

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Dealing with exam stress

Exams, like so many other things, are an unavoidable feature of life. Inevitably, some people fare better than others. Some people enjoy the ordeal, viewing exams as a challenge to overcome. But for the vast majority of us, exams are a terrifying weight on our minds that lead to sleepless nights, mental fatigue, and tension. This is especially true in …

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Encouraging classroom creativity

Teacher at Perpetual Succour Convent High School, Abigail Alvares recently received national recognition for Zero Investment Innovations for Education Initiatives, by creating a novel method to make parents participatory partners in a child’s academic growth. The award was presented at a function in New Delhi organised by ministry of human resource development, Government of India. The award was initiated by Aurbindo …

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Pandemic and panic

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, religious services and events continue as usual with some precautions in place. Should this continue, or is there a need to temporarily halt this? NT BUZZ gets people’s opinion While the coronovirus outbreak has seen India taking precautionary measures to contain this disease, including cautioning against group gatherings, religious functions and events for …

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That love for food runs deep….

Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Having begun his career in the kitchen at the age of 22, Chef Monish Santosh has quickly risen to the position of sous chef within a span of five years. Always engrossed in crafting new recipes and creating food that is enticing and with a personal touch, he makes people fall in love with …

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In devotion to Lord Damodar

Devotees of Lord Damodar from all over Goa celebrated Gulalotsav on Tuesday, a part of Shigmotsav festivities at the Shri Damodar Temple at Zambaulim. As part of the celebrations held annually in the month of Phalgun, a palkhi (palanquin) carrying the idol of Lord Damodar is taken out in procession while devotees en route splash handfuls of ‘gulaal’ onto the …

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