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From the lonely road to success

At 24, Niki Poonacha, who won the Fenesta National Tennis Championship recently, has already seen precious time being taken away from his nascent career. If months lost to injuries often dealing a body blow to his vulnerable body weren’t enough, the Tamil Nadu boy was forced to end his training stint in Spain for lack of financial resources. This, despite …

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Hot air balloons

Kedar Kulkarni Raju was thrilled to learn that one could go up in the air using a hot air balloon. But he was curious to know how far up one could go. Also, what it would look like from the balloon. He had many questions: “We will be able to get some very nice pictures of the ground below. I …

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The squash star

Samairah Bhandare recently entered the finals at the JJ Sports Squash Open, Kanyakumari, in the girls under-13 category, and emerged victorious. She defeated second seed Riya Balaji from Tamil Nadu, to claim the win. Earlier in the semi-finals she defeated Katrina John from Kerala. It was the first ever open squash tournament to be held in Kanyakumari and the championship …

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Painting Goa on canvas

A number of art lovers have come together to create one of the longest paintings admeasuring around 1000-feet-long at the ongoing Vibrant Goa Global Expo And Summit. NT BUZZ gets more details about the painting that anyone can be part of RAMANDEEP KAUR Environmental issues are well-known to all and thus, to raise awareness about the same, various movements, activities, …

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The rising star of Goan Cinema

Curchorem-based Melwin D’cunha’s childhood dream of becoming an actor has finally come  true. Making his debut with Konkani film ‘Pedru  Poder’, scheduled to release at end of this year,  the model-turned actor is pretty excited. NT BUZZ  catches up with him to know more RAMANDEEP KAUR| NT BUZZ Several dream of seeing themselves on big screen someday. The entertainment industry …

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A festival to celebrate differences

Ekvottachem Fest and Inclusiveness will take place on October 20, 4 p.m. at the Garcia de Orta Municipal garden, Panaji. The festival is held in order to showcase the talents of the differently-abled, understand their crises and encourage society to look beyond disability NT BUZZ In commemoration of the 16th anniversary of the Disability Rights Association of Goa (DRAG), Ekvottachem …

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Goa’s entertainment industry gives thanks

NT BUZZ The members of Goa’s entertainment industry offered a special thanksgiving mass in view of the upcoming season at Grace Church, Margao. The objective of the mass was to give thanks to the Lord and to invoke his blessings on all individuals who constitute the Goa entertainment industry, from musicians and tiatrists to light and sound technicians.

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A call to improve mental health

NT BUZZ In commemoration of World Mental Health Day and International Day of the Girl Child, the Village Child Committee and Senior Citizens of Moira organised a programme at the Village Panchayat hall. Green is the colour of mental health representing hope, strength, support and encouragement. The public was therefore encouraged to wear a green ribbon on their wrist in solidarity with those suffering with …

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Promoting the Reading Habit

NT BUZZ The third Bal Sahitya Parishad in association with Konkani Bhasha Mandal was held at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. The conference was inaugurated at the hands of director of education, IAS, Vandana Rao. The key note address was presented by Lucknow-based poet, Naresh Saxena. Also present were chairman of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, Prashant Naik; vice chairman of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, Saiesh Panandikar; …

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A devotion to Mother Mary

Mother Mary is loved by all and is considered a mother to everyone, irrespective of one’s religion. NT BUZZ highlights the significance of the month of the rosary and the tradition of ‘Saibinn’ in Goa ANNOUSHKA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ Catholics believe that the rosary brings peace and holiness in one’s life. And in fact, the month of October is …

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