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Tracing a journalist’s journey

Former bureau chief of the BBC in New Delhi, Mark Tully, will be at The International Centre Goa (ICG) on September, 19, 5:30 p.m. for the next edition of ICG’s ‘Patrakar: A forum for journalists’. Tully will be in a freewheeling conversation with ICG director Pushkar and senior journalist Sujay Gupta about his long career in journalism, the major stories …

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Goan lad is youngest to clear Tenali Mahapariksha

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ Sixteen-year-old Priyavrat Patil has created a record by becoming the youngest person to clear the ‘Tenali Mahapariksha’. The exam, which is all about Vedic knowledge is conducted by Sri Kanchee Veda Vedantha Sastra Sabha, Tenali, Andhra Pradesh. The examination which has 14 levels is taken twice a year by students studying ‘Shashtras’ and the final …

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Chaturthi with a cop

This festive season, the Verna Police Station in association with the Verna Police ‘Crocs and Cops’ community policing unit organised ‘Chaturthi with a Cop’. Twelve events were organised, namely, Ganesh portrait painting, Ganesh idol making, Ganesh scenes making, standup comedy, solo singing, duet singing, modak making, community selfie taking, fitness challenge, tiatr/theatre, solo dance and group dance. The events saw …

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Konkani film ‘Amori’ released in Goa

The premiere of Konkani film ‘Amori’ directed by Dinesh Bhonsle was held at Inox, Margao. Chief guest for the same was Minister for Power, Nilesh Cabral while guest of honour was Fr Jose Costa and the special guest was Leader of Opposition, Digambar Kamat. Produced by Opus Gala, the film aims at showing to the younger generation where water comes …

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Launching Humanity

‘Master Key for Humanity’ is the third book authored by Sayed Manzoor Kadri. The book breaks down the teaching of the holy Quran and shows how it promotes peace and humanity. The book took 14 m onths to complete. The book was released by chief guest Rajesh Menon along with writer and social activist, Dilip Borkar and professor Edwin Cortez …

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All that glitters

The selected finalists of Miss International Goa, contested for the sub title round at ULHAS Jewellers Diamond Showroom, Margao. Judges for the round were fashion designer and stylist, Harold Andrade and celebrity makeup artist, Farrah Lobo. Contestants were asked to pick the right jewellery that would complement what they were wearing. Dressed in evening gowns and cocktail dresses, the assessment …

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Things just got reel

Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Q. What Bollywood films are you working on? Currently the focus is on ‘Season’s Greetings’. We are all awaiting the release eagerly. This film which also stars Celina Jaitley is directed by Ram Kamal Mukherjee and it is a tribute to Rituparno Ghosh. We hope that the audience loves our work as the entire …

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Remembering the ancestors

During the 15-day lunar period of Pitru Paksha, which began on September 14 this year, Hindu families pay homage to their deceased loved ones by performing Shraddha rituals RAMESH SAVAIKAR | NT NET WORK The 15 lunar day period (dark fortnight) of Hindu month ‘Bhadrapada’ is called ‘Pitru Paksha’. During this period, Hindus pay homage to their ancestors, especially through …

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Voices from beyond

‘Headphones’, a new track by 2jaym and tsumyoki is currently the talk of the town especially among the Gen-Y. NT BUZZ speaks to the two young talents behind the song CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ A couple of months ago, 2jaym, the name he goes by, happened to post a beat he came up with on Instagram. Among the many …

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A thriving Goa

Miguel Braganza The Botanical Society of Goa (BSG), Panaji is best remembered by the people of Goa and the rest of the Konkan as well as tourists for its festivals: ‘Plant Utsav’ since 1998 and the ‘Konkan Fruit Fest’ since 2003. Those residing in Goa also have an opportunity to participate in the ‘All Goa Home Garden Competition’ that began …

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