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The challenge of doing less when you’re used to doing more

Sonya Matejko I have spent my entire life looking for more. More to do, more to achieve, and more to see. I have always been a planner – meticulously planning everything from vacations, to visits with friends, to my life months (or years) ahead. I plan because I’ve always wanted to fit in as much as possible in the finite …

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A crisis of faith

Luis Dias A few years ago, the vice-chancellor of a regional university said in a press interview that his favourite TV show was ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ the sitcom revolving around the antics of a bunch of science academic geeks (especially a super-intelligent if irritating Sheldon Cooper) and their friends. Perhaps he thought the title of the sitcom would indicate …

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Quarantine cooking: Juice it up

Summer is here with a lockdown twist. NT BUZZ brings you recipes and concoctions by hospitality professionals designed to keep you healthy, happy, and hydrated Mango Yogurt Smoothie INGREDIENTS: Mango peeled and diced                              1 no Yogurt                   1 cup Ice                          1 cup Cinnamon powder                          ½ tsp Lemon juice                       1 tsp Pumpkin seeds                 1 tbsp METHOD: STEP 1: Add yogurt, lime …

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Serving humanity

NT BUZZ Yuva with One World recently organised a community kitchen to aid those affected during the lockdown. The community kitchen, conceptualised by Kedar Padte, aimed at offering homecooked and hygienic staple food to senior citizens, labourers, homeless and the stranded free of charge. With permissions from the Collectorate, Yuva set up a helpline wherein people could order the food …

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Of grafting and gootee

Miguel Braganza The repairs of the Basilica and the casket holding the mortal remains of our Goencho Saib, St Francis Xavier – one of the three co-founders of the ‘Society of Jesus’ or Jesuits along with St Ignatius of Loyola and St Peter Faber – is very much in the news these days. My friend, Vivek Menezes recently recalled the …

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Goa-ing back to the slow lane

FREDERICK NORONHA Over a decade-and-half ago, a Goan gent dropped in, introduced himself and got talking. In a little while, I learned that he was an Africander (ex-Africa-Goan expat) based in Canada, who traced his roots to the village of Saligao. Mel D’Souza, that’s what his name was, had been writing and illustrating a lot of work for the Downhome …

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​Fashion forward

Along with several other sectors, the fashion world has also taken a hit during the ongoing lockdown. But fashion designers in Goa have been using their expertise to develop some new creative ideas, finds NT BUZZ DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ  From learning new skills to slowing down and doing some introspection, to planning some new creations, fashion designers in Goa, …

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In the business of funny

One of the top comedians on the Konkani stage today, Mathew de Souza has been a part of plays performed at the Kala Academy Tiatr Competition for many years, and has also made inroads into commercial tiatr recently JP PEREIRA Coming from a tiatr family background, Merces-based Mathew de Souza, was attracted to the stage at an early age. His …

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Pandemic turns soft drink market tepid in Goa

Usually, the summer season in Goa sees rise in the demand for soft drinks. However this year’s summer is different due to the pandemic and there is hardly any sale of soft drinks, reports Bhiva P Parab Despite the summer season at its peak in Goa, the soft drinks and bottled mineral water sales has not got any uplift this …

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COVID-19 crisis: Reviving Goa’s economy

The government in its own wisdom devises various schemes and policies to benefit citizens and bring about the overall development of the state. Sometimes a committee is constituted to advice on the way forward. Economic advisers have their own methods of reaching out to the various sectors of the society and understand the shortcomings to bring about wholesome improvement of the …

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