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Bitten by the gardening bug

ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ What better way to banish the pandemic blues than by going green? This sentiment rings particularly true with a number of green-fingered Goans who in the past few months rediscovered the joys of home gardening. Like many who have been bitten by the gardening bug, Zarino Jesus Dias’ garden comprises a few potted plants and …

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Junk symphony

Virtual junk percussion sessions started by Music Matters, gives participants a chance to come together and create music out of junk items. NT BUZZ details RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ With a lot of activities going online due to pandemic situation, psychologist, music therapist and drum circle facilitator, Arthur Fernandes has launched virtual junk percussion sessions under his company Music …

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When chefs lose control

Zubin D’souza Chefs are probably the most fastidious, finicky and overbearing creatures ever to grace the surface of this wonderful planet. They can nitpick, harangue, and harass people in a pernickety fashion even before they have had their first cup of morning coffee. I’m pretty sure that remains the number one reason that I love them and identify with them …

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Being immune to rainy ills

Sujal Patil Torgal Monsoon reveals the true magnificence and glory of Mother Nature. It makes us all fall in love with the pristine beauty spread around. All of us have personal reasons to love the rains. Be it freedom from the scorching sun, sheer abundance of greenery and blueness in nature, elevation of positive moods or whatever. But an important …

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Do chefs have tales?

Zubin D’Souza As part of my outreach programme and pro bono work, I used to volunteer some time at a local college where I taught a course to young underprivileged kids and tried to prepare them for a life ahead in the hospitality industry. I often chose to break up the monotony and the seriousness of the class by regaling …

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Align your goals to remain motivated and hopeful

Aldina Braganza Getting ready for work, I stand and look back at my reflection in the mirror, trying to match my headscarf with my Kurta, automatically reaching for my lipstick, I remember there is no need for lipstick now,  I sigh, ensuring that my mask hasn’t got any lipstick stains. Small reminders that life is not the same. Things have …

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All tuned in

With the podcast culture steadily growing in India, Goans too have started their own podcasts on diverse themes. NT BUZZ checks out a few CHRISTINE MACHADO NT BUZZ Perhaps you are out for a morning jog and tired of your playlist. Or on a long drive with no interesting music to keep you company. Or have some alone time but …

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The show must go on

Here’s a look at a few more videos that have made an impression on social media during this pandemic, when all the entertainment is confined to homes JP Pereira Vignettes of Goa The Trio de Assuncao which is very much into classical and semi classical music play a medley from Konkani films in this video. The beautiful music composed by …

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Keep calm and cook

ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ The past few months have given us plenty of food for thought. And being in lockdown, eventually, thoughts turn to food. With plenty of idle hours on hand and YouTube playing teacher, homebound folk are now getting acquainted with their kitchen and cooking up a storm. Before the lockdown, self-proclaimed foodie Sweta Korgaonkar relied on …

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Pose and challenge

A 21-day yoga challenge called ‘FACES’ which began on June 1 will conclude on International Yoga Day, ie June 21. NT BUZZ gets details RAMANDEEP KAUR Being a yoga teacher and founder, The Full Seven & Riverside Shakti Retreat, Paramjit Pam Anand wanted to do something special to commemorate International Day of Yoga and the solar eclipse which both fall …

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