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A muted celebration

DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ As the lockdown dampens the gala celebration of Eid, several families have more reason for not being able to celebrate Eid with joy and fervor. “For us, this Eid has no meaning whatsoever, for my son died in an accident just before the start of Ramzan,” says Aphsara Wasur, a young widowed mother of …

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Celebrating the Lord’s Ascension

Forty days after His Resurrection from the dead, Christians celebrate the Ascension of Jesus into heaven. This year the feast will be celebrated on May 24 FR WALTER DE SA The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly shaken and woken up the humanity worldwide. It has badly impacted the lives of people in all spheres of human activity. But the emerging reality …

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The COVID Diary: Journal your experiences

Aldina Braganza I am working on a creative project that involves memories. For that I had to go through my earlier journals. It was interesting for me to read memories that had slipped my consciousness completely. It was like stumbling on a treasure trove that had this magic ability to take you back in time and savour the moments once …

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A virtual conclave for students from May 23

DCT’s Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Miramar will host a Students’ Webinar Series ‘Conclave 2020-Learn Together to Grow Together’ from May 23 to May 31 from 10a.m. to 11 a.m. Organised by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell of the college, the series will feature resource persons from the student community. Each session will address a variety of topics of …

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Take it off the menu

Zubin D’souza I don’t know if you have ever segregated people mentally. The presumptuous and the pompous in one corner of my thought process; the intellectual and the gifted together, the annoying I reclassify as family and the spot for the absolutely deranged is usually populated by chefs. Not that all chefs are crazy but in my humble opinion, being …

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Power of pickle

We might not have sung paeons to it, but oft-sidelined achaar is a great Indian dish nonetheless Vir Sanghvi As a small boy, I was always confused by the term pickle. It meant one thing at home and quite another thing abroad. If you ordered a hot dog in say, New York, they would say that it came with French …

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In pursuit of victory

To pep up the mood of Goans and give hope during this time of despair, a video song ‘Jait’ (victory), directed by Aniket Naik and featuring several Goans, has been released on social media. NT BUZZ gets you the details Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ The coronavirus pandemic forced the world to come to a standstill. Indeed, no one …

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A virtual choir competition for youth

With the aim of giving youngsters a chance to showcase their talent and also create a sense of unity, the St Inez Parish Youth Movement is organising a virtual choir competition for the youth across Goa CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ The pandemic situation and subsequent lockdown has had people confined indoors, unable to meet each other or participate together …

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Utter freedom from life and death

Sadhguru If you just sit here as pure life and simply look at yourself, keeping aside what your mother or your father told you – even you thinking you are a human being, a man or a woman, all this has been taught to you in comparison with something else. If you just sit here as simply pure life, not …

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Unleash the artist in you: Benefits of being creative

Aldina Braganza Do you consider yourself creative? Well if you don’t then you should. You see buried deep within the core of your being, there is an artist hidden. You need to go there and unleash that being, for it is told that creative flow is the closest you can get to a gratified life. It is that essence in …

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