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In pursuit of identity

NT BUZZ The directors and cast of two international films ‘Commitment’ and ‘Coda’ which made their world premiere in the ‘World Panorama’ section of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) this year, sat down on Friday to shed light on their respective films. Director of ‘Coda’, Claude Lalonde shared that his film, shot between Canada and Switzerland, tells the …

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DKA to release ‘Gõy – Sudhortavo Bigoddtta?’

NT BUZZ ‘Gõy – Sudhortavo Bigoddtta?’ a book written in Konkani in Roman script by Fr Jose Dias will be released on November 24. The book has been published by Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA). Chief guest at the event will be editor of the weekly ‘Vauraddeancho Ixtt’, Eusebio Miranda sfx. Editor of Konakni monthly ‘Gulab’, Fausto V Da Costa will …

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A culinary journey

Chef Vineet Monocha, who has been in the industry for over two decades, believes that the Indian food industry has seen a rapid growth in the past few years especially in the organised food retail sector. Here are excerpts from the interview Q. How would you define your journey in the food industry? Life has been delicious for me! My …

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When music reigns supreme

NT BUZZ The cast and crew of the film ‘The Seven Last Words’ shed light on the making of the film at a press interaction on Day 2 of the International Film Festival of India 2019. ‘The Seven Last Words’ is based on a music composition based on the Seven Last Words of Christ. It has seven themes particular to …

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Real reel

NT BUZZ Day 2 of the International Film Festival of India 2019 saw directors Nitin Singhal, Kirti, and Vibha Bakshi giving an insight into the making of their films which form a part of the Non Feature Film section of Indian Panaroma. ‘Letters’, said Singhal about his film, is loosely inspired by late Bollywood actor Dev Anand’s collection of censored …

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Visit the Scotland of the East

There was a time when the state of Meghalaya was called the ‘Scotland of the East,’ en epithet given to it looking at the mesmerizing beauty and the topography of this place which was so similar to Scotland, one of the most naturally gifted places on earth endowed with unquenchable beauty of its undulating hills and valleys. Meghalaya was similar with its rolling grasslands …

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Exploring taboos

NT BUZZ The star cast of the Indian feature film ‘The Hundred Bucks’ was down in Goa to promote their film which will be screened at the ongoing International Film Festival of Goa (IFFI). Addressing a press conference on Friday, director Dushyant Singh informed that the movie, shot in Mumbai, explores the sensitive topic of prostitution. “The story that spans …

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Dietary supplements

Rohini Diniz We all know that a balanced diet can supply one with all the nutrients that are necessary to maintain good health. But in today’s fast paced world, stress and fatigue are part of our day to day life along with changing dietary habits. This has resulted in many people taking dietary supplements in order to meet their need …

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Govardhan Puja: Honouring the cow

SANJEEV V SARDESAI Goa is a demarcated land that was born only after the present day borders were finalised, after the New Conquests of the Portuguese regime around 1788 AD. Prior to that, these lands along the Konkan Coast were ruled in small pockets, by many dynasties. The lands along this Konkan Coast, at Gomanchala, were blessed with ideal natural …

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Art Attack at IFFI

RAMANDEEP KAUR If you’ve travelled down Dayanand Bandodkar Road in the last few days you may have noticed that there’s something creative in the works at the Campal Promenade. And if you’ve put it down to being IFFI related, you’ve guessed it right. About 200 students of Goa College of Art, Altinho have been hard at work for the past …

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