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Goan Ganesh Chaturthi : One idol, many rituals

Sanjeev V Sardesai Goa is one unique land where people respect people of other communities in their entirety and in a wholesome way. Not only do we see a practical communal harmony, but we find people of every faith interacting in festivities of each other, with joviality and sincerity, and being welcomed with warmth and hospitality. One local festivity of …

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A Teacher’s Day special

Aldina Braganza Do you remember a teacher who was special to you? That person who influenced your life in a way that nobody else did? The person who held your hand and helped you around with something you were not confident about and needed a bit more attention or assurance. When I look back at my schooling days I know …

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Empathy: A skill towards sensitive living

Aldina Braganza When we speak about empathy we are talking of a life skill beyond basic survival. A skill refined towards sensitive living. It is our ability to feel for another as if we too were going through a similar situation. The ability to feel the pains and joys of another. It is an important component of relationships and attachments …

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Indian Superfoods Part II

Rohini Diniz In recent years, imported fruits such as acai berry, goji berry and vegetables like kale have captured the attention of the world. India on the other hand has many local fruits and vegetables that are not only cheaper but have high nutritive value and health benefits in comparison to these imported fruits and vegetables. Amla, jambul, jackfruit and …

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An introduction to naturopathy

 Nandhini Sadasivam A healthy nation needs a healthy population! The roots of naturopathy go back thousands of years, relying on the healing wisdom of many cultures including Indian, Chinese, Greek, Arabic, and European-Egyptians. In these early civilisations people lived in a harmonious relationship with their surroundings and the understanding of disease was accomplished by observing nature and how it interlaced with human life. What these traditional forms …

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Goan women and cuisine excel at the Goan Woman Chef of the Year 2019

Maria Fernandes | NT Edition III of the Goan Woman Chef of the Year was held on August 17 at Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Benaulim. The culinary competition which has been growing in popularity and number of participants, was organised by The Navhind Times in collaboration with IHCL Goa. Designed exclusively for women, the competition was conceptualised with the …

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Decoding history: Of Old Goa and viceroys

Under the Old Goa  Revelation Project,  Portuguese-based  professor and historian, Fernando Antonio Baptista Pereira and conservator and restorer, Teresa Teves Reis, and team have unravelled new information  about the viceroys’ portrait  collection at Old Goa.  They share their findings  with NT BUZZ CHRISTINE MACHADO |  NT BUZZ With its majestic edifices dating back to centuries, Old Goa is a haven …

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Portraits of Goans

NT BUZZ Salt of the Earth, an art exhibition by Rudi D’Silva will open on August 31 at Carpe Diem, Majorda. The title aptly summarises the main theme of Rudi’s artwork. His portraits of the Goan men and women capture their unique character – one that is memorable, colourful and beautiful to see in their simple mundane surroundings. “Salt of …

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Keeping it secret

Event organisers today are moving towards curating exclusive sessions in art, music, travel, etc, with a limited number of participantsfor a more engrossing experience, discovers NT BUZZ CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ It was back in the 90’s that Ranjit Pais, a noted hairstylist, decided it was time to bring about a change in the live music scene. Although there …

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Musically yours

Started in the year 1928, Pedro Fernandes & Co is a music instrument store situated in an old heritage building in Panaji.  NT BUZZ gets details about the store that provides a lot more than just musical instruments RAMANDEEP KAUR|  NT BUZZ From Indian to Western and some Oriental instruments, Pedro Fernandes and Co offers almost all types of music …

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