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Delectable Diwali Sweets!

By Mini Ribeiro

Diwali in Goa is marked by the lighting of the deepstambs in the temples and Narkachaturdashi, wherein huge effigies of Narkasura the demon, are made and burnt at dawn. And then the merriment begins. But the ultimate pièce de résistance of Diwali are the towering arrays of neon-coloured sweets. Without these, Diwali is incomplete.

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A pulsating affair

By Joe Mascarenhas

Have you checked out the ‘pulse’ of this place, right in the heart of Calangute, an eatery that has a heartbeat of its own?

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Knowledge manager

BY ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ

If you are Panjimite who spent most of your holidays in Central Library browsing through encyclopedias and story books, then you must have come across Maria Lourdes. She is the familiar face that that greeted you as soon as you entered the library premises.

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The Barren Wife

By Evagrio George

They were neighbours who fell in love and got married. He was an ordinary tarvotti, an ordinary seaman of the time when such seamen earned well, even if their salaries were not extravagant.

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Glamour, Politics and Music

By Sachin Chatte

Glamour has always had a considerable role in elections, because star power always thrives. It may not be so much in India but yet films stars are roped in from time to time to promote parties and candidates.

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“One has to be very daring”

After winning second place at the Gokak challenge this October, Rally Driver, Sandeep Sudan of Sada, Vasco is all geared up for the Pune and Panvel challenge that will flag off on November 10. NT BUZZ caught up with this young racer, a crane operator by profession, who has taken Goa to a different level in the sport of rally driving

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On a culture trip

It was a Saturday and Capitao Pedro and his amigo, Appa Prasad Govekar were taking a stroll on one of the many footpaths in the capital city. The Capitao, was in a ‘what can we learn from the Portuguese to save Panaji’ mode, which was way off his ‘let’s save Calangute’ campaign which ended with him in the arms of masseuse Daniska.

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Amti, the comfort food

By Mini Ribeiro

Amti is generally, a soupy dal made, with tur dal, tamarind, spices, jaggery and coconut. Who can resist a meal comprising Amti and rice or bhakri? A well-known lentil-based dish, amti is eaten all over Maharashtra and Goa.

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Essentially Goan

By Joe Mascarenhas

There is a tale to be told on how the fish is ‘dressed’ to perfection. The dressing a secret retained over the years…from way back in 1932 to be exact, to give the diner a mouth watering, tongue tingling experience as he indulges the Piscean delicacies in fine dining, air conditioned comfort.

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The girl who wasn’t suppose to survive!

BY RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK

Fawzia Koofi, Member of Parliament in Kabul and Vice President of the National Assembly of Afghanistan, is as much of a wonder as a source of inspiration for countless women both within her country and outside.

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