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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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Memories, spices and Goan flavours

Sometimes it is better to take a break from chasing complicated, intricate, cuisines and dishes and just sit back and relish food that takes you back to your roots and simpler times. Here are a few glimpses of the morsels available at the Goan Saraswat cuisine pop-up at Vivanta Goa, Panaji Sheryl Gonsalves | NT Usually, the favourite memories of …

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Asian Women’s Film Fest comes to Goa

NT BUZZ In continuing with its mission to promote a film culture in the state, Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) will now host the travelling edition of the 15th International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) Asian Women’s Film Festival on August 17 and 18. The Asian Women’s Film Festival (AWFF) was incepted in 2005 in New Delhi. …

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Indian Superfoods

Rohini Diniz Among the various foods that we eat, certain foods are believed to possess high nutritional value and exceptional health benefits and are considered superfoods.  But in reality, no single food or food group contains all the essential nutrients, hence in nutritional terms there is no such thing as a superfood. Quinoa, chia seeds, olive oil, goji berries, acai …

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Let the fasting begin

Deepika Rathod New fads surface every now and then and the very recent one is water fasting or intermittent fasting, which is catching everyone’s attention. But is it really a fad or does it help one reduce weight? I would say more than reducing weight, intermittent fasting or IF really helps improve one’s digestive health which in turn increases the …

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Bonderam: Festival of banners and buntings

Sanjeev V Sardesai Located at about eight kilometres from the Old GMC-Ribandar ferry and about 11 kilometres from Panaji via the Old Goa ferry, Divar Island has many tangible heritage sites seen at various points on this land, though not well maintained. It has three main Communidades – Piedade sub-divided into Goltim and Navelim, Malar, and Naroa managed by two …

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