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Devotion at the ruins

NT BUZZ Over 100 Carmelite priests, seminarians and devotees from various parts of India made their way to the ruins of ‘Convento de Carmo’ at Old Goa to mark the 400 years celebration of Carmelites in India. ‘Convento de Carmo’ was the first church of the Carmelites in India. Superior General of the Carmelites, Fr Saverio Cannistra OCD presided over …

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FTII to conduct courses in Goa

NT BUZZ For the first time, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in collaboration with Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) will organise two certified foundation courses in Screen Acting and Screenplay Writing. The 20-day course will be conducted by professors from FTII. The full day courses will be held from April 13 to May 2. The application forms will …

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Cookware

Rohini Diniz Non-stick cookware: Non-stick cookware comprises pots and pans with surfaces that have been coated with a polymer polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a well-known brand of which is Teflon. Teflon is a synthetic chemical made up of carbon and fluorine atoms that was first made in the 1930s. Teflon provides a nonreactive, non-stick and almost frictionless surface making it convenient to …

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Breast cancer: Awareness and prevention

Sujal Torgal Patil If we analyse our collective health as a society we will find that we have managed to increase the life span or reduce mortality rate due to the advent of modern medicine and infrastructure, but the quality of life has deteriorated a lot. Hence, we are suffering from disorders which are not only complicated but incomprehensible. Cancer …

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The Convent and Fortress of Cabo, Dona Paula

Sanjeev V Sardesai Among the few highly admired places in Goa, is definitely the official residence of the First Citizen – The Governor of Goa; also known popularly as the ‘Palacio do Cabo’ during Portuguese era, or presently the Raj Bhavan. During the Portuguese administration, it was officially called as ‘Nossa Senhora do Cabo’. Situated about 7 kilometres from the …

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Practising gratitude

Aldina Braganza I love the moments of twilight, the time between darkness and light, when the sky is in its most grandiose splendour. It’s a time when the world sets stage for the next act. I feel special, as if the whole universe has conspired to puts on this drama for us. The hues that surround the early morning sunrise …

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Palaces in God’s own country

Susan Jose Ancient forts and palaces are often considered to be portholes for travelling back in time. Standing strong since centuries, they take us on a visual expedition through the many journeys that have shaped history. During a recent trip to Kerala, we decided to explore the lesser-known palaces of the Kingdom of Travancore. These palaces do not seem massive …

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Evaluating value education

The session on Value Education on day 2 of Difficult Dialogues saw panelists discussing the role of value education in our lives, the need for teaching this subject in schools, and how relevant Gandhian values are today, reports NT BUZZ NT BUZZ With this year’s theme of Difficult Dialogues being centred on education, one of the topics up for discussion …

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Resuscitating education with better financing

The fifth panel discussion for Difficult Dialogues was on ‘Financing of Education: Binding Constraints’. NT BUZZ brings you the details NT BUZZ In India various financial schemes, polices and plans are devised to improve the quality of education, however the government has not been able to achieve the maximum. To understand whether it is the financial constraint that is holding …

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Studio Arpora- New kid on the block

NT BUZZ Studio Arpora, located in its namesake village, is a calming escape from Arpora’s bustling main road. Its Mediterranean interiors feature swatches of Santorini blue, chapel white, and tropical green. The calming palette highlights the studio’s curated collection of lifestyle décor and art. Founded by artist, Shireen Mody and her daughter, Saffron Wiehl – the studio is a warm …

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