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Upholding the traditions of Goa

NT BUZZ A compilation of autobiographies written in Konkani by Fr Jose Silveira was released at the hands of the parish priest of Savior of the World Church, Saloi. The book consists of 24 autobiographies themed on the dying Goan cultures and traditions. The book underlines not just the loss of material things but also the loss of emotional and …

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Reading between the lines

NT BUZZ Out of Context – The Book Club hosted its 35th book reading and discussion at Alliance Francaise, Panaji. The book club discussed Damodar Mauzo’s 1983, Sahitya Academi winning novel ‘Karmelin’. Damodar Mauzo himself was present at the reading and interacted with the readers. The book club discussed various themes presented in the book like feminism, patriarchy, sexual exploitation and …

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From a Jack to a Queen

Miguel Braganza After tentative showers provoked by the cyclone Vayu, the rain finally arrived in Goa on Sunday, the eve of Sao Joao and it poured the whole day long. When it rains, almost every soul alive in Goa wants to plant something: vegetables, fruits, roadside trees or even attempt to create an instant forest with ‘seed bombs’. The word …

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Raindrops keep falling on my head

After a long wait, the rains are finally here. And the monsoons elucidate a vast variety of emotions from different people, finds NT BUZZ RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ There’s something about the monsoons that has a certain magic to it. The cool breeze. The fresh green look all around. The feel of the raindrops falling all around you. Indeed, the …

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Keyed in to tiatr

As a child, Boanerges F D’Melo Alvim was fascinated with the radio and vowed to sing on the radio himself someday. Today, not only has this dream been fulfilled, he has also made a name for himself as a singer in the tiatr world JP Pereira As a young boy, Boanerges F D’Melo Alvim from Ribandar would often listen to …

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Celebrating the jack of all fruits

NT BUZZ The village of Socorro celebrated the fifth edition of the Ponsachem Fest on the Socorro Church grounds. The festival dedicated to the jackfruit, was organised by the Socorro Socio Art and Cultural Association, Porvorim in collaboration with the Botanical Society of Goa. The festival featured live entertainment, an exhibit of a variety of products created using various parts …

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Young voices in song

NT BUZZ The fifth edition of the All Goa Konkani Solo Singing Competition ‘Mhozo Tallo Aikat’ organised by Goa Cultural and Social Centre was held recently at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji. In the junior category, the first place was won by Liza D’ Silva from Curchorem; the second place was won by Aaron Rovin Dias from Curtorim; and the third …

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TIATR REVIEW JP Pereira

‘C M’ ‘C M’ the new tiatr from Mariano Fernandes is a political drama that has a class of its own. Mariano has been known for his presentations of family stories but as he admitted in his speech, he had great support from Anita Fernandes to mould this tale of good and bad politics. This is one great show. The …

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Late tiatr artistes remembered

NT BUZZ  TAG’s monthly programme ‘Somplolea Tiatristancho Ugddas’ was held recently at TAG’s Conference Hall, Campal, Panaji. The late artistes born in the month of June who were remembered in the programme were A R Souza Ferrao, Tony Fernandes, Jephsis Hitler, Reginaldo Fernandes, C P Dias, AK D’Souza, Ulhas Buyao, Romeo Mendes, Anthony Gonsalves, Chico D’Costa, C A Gomes and …

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FILM REVIEW SACHIN CHATTE

For Whom The Belle Tolls Film: Annabelle Comes Home Cast: Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Vera Farmiga Directed by: Gary Dauberman Duration: 1 hr 44 mins Rating: * * 1 / 2 Ever since The Conjuring (2013) became a hit, the franchisee has been dishing out films every year making Annabelle Comes Home the seventh film in the Conjuring universe – …

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