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Trekking through nature

Antruz Ghudyo, a social and cultural organisation from Ponda hosted its ninth annual monsoon trek to Bhramakarmali waterfalls, Sattari. The journey to Bhramakarmali waterfall is characterised by a one-kilometre trek. Along the trail, participants witnessed three waterfalls. Around 50 trekkers from all over Goa participated in the trek.

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Raising the stakes

Premier gaming and entertainment company Deltin returns with another international poker tournament in Goa, the ‘No-Limit Texas Hold’em Poker’ event onboard The Deltin Royale. Celebrity poker players including Adda52 Pro Nikita Luther, Adda52 Celebrity Pro Minissha Lamba, Adda52 Pro Kunal Patni will participate in the event. The event will also feature past champions of the game battling it out. The …

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Narratives of conflict

ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ As part of the MOG Sunday series at Museum of Goa, Pilerne founder of the Conflictorium, Avni Sethi was invited to speak about the Ahmedabad-based museum’s imagination of the alternative, the practice of evidence building and its relationship with failure. In conversation with NT BUZZ, Sethi speaks about integrating art, law, history and culture to …

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Ghumat vadan workshop on August 16

Ravindra Bhavan is organising a ghumat vadan workshop from August 16 to 26, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The workshop will be conducted by experts in the field and is a unique opportunity for participants to be initiated into learning the tradition of ghumat aarti singing along with other accompanying traditional instruments like xamell, kansal etc. The participants should be …

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Into the wild

With the monsoons in full swing, nature is at its prettiest. And what better way to experience this than through treks around Goa? In this same spirit, The Youth Hostels Association of India, Margao Unit will organise a one day monsoon trek to Sul Solo Waterfall in Sattari Taluka on August 11. The main purpose of the programme is to …

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Formalin-free mushrooms

Miguel Braganza The fishing ban is over but Shravan has begun and so there are many who depend on non-meat protein till Ganesh Chaturthi that is still a month away. The formalin scare is still present at the back of the mind and absolutely no one would like to find traces of formalin in their mushrooms. With the collection of …

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Heralding a bountiful harvest

The annual ‘Konnsachem Fest’ was celebrated at Our Lady of Snows Church, Raia with great fervour in Raia, Rachol and the nearby villages. Celebrated at the beginning of the harvest season in Goa, the ‘Konnsachem fest’ is a thanksgiving ritual wherein devotees pray for a fruitful harvest and God’s continued blessings. As per tradition, parish priest Fr Conceicao Dsilva blessed …

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Fitness first

The Verna Police Station inaugurated India’s first police and community gymnasium, courtesy of Verna Industries Association; Malcolm Rodrigues from Training Room Gym; children of Marina English High School, Verna; friends from the Verna Police community and the support of police inspector Sandesh Chodankar and the Verna Police ‘Crocs and Cops’ community policing unit. The facility will offer cross-fit, yoga and meditation services. …

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Guptaji makes his way to Goa

As part of his 2019 global city tour, stand up comedian Appurv Gupta also known as ‘Guptaji’ performed in Goa.  Speaking about his experience in the state, the Delhi-based engineer turned stand up comedian said: “I enjoyed the serenity. Monsoon in Goa is a true bliss. Goa inspired me to create different kinds of topics for my upcoming gig tours.” Gupta is a …

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Vanamahotsav at Kalem

Samrat Sports Club in association with the village panchayat, Kalem hosted Vanamahotsav at the Kalem village. On the occasion, various sessions on ‘Segregation of Garbage, Water Conservation,’ etc were organised. These sessions were conducted by Vishwanath Swar, Jayant Kudchadker, Avinash Singh of Neharu Yuva Kendra and Vibhav Pai Angle. A short skit on ‘Eve teasing’ was also presented on this occasion. Sarpanch …

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