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The charm of some little books

Frederick Noronha “Great things,” that influential figure from the world of Western art Vincent Van Gogh is supposed to have said, “are done by a series of small things brought together.” In this context, while the big, the bad and the beautiful grab headlines, the small, the (lesser) significant and the slight are often taken for granted. Three books came …

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Generic drug nightmare in India

Karan Thapar Perhaps because I’m a hypochondriac, I have great faith in medicine. Whenever I pop a pill, I do so in the full confidence it will work. To my horror, I now discover that’s terribly mistaken in the case of many generic drugs and, particularly, those made in India. A large number are actually ineffective and a few even …

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Pets can keep allergies at bay

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi I meet many mothers who won’t let their children walk barefoot in the house or the park, won’t let them touch snails, won’t let them grasp mud or go out in the rains, won’t let them near any animals, and refuse to keep a pet because it might bring in bacteria. Their children wear socks throughout the …

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For the love of the stage

JP Pereira Jose Fernandes from Benaulim, has been in the field of Konkani entertainment for nearly 25 years. He Having taken his first footsteps in the acting world with ‘khell tiatr’, written and directed by his father, the late Tertuliano Fernandes who was also known as Tedol, the young man grew up surrounded by artistes and scripts. Tertuliano was a …

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‘Mogan Tujea’

AUDIO REVIEW JP Pereira JP Pereira AC Production have released a new album from Anthony de Ambajim. ‘Mogan Tujea’ has 11 tracks on various subjects. The album opens with ‘Mog Tuzo’ a romantic track from Nephie Rod, proclaiming great love. ‘Kobro’ has Romaldo Estrocio narrating the tale of an unfaithful husband who fortunately has a caring wife. Agnelo Lobo sings …

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‘Let’s Go’

TIATR REVIEW JP Pereira JP Pereira ‘Let’s Go’, the new tiatr by Milagres de Chandor is a depiction of the misbehavior of many youth today, who take advantage of their parents love and create problems for themselves. Alvira’s son Sam is married to Babita. Thereza is their teenage daughter. Sam is a simple man who doesn’t seem to have control …

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A sweet recipe for success

A fashion publicist by profession, Ericka Fernandes’ fascination with chocolate and nuts pushed her to quit her career in Mumbai. In Goa, she conceptualised Golden Chantilly that offers French desserts crafted to perfection. NT BUZZ samples a few Danuska Da Gama\ NT BUZZ The only way to do great work is to love what you do. Embodying this dictum is …

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Look what’s cooking!

The third edition of the culinary competition ‘Goan Woman Chef of the Year’ organised by The Navhind Times in partnership with IHCL Goa- Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, promises to be more exciting and challenging this year. NT BUZZ speaks with area director, IHCL Goa and general manager, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Vincent Ramos to get the details Maria …

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Global tadka desi food

Chef Abdul Yaseen says that the love for food is the best kind of love, and this is what makes cooks become chefs, and chefs become mentors. He talks to NT BUZZ ahead of his curated dining experience Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Beleza by the beach will be hosting a master class today and tomorrow, with celebrated and …

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Coastal delights atop the plateau

Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ After quite some prodding and delays I finally decided to visit this picturesque property atop the Kadama plateau. DoubleTree by Hilton has an unobstructed view of the river and is close to the capital city, though away from the buzz. And when I had to choose between trying out the Sunday Brunch or the …

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