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The spirit of music

NT BUZZ On the occasion of the annual ‘Gandha Puja’, Goan vocalist Pravin Gaonkar along with his disciple Pallavi Patil will be performing devotional songs on July 20, 7 p.m. at Anant Devasthan – Savai Verem. Gaonkar began his musical training under the guidance of Kamalakar Naik. He received further training from the great vocalist of Agra and Jaipur gharanas, …

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KA celebrates 50 years

NT BUZZ The inaugural programme of the golden jubilee celebration of Kala Academy (KA) was held on Monday at Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir. The programme was inaugurated by Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant and presided over by Minister for Art and Culture and chairman of Kala Academy, Govind Gaude. Speaking on the occasion, Sawant said: “Over the years, the Academy has produced many artistes …

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The rhythm of the rain

Recently released Konkani monsoon melody, ‘Pavs Piso’ by Gautami Hede Bambolkar and Hrishikesh Kadam strings together the essence of the beautiful season in Goa NT BUZZ The rains might be wrecking some havoc, but the season does have a charm of its own. From the lush greenery and the cold winds blowing to wanting to snuggle up on a dark …

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Women celebrating women

NT BUZZ Goa Go Womania celebrated its second anniversary amidst great pomp and fanfair at Caculo Mall, Panaji. Starting out as Facebook page, the group dedicated to female empowerment and entrepreneurship has grown by leaps and bounds under the helm of Siya Shaikh. An approximate of 50 women attended the event including Ratasha Agarwal, Pallavi Salgaonkar, Kunjan Nirwani, Ruth Colaco, …

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Goa: In reel light

‘The Portrait of a Goan Collector’, a documentary on the founder of Goa Chitra Museum, Benaulim, Victor Hugo Gomes, has been travelling to several film festivals around the globe. In 13 minutes, Agnelo Wayne Rodrigues tells the story of the man preserving Goa’s heritage. Rodrigues in conversation with NT BUZZ Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ He has shot and …

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‘Goa holds a special place in my life’

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ Q. Firstly, tell us about your roles in ‘Sacred Games 2’ and ‘Typewriter’? ‘Sacred Games’ is a very special show and I have a lot of expectations about the second season. The show is only going to go to greater heights and I am very happy that my character of Markhand who works with the …

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In devotion to the brown scapular

The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was instituted as a sign of gratitude for the many favours she bestowed on the Carmelite Order. Today, Catholics the world over honour her and the brown scapular on July 16 every year John Malvino Alfonso OCD The Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on July 16 every …

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Honouring the gurus

Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains celebrate the festival of Guru Purnima on July 16. Here’s a look at the significance of the traditional celebration RAMESH SAVAIKAR A teacher, (‘guru’ in Sanskrit), has a high place in man’s life. He is one who gives us knowledge. As a mark of reverence to their chosen spiritual teaches and to express their gratitude towards …

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Farmers’ Rights and traditional knowledge

Miguel Braganza In the next few weeks we will explore the diversity of plants in Goa as we prepare for a vegetarian Shravan and the mattoli at Ganesh Chaturthi that makes us conserve some of these plants. The first chairman of the Goa State Biodiversity Board, Heman Karapurkar, has been inspired to document some of Goa’s rich biodiversity as a …

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Voices of devotion

On the occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi, Ravindra Bhavan Margao hosted a programme titled ‘Bolava Vithal’, musical performances in praise of Lord Vithal. The evening featured a performance by Pune-based Bharatanatyam dancer Arundhati Patwardhan. A musical programme was also performed by Prachala Amonkar, Pradeep Sarmokadam and Gayatri Patil. The programme was inaugurated by chairman of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, Prashant Naik. Also present …

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