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A tribute to Goa

NT BUZZ In a bid to pay tribute to Goa on its second anniversary, Le Meridien, Goa has collaborated with the Women of Fatorda to organise the ‘Women of Fatorda Fest’ and showcase the lost flavours of Goa. The fest will begin from August 16 to August 24 at Le Meridien Goa, Calangute. A special menu has been curated for …

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Independence Day: in a world of commercialisation

As we mark Independence Day today, a number of stores are displaying patriotic themes on everything from fashion to menus to decor. But does this serve the purpose of reminding the public of the struggle that led to India’s Independence? NT BUZZ gets peoples’ opinions RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ Over the last few days, a number of stores have …

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In festive mode

Immerse in local tradition and culture as Goa plays host to three interesting festivals over the next few days. NT BUZZ has the details NT BUZZ Apart from the many religious and patriotic festivals celebrated in the state, Goa also has a number of interesting local feasts which celebrate the diverse, unique and rich culture and traditions of the land. …

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The ultimate champions

NT BUZZ Goans Rebecca Godinho, Sophie Chowgule and Tejas Shevde were selected as part on the Indian national team at the Asia Oceanic Ultimate and Guts Championships (AOUGC) at Shanghai, China and secured the bronze medal. Additionally, Godinho and Damor were adjudged the female and male MVPs (Most Valuable Player) of the match. Godinho, Chowgule and Shevde were the only Goans …

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Tale of Narali Purnima

Ramesh Savaikar NT NETWORK Narali Purnima, also known as Coconut Day, is an important Hindu festival that is celebrated with great zeal, fervour and gaiety in Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and the Konkan region. It is celebrated on the full moon night of the Hindu month Sharvana. This year the festival is on August 14. Fishermen perform the puja of naral …

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Jazzing it up

ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ Goa, today, has a thriving music culture. And in a bid to contribute to this, the Goa Jazz Academy (GJA) was established in March 2019 to deepen the love for learning music and in particular, the skills to perform and improvise. “Our aim is to create the next generation of artistes, who by gaining access …

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A collage to mark International Left-Handers Day

On the occasion of the second anniversary of the World Famous Left Hander Museum at Big Foot, Loutolim, a collage will be created today with over 3000 handprints of left-handed people from all over the world. NT BUZZ gets more details RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ Left-handed people today make up around 10 per cent of the world population, as …

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Make way for Artificial Intelligence

NT BUZZ In a bid to promote research in the area of Artificial Intelligence, BITS Pilani will set up a centre named Anuradha and Prashanth Palakurthi Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (APPCAIR) at BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus.  Announcing this during the Convocation2019, director, BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, G Raghurama said “This lab is being …

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Empowering women

NT BUZZ Members of the Calangute Legal Aid Cell, VM Salgaoncar College of Law organized a programme on ‘Women Empowerment and Self Employment’ at Calangute Village Panchayat Hall. The aim of the programme was to celebrate women empowerment as an important constitutional right by highlighting various schemes introduced by the government for the benefit of women. The programme was attended …

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Nurturing local talent

NT BUZZ In an endeavour to promote and nurture local Goan talent, Big Daddy Entertainment will hold its first edition of ‘Our Stage Your Talent’, a competitive talent show which will feature the best and the brightest talent from the Goan community. Goa is known to offer variety when it comes to talent and art. It may be in any of its form, from contemporary, to …

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