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Making Goa green again

NT BUZZ A tree plantation drive organised by GoGreen under the leadership of Charleston Fernandes along with the village Panchayat and the management of Immaculate Conception High School, Dabal. The aim of the initiative was to encourage people to adopt organic ways of farming. Addressing the gathering, village sarpanch Alleluia Aphonso highlighted the benefits of  organic farming and urged the …

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‘Tempa Pormonnem’

TIATR REVIEW JP Pereira The 95th production from Roseferns is a tale of sacrifice, ungratefulness, and revenge. Anna and Anton, a farmer, have a new born baby. Anton loves his younger brother Joywin, with all his heart. He tells his wife that Joywin is a remembrance of his parents. In the meantime, Ramos, a rich man, returns from America and …

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On The Rocks

FILM REVIEW SACHIN CHATTE Film: Jabariya Jodi Cast: Siddharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Javed Jaffery Directed by: Prashant Singh Duration: 2 hrs 24 mins Rating: * Jabariya in the local lingo means ‘forced’ and the title refers to weddings in Bihar where the groom is kidnapped and married so as to avoid paying dowry. Now unless the producers were forced to …

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‘Nizache Goemkar Ami…Bhaddeache Goemkar Tumi’

TIATR REVIEW JP Pereira ‘Nizache Goemkar Ami…Bhaddeache Goemkar Tumi is a new tiatr written and directed by Menino Mario and presented by Eddie Fernandes. It provides a deep look into the happenings in Goa today, what with corrupt politicians, influx of migrants, and the exodus of Goans to other countries. The curtain opens on a minister who has just changed …

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Actress by chance

Recently seen in political tiatr ‘CM’, tiatrist Sonia Mandrekar never planned to get into acting JP Pereira Sonia Mandrekar may have returned to the Konkani stage after a gap of nearly eight years. But, her talent remains intact, as is evident from the appreciation she has been receiving for her role in the political tiatr ‘CM’. Hailing from Chorao, Mandrekar …

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The ultimate experience

NT BUZZ In a bid to tap the interested talent in Ultimate Frisbee and train them for the future, Don Bosco College’s Department of Physical Education in collaboration with GNASH – Ultimate Frisbee Goa club organised a two-day workshop in the college campus. During the workshop physical education students were given a demo on the basics of the game. Course …

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Calm and old world charm

CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Located in the village of St Cruz, the Pinto Villa, a sprawling 400-year-old mansion painted in cheerful hues of yellow and white, draws eyes immediately. Exuding an old world charm with its Portuguese influenced architecture, the villa also makes for an ideal tourist attraction. But the owner Joe Pinto, a psychiatrist by profession, wanted to …

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Cracking the code

IAS mentor and chief executive director at ALS, Delhi, Jojo Mathew will conduct a seminar on how to crack the Civil Services Examination on August 9 at Don Bosco College, Panaji. NT BUZZ speaks to Mathew to find out more With an experience of more than twenty years in coaching students for the civil services exam, IAS mentor and chief …

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Remembering Bhausaheb Bandodkar

To mark the death anniversary of Goa’s first CM, Bhausaheb Bandodkar, Gomantak Maratha Samaj (GMS), Goa is organising various activities on August 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gomantak Maratha Samaj Hal, Panaji. Present on the occasion will be deputy chief minister, Chandrakant Kavlekar, and Yatish Kakodkar. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, president of Gomantak Maratha Samaj, …

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Empowering the coaches of tomorrow

The Forca Goa Foundation co-ordinated and organised a two-day premier skills community coaching programme for 20 grassroots coaches in Shillong as part of the Forca Goa Foundation’s coach development programme.  The Forca Goa Foundation recognises the need to develop professional and trained grassroots coaches across the country. Through these community coaching programmes, the Foundation hopes to provide coaches the tools …

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