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Living in accordance to Allah’s will

Danuska Da Gama Ramzan in Arabic translates to ‘extreme dryness and intolerable heat’. While the idea of fasting is to practice self restraint, a period of introspection, communal prayer (salat), charity and reading the Quran are symbolic during this time that begins and ends with appearance of the new moon. Muslims during this month fast from the time of sunrise …

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Bonding over Iftar

Every evening, Muslims end their daylong fast with Iftar. Usually mosques also have food stalls with selling a number of sumptuous eats VENITA GOMES The day during Ramzan starts at dawn with a meal called Suhoor or Sehri. Muslims end their Ramadan fast (Roza) every evening with prayers (Namaz) followed by a meal known as Iftar. “Usually, we have Iftar food at …

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Celebrations at Curdi

Devotees from various parts of Goa along with former residents of Curdi came together to celebrate the zatra of Lord Someshwar. Located in the submerged village of Curdi, the ancient Someshwar Temple is one of the few structures that still remains intact. During the months of April-May, the water level decreases and the village of Curdi resurfaces. It is believed …

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Act it out

Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts in collaboration with Abhivyaktee conducted a 15-day intensive theatre workshop with a special emphasis on ‘tiatr’. The workshop concluded with a presentation of skits in Konkani performed by the participants aged between 10 to 16 years. Based on the various exercises gleaned in the workshop, the presentation included various humorous scenes ‘dekhave’; an …

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A blend of fun and learning

JCI Salcete Coastal and Cuncolim Parish Youth organised the fourth edition of ‘Fun Fiesta 2019’, a summer camp held at Cuncolim parish hall. This year, the theme for the camp was ‘Come, Learn, Play and Enjoy’. A total of 125 students participated in the camp. The camp was inaugurated at the hands of parish priest of Our Lady of Health, …

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An eye for the tigers

An eye for the tigers VENITA GOMES The Goa Forest Department recently captured the first image of a tiger at the Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park, Mollem. NT BUZZ details the prior research and study that went into detecting its presence For many years, the Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park, Mollem has been a home to several species of flora and fauna …

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Football: Goa’s Glory

Danuska Da Gama A Durga Prasad has been an instrumental person in the reviving of Goan cinema. A real estate business man, he set up Prasad Creations in 2012 with an aim to create a niche in the world of cinema. He produced his first film, in Hindi, ‘Calapor’ directed by Dinesh Bhosle, starring Rituparna Sengupta along with other stars …

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In royal company

A celebrated name in the tiatr field, Prince Jacob made his stage debut at the age of 13. Since then there has been no looking back. Apart from tiatrs, the actor has also ventured into films with much success JP Pereira Jacob Fernandes, known as Prince Jacob on the Konkani stage, is an actor and director of repute. Hailing from …

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TIATR REVIEW JP Pereira

‘Eke Avoicho Anvddo’ Roseferns has dedicated his 94th production to the memory of his son, who passed away recently. ‘Eke Avoicho Anvddo’, is a family melodrama of a mother’s love, a father’s dedication, and behavior of a son, after he gets married. The curtain opens on a baby’s christening. He has been named Chrismon.The priest asks the parents, Marian and …

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Weaving tales of women empowerment

Internationally acclaimed fashion designer Verma D’Mello is at the Cannes Fashion and Film Festival in France for the fourth year. This time around she has chosen women empowerment as the theme for her collection. NT BUZZ gets you the details NT BUZZ Goa’s Verma D’Mello is not new to the international fashion circuit. Having carved her own niche, this sought …

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