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Nurturing a spirit of enquiry and creativity

Governor of Goa, Mridula Sinha inaugurated a five-day teachers training workshop hosted under the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) programme of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India and organised by UNISED in collaboration with NIT Goa and Samgra Siksha. On the occasion, Sinha also e-inaugurated Information Communication Technology (ICT) labs established in government schools across Goa. A total …

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Shooting for the stars

Cressida Photographers organised a photography workshop for beginners and amateur photographers at Art and Culture Hall, Patto, Panaji. Member of Cressida Photographers, Xavier Vaz welcomed the participants and introduced the resource person, Neves Pereira.  Pereira demonstrated technical aspects of shutter speed, aperture and ISO. He also enlightened the participants on exposure triangle, freeze action and blur motion. At the end …

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Instilling a love for Mother Nature

In celebration of Vanmahotsava, Mushtifund High School hosted various activities and competitions to mark the occasion. The activities were based on the theme ‘Mangroves, our wealth’. A poster-cum-slogan competition was organised for the students of class five and six on the theme ‘mangroves’. Students came up with creative ideas, thoughts and slogans. An essay competition was organised for students of …

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The pursuit of expression

CHRISTINE MACHADO It was a shared love for art, alternative education and lifestyle that moved Sanjeev Sharma and Navedita Singh to come together to start Silbatta Love. Having studied fine arts from Lalit Kala Mahavidyalaya, Delhi University, the duo then attended a fellowship programme in Udaipur where they were taken deeper into the understanding of art forms, how people work, …

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Customisable. Ceramic. Creations

Assagao-based contemporary jewellery designer, Lavita Nazare has been handcrafting jewellery since 2017 and her works appeal to a vast majority of customers. NT BUZZ spoke to Nazare about her work and more RAMANDEEP KAUR Ceramist, muralist and artist, Lavita Nazare who works extensively with ceramics was introduced to the medium while in the third year of her fine arts course …

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Saptah celebrations at Vasco

The annual ‘Saptah’ festival of Vasco dedicated to Lord Damodar commenced at Damodar Sal. According to tradition, a member of the Joshi family installs the ‘shreephal’ (sacred coconut) in the temple to mark the beginning of the festival. Saptah, literally translating to ‘seven days’, begins on the sixth day of the Hindu month of Shravan, following Nagapanchami. After the installation …

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Fostering cultural connections

As part of its knowledge enhancing programme in collaboration with Turismo de Portugal, students of VM Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE) were selected to visit Portugal. Over the course of four weeks, the students were given an opportunity to learn and explore the vibrant culture and cuisine of the region through culinary workshops and study tours. The students …

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Trekking through nature

Antruz Ghudyo, a social and cultural organisation from Ponda hosted its ninth annual monsoon trek to Bhramakarmali waterfalls, Sattari. The journey to Bhramakarmali waterfall is characterised by a one-kilometre trek. Along the trail, participants witnessed three waterfalls. Around 50 trekkers from all over Goa participated in the trek.

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Raising the stakes

Premier gaming and entertainment company Deltin returns with another international poker tournament in Goa, the ‘No-Limit Texas Hold’em Poker’ event onboard The Deltin Royale. Celebrity poker players including Adda52 Pro Nikita Luther, Adda52 Celebrity Pro Minissha Lamba, Adda52 Pro Kunal Patni will participate in the event. The event will also feature past champions of the game battling it out. The …

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Narratives of conflict

ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ As part of the MOG Sunday series at Museum of Goa, Pilerne founder of the Conflictorium, Avni Sethi was invited to speak about the Ahmedabad-based museum’s imagination of the alternative, the practice of evidence building and its relationship with failure. In conversation with NT BUZZ, Sethi speaks about integrating art, law, history and culture to …

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