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Ghumat vadan workshop on August 16

Ravindra Bhavan is organising a ghumat vadan workshop from August 16 to 26, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The workshop will be conducted by experts in the field and is a unique opportunity for participants to be initiated into learning the tradition of ghumat aarti singing along with other accompanying traditional instruments like xamell, kansal etc. The participants should be …

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Into the wild

With the monsoons in full swing, nature is at its prettiest. And what better way to experience this than through treks around Goa? In this same spirit, The Youth Hostels Association of India, Margao Unit will organise a one day monsoon trek to Sul Solo Waterfall in Sattari Taluka on August 11. The main purpose of the programme is to …

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Formalin-free mushrooms

Miguel Braganza The fishing ban is over but Shravan has begun and so there are many who depend on non-meat protein till Ganesh Chaturthi that is still a month away. The formalin scare is still present at the back of the mind and absolutely no one would like to find traces of formalin in their mushrooms. With the collection of …

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Heralding a bountiful harvest

The annual ‘Konnsachem Fest’ was celebrated at Our Lady of Snows Church, Raia with great fervour in Raia, Rachol and the nearby villages. Celebrated at the beginning of the harvest season in Goa, the ‘Konnsachem fest’ is a thanksgiving ritual wherein devotees pray for a fruitful harvest and God’s continued blessings. As per tradition, parish priest Fr Conceicao Dsilva blessed …

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Fitness first

The Verna Police Station inaugurated India’s first police and community gymnasium, courtesy of Verna Industries Association; Malcolm Rodrigues from Training Room Gym; children of Marina English High School, Verna; friends from the Verna Police community and the support of police inspector Sandesh Chodankar and the Verna Police ‘Crocs and Cops’ community policing unit. The facility will offer cross-fit, yoga and meditation services. …

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Guptaji makes his way to Goa

As part of his 2019 global city tour, stand up comedian Appurv Gupta also known as ‘Guptaji’ performed in Goa.  Speaking about his experience in the state, the Delhi-based engineer turned stand up comedian said: “I enjoyed the serenity. Monsoon in Goa is a true bliss. Goa inspired me to create different kinds of topics for my upcoming gig tours.” Gupta is a …

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Vanamahotsav at Kalem

Samrat Sports Club in association with the village panchayat, Kalem hosted Vanamahotsav at the Kalem village. On the occasion, various sessions on ‘Segregation of Garbage, Water Conservation,’ etc were organised. These sessions were conducted by Vishwanath Swar, Jayant Kudchadker, Avinash Singh of Neharu Yuva Kendra and Vibhav Pai Angle. A short skit on ‘Eve teasing’ was also presented on this occasion. Sarpanch …

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Friends Forever

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ We meet a lot of people at different stages of our life. We remain to close with some of them for a short duration of time, and then lose touch. Others remain just acquaintances. But there are a select few with whom we truly connect with, who remain a part of our life for years, …

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A talent for acting

JP Pereira Clint Fernandes’ talent for acting was first discovered by Fr Milagres Dias. The latter had approached him to play the main role in ‘Kalokantlean Uzvaddak’ that was staged at the Kala Academy ‘B’ group competition in 2014. Fernandes went on to bag a merit certificate for acting. “I played a drug addict and it was great to have …

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Bald Truth

FILM REVIEW SACHIN CHATTE Film: Fast and the Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Alba, Vanessa Kirby Directed by: David Leitch Duration: 2 hrs 15 mins Rating:  * * 1 / 2  The good news is that Fast and the Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, is better than most of the other mindless films from …

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