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Safeguarding tradition through technology

As part of their final year project, four BE (Bachelors in Engineering) Mechanical Engineering students of Goa College of Engineering developed a device to streamline the intricate art form of rangoli. NT BUZZ finds out more ANNA FERNANDES | NT BUZZ Today with frantic workdays and hectic schedules, there is little to no time for the intricate task of designing rangolis. Embracing …

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Growing Green and Organic

Miguel Braganza The 28th edition of the ‘Festival of Plants and Flowers’ last weekend saw the participation of students of 14 high schools and six higher secondary schools display high quality projects on ‘Biodiversity’ and ‘Composting’ with a fresh selection of vegetables and fruits as also of earthworms and composting stations. There is hope on the horizon: the farmers of …

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Remembering tiatrists of yesteryears

NT BUZZ The Tiatr Academy of Goa will organise its monthly programme ‘Somplolea Tiatristancho Ugddas’ to remember the late tiatr artistes born in August and their contribution to tiatr. The programme will be held on August 27, at 4 p.m. at the Conference Hall of Tiatr Academy of Goa, Campal Trade Centre, Campal. Songs by some of the deceased tiatrists …

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Flags, floats and festivity

NT BUZZ The island of Divar came alive with the celebration of the unique ‘Bonderam’ festival hosted by the Piedade Youth Association at the Piedade Square. Celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday of August, the day begins with a flag parade accompanied by a brass band. Later in the day there was a fancy dress competition followed by the float …

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Exclusive debit cards for high spending millennials

HDFC Bank Ltd., and MasterCard today launched Millennia cards catering exclusively to the lifestyles and aspirations of millennials. The cards come loaded with benefits and rewards specifically for the digital-first generation. Millennials account for 34 per cent of India’s population. According to both partners, millennials have a different approach to life. They are shaped by technology and not in a …

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Three-day food and hospitality expo from August 28

The state’s well-developed tourism and hospitality industry is drawing players from across the country. Aahar Ways Expo, a three day food, catering and hospitality  event is all set to begin from August 28- 30 at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium. The expo is supported by various Goan and non-Goan hospitality industry associations and gives an opportunity to exhibitors to display …

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GSIA workshop on grievance handling and time management

The Goa State Industries Association (GSIA) organized a one-day program, Grievance Handling, Conflict Management & Time Management on August 22 . The programme included interactive sessions on sources of grievances and consequences, the procedure for addressing grievances and conflicts at the workplace. Participants were advised on effective time management at workplace with the aid of case studies and discussions. The session was …

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The future of realty will be in urban areas, says report

Demand for real estate in future will be primarily in urban areas with affordable housing, office space and commercial space driving the boom, according to a report titled India 2030- Exploring the Future, by the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) in association with global property consultant CBRE. The report says that, increasing shift to the cities …

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Money the biggest challenge for smart city mission

Funding and execution will be a huge challenge for companies under the centre’s ambitious smart city project. It would have been better if the focus would have been on a far smaller number of cities and developing them as model for others going forward, according to a study. The government has recently identified 98 cities for the project. According to …

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Automobile industry reacts positively to growth-driving measures

Stakeholders of the automobile industry are reacting positively to the slew of measures announced by Nirmala Sitharaman, finance minister, to stimulate auto sales. Apex industry body, the Society of  Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) which has been calling for a growth revival measures since long, has welcomed the steps  announced by the government. Commenting on the measures, Rajan Wadhera, president, SIAM, said: “We are …

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