A mono act based on the life of poet and saint Kabir is been organised by the Directorate of Art and Culture and Kala Academy in association with Goa University. The play ‘Kabeer’ by Shekhar Sen throws light on the journey of the saint and his teachings. Speaking during a press conference on Friday, organising secretary for the event, Goa University, Ramrao Wagh said: “The play brings to light the importance of three mantras of life which are love, peace and religious harmony. These three mantras have the power to divisive wall melt and to raze every barrier erected by fanatic rage and hatred. These core values are beautifully penned down in two-hour mono-act Kabeer which comprises of 45 song sequences.” The event will be inaugurated by the governor, Mridula Sinha; chief minister, Manohar Parrikar; minister for art and culture, Govind Gaude and chancellor, Goa University, Varun Sahni. Since 1998 Sen has directed, composed and written musical mono-acts like ‘Tulsi’ ‘Kabeer’ ‘Sahab’ ‘Vivekanand’ and ‘Soordas’ and has received several accolades. “Sen is a versatile singer. He has been honoured with Padma Shri award in the year 2015. And since 1983 he has released over 200 musical albums. He has also […]
Sunaparanta in collaboration Lotus Film & TV Production (Goa), Real Ficção (Portugal) and Communicare held a photo exhibition titled–‘Through My Lens’ on Wednesday. The photo exhibition ‘Through My Lens’ was curated by Nalini Elvino de Sousa who put together the photographs of the two cameramen, John Lino from Goa who worked in the production phase of the movie `Special Envoy’ which was shot in Maputo, Mozambique and Emidio Josine of Mozambique who landed on the shores of Goa for the production of the second half of the movie. The exhibition was followed by the screening of the movie `Special Envoy’.
After every four years an electric excitement builds up among people from different parts of the world during the Fifa World Cup matches. One such person is Yolanda D’souza- a talented artist who was also a passionate footballer. She even scored an international hat trick for the country. This year, her ardent love for football inspired her to make more than 40 artworks based on the 2018 world cup matches. The series is titled ‘Mundial 2018’. Most of them are digitally created. While watching the matches, her creative eye caught different serious and quirky moments which she proceeded to artistically capture. She used an app where she could draw these moments on the screen with her finger. The artworks have themes like Neymer’s changing hairstyle, ‘The incredible hat-trick man’, ‘Frustration of team Germany’, ‘Fellani hands his team a life line’, ‘Hungry for goals but left cutlery at home’, and much more. The artworks are open to the public till July 20th (11 am to 6 pm) at Art Chamber, Calangute.
“If Goa can excel in so many other fields, we can do so in IT as well. We’re a small state that has produced talents beyond its strength. We should aim to retain the talents by developing Goa into an IT hub with a positive mind frame” said the Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar while speaking at the launch of ‘Goa Start-Up Portal’ on the occasion of Goa IT day. The Goa IT Day is part of a focused initiative to promote innovation and encourage entrepreneurial investment in the state so that Goa can be counted among the top 25 startup destinations in Asia by 2025. Further, Parrikar added that “Right from the year 2000, I have been dreaming of Goa becoming a powerful hub for IT. And with Cyber¬–age scheme, Goa did become the first state to give technical grants and laptops to students.” Speaking about the initiative that the Government of Goa has taken up to support the young techies and entrepreneurs, Minister for Information and Technology, Rohan Khaunte said that “Goa has traditionally been running on a mining and tourism-dependent economy and now it is time for us to add Information Technology to make Goa a […]