The 38th edition of the Surashree Kesarbai Kerkar festival organised by Kala Academy Goa will be inaugurated at Dinanath Mangeshkar auditorium at 5.45 p.m. by minister for art and culture, Govind Gaude on November 2. The festival will be held on November 2, 3 and 4 and will see the participation of top vocalists and instrumentalists of India.
Prior to the inaugural function, the, curtain raiser event of the festival, a Symposium on the topic ‘Indian Classical Music And Its Aesthetics’ will be held between 10.30 a.m to 1.30 p.m. on November 2 at the Black Box in which speakers and experts of music namely Pt. Dinkar Panshikar, Dr Vidhyadhar Vyas and Dr Ajay Pohankar will participate and present their views in the threadbare discussion session to be moderated by noted music critic Mukund Sangoram.
After the inaugural function, vocalist Ustad Arshad Ali Khan from Kolkata will present a classical vocal concert at 6.00 p.m. The first day’s session will conclude with santoor instrumental concert by Pt. Satish Vyas, disciple of Santoor Maestro Pt. Shivkumar Sharma.
On November 3, the session will begin at 10.00 am with classical vocal Recital by Goan artist Veena Mopkar followed by vocal concert to be presented by Dr Arun Dravid, exponent of Jaipur Atrauli Gharana and disciple of Gaansaraswati Kishori Amonkar. The session will conclude with Harmonium Solo Concert by Pt. Vishwanath Kanhere.
The evening session will begin at 4.00 p.m. with classical vocal concert by Agra Gharana Vocalist Bharathi Prathap, a disciple of Vidushi Lalith Rao from Bengaluru. Dhanashree Pandit Rai, Senior, a disciple of Shobha Gurtu from Mumbai will present thumri vocal concert followed by classical vocal rendition by Kirana Gharana vocalist Pt Arnab Chatterjee from Kolkata. The concluding concert on will be presented by Pt Kushal Das (Sitar) from Kolkata.
On November 4 Shobha Choudhary, Gwalior Gharana vocalist from Indore will present a vocal concert at 10 a.m. This will be followed by a vocal concert by Bhendibazar Gharana vocalist Anuradha Kuber from Pune. The concluding concert of the morning session will be presented by Padma Shri Awardee Ustad Moinuddin Khan (Sarangi) from Jaipur.
The concluding session of the Samaroha will open at 4.00 p.m wherein Goan young vocalist Sandesh Khedekar will present classical vocal recital followed by vocal concert by Agra Gharana vocalist Ustad Waseem Ahmed Khan from Kolkata. Pt Kedar Narayan Bodas, Gwalior Gharana Vocalist will present classical vocal and the festival will conclude with instrumental jugalbandi concert of tabla and mridangam by Tabla Maestro Pt Kumar Bose (Kolkata) and Mridangam Vidwan Thiruvaarur Bakthavathsalam (Chennai).
All the above artists will be provided with instrumental support by renowned artists like Pt Omkar Gulwady, Ustad Mohmmad Akram Khan, Pt. Kalinath Mishra, Pt. Mukundraj Deo, Pt. Tulshidas Navelkar, Uday Kulkarni, Mayaiik Bedekar, Anish Kondurkar (Tabla), Dr Sudhanshu Kulkarni, Raya Korgaonkar, Chinmay Kolhatkar, Subhash Faterperkar, Siddhesh Bicholkar, Dattaraj Surkejar, Prasad Gawas (Harmonium), Sarwar Hussain (Sarangi), Vidwan V. L Kumar (Violin) and Vilas Palkar (Pakhawaj).
Founder of Tula and safe food activist, Ananthoo will be conducting a discourse on ‘The Cotton Value Chain through the Journey of Tula’ on March 26, at 3 p.m., followed by an exhibition-cum-sale of 100 percent organic, environmentally-friendly Tula garments at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carpe Diem Goa will be hosting a leadership talk ‘Commit to succeed’ Sanjiv Lall on March 26, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at H No 81/2, Godinho House, Gomes Waddo, Majorda. Open to all. Details: 8888862462/ email@example.com
Sunaparanta Goa will be hosting the screening of ‘Mustang’ presented by John Menezes on March 27, 6:45 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater. Details: 2421311
‘Ghumat’ soon to be declared as the heritage instrument of Goa: Gaude
Announcing that music percussion instrument– ghumat will soon be declared as the heritage instrument of Goa, minister for art and culture, Govind Gaude said that most of the work has been processed to declare ghumat with a relevant membrane as the state heritage instrument. He was speaking at the release of a special postal cover on ghumat at the valedictory function of the three-day GOAPEX 2019, Goa Philatelic exhibition at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji. Gaude, further said that stamps and ghumat have been an integral part of his life. “Back then where there were no telephones or any mode of communication it was letters which we used to convey messages and that is when stamps would come to our rescue.” Quoting French statesmen, Napoleon Bonaparte, “Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.” Gaude urged the students to plan their journey on the basis of perfections but not on perceptions. The guest of honour and heritage promoter, Sanjeev Sardesai narrated how the ghumat is an asset to Goa’s heritage. “The instrument is made from the membrane of the monitor […]
Funny Side Up!
On Thursday at Kala Academy Goa, a unique visual showcase of cartoons and illustrations, ranging from commercial to personal collections from 12 uniquely styled Goan minds, which are presently active in various media and creative fields in and out of the state. Besides, framed Illustrations/ cartoons were on display. The exhibiting merchandise, ranging from funky stickers to art prints are on sale at the venue. (The exhibition is open till February 24). Pics Credit – Shivang Mishra I NT GOGOANOW.COM
Affordable wedding earrings collection launched by Puja Mapxencar
Puja Mapxencar, a fashion designer residing in Goa, recently launched an earrings wedding collection. All the earrings are handmade in India by craftsmen. The collection consists of long German silver hanging earrings & Jhumkas, temple jewellery, Bali’s, kundan jewellery, and gold plated American diamonds. The price range of the earrings is approximately between Rs.250 to Rs.700. Mapxencar says: “We have made it lightweight and cost friendly keeping in mind our customers’ requirements.” Each pair of earrings made is different and unique, therefore no one else will have the same pair. This jewellery is available at the Kandida boutique in Panaji and at 1930 Vasco. It’s not only for the bride but anyone going for the wedding, like the bride’s friends, can wear them. “Jewellery enhances the look even if the dress is simple,” Mapxencar states.
Feast at Grape Escapade 2019
The Department of Tourism, Government of Goa will host its premier food and lifestyle festival, Grape Escapade from February 28 to March 3 at D.B. Bandodkar Grounds, Campal, Panaji. To be inaugurated on February 28 at 6 p.m., the 4-day festival will bring together a host of professionals from the tourism and hospitality industry; hoteliers, restaurateurs, wineries and manufacturers to showcase their premium offerings. Grape Escapade 2019 will showcase over 40 exhibitors which include wineries comprising of international, national and local wine producers. To complement the wines, several food stalls will be set up to offer gourmet delights. Some of the participating wineries include; Sula Vineyards, Grover Zampa Vineyards, Big Banyan Wines, Ocean King Distillers, Tonia Wines, Good Drop Wines, Santanse Wines, Pomar de Frutas, Fratelli Wines, Indus Wines, and others. Goychi Chul, Bay 15, Yellow Chilli, Anandashram, Temptations, Sua Casa Restaurant, Hungry Hatz Grill, O’ Coqueiro and Tinge, Toro Toro will also be participating in addition to many other food outlets. An exciting line up of entertainment has been chalked out. A fashion show by Anusha Shaikh, dance routines by Dance-o-Philia and Goa Institute of Performing Arts (GIPA), and musical performances by Shine On Duo – Sidney and Silvina, […]
It’s Wine o’ clock at Grape Escapade 2019
Grape Escapade 2019- the wine festival of Goa- was inaugurated yesterday and was accompanied by a fireworks display. Tourism minister, Manohar Babu Azgaonkar, inaugurated the festival at DB Bandodkar Grounds, Panaji. The other dignitaries present for the occasion were Mr Parimal Rai, Dayanand Sopte (GTDC chairman), and Vithal Chopdekar (Mayor C.C.P). Shine on duo performed ‘I’m in love’- an original song. Darryl and Troupe kept the audience mesmerized by their synchronized acrobatic dance. Raul with Raagas 2 Riches provided the people with live music for the evening. There are many types of wines available there such as amla, jambul, mango, cashew, ginger, anar, apple, pineapple, coconut, beetroot, white wine, red wine, Sauvignon blanc, etc. To complement the wine, there are food stalls selling interesting items like tandoori chicken, biryani, fusion food, burgers, chicken cafreal, ice-cream, xacuti, kingfish fry, shakes, prawn cutlets, berry pulao, kebabs, mutton chops, shawarma, and more. Pics Credit – Shivang Mishra I NT GOGOANOW.COM (Grape Escapade will continue till 3rd March 2019- 6 pm onwards) For more details click here.
Costumes, floats, music, and fun- Viva Carnival!
People of different nationalities and ages flocked to Miramar to get in on the carnival festivities. Manohar Babu Ajgaonkar, tourism minister, flagged off the parade. Over 50 floats gave a splash of colour to the streets and one could see that a lot of thought was put into the making of them. This year, many floats backed up social causes like formalin fish, Kerala floods, the inclusion of differently-abled people, suicide, terrorism, and more. People sang songs, danced, sold carnival masks, and dressed up as characters like Mahatma Gandhi, superheroes, and Narendra Modi. King Momo (William Anes) told everyone to enjoy and be merry. Pics Credit – Shivang Mishra I NT GOGOANOW.COM
Sai Paranjpye film festival at ESG
Entertainment Society of Goa Cinephile Film Club in association with 1930 K Sera Sera, Vasco will be organising its second edition of Women film festival to commemorate the International Women’s Day. The film festival is titled as– Sai Paranjpye’s film festival, where the movies directed by Sai Paranjpye will be in focus. Sai Paranjpye is the director of National award winning movies Sparsh, Katha, Chasme Buddoor and Disha. The Government of India awarded her the Padma Bhushan title in 2006 in recognition for her artistic talent. The festival will be inaugurated at Maquinez palace on March 8 on the occasion of the International Women’s Day at 6 pm, which will be followed by the screening of ‘Sparsh’. On March 9, film ‘Katha’ will be screened at 6:30 pm, while on March 10 films ‘Saaz’ and ‘Disha’ will be screened at 4 pm and 6:30 pm respectively. Speaking at the press conference, vice chairman of ESG, Rajendra Talak also announced the extension for the registration of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) courses till March 15. The full-day courses will be held from April 13 to May 2. The application forms will be available from February 15 on www.esg.co.in. […]
An eco-farm with thrills and adventure for the first time in Goa
For the first time in Goa, an eco-farm will be opening which consists of more than just a farm or spice plantations. People can come here and admire the farm and get thrills as well. The construction of SharvRaj Eco-farm at Padoshe Sanquelim in Sattari taluka will be in five phases. The first phase will be inaugurated on 9th March 2019 at 4 pm. It will be open to the public from 10th March 2019 onwards. The first phase is built in an area of 10 acres. The farm consists of horticulture, rainwater harvesting, vegetable cultivation, borewell recharge, different types of irrigation methods, medicinal herbs, water management, organic fertilizers, and more. Those who love adventure will be able to find it at the eco-farm’s adventure park which has features such as Burma bridge, climbing net, rope net crossing, catwalk net, sliding net, log swinging bridge, tyre climbing, and rock climbing. Their water park facilities are a water play station, family slide, spiral slide, multilane slide, and so on. Another attraction of SharvRaj Eco-farm will be the thrill rides- sky cycling (the first in Goa) and zip lining. Other activities include horse rides, bull cart rides, archery, etc. They will be […]
Around the World
“This entire exhibition is a valiant effort by Vasant Datar, who has kept these currencies for posterity purpose. This valuable collection is a source of knowledge as it gives insights about those countries which are merged in the present world”, said the minister for archives and archeology, Vijay Sardessai while speaking at the inaugural of the currency exhibition. “As a minister for archives and archeology, I will be taking the initiative to provide a permanent place for such exhibits and to provide tourists with good museums”, added Sardessai. Speaking about his collection, numismatic, Vasant Datar said that, “this collective collection of currencies is a work of 50 years, Barring Panama I have visited almost all the countries. I even traveled to Pakistan to visit my maternal Grandfather (Babasaheb Gokhale), in this process I became the first and the last Indian to visit Pakistan through the Khyber region.” While speaking about his treasures Datar also highlighted that, he also posses, a smallest 1 paise gold coin which is of the size of a grain and its cost is estimated around 7 crores. In addition to it, he also has the largest coin, minted of gold which weighs around 10 kgs, this […]
Sai Paranjpye retrospective at ESG
Entertainment Society of Goa Cinephile Film Club in association with 1930 K Sera Sera, Vasco organized its second edition of Women film festival to commemorate the International Women’s Day. The film festival is titled as– Sai Paranjpye’s film festival, where the movies directed by Sai Paranjpye will be in focus. While speaking at the inaugural function Sai Paranjpye said that “I feel proud to be India’s first woman film director and being a woman director, the response which I got while shooting in various locations was quite overwhelming.” On March 9, film ‘Katha’ will be screened at 6:30 pm, while on March 10 films ‘Saaz’ and ‘Disha’ will be screened at 4 pm and 6:30 pm respectively. The movies will also be screened at 1930 K Sera Sera Vasco on March 9 and 10. This festival is open to all. Pics Credit – Shivang Mishra I NT GOGOANOW.COM
COMEDK UGET Examination on May 12
The COMEDK (Consortium of medical, engineering and dental colleges in Karnataka) UGET and Uni-GAUGE e-entrance examination, for the admission to the engineering courses – Bachelor of Engineering/ Bachelor of Technology – will be conducted on May 12. While briefing the media, the executive secretary of COMEDK, S Kumar stated that this examination is the second largest multi-university private engineering exam in the country, after the Joint Engineering Exam (JEE). After the government of India issued a notification as regards National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) being the only entrance exam for dental and medical courses, COMEDK has now restricted its entrance exam to only engineering courses. The students answering COMEDK UGET and Uni-GAUGE merit-based e-entrance examination will have the option to study in any of the 150 engineering institutions in Karnataka affiliated to 25 private/ self-funded universities. Kumar also said that the students making it to the engineering courses through this exam has an advantage of internship so that they become employable after the end of the course. The applicants need to register on or before April 19, 2019. All candidates, who have passed or are currently pursuing 10+2/ PUC/ any equivalent exam, as approved by the All India Council […]
Reviving Organic Clothing
Chennai-based social enterprise Tula introduced its conscious clothing line to Goa in a five-day exhibition that celebrated the artisanal Indian tradition of hand spinning, hand weaving, and natural dyeing of cotton. “Tula is an endeavour to make fellow citizens rethink their clothing choices. Just like the shift to organic food consumption, a shift to organic clothing of the kind that Tula represents will mean not just greater comfort and better clothing on your body – it is also about supporting many rural livelihoods. It is about the revival of traditional skills. It is about a different paradigm of sustainable living. Tula also focuses on reviving heirloom cotton seeds, to pull farmers out of the agrarian distress engulfing them,” said the founder of Tula and safe food activist, Ananthoo. “Tula is a not-for-profit clothing line that was set up in 2014. The customer can be sure that in this garment line, the largest proportion of revenue goes into supporting organic farmers, spinners, weavers, natural dyers, and tailors,” he added. Organic desi cotton is sourced from farmers in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, and then spun and woven into the fabric in the same three states. Tula’s main mode of marketing is […]