As part of International Museum Day celebrations, Goa Science Centre will be organising an exhibition titled ‘My Own Collection’ from May 16 to 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Details: email@example.com
Celebrate the diverse flavours of India as Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort brings to you its unique thali festival, with the spicy Kolhapuri mutton thali, special Goan fish thali, Punjabi chicken thali, traditional Saraswat vegetarian thali and more on offer. The festival is on till May 31 at Kebabs and Kurries, Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort.
As the last days of summer arrive, GROK is preparing a brunch with the season’s most loved produce – mangoes and urrak on May 26, 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. GROK, Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa. The highlights include – dim sums, tortillas, soups and salads, curry pots, desserts, cocktails like kairioschka, bombay belini and a whole lot more.
For people interested in growing their own food, fruits is a good place to start. Even if you have limited space, fruits can successfully be grown in containers/pots. Compared with vegetables, fruit trees require a lot less daily maintenance and make for great seasonal bounty for oneself and friends. There will be a workshop on “Growing Fruits Organically”, and learn how to add fruit to your harvest basket! A PRACTICAL, HANDS-ON WORKSHOP WITH LIVE DEMOS TO HELP YOU GET GROWING. DETAILS: WHEN: Sunday 26th May, 3.00 – 6.00 pm WHERE: Bookworm Library, House no.127 (Old Saraswati Vidyalaya), Mala, Fountainhas, Panaji. Pre-registration is COMPULSORY for this session as we have LIMITED seats. Registration Fee Rs. 700/participant REGISTER HERE: https://imojo.in/1wzbtb0 Call/SMS Yogita: firstname.lastname@example.org
Soul Travelling is organising ‘Chandor – The Origin’, a walk around the ancient city of Chandor (Chandrapur) on May 26, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and ‘Saligao Pasai’, the village trail, in collaboration with Museum of Goa. Details: 7378301863 / email@example.com
Visit ‘Earth Keepers Market’ for fresh organic fruits and vegetables, organic groceries, herbal health supplements, herbal remedies, natural body products, acupressure kits, vision improvement kits, etc. There’s also a gift economy counter for exchanging sparingly used items on May 26, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Saraya Eco-Resort and Art Space, CHOGM Road, Sangolda. Details: 8888409687
‘Medium Rare’ co-organised by The Sunday Evening Quiz Club and ICG will be held on May 26, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at International Centre Goa, Dona Paula. Details: http://firstname.lastname@example.org
“It is ten per cent how you draw, and ninety per cent what you draw.” ― Andrew Loomis Join us as we Cholta-cholta, explore and sketch around Aldona We will meet on Tuesday 28th May, at 4:00 PM at the Alban Couto Community Library (ACCL), Shop no.4, Parish center (near the St. Thomas Church). Following a small briefing and a few drawing exercises, we will head out to walk around. We will start this sketch series by walking around the main Aldona market and Church area. Following the walk, we shall stop at various areas and draw details/scenes that catch our eye. Materials will be provided. [Papers, Pencils, pastels]. Please come comfortably dressed and equipped to handle the May evening glare. Fee: Rs. 300 including all material Alban Couto Community Library (ACCL) members FREE! Contact 9823222665 for more details.
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When India and Pakistan play a match, it is nothing less than a war: Sehwag
Speaking on the Day 2 of Goafest 2019, Sehwag was asked if India should play Pakistan in the World Cup, he said, “There are two things which are discussed, whether we should have a war with Pakistan or not and whether we should play Pakistan in the upcoming world cup or not.” “We should do whatever is good for the nations prospect. When India and Pakistan play a match, it is nothing less than a war. We should win it and not lose it.” added Sehwag. When asked questions about the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, Sehwag replied that “I feel a leader should have the courage to take decisions, quick decisions in the interest of the country, in the interest of the Army and the interest of the police.” He also said that if people started voting for leaders and not on the basis of party lines, then “half the leaders” would not get elected.”The leaders get elected because people vote for the party. The person who can take decisions should get elected, irrespective of which party he is from,” he claimed. Ending the session on a humorous note, when asked if he intended to join politics, Sehwag replied, “I […]
Deciphering cricket with Boria Majumdar
Sports journalist, sports commentator, and author of several books on Indian sports, Boria Majumdar was in Goa for the 2019 edition of Goafest. NT GoGoaNow caught up with Boria to talk cricket. AUSTIN DIAS | NT GoGoaNow This year’s IPL has seen matches go on till midnight. The slow over rates are affecting fans and journalists. Comment The most important constituency of the game is its fans. If a fan has to struggle to return home at 1 a.m. in the morning by paying four times the money for transport, if a journalist cannot write the match report as the deadline is over and his morning edition is gone, and the broadcaster cannot sell his inventory, it is unfair on them. Firstly, the BCCI has to play a greater role. There are two things that can be done. You can start matches at 7 p.m. and finish by 11.30 p.m. Secondly, penalising the erring captain on the basis of net run rate (NRR). If the penalisation is done by cutting down match fees the franchise will pay it off. If you want to hurt them use the NRR (net run rate) option. Eventually, when it comes down to the […]
Promoting the Medium of Watercolour
The Watercolour Society of Goa (WSG) was formally inaugurated by renowned artists, Milind Mulick in the presence of principal of Goa College of Art, Mahesh Vengurlekar and director of Art & Culture, Gurudas Pilarnkar. The Society’s logo was also unveiled during the inaugural function. Speaking at the function, Mulick lauded the efforts of the artists in Goa to get together and work in the interest of promoting love towards watercolour as a medium of creative expression. Vengurlekar went ahead and urged the artists gathered to create more groups of various genres of art such as portraits, sculptures and others with an aim to activate the dormant talent in the society. Pilarnkar praised the Water Society of Goa and assured the artist community of wholehearted support of the department in activities promoting art and artists from the state. At its inaugural event, WSG organised a two-day watercolour workshop with Milind Mulick. The workshop had an overwhelming response with over fifty participants registered. The workshop saw Mulick demonstrating watercolour techniques and explaining finer nuances of the medium. The participants were also given the opportunity to witness and practice outdoor painting with Mulick. The society led by its president Govind Silimkhan has several […]
To Switzerland via Science
Get set to avail the opportunity to win a return ticket to Switzerland, as the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai is organising ‘Swiss Science Slam’ competition, open to participants of all nationalities and research fields (including social sciences, humanities, life sciences, physical sciences and engineering) from the states of North, East, Central and West India (including Goa and Telangana). All you have to do is produce a five minute video (maximum file size 20 MB), introducing any research or science project of their choice. The video should be done in English and start with the statement of the author’s name, research position and name of college/institution. Participants are free to choose presentation styles and equipment as they see fit. Submissions must clearly show the participant presenting his or her research in a manner chosen by her or him. Using only animation alone is not permitted and participant may work with other individuals as supporting cast. Videos can be shot on smartphones, webcams or any video recording devices. Eligible participants should be 18-years-old or older and should be BA/BSc/ MA/ MSc/PhD candidates in India. Only one entry per person will be permitted. To enter the competition, participants are invited to […]
Vibrations of Colours come to Kala Academy
A group of talented artists have showcased their works at the Kala Academy Art Gallery. It was hosted by Vasantha Arts. The creative paintings had perfect blends of colours with depth. Therefore, it is no surprise that the exhibition is titled ‘Vibrations of Colours’. It was inaugurated by the expert artist and Padma Bhushan, Laxman Pai. Other distinguished guests at the inauguration were Shaistah Thapar, art collector, and Chandeeshwar G, vice president of Karnataka Telugu Writer’s Federation and trilingual poet. The paintings consisted of abstract art, realistic sceneries, deities, landscapes, seashores, animals, musical instruments, rural life scenes, etc. Different mediums of art were used such as oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, oil on resin, and acrylic stretched canvas. The participating artists are Raju Velayudhan, Malyadri K, Sujata Arun Pawar, Pavithra Bharghava C and G D Chandrababu. Pics Credit – Shivang Mishra I NT GOGOANOW.COM
Konkani Cinema turns 69
Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) and Dalgado Konknni Academy (DKA) jointly commemorated the 69th anniversary of the first full-length Konkani film ‘Mogacho Anvddo’ which was released on April 24, 1950. It was produced by Antonio Lourenco Jerry Braganza, under the banner of ETICA PICTURES (Exchange Talkies of India, China, and Africa), and was based on the novel ‘Mogachi Odd’ by Dioginho D’Mello. Braganza’s work in the world of Konkani cinema earned him the name ‘Father of Konkani Cinema’. Speaking at the occasion, Sahitya Academy award winner Damodar Mauzo said that, “Sometimes there are wrong notions made about Goa, to clear these misunderstandings there are two ways; literature and cinema. Through cinema, we can show the people the real and good Goa. But unlike the South– Indian movies we should not over–glorify the characters or the subject.” “But at times movies like Paltadacho Munis (The Man Beyond the Bridge) by Laxmikant Shetgaonkar which won the Film Critics prize at the 34th Toronto International Film Festival was less popular amongst the Goans due to its storyline.”, added Mauzo. Adding to this President of DKA, Tomazinho Cardozo said that “instead of celebrating this day for just one day, we would like to celebrate […]
Opportunity to Train in Hindustani Classical Music
Two Goan students will have the opportunity to train in Hindustani classical vocal music in Gurukul tradition at Gangubai Hangal Gurukul at Unkal, Hubli-Dharwad. In this regard, Kala Academy has invited applications from interested individuals. Those shortlisted through an interview and audition test at Kala Academy will receive training in Guru Shishya Paramapara from the academic year 2019 onwards. As per the eligibility criteria, the candidates should have basic knowledge of Hindustani music and should be an Indian citizen. The minimum educational qualification is 10th standard pass and the lower age limit as on date should be 15 years. The upper age limit is 35 years. The candidate should be unmarried. The duration of learning will be a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years. The Gurukul at Dharwad provides free accommodation, food, and two sets of uniforms to the students who are admitted to their Gurukul. The candidates will have to provide a recorded CD, medical fitness certificate and Xerox copies of testimonials at Kala Academy which in turn will be forwarded to Gurukul in Dharwad. The applications giving all the details such as name, address, phone no, date of birth and age, academic qualification details, […]
Giving a boost to the cinematic culture
The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in collaboration with Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) organised a 20-day workshop of two certified short courses namely, Foundation Course in Screen Acting and Foundation Course in Screenplay Writing at ESG, Panaji. These short courses aimed at helping artistes and screen writers of the state polish their skills. Registrar at FTII Varun Bharadwaj was present for the valedictory function. The faculties for the courses were Phuntsok Ladakhi and Samvartha Sahil. The full day courses commenced from April 13 and ended on May 2. A total number of 32 registrations from all over India were received; out of which 20 individuals opted for the Screen Acting course while 12 opted for the Screenplay writing course.
Creating awareness on menstrual hygiene
Panaji-based voluntary youth organisation, YUVA donated an automatic sanitary napkin vending machine to Purushottam Walawalkar Higher Secondary School, Mapusa under its menstrual hygiene awareness initiative. Yogish and Bindiya Dempo along with YUVA president, Aakash Khaunte handed over the sanitary napkin vending machine to the principal of Purushottam Walawalkar Higher Secondary School, Supriya Netravalkar; chairman and treasurer of Saraswat Vidhyalaya Society, Ramnath Benye and Ashwinkumar Prabhu. Other dignitaries present included YUVA advisor, Amey Panvelkar; YUVA founder, Raghuvir Mahale; YUVA secretary, Akhil Prabhu Verlekar; joint secretary, Pranav Prabhu Parrikar, Preetesh Kerkar, Shawn Mendes along with senior teacher Pooja Churi. Prior to this, YUVA had organised a menstrual hygiene awareness programme in slum areas near Panaji and distributed sanitary napkins. YUVA president Aakash Khaunte expressed his happiness over the noble work taken up by the team in reaching out to people and educating them on such a sensitive subject. The vending machine was sponsored by YUVA advisor Yogish Dempo and he extended his wholehearted support to YUVA for its campaigns towards the betterment of society. YUVA founder Raghuvir Mahale and secretary Akhil Prabhu Verlekar informed that the group has plans to install such machines in other schools and colleges as well as create […]
‘Watermark’ – Goa’s first floating luxury lounge and bar
T-Mark Hospitality, Goa’s latest entrant in the hospitality world launched its new venture, Goa’s first floating luxury lounge and bar ‘Watermark’. The third project after Owl, Goa’s Premium Night Club and Divo Café, this one-of-a-kind lounge is all set to offer diners a unique experience on deck. ‘Watermark’ is a joint venture by the enterprising trio Shikhar Kumar, Trivesh Ajgaonkar and Rhea Kumar. The floating lounge and bar was inaugurated by the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant in the presence of other member of the legislative assembly. Other guests present were Goa’s style icons and fashion designers along with industrialist and businessmen. Speaking about the launch of the premium floating lounge, Sawant said that the floating lounge is going to be a huge attraction for Goa’s tourism industry.
Magic workshop at Ravindra Bhavan Margao
Ravindra Bhavan is all set to organise a three day magic workshop from May 11 to 13 at the Black Box. The workshop which will be held from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. will be conducted by Goan magician Suresh Nangare. With 40 years of experience in the field of magic, Nagare, besides showcasing the range of his amazing magical skills, also conducts training courses and workshops. He has conducted workshops in various institutions in Goa like Ravindra Bhavan Margao, Kala Academy, Panaji, Bal Bhavan and also in Dainik Gomantak, Tarun Bharat, Lokmat, Lokmanya Coop. Society etc. Entries for the upcoming workshop will be restricted to 50 participants and will be on first come first serve basis. It is open for school students in the age group of 9 to 14 years. Entry forms are available at the Ravindra Bhavan, Margao office. The last date to submit the forms is May 10 Details: 0832- 2726980
Inside Chris Perry’s home
The house of legendary Goan musician, Chris Perry, was recently thrown open to visitors as part of a memorial hosted by his son Glenn Perry. At the event, visitors got an opportunity to spend time at Chris Perry’s home in Margao and look through his memorabilia. The trumpets used by Chris Perry along with several other personal memorabilia like his musical writings, articles of clothing and other belongings were kept on display. The bed on which he breathed his last along with rare photographs clicked around the world was also on display. Glenn Perry also conducted a musical workshop wherein he spoke about music, theory, and composition.
As part of the weekly MOG Sunday sessions at Museum of Goa, Pilerne, Sunanda Mehta will give a talk on the concept of Restorative Justice on May 12, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Museum of Goa, Pilerne Industrial Estate, Pilerne, Bardez, Goa. The talk will be based on Sunanda’s story on Forgiveness that she did about three years ago for The Indian Express. The piece was based on the concept of Restorative Justice where criminals are forgiven by the families of their victims. The article was recently made into a film ‘Ru Baru’ produced by Aamir Khan and sends out the message that in forgiving, the families not just offer freedom to the perpetrators of the crime but also free themselves of bottled up anger, unhappiness and frustration. The talk will be peppered with examples from the story and other real life incidents. It will also link this concept of forgiveness to the original thought as practiced and preached by Gandhi and its growing relevance in today’s world that is so fragmented by forces of divisiveness and animosity. Mehta is a journalist with about 30 years experience in the field. She worked at The Indian Express for over 20 […]
A Glimpse at ‘Glory’
The first ever Konkani Sports film Glory- Go for the Goal, recently saw the launch of its audio and trailer at an event held at Fern Kadamba on Sunday. Present at the event were producer and co-director A Durga Prasad of Prasad Creations; director Tinky George, eminent footballer BrahmanandSankhwalkar; screenplay writers SaishPanondikar and Sunil Kumar; sound designer Bishwadeep Chatterjee; editor of the film Neeraj Voralia; music director Ronnie Monserrate, lyricist DrRajayPawar; singers O’luv, Acasio and Aurvile and Goa’s former winners of Santosh Trophy. Also present was Sahitya Akademi award-winner and one ofGoa’s best known Konkani fiction writer Damodar Mauzo. The movie has three songs created by Ronnie Monserrate and the lyrics are by DrRajayPawar.Speaking about the film, DurgaPrasad said that Glory is the first Konkani film to be mixed in Dolby Atmos. The film, produced by Prasad Creations, is about the Goan team which is selected for the national championship under the Coach Srinivas (Rajesh Pednekar) and their journey forward. The cast of the film includes Rajesh Pednekar as the lead actor, Salil Naik, BrijeshKakodkar, Manoj Joshi, Sachin Surlikar, Fermino Goes, Luis Bachchan, Comedian Nato, Chitra Alfonso, Veloshka, and Rohit Khandekar, playing key roles in the movie. Abhijit Salgaokar is […]
Goa through films
The Goan film industry is witnessing growth in the recent few years. Independent directors with an interest in cinema and storytelling have emerged to showcase their works. From entertainment and feature films to documentaries, they make sure, their theme and content is in sync with what the audience wants. Thus, with a focus on documentaries and feature films made by Goan filmmakers on Goan themes, nine selected films will be screened over four days at the Sunaparanta amphitheatre from May 22 to May 26 (excluding May 23). Titled ‘Goa in Film @Sunaparanta’ the screenings will be held at 6.35 p.m. onwards and will be presented by the film directors. There will be post-screening discussions that will be moderated by Frederick Noronha WEDNESDAY, 22 MAY 2019 Film: A Cold Summer Night (2018) Directed by: Yash Sawant Duration: 21 mins An ordinary night starts to turn wildly dramatic for Ketan, a Maharashtrian migrant, when an anonymous attack on his car congregates excessive attention in the conformist Goan neighbourhood. Dreadful coldness knocks when the entire locality is calling out to Ketan and he’s stuck with his paramour in his small rented room while his pregnant wife is away at her parent’s house. WEDNESDAY, […]
Serendipity Arts Festival announces 2019 curators
The curatorial panel for the fourth edition of the Serendipity Arts Festival, an eight-day multidisciplinary arts event held in Panaji (15 – 22 December), has been announced and includes leading names from various arts disciplines. The annual arts festival will include disciplines like music, dance, theatre, culinary arts, visual arts, craft and photography. Each discipline will be curated by two curators. For music, the curators are tabla player Aneesh Pradhan, and Sneha Khanwalkar, a music director best known for her music in the film series ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’. In the field of dance, Bharatnatyam dancer and former chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (2011-2015), Leela Samson, and choreographer-dancer Mayuri Upadhya will curate projects. As per the organisers, Mumbai-based actor and director Atul Kumar, and film and theatre actress Arundhati Nag will handle curation for theatre. For culinary arts, restaurant mogul and chef Rahul Akerkar and Goa-based Prahlad Sukhtankar are curating for the festival. For photography, curator Rahaab Allana and photographer-environmental campaigner Ravi Agarwal have been named. Visual arts will have contemporary Indian artist Sudarshan Shetty and art-cultural historian and museologist Jyotindra Jain as curators. Curator Pramod K G, who has recently curated the first-ever exhibition of a collection […]
About theatre arts
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts in collaboration with Abhivyaktee conducted a 15-day intensive theatre workshop with a special emphasis on ‘tiatr’. The workshop concluded with a presentation of skits in Konkani performed by the participants aged between 10 to 16 years. Based on the various exercises gleaned in the workshop, the presentation included various humorous scenes ‘dekhave’; an incident based on an exercise on ‘improvisation’; a comedy play titled ‘Teacher, Mhaka Pass Kor’; and a special cantar written by Tina Costa and performed by the participants. Chief guest at the event was the member secretary of Tiatr Academy of Goa, Cezar D’Mello. In his address, he briefly explained the history of tiatr and encouraged the participants to take a more active part in the art form. He also appreciated the efforts put in by Sunaparanta and Abhivyaktee to carry the tradition to the next generation. The resource persons at the workshop were Anagha Deshpande and Saish Deshpande backed by the president of Abhivyaktee, Sandip Deshpande and tiatr practitioners Carmin Joseph e Vas and Fermino Goes who conducted various sessions on character development, body movement, use of proscenium, voice and speech, improvisations, theatre games and the history of tiatr. […]