Youth Hostels Association of India, Porvorim unit is organising a one-day trek to Pali waterfalls at Valpoi, Sattari on July 14. The bus will depart from Porvorim at 7:30 a.m., from Panjim at 8 a.m. and from Mapusa at 8:20 a.m. Details: 9423888820/9823758456
Fundação Oriente will be hosting its 5th Goan Short Story Competition 2019. Any person 18 years and above and customarily residing in Goa, amateur as well as professional writers (including previous winners) are eligible. Entries will be accepted between July 1 and August 30. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
The festival which would be held from 4th July to 18th July 2019 would be a bonanza of films from all over Europe. The movies will be screened at Auditorium 1, Maquinez Palace, ESG Complex, Panaji. This festival is open to the public and the seating availability would be on a first come first serve basis. A total of 23 films will be screened over a period of 15 days. To make it convenient for the general public, the films will be screened at 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm. No Date Time Country Film Director Duration 1 04/07/2019 THURSDAY 6:30 pm Portugal Diamantino (Opening Film) Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt 92′ 2 05/07/2019 FRIDAY 5:30 pm Austria Styx Wolfgang Fischer 94′ 3 7:30 pm Bulgaria Bubblegum Stanislav Todorov Rogi 104′ 4 06/07/2019 SATURDAY 5:30 pm Czech Republic Tender Waves Jiří Vejdělek 94′ 5 7:30 pm Italy Drive Me Home Simone Catania 100′ 6 07/07/2019 SUNDAY 5:30 pm Malta Of Time and the Sea Peter Sant 94′ 7 7:30 pm Cyprus Rosemarie Adonis Floridis 113′ 8 08/07/2019 MONDAY 5:30 pm Belgium King of the Belgians Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth 93′ 9 7:30 pm Germany Me and Kaminski […]
The India Foundation for the Arts in collaboration with Goa Chitra, Benaulim is organising ‘Unravelling Stories’ curated by Lina Vincent which will be held from July 14 to July 19 at Carpe Diem, Majorda and ‘Layers’ curated by Aparajita Bhasin which will be held from July 14 to July 17 at Goa Chitra, Benaulim.
A creative writing programme for students between 9 to 14 years will commence on July 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at YMCA Hall, Panaji. The programme covers thinking creatively, organising your thoughts, numerous demos, practice sessions on essays, short stories, poems. Details: 7774032774.
This Wednesday, 17th July 2019 at 6.30 pm, Sunaparanta will host the screening of the film ‘Hud’ at the indoor gallery, presented by Arvind Sivakumaran. Film: Hud (1963) Directed by: Martin Ritt Cinematography by: James Wong Howe Starring: Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, Melvyn Douglas, Brandon de Wilde Run-Tim: 1 hr 53 mins Patricia Neal, Melvyn Douglas and James Wong Howe won deserving Oscars but the film belongs to PAUL NEWMAN as the cold, bitter, selfish and brutal anti-hero HUD BANNON who became a popular icon for an entire generation though the filmmakers clearly intended differently. The story revolves around the conflict between Hud and his rancher father as they fight to shape the mind of Hud’s nephew Lonnie (Brandon De Wilde). Patricia Neal plays the tough and world-wise housekeeper trying to keep things on an even keel. Based on the Larry McMurtry novel “Horsemen Pass by” Other films to look out for this month: Wednesday, 24th July ’19 Film: A Place in the Sun (1951) | Duration: 2 hrs Directed by: George Stevens Wednesday, 31st July ’19 Film: Splendor in the Grass (1961) | 2 hrs Directed by: Elia Kazan Venue: Sunaparanta Indoor Gallery Kindly contact us for more details: Tel: 0832-2421311 / Email: email@example.com
Health talk on the topic ‘Are we neglecting the only detoxifier of our Body – The Liver?’ by consultant and medical gastroenterology, Manipal Hospitals, Rohan Badave on July 19 at 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The International Centre Goa.
Make It Happen is hosting ‘Chronicles and Echoes of Divar’ tour on July 20 and 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes food. Registration is mandatory. Meeting point: Divar Ferry Point (Divar side) Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Navhind Times workshop, RISE, slated for July 21, will help youngsters reinvent themselves, influence others, stabilise, and excel in different fields. If you are between 13 and 25 years of age and would like to be a part of the workshop, then log on to navhindtimes.in/events and fill in the registration form or call on 6651104. The last date for application is July 14. For more details click here
A workshop to help you reinvent, influence, stabilize, and excel by helping you improve your interpersonal skills and adapt to changing environments. Speaker: Kishore Shah- Organizational Developmental Consultant and Talent Analyst Age: 13-25 Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (To apply, log on to navhindtimes.in/events and fill the registration forms or call on 6651104. Last date of application is July 14.)
CMM Arena Mega Store in association with SKM Institute of Culinary Arts is hosting a sweet dish competition on August 11, 4 p.m. at CMM Arena Megastore, Merces. Those interested in participating should contact the organisers as soon as possible. Details: 9552276084
The famed Monsoon Flea is back again! A whole day of shopping, entertainment, music, fun, kids activities and a whole lot more to do while you shop through a variety of 100 plus stalls. What better way to add some POP this monsoon!
The Goa Trail Run (10K & 21K, and 7.5K Fun Run) is scheduled for Sunday 18 August 2019. It is a wonderful route in the wilderness through dense forest and grasslands with thousands of wildflowers. There is also a group discount for groups of 10 or more runners. You will have fun if you register. You can run or walk. It is on the Socorro Plateau in Porvorim, a virgin, unspoiled wonderland; an oasis in the very middle of Goa’s fastest-growing urban area. LAST DAY FOR REGISTRATION IS 23:55HRS ON SUNDAY 28 JULY 2019 For the exact location, and more details contact: Ashwin Tombat: +91-8888250019 | +91-9834983802 Kim Sabir: +91-9511708507 | +91-8975841178 YOU COULD ALSO SEND YOUR QUESTIONS BY EMAIL TO <email@example.com>, BY WHATSAPP TO +91 8975841178 | +91 8888250019 http://goatrailrun.com
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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 […]
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.
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. […]
Your career matters
In its continuous endeavour to share knowledge, improve skills and introduce new ideas, The Navhind Times has been organising workshops, seminars and competitions since 2011. In its latest venture, Your Career Matters, various popular, as well as uncommon professions, will be highlighted. The maiden interaction will be with some of the top RJs of Goa who will speak about radio jockeying as a career. Maria Fernandes | NT Kuriocity If things like music programming, scripting, presenting radio shows, radio advertisements and lending voice to audio magazines and documentaries seem interesting to you, a career as a radio jockey (RJ) is something you can consider. Radio is not only the fastest growing but also a very popular segment in the media sector today. Thanks to the various innovative approaches of the new channels that have entered the scenario in recent times, the popularity of radio is at an all-time high. RJs who run the shows are celebrities in their own right. Take for example our very own Shakuntala Bharne and Alfie of FM Rainbow, Ayesha Barretto of Radio Indigo and Uday Chari of Big FM, whose voices have charmed us over the years and kept us informed and entertained. Radio jockeying […]
What to do during the monsoon season in Goa
During monsoons, nightlife events and watersports activities are less. However, the rains make Goa more magical. There is a lot more greenery and the air feels fresher. People can visit local restaurants to enjoy hot samosas and kappas with tea while listening to the sound of the rain hitting the earth. Those who are adventurous can go for whitewater rafting or trekking. The monsoons are a great time to visit majestic waterfalls like Dudhsagar, Netravali, Amboli, Kesarval spring, Tambdi Surla, and Harvalem waterfall. For the people who are disappointed with the lack of watersport activities, there is no need to worry. You can try out flyboarding, catamaran sailing, kayaking, speed boating, banana rides, etc. One can also explore the quieter places of Goa. One of them is Fontainhas – a Latin quarter which has heritage Portuguese houses, narrow streets, and colourful architecture. Other than this place there are many tranquil islands to visit that are full of natural beauty and cultural treats. Some of them are Divar Island, Chorao Island, San Jacinto Island, Butterfly Island, and Conco Island. In some of these places, you can rent a bicycle and tour these beautiful places. If you want to stay indoors and […]
Parikrama knowledge terminus to host revolutionary sounds of Goa
Parikrama Knowledge Terminus (PKT) in collaboration with Department of Art and Culture will host its annual event on June 18, from 7 p.m. onwards at Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhali. Themed on the revolutionary sounds of Goa, the event ‘18 June Collective’ aims at exploring various folk songs and dances of the state. The event will be inaugurated by Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant and Minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude. The event will be dedicated to former deputy speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly and litterateur Vishnu Surya Wagh. For the event, PKT has curated ten live performances of various artistes. In addition, the event will witness the participation of ten institutions from around Goa engage with 150 artistes on stage. ‘18 June Collective’ will feature notable artistes such as Shruti Bhosale, Tushar Kamat, Malcom D’costa and Divya Naik. Other artistes performing in groups include Sindhuraj Kamat, Raj Madgaonkar, Gayatri Patil, Suvidha Naik, Upendra Salgaonkar, Smith Naik, Chetan Naik, Gurudas Naik, Reshma Naik and others. Parikrama Knowledge Terminus is an organisation of mid-career professionals created and crafted to provide quality educational aid and professional outlook for the youngsters. Since inception, the trajectory of this organisation has been guided by the […]
‘Yoga for Heart’
To commemorate the 5th International Day of Yoga (IDY) on the theme Yoga for Heart, Directorate of Health Services is observing yoga celebrations on mass scale at State level as well as at all Health Centres to promote and propagate yoga all over State of Goa. A state level function will be held at Taleigao Community Hall, Taleigao on June 21 at 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., in association with Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs and Directorate of Education. About 500 participants including school students, nursing school, Disha School For Special Children Government staff and general public will be participating and practicing Common Yoga Protocol. Similarly yoga day functions has been organised at all Taluka Levels such as Panaji, Mapusa, Ponda, Vasco, Margao, Quepem, Pernem, Bicholim, Sattari, Mormugoa, Canacona and Dharbandora under Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) and UHCs. In 33 PHCs across the state the function will start at 7:30 a.m. with one Yoga instructor. Besides, other CHCs and PHCs will be organising Yoga demonstrations/lectures etc in their respective jurisdiction with the help of Yoga experts for students, anganwadi workers, Panchayat level, Block level NGO, general public, staff etc. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday […]
New Exciting Programmes in Visual Arts & Theatre for 2019
The all-new curriculum in Visual Art and Theatre programmes at Sunaparanta has just begun this week. Mango Tree after-school Art Programme for age groups 5-6 years and 7- 9 years (Every Thursday) Discover the world of colours, stop-motion techniques, pop art and poster art, sculpture making, clay modelling, music, drama, body movements and much more! Facilitating artists: Ramdas Gadekar, Chaitali Morajkar, Assavri Kulkarni, Siddesh Gaunekar, Anushya Sharma, Ruth Costa, Alice Dsouza, Sonia Sabharwal, Keya D’Souza, Arundhati Chattopadhyaya. Pencil to Portfolio – Juniors for age group 10 to 12 years (Every Friday) Curriculum includes Grid Drawing & Head Study, Puppet Making, Understanding 3D Spaces, Photomontage, Exploring styles, subjects and techniques of various art forms, and more! Facilitating artists: Chaitali Morajkar, Assavri Kulkarni and Siddesh Gaunekar. Pencil to Portfolio – Adults for 13 years and above (Every Saturday) Fine art training in 6 short modules designed for students, working professionals and all interested in learning the fundamentals of art. Drawing & Sketching, Colour Theory, Oil Painting, Still Life and Landscape Drawing and more…every Saturday! Facilitating artists: Rajendra Usapkar, Siddharth Gosavi and Vijay Bhandare. In Stages – Theatre company for age group 12 to 16 years (Every Saturday) Exciting sessions in Character Development, […]
12th Goa Marathi Film Festival to kick-off on June 28
The 12th Goa Marathi Film Festival is all set to open on June 28 with a special dance and skit entertainment programme presented by Fakt Marathi, Maharashtra’s leading general entertainment television channel. The festival, which will be held from June 28 to June 30 at Kala Academy, Maquinez Palace and Inox Multiplex in Panaji, and at 1930 Vasco in Vasco, will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant, in the presence of the Minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude, Member of Parliament, Sanjay Raut and noted film producer and director, Subhash Ghai. The opening ceremony will also witness presentation of Kritadnyata Puraskar, a lifetime achievement award to the well-known Marathi film director, Sumitra Bhave. In addition, this ‘Gaurav Utsav Sohala’ will give away a number of other awards in categories including Chaturastra Abhineta (all-rounder actor), Chaturastra Abhinetri (all-rounder actress), Vishesh Gaurav (Special Honour), Fakt Marathi Abhiman (Only Marathi Pride), Samaj Ratna (Gem of the Society) and Kala Gaurav (Felicitation of the Art). The film festival, which boasts of exhibiting at least 50 per cent unreleased films, will screen ‘Basta’ directed by Tanaji Ghadge, ‘Mulshi Pattern’ directed by Pravin Tarde, ‘Hodee’ directed by Gajendra Ahire, ‘Naal’ directed by Sudhakar […]
7th edition of Goa Environmental Film Festival to focus on ‘Water Scarcity’
The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) in association with Kala Kirti is organising the 7th edition of Goa Environmental Film Festival 2019 for schools and colleges at Goan level, and individual category at national level on September 25 and September 26. The aim of the festival is to select short films to spread the message of environmental awareness and also to inspire understanding of the environment through the power of films. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday in Panaji, vice chairman, ESG, Rajendra Talak said that the festival’s goal is to offer entertaining and educational films that leaves attendees with increased awareness of environmental issues that we face locally and globally. The theme for the short films in both categories is ‘Water-Elixir of Life’. In the schools and colleges category, the film should only be in Konkani, Marathi, Hindi, or English (with English subtitles, if the film is not in English) and should be produced by Goan schools and colleges only. In the individual category, the film can be in any Indian language under VIII schedule (with English subtitles if the film is not in English) and can be produced by any citizen of India. Goans can participate in both […]
Traditional sweets of Goa
We have all heard about the famous Goan fish thalis, prawn curries, sorpotel, chicken cafreal, and vindaloo. Now it’s time to celebrate the sweets of Goa. The people of Goa still make traditional sweets from recipes passed down from generation to generation. Here are some of the famous traditional sweets of Goa: Bebinca This is a type of layered pudding. The ingredients which usually go into it are all-purpose flour, eggs, sugar, coconut milk, nutmeg, and ghee. It takes time to prepare this lovely dessert as each layer has to be baked first before adding the next one. Bebinca usually has 7 to 16 layers. In many places, it is served with vanilla ice-cream. You can eat all the layers at once or peel one layer at a time and savour each one. Dodol Dodol is made using coarsely ground raw paddy rice flour, black jaggery, coconut milk, and cashew nuts. The coconut is ground and the juice/ milk is extracted. It is traditionally cooked on firewood. The end result is a pudding-like sweet which almost melts in your mouth. It is mostly made for Christmas. Sugar isn’t used and so dodol gets its taste from the delicious Goa jaggery. Its […]
Get up and RISE
The next Navhind Times workshop, RISE, slated for July 21, will help youngsters reinvent themselves, influence others, stabilise, and excel in different fields. NT Kuriocity chats with organisational development consultant and certified talent analyst Kishore Shah to find out more Maria Fernandes | NT Kuriocity An electrical engineer with a post graduate diploma in human resource management and organisational studies, Kishore Shah is a multi-faceted personality. A certified talent analyst from Chally, Ohio, Shah, who is the recipient of Business Goa Awards for Corporate Excellence – 2017, among other achievements will be conducting the next Navhind Times workshop RISE, focusing on youngsters. He gives us a peek into what it is about. From school to high school, and then higher secondary and college, students have to deal with various changes. In addition, being plugged into a global consumerist culture supported by technology, they have various predicaments. How will this workshop help them? Change is not a new term for us because we evolve, but when change happens at hyper speed it no longer is a change; it’s an upheaval which is disruptive and hardly gives us time to respond. Today we are witnessing change in almost all spheres of […]