Salman Khan launches Big Boss 12
Salman Khan launched the 12th season of ‘Big Boss’ on Tuesday at a press conference in Goa. The actor, who is returning as the host of the show for the 9th consecutive time, was present along with Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiya to speak about the show and what audiences can expect from the upcoming season. Returning as the host for the 9th season in a row, superstar Salman Khan said, “Bigg Boss is a show that not only the Nation looks forward to but even I look forward to it with equal gusto. Though I have been hosting it for 8 years, every time it brings in a new experience for me and I make a few more connections. The theme ‘vichitra jodis’ is very amusing and the vast array of couples that we have shortlisted will surely keep the viewers engrossed in the show.” Raj Nayak, Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18 said, “Bigg Boss is a classic example of disruptive innovation. The show has not only earned us a loyal audience base over the years but has also earned us rich dividends in terms of our partnerships and alliances. Our 9-year long association with Salman Khan has […]
Nestle launches Goa edition of ‘KitKat Travel Break Pack’
In a very unique initiative between Goa Tourism and Nestle India, a limited edition KitKat Travel Break Pack was launched today by Nilesh Cabral, Chairman, Goa Tourism Development Corporation along with Sanjay Khajuria, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Nestle India, Jagdeep Marahar, Factory Manager KitKat, Sanjay Bhandari , Corporate Affairs Manager and others. KIT KAT which has always inspired consumers to take a break from the monotonous routine launches the new tin travel break pack showcasing immersive lesser known travel locations of Goa and will be manufactured only in Goa for supplies to the entire market of India after the launch today. As part of its corporate social responsibility, Nestle India has been carrying out various activities in the country mainly in the areas of Nutrition Health & Wellness, Water, and rural development with the objective of “Enhancing quality of life and contributing to the healthier future” of society where Nestle India operates. In addition to the launch of the KitKat Travel Break Pack, Nestle India also joined hands with Goa Tourism and Drishti to launch training of 1000 lifeguards, cruise crew, beach cleaning staff and watersport operators across the state of Goa. Commenting on the initiative taken up by […]
‘Experience Goa’ with Airbnb
Airbnb, on Saturday announced the launch of ‘Experiences in Goa’- a platform where people can discover new things and an experience the diverse nature of the state.Launched in November 2016, Airbnb Experiences allow travellers to explore unique destinations by offering magical, handcrafted activities powered by locals. Experiences offer travellers unprecedented insider access to communities, places and things to do that go beyond traditional tourist selections. Using technology as a platform, Airbnb Experiences open up the world, connecting people and creating powerful cross-cultural interactions. Commenting on the launch, Chris Lehane, Head of Airbnb Global Public Policy & Communications said, “Airbnb Experiences make travel magical again by immersing guests in local communities around the world, offering unique, one-of-a-kind immersions that are handcrafted and led by local experts. We want Goans to participate and benefit from local tourism by sharing their interests and passions, enabling them to make additional remuneration. Experiences are also a great way for local residents to discover new things to do and new people to meet. We are thrilled to bring this people-to-people platform to Goa.” Travelers may select from an array of Experiences in Goa including the following: Windsurf with a Champ: This experience is hosted by Derrick […]
Experience ‘The Enchanted Forest’ at The Cajueiro Homestead, Valpoi
The Making of ‘The Enchanted Forest’ at The Cajueiro Homestead is a three day master class in Forest Art that will be held at The Cajueiro Homestead, Valpoi from May 25 to May 27. Depleting natural resources, the world over, calls for an urgent rebuilding and rediscovery of the relationship humans have with nature. The Cajueiro Homestead is organising a three-day masterclass in Forest Art in Valpoi facilitated by artists, designers, and architects. It will also include a renewal session through Shinrin-yoku (Japanese term for Jungle Bathing). The master class will be facilitated by architect, Tallulah D’Silva, designer, Vishal Rawley and artists Miriam Koshy Sukhija and Milan Khanolkar. There will also be other artists like Manjunath Naik, Mansi Trivedi, Shekhar Sharma, Dhiraj Pednekar, Ki ran Jacob and Anil Pandey who will share some interesting nature-based art and craft skills including leaf art and make your own signature handmade paper with paper pulp and more. Here participants will explore natural resources available, get inspired by landforms, trees and rocks, burrows and traps made by birds, reptiles, and insects Organiser Miriam says, “As we work together, the woods at Cajueiro will transform into an immersive and Enchanted Space for Art, made with […]
Art is not just about Watercolours- Scapes Art Exhibition at MOG
It is not every day that a person gets to see artworks created by using unusual materials like insect wings, sawdust, burnt paper, and tea. The Museum of Goa is currently holding an art exhibition called ‘Scapes’ where one can view these unique abstract works. The artist behind them is none other than Siddarth Kerkar. He has loved art since childhood and likes to experiment with different materials. The artworks carry a minimalistic style and have different textures. It is meant to showcase various landscapes and terrains. (Scapes exhibition will be open for public viewing till September 10)
Maputo to Goa
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’.
Mundial 2018- Capturing the Fifa World Cup through art
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.
Lac art workshop- Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat
A ‘Lac work workshop’ has been organised by The Directorate of Art & Culture (Goa) along with The Directorate of Art & Culture (Jharkand) which is going on at Sanskruti Bhaavan, Panaji. Jhabar Bal along with a team from Jharkand are training the participants to work with lac to create items like bangles and vases. This will help them create their own products to sell and obtain an income. The workshop which is empowering Goan women will continue till July 7.
Musical tribute to Pt Jitendra Abhisheki
The 14th edition of Pt Jitendra Abhisheki Music Festival which is organised to commemorate the birth anniversary of Pt Jitendra Abhisheki will be held on September 29 and September 30 at Kala Academy, Panaji. The music festival will feature sixteen artistes who will be performing for the 2- day event. While briefing the media, programme officer of Kala Academy, Dattaguru Amonkar said that two Goan artistes will be performing at the event: Subhash Parwar will present a performance in vocal classical music and Naresh Madgaonkar will present a santoor recital. Senior disciples of Pt Jitendra Abhisheki namely Shubha Mudgal, Devaki Pandit and Hemant Pendse will offer their musical homage to the musician. Among them, the other vocal artistes are Gayatree Joshi, Manu Shrivastav, Meeta Pandit, Ravindra Parchure, Shakir Khan (sitar) Asawari Patankar (Kathak Dance ), Amarendra Dhaneshwar, Damodar Roa, Milind Raikar and Yadnesh Raikar (Father Son Violin Duo), Ragunandan Panshikar, Vishwanath Kanhere (Harmonium solo). Among the female classical performers, vocal performance will be by Gayatree Joshi, Meeta Pandit. The Kathak dance performance will be by Asawari Patankar,”Well-known accompanying artists from Goa, Mayank Bedekar, Raya Korgaonkar, Dayesh Kosambe, Tulshidas Navelkar, Chinamay Kolhatkar Vithhal Khandolkar, Dattaraj Surlakar, Dattaraj Mhashi, Amar Mopkar, Subhash […]
Promotional songs of upcoming Konkani movie ‘Questao De Confusao’ released
Minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude said that there is a need to make an effort to promote the art of filmmaking in Goa. He was speaking during the release of promotional songs of upcoming Konkani movie ‘Questao De Confusao’ at the Directorate of Art and Culture, Panaji. He said that the artistes of the film were earlier involved with theatre and have now moved to filmmaking; this not only shows their love for art but also their passion. “Though we may not have enough finance to make a film but Goans are rich in creativity. Films like these are a way to promote and showcase our creative side. This film is not only for entertainment purpose but is also an initiative to give people a different outlook towards life,” added Gaude. A total of four promotional songs of the film were released. The team has made a Konkani kantar, dindi, rap and a parody of famous Marathi tracks. The music has been composed by Sindhuraj Kamat, while lyrics for three songs have been written by Rajdeep Naik. Amit Naik has written the lyrics of rap song. Diptesh Kuttikar, Priyanka Raikar and Amit Naik are the singers of the […]
Six music videos released
Minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude on Friday said that music should inspire people and it should encourage them to help people in need. He was talking at the release of singer and music composer Sidhanath Buyao’s six music videos release at the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), Panaji. Gaude further added that there are a lot of music videos which are going viral on social media and people should be wise enough to pick up the message from them. Sidhanath’s videos are based on varied themes and tell different stories. Two of these videos feature Puja Naik and Vikram Keni Gaitonde. Appreciating Buyao for encouraging Puja who has a speech impediment, president GPCC Girish Chodankar said that we should work towards encouraging differently abled children so that they come up and make an identity of their own. Buyao also said that the reason for holding a release was basically to launch two artistes Puja and Vikram who have been through a lot and yet have brought out their hidden talents of singing. “I spoke to Puja first, I tried listening to her. Nobody in her family was from a singing background but what I liked about her was […]
Konkani gazal ‘Hanv Pila Illoso’ released
Singer Ajay Naik along with Producao de Ishtuqutoor recently released the video of Konkani gazal ‘Hanv Pila Illoso’ written by Konkani litterateur Pundalik Naik. Speaking at the release of the video, Minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude said that going by the name of the title of the gazal, it gives you a whole different meaning but it’s an eye-opener to the youth of this generation to stay away from such things. Gaude also added that “earlier, people who used to work in the fields were used to take a small amount of liquor to meet their bodily needs and would go on to live for a minimum of 80 years but youth nowadays are more addicted to bad vices and thus has resulted in them living a shorter lifespan.” Pic Credit- Hemant Parab
European Union Film Festival concludes with ‘A Wedding’
The European Union Film Festival that had started on August 19 concluded on August 31 with the film ‘A Wedding’ (Luxembourg). Actress Neena Kulkarni, who acted in the film was present for the screening. The 23rd edition of the festival was organized by the delegation of the European Union, was brought to the state by the Cinephile Film Club of Entertainment Society of Goa and has become an annual feature in the last few years. It was bouquet of 24 contemporary and award-winning European films from various countries like Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Lithuania, Croatia and Sweden. This year, the festival screened movies from varied genres ranging from comedy to gripping family drama, romance, and adventure, bringing some intriguing stories for all cinema enthusiasts.
ESG to host European Union Film Festival from Aug 19
The Cinephile film club of the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) will host the 23rd edition of the European Union Film Festival, starting from August 19. Austrian film, The Magic of Children will be the opening film of the festival while ‘A Wedding’ from Luxembourg will be the closing film. This year, the festival will screen movies from varied genres ranging from comedy to gripping family drama, romance, and adventure, bringing some intriguing stories for cinema enthusiasts. Most of the films are lightweight, there are some unusual stories depicted here – the lines of reality are blurred when the cyber world comes to life; a play done by a motley cast of antiheroes provides an opportunity for redemption; a man stuck in an unhappy marriage practices unusual ways to assert his freedom; a music critic finds his father irksome when they both begin to compete for the attention of an attractive psychotherapist; and three Kurdish siblings come together unexpectedly on a hair-raising journey during which they are pursued by angry relatives. Overall, 24 films from various countries like Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Lithuania, […]
Ester Noronha and Jackie Shroff to Starr in “Kantaar”
After getting a good response and bagging several state awards for his first Konkani movie– ‘Soul Curry’, Nilesh Malkar is now back with another movie titled– ‘Kantaar –a song of life’. Speaking about the upcoming movie Nilesh said that, “this movie revolves around the aspects of life and portrays the reason and purpose of how life works according to God’s plans.” Since the movie is titled –‘Kantaar’ it will have a blend of music genres like jazz and blues thus giving a new elevation to Konkani music said the lead actress of the film, Ester Noronha. Ester Noronha also adds that “Goan people have loved and always appreciate my work. May it be her latest trending cover of famed Latin song– Despacito in Konkani or her three songs in Mariano Fernandes’s tiatr– ‘Goem, Goenkar, Goenkarponn’ or the song ‘Meu Amor’ in Nachom-ia Kumpasar people have always loved my work here and for me it’s about giving back the love and affection that they have shown towards me.” The movie will be shot at some unexplored film locations of Goa like the interior villages of Benaulim, Colva, and Rachol and most part of the shooting is likely to take place in […]
Yuvagiri to commence on August 3
Upcoming Konkani Film– Questao de Confusao and Gang of Youngsters (G.O.Y) will be organizing a Youth festival titled– Yuvagiri 2018 on August 3 from 9:30 am onwards at Kala Academy, Panaji. The festival is being organized in association with the Directorate of Art and Culture, Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and GSIDC. The motive behind organizing this festival is to create awareness about the Konkani film industry among the new generation. While briefing the media, EDC chairman, Siddharth Kuncalienker said that it’s a great opportunity to be associated with this festival that has youth as its epicenter and with EDC coming out with projects such as Smart City and Imagine Panaji that is very much youth-oriented which will tend to help the youth on the path of entrepreneurship. Kuncalienker also added that Government is also helping the youth through the introduction of various Government schemes that will help them to grow through the channel of ‘Start-Up’. The festival will feature total 17 groups (12 colleges/higher secondary’s and 5 cultural groups) and will comprise of 12 competitions such as – movie making, intro, group dance, singing, street play, quiz, debate, face painting, selfie contest, monologue, mascot and poster making. The winners of […]
Flags, Floats, and Fun- Bonderam Festival
The usually tranquil Divar Island turned into a place of celebration for the famous ‘Bonderam’ festival. Years ago, the Portuguese tried to prevent villagers from taking over nearby land by putting up flags to mark those areas. The villagers started knocking down these flags. The ‘Bonderam’ festival celebrates their protests. The festival started with a flag parade followed by a fancy dress competition where children and adults entertained everyone by acting out the character they were dressed up as. Many colourful floats were brought out for public viewing. Whoever took part in this celebration had a great time.
Villager’s of Raia reap the first ‘Konnos’
The feast of Our Lady of Snows (Neves Saibinn) also known as ‘Konnsachem Fest’ was celebrated at Our Lady of Snows Church, Raia on Sunday with a festive fervor. The feast symbolises the act of seeking the blessings from the almighty for a bountiful harvest season. Four masses were held in the morning at 5.45 am, at 7.00 am, 8.15 am and the high mass at 9.30 am. After the third mass, Assistant Parish Priest, Fr Pedro Costa along with the members of confraria and fabrica led a procession from the church to the ‘Saibinnich Kongi’ where the paddy field was first blessed by Fr Pedro Costa by saying a prayer and sprinkling of holy water. This was followed by Fr Costa using the silver sickle to cut the first corn, and there on the first sheaves were taken to the church with a procession to devote it to the almighty. The devotees then collected the blessed sheaves of paddy and took them home to place it on the altar. The high mass was celebrated by Fr Allen Tavares, Manager of the Pillar college at 9:30 a.m. Pic Credits- Vipul Rege
‘Sangodd’– Festival of Togetherness
On June 29 the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul who are considered as the pillars of Christianity. In Goa, this feast is celebrated by the fishing community of Goa as a tribute to St. Peter who was a fisherman by profession. The festivities are marked by making a ‘Sangodd’, which is made by joining 3-5 canoes which symbolises the contribution of St. Peter and St. Paul towards the building of the Catholic Church. On this day the fishermen offer prayers to the Almighty by reciting prayers and litany, and also remember their colleagues who have departed. NT GoGoaNow gets you the festive celebrations of ‘Sangodd’ held in Candolim (Sangodd de Candolim).
Viva Sao Joao !
The Sao Joao festivities were celebrated with great pomp and enthusiasm across the state. On this day the Catholics enact the biblical tale of -John the Baptist leaped for joy in his mother, Elizabeth’s, womb when she was told of Jesus’ conception. The tradition of jumping into the well is considered to be a representation of the saint leaping into Elizabeth’s womb. NT GoGoaNow captured the traditional festive celebrations of the Saints birth at Siolim.
Lectures & Workshops
Cases of breast cancer on a rise in Goa
At the ongoing two-day 7th edition of the Indian Breast Cancer Survivors Conference at International Centre of Goa, president of GOKARMA Oncology Association, Shekhar Salkar said that breast cancer cases are on a rise in Goa. Out of the 1000-1200 cancer cases reported every year in Goa around 200 are of breast cancer, he said. The inauguration of the 7th edition of the Indian Breast Cancer Survivors Conference was held at the hands of executive director Dempo industries, Pallavi S Dempo in the presences of fashion designer, Wendell Rodricks; vice president, Womens Cancer Initiative, Tata Hospital Mumbai, Deveika Bhojwani; Head of Department of Oncology- Manipal Hospital Goa and president GOKARMA Oncology Association, Shekhar Salkar; breast surgeon, Mandar Nadkarni; oncologist and trustee of the Nag foundation, Shona Nag, and trustee of Muskan, Babita Agarwal. Speaking at the inauguration, Bhojwani narrated her experience with the disease “When I was diagnosed with cancer I thought it was a gift which helped me focus on myself and my needs. When I used to go for treatment, I would meet other women who would come there for treatment with their family members. However, over a period of time I saw them coming in alone. Their […]
Make Cities Equitable- Burdett
The third edition of Z-Axis – the biennial conference titled- “Designing Equitable Cities”, organised by the Charles Correa Foundation was inaugurated on September 6 at the Kala Academy. Professor of Urban studies at London School of Economics (LSE), Richard Burdett delivered the Charles Correa Memorial Lecture, where he spoke on how to shape equitable cities in an urban age. Burdett started the lecture by emphasising the need for an equitable environment in which the city of an urban age can flourish. “Shaping Cities in the Urban Age does more than put cities on the map. The current urban trends are making cities more fragmented, less equitable and environmentally more damaging.” He also argued powerfully towards an integrated social environment that can inform and inspire city-makers that are shaping an increasingly urban world. Quoting Charles Correa, “We should improve fundamentally the governance of our cities – for, in the final analysis, they will decide the future of this nation” Burdett highlighted that the city belongs to the citizens. It’s up to them to shape the city and the citizens should be a reckoning force behind the main political and economic forces that will help in shaping up the urban societies. Speaking […]
“Learn to appreciate the gifts of nature”- Mridula Sinha
“People will not be motivated to protect nature and its assets until and unless they realise what services the ecosystem has to offers and in order to know that they have to understand and appreciate nature and its offerings,” said Governor of Goa, Mridula Sinha, while speaking at the inauguration of Goa Environment Festival at Kala Academy. She further added that whenever we travel by train or car we see swaying fields and huge water bodies that gives our mind a sense of serenity, but often we fail to appreciate its beauty. “The appreciation of nature is never taught to us but it comes naturally as the aesthetics, respect, caring for the earth and interrelationships are the things that bind a person with nature,” she said. The festival is organised by Kalakirti in association with Entertainment Society of Goa, Department of Tourism and Kala Academy. Minister for art and culture, Govind Gaude also highlighted the importance of holding such festivals and questioned the audience as to how many people in reality take are aware of environmental issues. “Before cutting down a tree we should always think about how they bring an ecological balance in the environment as trees, like humans, […]
Lecture by Devesh Walia at Verem-Ponda
Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB) is organising a public lecture and panel discussion on ‘Advanced trends in Earth Sciences and its Application in Conservation of Biodiversity,’ by Dr Devesh Walia on August 31, from 3.15 p.m to 5.30 p.m, at Shri Madananth Sabhagruha, Madhlawada, Verem-Ponda. Walia is a sectional president (Earth System Sciences Section), Indian Science Congress Association-2018, professor (geology) and head, department of Environmental Studies, North-Eastern Hill University, Guwahati. The lecture is open to the general public. Kindly confirm your participation latest by August 30 to GSBB by telephone or SMS as limited seats are available. Confirmation will be on first-come, first served basis.
Pantaloons launches ‘Festive’18’ collection
Pantaloons a retail fashion chain of Aditya Birla group, on August 31, celebrated the first anniversary of its flagship store located in Margao. With a good response garnered within the span of one year in the state, the company officials invited loyal customers to witness the exclusive launch of the brand’s Festive’18 collection. To mark the launch of the collection an exclusive fashion show showcasing ethnic and western wear range for men and women was held on board a cruise ship. The models showcased a vibrant ghera skirts, asymmetrical kurtas, fusion tops, maxi dresses and pinafores, while the men sported denim, classic polos and trendy kurtas. Speaking on the occasion, Gaurav Chakravarty, head marketing and loyalty, Pantaloons, said that “Goa is an important market for us and we are delighted with the overwhelming response our first store has received in the last one year. At Pantaloons, we believe in creating enriching experiences that bring consumers closer to the brand. This exclusive preview of the upcoming Festive Collection was the perfect way to thank our loyal consumers for their constant support”. Pic Credit- Hemant Parab
Keventers eyeing for expansion in the state
Indian dairy franchise, Keventers, which has around 230 outlets in nearly 50 locations around the country have also have landed on the shores of Goa recently by opening its first Keventers outlet at MG Road in Panaji, followed by another one in Tito’s lane at Baga. Boasting with a wide variety of milk beverages– from classic milk shakes to fruity shakes and after getting a good response from both the outlets in Goa, the company is now geared up to launch 11 more outlets by the end of 2019 in the state and sees Goa as a prominent market for the brand. The expected new outlets in the state will come up in locations such as – Candolim, Calangute, Vagator, Margao, Vasco, Porvorim, Colva, and Damolim airport and in the malls. While briefing the media about the expansion of the brand in Goa, CEO of Keventers, Sohrab Sitaram said that– they are quite excited to set up more outlets in Goa and is extremely optimistic about the future of the brand based on the response that is garnered so far. Further he said that, Goa might become the first state in the country to offer alcoholic milkshakes, which their outlets […]
Cottonfab 2018- Exhibition of Cotton and Silk
Kala Academy is currently holding ‘Cottonfab-2018’ which is a big exhibition of Cotton and Silk. It will end on 3rd April 2018. Many stalls are set up which are filled with different Indian handloom products. There are various saris, silks and cotton items. Other clothing items are available like dress material, kurties, and salwar-kameez. The exhibition is also selling home furnishing items, bangles, earrings, wallets, footwear, and eatables. All the products are from different places in India like West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Gujrat, Bihar, etc. It is open from 10:30 am to 9:00 pm.
National Silk Expo Inaugrated
The ‘National Silk Expo’ which was inaugurated on March 21 at Community Centre, Taleigao features the works of artisans from all over India of the Gramin Hastkala Vikas Samiti, who have come to Goa to exhibit their ethnic weaves and traditional pure silk and cotton products. The exhibition was inaugurated at the hands of renowned celebrity from Goa, Samiksha Dessai. The Organizer of National Silk Expo, Jayesh Kumar Gupta said that the main social objective of the handloom exhibition is to promote weavers and encourage them and provide a market to the handloom industry. More than 100 designers and weavers are part of this year’s exhibition which includes designer clothes from each region of the country; the exhibition treats the consumers with a kaleidoscope of India’s colorful diversity and talent. Artisans from 14 handloom weaving States including Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat , Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal and many other designers from metros working in collaboration with the weavers are displaying more than 1,50,000 variety of their work here. (The exhibition cum sale is open to public from March 21 to March 26 from 11.00 am to 9.00 pm at the Taleigao Community Centre)
2nd edition of AWES Cup to kick off on Aug 28
Indian Super League (ISL) semifinalists FC Pune City will be the big attraction for Goan football lovers at the second edition of the AWES Cup, organised by Association for the Wellbeing of Elder Sportspersons (AWES) in collaboration with the Sports Authority of Goa (SAG) and Dempo Sports Club (Juniors), at Tilak Maidan, Vasco. The tournament kicks off on Tuesday, August 28 with a high-octane clash between defending champions Dempo Sports Club and FC Goa. All matches will kick off at 4 pm while the final on September 15 will be played under lights. Besides Dempo and FC Goa, the other Goan teams who will be seen in action include Goa Pro League champions Sporting Clube de Goa, Salgaocar FC and Sesa Football Academy. I-League side Gokulam FC from Kerala and Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) League winners ONGC are returning for the second edition, while unlike the first season when Pune City sent their reserve squad, they will be here with their first team which will include high-profile foreign stars like the Brazilian striker Marcelinho, Uruguayan forward Emiliano Alfaro, and ISL’s highest goal scorer Iain Hume. Local lads Adil Khan, Keenan Almeida and Gabriel Fernandes will add to the Goan […]
Eight teams to battle it out in the 2nd Women’s League
“You can do two best things, either you do it right or do it wrong but the worst part is doing nothing at all”, and the Goa Football Association along with the Vedanta group have done the right thing with their collective vision of getting the women empowerment on the football scene in Goa which has showed signs of prosperity with the success of the first edition of the Women’s league said the GFA president, Elvis Gomes while speaking at the launch of the 2nd Vedanta Women’s Football League 2018-19 which will kick-off on August 14 with a total of eight teams participating in the event. The second edition is a product of the success of the first edition and promises to be a bigger one and with years to follow the league might even surpass the men’s league added Gomes. Gomes also stated that “things have to grow gradually and cannot be kept stagnant and the all the issues related to the game have to be solved by getting all the organisational bodies on the same page as the culture of football in the state is robust.” Addressing the gathering, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Pramod Sawant said that, […]
Rotary Rain Run on July 29
It’s time to get out those running shoes and get prepping, as the Rotary Club of Porvorim is back with the Rotary Rain Run (RRR) 2018. In its fourth edition, the charity run will be held on July 29 from the Bambolim SAG stadium to Miramar via the Goa University road. The run will be held in three categories 5 kilometers, 10 kilometers and 21 kilometers (half marathon) and will be held in support of early detection and cure of cervical and breast cancer among women. The 10kilometre and 21kilometre runs will be timed events and school children up to class 10 can register for the 5 kilometers run for free. “The Rotary Rain Run has grown over the years and we now get participation from people all over India like Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolhapur etc. And the running culture is now growing in Goa. In fact, Goa now has around 500 regular runners,” says Avinash Parmar, co-chairman of the club along with Guirish Sawant. To further popularise the trend towards running in the state and in the hopes of making the event still bigger, the Rotary Club of Porvorim has teamed up with singer-songwriter Varun Carvalho and Irina Blansch […]
Acknowledging the Sporting Legends of Goa
“Sportsmen possess extraordinary talent which is nurtured through hard work, determination, and perseverance and with their resilience they can overcome most of the hurdles that are thrown up to them in life” said Director of Sports, V.M Prabhudessai while speaking at the book launch of “Sporting Legends of Goa” written by Ambey Parwatkar. Speaking about the book, Prabhudessai said that, “this book should be instrumental to inspire the younger generation by setting realistic examples of discipline, sportsmanship spirit, and teamwork, and also a must read for physical education teachers so that they can facilitate an environment where sports and education should co-exist together.” Also present for the occasion was former Indian Cricketer and Selector, Jatin Paranjpe who said that with the presence of social media which helps to address larger masses these days, the content writers should not just focus on the sportspersons who are already at their peak but also should shed light on the local sportspersons which might be useful for youngsters who are pursuing their career in sports. The book “Sporting Legends of Goa” written by Ambey Parwatkar features the sporting careers of Goan sportsperson which include the likes of; Hemant Angle, Bhramanand Sankhwalkar, Bruno Couthino, Sagun […]