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 […]
INSV Tarini returns after circumnavigating the globe
After sailing around the globe for 254 days, spending 194 days at sea and covering a distance of 21,600 nautical miles the all-women crew onboard INSV Tarini on Monday returned to Goa. The expedition ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’ the first-ever Indian circumnavigation on an Indian-built sailboat, INSV Tarini, aimed at promoting women empowerment aligned with the Government of India’s thrust for ‘Nari Shakti’ led by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi. The expedition began on September 10, 2017, visiting five countries and en route touching four continents, crossing three oceans, three major capes – Leeuwin, Horn and Good Hope– and crossed the Equator twice before reaching INS Mandovi boat pool at Verem. The other crewmembers include Lieutenant Commander Pratibha Jamwal, Lieutenant Aishwarya Boddapati, Lieutenant Patarapalli Swathi, Lieutenant Sh Vijaya Devi and Lieutenant Payal Gupta. The expedition was completed in five legs– Leg I (Goa– Fremantle, Australia), Leg II (Fremantle – Lyttelton), Leg III (Lyttelton– Falkland), Leg IV (Falkland– Cape Town), Leg V (Cape Town– Goa) which covered over 21,600 nautical miles. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who flagged-off INSV Tarini from INS Mandovi boat pool, Verem in September was here in Goa to flag in the voyage along with Chief of Naval Staff Admiral […]
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.
Visual Arts and Theatre at Sunaparanta
Mango Tree after-school Art Programme: Programme headed by artists Chaitali Morajkar and Ramdas Gadekar with guest artists Siddesh Gaunekar, Sonia Rodrigues Sabharwal, Snehal Dicholkar, Alice D’Souza and Raymond Pereira – Age Group: 5 to 9 years. Pencil to Portfolio (Juniors): Programme headed by artist Chaitali Morajkar with guest artists Siddesh Gaunekar, Raymond Pereira and Aleksandr Tokarev – Age Group: 10 to 12 years. Pencil to Portfolio (Advanced): Programme headed by artist, Rajendra Usapkar with guest artists Siddharth Gosavi and Vijay Bhandare – Age Group: 13 to 18 years. ‘In Stages’ – A Theatre company for Young Adults: Programme facilitated by Arundhati Chattopadhyaya with guest facilitators Keya D’Souza, Chitra Palekar, Marianne Borgo, Shallu Sharma and Gideon Crasto – Age Group: 12 to 16 years.
Kala Academy Observes World Music Day
Kala Academy Goa has celebrated World Music Day on June 21 . in the Foyer area of Kala Academy Complex, Panaji by organizing different programmes of Indian Music and Western Music.
Kala Academy to celebrate World Music Day on June 21
Kala Academy Goa will celebrate World Music Day on 21st June 2018 at 4.30 p.m. at the Foyer area, Kala Academy Complex, Panaji by organizing different programmes of Indian Music and Western Music. The duration of each performance will be 5-10 minutes. The programme will be open to all and Kala Academy has requested the artist community residing in Goa to present their performances on this open platform. Those interested to participate in the programme are requested to directly enroll their details like name, address, contact phone/mobile no. type of performance, duration, on email: email@example.com etc. or personally call Shri Sandeep Kalangutkar of Kala Academy on mobile no. 9823369336/ 0832-2420452/53 latest by 4.00 p.m on 18th June 2018, during office hours for any further information. The organizers will not pay any honorarium or payment fees to artists. However, refreshments will be provided to the artists. A drum set and sound system will be made available to the participants, free of charge. Rest all other instruments will have to be arranged by the concerned artists. All the artists are required to take note of the above and submit their applications. The artist’s community in the field of music are requested to […]
The inaugural function of the first edition of Gaansaraswati Kishoritai Amonkar Sangeet Mahotsav in memory of Goan singer late Kishori Amonkar was held on Saturday at Kala Academy, Panaji. Prior to the function a documentary tracing the life of Kishori produced by Mumbai Doordarshan was screened. Speaking at the inaugural function minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude comparing the life of late Kishori to Sant Meera Bai or Mirabai said, like Meera dedicated her life to Lord Krishna, Kishori dedicated her life for music and ragas. On the occasion Meena Waikar who has been a companion and a family member of Kishori Amonkar was felicitated, though I am not her real daughter she always treated me like her own daughter, said Meena. Senior disciple, Arun Dravid and sons of Kishori Amonkar Nihar Amonkar and Bibhas Amonkar along with their wives were also present for the event. Earlier in the day, a curtain raiser event was held in the black box of Kala Academy, titled – ‘Rarely Heard Kishori Amonkar’, which featured a commentary by Arun Dravid on rare recordings of Kishoritai from 1962-85. Besides this, there was also a photographic exhibition on display in the foyer of the venue, […]
Gaansaraswati Kishoritai Amonkar Sangeet Mahotsav to be held on April 28
Kala Academy, Panaji will be hosting the 1st edition of Gaansaraswati Kishoritai Amonkar Sangeet Mahotsav on April 28 and 29 at Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir, Kala Academy. The Sangeet Mahotsav is organised to commemorate the death anniversary of legendary singer and daughter of Goa Late Kishoritai Amonkar, who passed away in April 2017. While briefing the media, Minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude urged all the music lovers especially the young crop to be a part of this festival so that they can witness the rare ‘Raggas’ which were created by Kishoritai herself, which will be performed by her disciples. There will be a curtain raiser event on April 28 at 10 a.m. titled – ‘Rarely Heard Kishori Amonkar’. The programme will feature with a commentary by Arun Dravid on rare recordings of Kishoritai from 1962-85.There will be also a photographic exhibition on Kishoritai’s rare photographs conceptualized by her son Bhibas Amonkar. The festival will be inaugurated by Minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude on April 28 at 5.00 p.m. along with the family members of Kishoritai. Before the inaugural function a documentary on Kishoritai produced by Mumbai Doordarshan will be screened at 4:30 p.m. Meena Waikar, who […]
The Journey of Saint Kabir
A mono act based on the life of poet and saint Kabir is been organised by the Directorate of Art and Culture and Kala Academy in association with Goa University. The play ‘Kabeer’ by Shekhar Sen throws light on the journey of the saint and his teachings. Speaking during a press conference on Friday, organising secretary for the event, Goa University, Ramrao Wagh said: “The play brings to light the importance of three mantras of life which are love, peace and religious harmony. These three mantras have the power to divisive wall melt and to raze every barrier erected by fanatic rage and hatred. These core values are beautifully penned down in two-hour mono-act Kabeer which comprises of 45 song sequences.” The event will be inaugurated by the governor, Mridula Sinha; chief minister, Manohar Parrikar; minister for art and culture, Govind Gaude and chancellor, Goa University, Varun Sahni. Since 1998 Sen has directed, composed and written musical mono-acts like ‘Tulsi’ ‘Kabeer’ ‘Sahab’ ‘Vivekanand’ and ‘Soordas’ and has received several accolades. “Sen is a versatile singer. He has been honoured with Padma Shri award in the year 2015. And since 1983 he has released over 200 musical albums. He has also […]
Vinsan World formally launches the shoot for ‘STHALPURAN’
On Monday, Vinsan Productions announced the commencement of their second feature film production in Marathi which will be titled– ‘STHALPURAN’. The film is written and directed by Akshay lndikar, an ex-student of FTII and produced by Sanjay Shetye. Earlier, Indikar has made a docu-fiction named ‘Udaharanarth Nemade,’ based on the life of a Marathi writer and Dnyanpeeth awardee, Bhalchandra Nemade. While briefing the media director of the movie, Indikar said that ‘Sthalapuran’ is the story of an 8-year old boy in search of his father. His experiences of the chaos after migration forms the basis of the storyline. It is a narrative that describes the coming of an age of a boy and takes the boy on the cusp of reality and the fantasy world. The locations explored in the story are the rural interiors of Goa and Konkan areas which showcases Konkan folk culture, its traditions and the beautiful unexplored regions of Goa added, Indikar. Indikar also added that the movie will be shot in two parts spanning over 35 days and will be having a screen-time run of 2 hours. Dnyanesh Moghe of Visan Productions said that this movie is a combination with artists from Maharashtra and Goa, […]
Entries open for 44th Tiatr ‘A’ Group Competition
Kala Academy invites entries for the 44th Tiatr ‘A’ Group Competition (2018-19). The last date for submission of entries in the prescribed format so as to reach Kala Academy is July 16 before 4 p.m. Rules and regulations copy along with entry forms are available at programme and development section of Kala Academy during office hours. The duly filled in entry forms along with the cash remittance of entry fee and security deposit will be accepted latest by 4 p.m. till the stipulated last date for receipt of entries. The participating institutions are also required to submit their registration/ renewal certificate along with the entry form. The draw to decide sequence of performance by lots will be taken on July 16 at 5 p.m. at the meeting room of KA. Kala Academy has also appealed to all the institutions participating in Tiatr ‘A’ Group to renew their registration with the competent authority, as required under rules of Societies Registration Act, Sub Section (2) of Section 3 B of the Act 1860 (Central Act, 21 of 1860). Failure to renew the registration within the stipulated period entails cancellation of the participation of the concerned institution. As per rule number 2 of […]
Selection trials for Goan folk groups
In order to provide better platform and exposure to Goan folk artists, the Directorate of Art and Culture will be conducting selection trials for traditional Goan folk groups from Goa on July 19, 20 and 21. These trials are conducted for selecting the groups that will be deputed for various programmes in the state, other states as well as for International programmes. The selection trials will be held for various folk disciplines such as– folk dances, folk music, and folk songs at Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda on the above-listed dates. Interested groups/artists may collect the application forms that will be made available at Directorate of Art and Culture, Patto¬–Panaji, Ravindra Bhavan– Curchorem, Ravindra Bhavan– Margao, Ravindra Bhavan– Baina, Ravindra Bhavan– Sankhali and Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir– Ponda from July 3 onwards. The filled forms have to be submitted by July 12. In the selection trials, the group should perform 4 best items of folk dances in traditional costumes along with live music. No artist will be allowed to participate in more than one group. The selection of the folk group will begin from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
‘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.
14th edition of the Grape Escapade to begin from April 19
Goa Tourism along with Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) will be organizing lifestyle and wine festival – ‘Grape Escapade 2018’ from April 19 to 22 at the D B Bandodkar Ground, Campal, Panjim from 6 p.m. onwards. This will be the 14th edition of the Grape Escapade. Over the years, Grape Escapade has provided a platform for local entrepreneurs to share expertise, display products, engage in B2B, and offers tourists and Goans an opportunity to savor on flavors from the vineyard, taste Goan food and experience Goa’s traditions and culture. The event is a celebration of the finest wine, food, fashion, and entertainment. The 4-day festival brings together a host of professionals from the tourism and hospitality industry; hoteliers, restaurateurs, wineries, and manufacturers to showcase their premium offerings.
Milagres feast celebrated at St. Jerome’s Church
The annual feast of Our Lady of Milagres (Our Lady of Miracles) was celebrated at St Jerome’s Church, Mapusa, on April 16; the feast is celebrated on Monday following the third week of Easter. The feast portrays the communal nature of the state wherein a Hindu’s along with other devotes throng to St. Jerome’s church to venerate and seek the blessings of Milagres Saibinn. ‘Milagres Saibinn’ is also believed to cure various ailments and many devotees from different religious communities make vows, pour coconut oil over the statue of our Lady of Milagres and offer wax figurines in repayment of favors received by them.
Lectures & Workshops
“We should aim to retain the talents by developing Goa into an IT hub”- CM
“If Goa can excel in so many other fields, we can do so in IT as well. We’re a small state that has produced talents beyond its strength. We should aim to retain the talents by developing Goa into an IT hub with a positive mind frame” said the Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar while speaking at the launch of ‘Goa Start-Up Portal’ on the occasion of Goa IT day. The Goa IT Day is part of a focused initiative to promote innovation and encourage entrepreneurial investment in the state so that Goa can be counted among the top 25 startup destinations in Asia by 2025. Further, Parrikar added that “Right from the year 2000, I have been dreaming of Goa becoming a powerful hub for IT. And with Cyber¬–age scheme, Goa did become the first state to give technical grants and laptops to students.” Speaking about the initiative that the Government of Goa has taken up to support the young techies and entrepreneurs, Minister for Information and Technology, Rohan Khaunte said that “Goa has traditionally been running on a mining and tourism-dependent economy and now it is time for us to add Information Technology to make Goa a […]
Nationalism which took shape while fighting the British
As part of MOG Sundays, Apoorvanand Jha from Siwan, Bihar will talk about Indian nationalism which took shape while fighting British colonialism. He will touch upon the idea of justice and liberty, along with creating a new friendly community feeling. His talk will mainly focus on the need for different communities to come together and build a new sense of companionship. Apoorvanand is a literary and cultural critic and has published in nearly all Hindi journals. Additionally, he has published two books of essays in literary criticism: Sundar Ka Swapna and Sahitya Ka Ekant. He is a bilingual writer who contributes columns in Indian newspapers and magazines on the issues of education, culture, communalism, violence and human rights. He also lectures widely on these issues. Having earned a Master’s and Ph.D. from Patna University, he has worked on the development of Marxist aesthetics in Hindi literature. In 1999, he was invited to join Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University; a Central University set up by the Government of India and was instrumental in developing the University’s vision plan and first academic programs. He was part of the core group that designed the National Curriculum Framework for School Education in 2005 and […]
DKA to celebrate ‘Romanxicho Patxai’ Reginald Fernandes Day on June 14
In keeping with the tradition, Dalgado Konknni Akademi will celebrate the anniversary of ‘Romanxicho Patxai’, Reginald Fernandes on June 14 at 4.30 p.m. at the DKA’s Reginald Fernandes conference hall, Panaji. At the function, Konknni lover and writer, Brazinho Soares Kalapurkar will voice his thoughts on Reginald Fernandes and Tomazinho Cardozo, President, DKA will preside. A famed novelist of his time, late Reginald Fernandes wrote more than 200 novels in Konknni. In the period of the nonexistence of radio, TV, and mobile, reading was a hobby of the people of Goa. His writings attracted the young and the old. The young especially were attracted towards his well-knit and superbly descriptive love scenes. The publishers of his time were eagerly waiting for his new novels and the huge queue of publishers at his residence to get the copyright was a proof of this statement. Though he has enriched Konknni literature, it is sad that the literary world has failed to recognise him. Honoring this great writer, Dalgado Konknni Akademi has named their conference hall “Reginald Fernandes’ hall. DKA celebrate his birth anniversary, as Reginald Fernandes Day on June 14 every year. (The event is open to all.)
Tobacco Breaks Hearts
On 31st May 2018, Dr Sharmila Rao gave a talk on tobacco at 91 Springboard, Panaji, as it was ‘World No Tobacco Day’. She touched on the history of tobacco, how it was used for prayers, medicines, etc, and said, “We are abusing something that was sacred.” She went on to explain the ill effects of smoking not only for the primary smoker but for the secondary and tertiary smoker. Tertiary smoking is when a person gets affected by residual nicotine and other chemicals that can settle on surfaces like curtains, walls, furniture, clothes, vehicles, etc. Methods of tobacco de-addiction along with their advantages and disadvantages were also discussed here. These include nicotine patches, nicotine gums, organic smokes, spray inhalers, cognitive behaviour therapy, NLP, and more. One of her opinions was, “Nicotine patches do work for quitting provided the person wants to quit.” She also stated that peer acceptance is one of the triggers for this addiction.
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)
A Mirror of Everyday Life- Drawing exhibition
The Museum of Goa (MOG) is currently holding an exhibition called ‘A Mirror of Everyday Life’ which showcases Saleh Kazemi’s drawings. He is an Iranian artist settled in Rome and has lately been travelling around Goa, artistically recording what he has seen. The display also includes other works by Saleh, such as self-portraits and a series called Moments in Waiting. Saleh Kazemi had first taken up documentary photography but later on distanced himself from technology which led him to the drawing board. He loves to travel and capture what he sees every day. The drawings at the exhibition show everyday scenes from different places. Various scenes from Goa were depicted like women sellers in local markets, barbershops, cows, banyan trees, etc. He also drew the local life of Rome which portrayed bus journeys, shops, café life, kitchens, and so on. There is also a Linocut print of the famous Mapusa market. The exhibition is open for public viewing until 29th March 2018.
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 […]
Hoping to see India at the 2026 World Cup: Bhutia
“I hope to see at least eight teams from Asia including India in the 2026 FIFA World Cup,” said former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia at the convocation ceremony of SESA Football Academy’s graduating students of batch 2014-2018, held at ICG, Dona Paula on Friday. “When we recently had a meeting with the AIFF to discuss football at the grassroots in India, we found a major difference between us and countries like Spain, England, Portugal, and others. The kids in India of 12-14 age group have a game experience of around 15-30 games, whereas the kids from those countries have a game experience of around 150 games by the age of 14,” said Annanya Agarwal, president of Sesa Football Academy. “Currently, in Rajasthan, we have 60 centers where we provide coaching to around 2500 boys and girls. There are also residential academies with technological infrastructure which will facilitate the growth of the player,” said Agarwal. The 15 students of the 2014-18 batch who were felicitated were: Ashley Cardozo, Kanta Dravin, Sunil Mandrekar, Dhiraj Chauhan, Vighnesh Shetgaonkar, Vishnu Gosavi, Kunal Salgaonkar, Cyrus Canvi Noronha, Dylan Fernandes, Malcolm Gonsalves, Cavin Soares, Lionel D’souza, Mark Barreto, Anil Chawan, Gaunkar Camilo and Rocky Fernandes. […]
Panjim Gymkhana mens TT tourney from June 27
Panjim Gymkhana’s 45th Angley’s Cup Men’s Table Tennis Team Championship 2018 will be held from June 27, 2018, to July 1, 2018, at Panjim Gymkhana, Campal. A team can submit a list of 5 Players which can include a maximum of one outstation player, one seeded player and rest unseeded players. Entries should be submitted to Panjim Gymkhana’s Office between 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on working days on contact office Tel. 0832-2225818 or to Suresh Y Karapurkar – mobile 9422438078 from June 19 – 25 up to 6:00 pm