Award-winning and nominated films from the Critics Choice Short Films Awards (CCSFA) will be screened at Maquinez Palace, Panjim on 7th February at 6.30 p.m. The screening will be done by the Cinephile Film Club of the Entertainment Society of Goa in association with the Film Critics Guild. Amongst approximately 500 entries, a few films were nominated for different categories like best film, actor, actress, direction, editing, writing, background score, etc. Guild members chose the winners. Guild began in 2018. It was formed for good cinema. Anupama Chopra is the chairperson and Rajeev Masand is the vice-chairperson. Anupama Chopra hopes the people of Goa will enjoy the films as much as they did. The films revolve around diverse topics.
The following films will be screened :
Sambhavtaa (21 mins, Dir. Gaurav Madan) – Winner of best film, best actor, best writer and best director
Tungrus (13 mins, Dir. Rishi Chandna) – Winner of best film and best direction (non-fiction) and best editing.
Black Cat (22 mins. Dir Bhargav Saikia) - Winner of best score and best cinematography
Maa (26 mins, Dir. Sarjun KM)- Winner of best actress (Kani Kusruti).
Last Day of Summer (20 mins, Dir. George Kora)- Nominated for best film, best writer and best background score.
MAD (21 mins Dir. Vinod Rawat)- Nominated for best film, best direction and best actress.
The Giant Dolls’ house project by Catja de Haas will be exhibited from April 15 to May 15, at the Museum of Goa, Pilerne. Details: email@example.com/ 7722089666
Goa Science Centre, Miramar will organise Creative Science Workshop sessions for school students. Batch I of the workshop will be held from April 24 to April 29 with sessions on Science Spectrum for students of class 5 to class 7. The session will feature hands-on inquiry-based learning where students will make and take home projects that relate directly to each topic. Science Kit Making for students of class 8 to class 10 will teach students to fabricate kits based on different scientific principles. Batch II will start from May 11 to May 16 and will comprise sessions like Science Toy Making for students of class 5 to class 7. Here students will make toys using simple and easily available materials and learn the science behind the working of toys. Skill Development in Electronics for students of class 8 to class 10 will teach students basic electronic concepts and how to identify various electronic components, constructing circuits, soldering, etc. A special workshop including live science demonstrations, hands-on activities, science film shows, etc, will also be held. Admission will be on a first come first serve basis. There are limited seats – only 15 in a batch for each discipline (additional batches […]
Vinsan Academy is organising a clay modelling workshop conducted by sculptor, Rajan Mardolkar with an aim to improve motor skills and develop creativity. The workshop will be eight days long and will be held from April 24 onwards, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m at Vinsan Academy, 4/24, near Panaji Community Center, opp St Francis Xavier Chapel, Mala, Panaji. Details: 7447715566/9850454660
Museum of Christian Art, Old Goa is hosting a presentation titled ‘Conservation of the Collection: Ongoing efforts at the Museum of Christian Art, Goa’ by Merrin Anil on April 27, 10:30 a.m. Details: 2285299
Shaan goes Unplugged at Goafest ’19
The 2019 edition of Goafest presented by Viacom18 and powered by MX Player got underway on April 11 at Grand Hyatt, Bambolim. Present for the inaugural were Group CEO and MD – Viacom18, Sudhanshu Vats, Ashish Bhasin – President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), Nakul Chopra, Chairman – Goafest 2019, Shashi Sinha – Chair of the Awards Governing Council, ABBY Awards 2019, Vikram Sakhuja – President, The Advertising Club, and Jaideep Gandhi – Chairman Industry Conclave. Speaking about Goafest 2019, Ashish Bhasin, President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) said “Over the last few years we have seen the growth in participation with lines blurring between media and creative. At Goafest 2019 on the back of an exclusive list of speakers and artists, we have seen a sustained registration of about 2000 delegates, while ABBY Awards have seen 2700 entries this year.” Nakul Chopra, Chairman of Goafest2019 said that “Democratization is a trend sweeping through the industry and we are proud of Goafest 2019 being an integral part of this change. It has been our endeavour to drive inclusivity irrespective of size and without the limitation of cost and opportunity.” Setting the ‘tune’ for Goafest 2019 was […]
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 […]
“Talent nullifies nepotism”: Siddhant Chaturvedi
Bollywood actor and writer Kalki Koechlin and Siddhant Chaturvedi kickstarted the fun and high energy session which was moderated by Kubra Sait by discussing the topic of bullying. “When people are picking on you, it’s a bad place to be in. You got to stand up one day and speak for yourself, said Siddhant Chaturvedi while addressing the crowd. Kalki added that “Abuse is different from bullying. For me, it was a process that went deep into my adult life. It was when I started questioning why I’m angry and rebellious, that I found my answers. Our generation is talking and coming out about feelings. The way we must raise the next generation should be my empowering them with tools to communicate.” The topic progressed to the struggles of an aspiring actor, staying relatable, relevant and inspired in life always, and objectification faced by both genders. “As actors, we are always giving. It’s important to replenish ourselves. Constantly. One has to fight the perils that the film industry comes with if you want to achieve your dreams. I was told I am credible and relatable and yet something was missing. I was casually suggested to get the right amount of […]
Booking for Autumn Winter collection launched by KKCL
A mega event was held at Park Regis hotel by Kewal Kiran Clothing. They launched the booking for AW’19 (Autumn Winter) collection. A large display of fashion items was put up. It belonged to their leading brands- Killer, Integriti, LawmanPg3, Easies, and Desi Belle (women’s wear). Many products were displayed such as jeans, suits, sportswear, casual wear, party wear, sunglasses, deodorants, coats, kurtis, dresses, chinos, jackets, and more. Pics Credit – Shivang Mishra I NT GOGOANOW.COM
Distill, Inspire, Experiment
Flagging off the day was the keynote session by Ross Jauncey, Head of Create with Google. Highlighting the ability of creativity to transform, Ross Jauncey said: “We have never seen a more amazing time to be in world creativity. Today, we need creative minds who can march into the unknown.” He relayed the audiences with various campaigns such as Kupu by Colenso BBDO in New Zealand which was developed to connect with consumers using an interactive app. The app helps people learn TeReo Māori translations by exploring the objects around them. Jauncey further added: “creativity is a similar language across the world with ideas that are passionate and to that effect, your values are just as important as your product.” Speaking about the six-second advertisement campaign titled ‘challenge accepted’ launched by Youtube to create the shorter version of ads. Jauncey said that “most of the agencies crafted films specifically to fit the ‘:06’ format—a format that YouTube recently began offering advertisers to help them capture attention in today’s mobile world.” The filmmakers here emphasized simplicity, strong visual elements, fundamentals of good storytelling, and leaving some things up to the viewers’ imagination. So start with an image, a punchline, a feeling—and […]
Strive for Consistency: Mary Kom
To win a world championship once is no mean feat, but to win it six times is a herculean task. A testament to resilience, humility and empowerment six times World Amateur Boxing Champion Mary Kom was in conversation with sports journalist Boria Majumdar. Mary Kom opened up about her early life and her induction into boxing, the societal outlook towards women’s boxing, infrastructural challenges that she faced, etc. However, she spoke about how she kept at it without losing focus. Speaking of resilience and perseverance, Mary said, “Being a girl, it’s very difficult as women’s boxing is not introduced nationally as a sport. As a child, I used to get inspired by action movies of Jackie Chan and Akshay Kumar and always believed that if men can then why can’t women?” Speaking about the boxing scenario in India, Mary feels nothing has much change in the sport. “It is still the same. I am the same, boxing is the same. In the last seven years things have changed there have been facilities but what I see is that we don’t have champions. Only we have one two champions for so many years, there aren’t any new champions. I am not […]
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 […]
Beats of India
Reis Magos Fort is all set to present the project Made for Dance Tanjore Quartet Bharata Natyam by the Kishna brothers Ram and Suresh on April 28, 6 pm onwards. The brothers will take you through a journey demonstrating the details of the ancient art form. It will be followed by a magical live performance. Made For Dance Tanjore Quartet Bharata Natyam is a mystical rhythmic dance art performance showcasing a collection of impeccable and elaborate choreographic work. The performance visualises the tranquil south Indian music compositions of the ancient source of classical Bharata Natyam, the brainchild of the Nattuvanar Gurus of the Tanjore Quartet Parampara, a lineage of traditional artists, creating choreographs and composing music for dance and vocal recitals. The performance unfolds the rich content of the Indian spiritual world and philosophy of the Veda’s, the ancient scriptures of India. The avant-garde costume designs are part of the Aharya, (Sanskrit for outer expression), designed and handcrafted according to the mobility of the dances to exhibit a memorable celestial storybook. The Kishna Brothers will take center stage to showcase the signature features such as the high technical details with a natural face and body expression (abhinaya), according to the […]
ME programme in Sanitation Science at BITS Pilani
BITS Pilani in collaboration with IHE Delft, Netherlands has launched a new ME programme in Sanitation Science, Technology and Management for this academic year. The research track programme entails that the student pursues two semesters of coursework, initiates his/her ME dissertation in the third semester (concurrent with remaining coursework), while the fourth semester will be entirely allocated for pursuing the dissertation. The curriculum will focus on on-field best practice aspects to impart skills to the students. The programme will be run at BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa campus and the degree will be awarded by BITS Pilani. BITS Pilani has been recently recognised as Institute of Eminence by MHRD, Government of India. It is also India’s highest ranked non-Government Institute as declared in various reputed world rankings of 2019 such as QS BRICS, QS Asia, and QS India. This programme, in collaboration with IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Netherlands is part of the Global Sanitation Graduate school. In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, IHE Delft launched the new programme in sanitation. The Delft-based postgraduate programme in Sanitation was then made available to universities in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa as part of the recently established […]
Celebrating the spirits of Goa
Goa Tourism in association with the Goa Feni Distillers and Bottlers is all set to organise the second edition of The Spirit of Goa Festival 2019 from April 26 to April 28. The three-day event revolves around Goa’s much loved possessions: the coconut and cashew, in a variety of products, cuisines, beverages, handicrafts, etc showcasing the traditional aspects and the goodness associated with this produce including homegrown spirits ranging from local brews, homemade wines and more. The festival will also have live demos on distilling of the cashew juice into Goa’s much relished heritage brew, feni. Besides authentic Goan food, coconut and cashew will also be the key ingredients in the cuisines and beverages prepared and served during the three-day festival. A cashew stomping competition will also be organised along with masterclasses and cooking demos conducted by mixologist Karl Fernandes and chef Avinash Martins and Tiz Martins who will showcase some authentic yet innovative Goan cuisine. A variety of exciting programmes, workshops, competitions and more will be scheduled to enthrall the audience. From timeless Konkani and Portuguese classics to modern day English Latin styles with jazz and funk rhythms, the festival’s lineup boasts of well-curated large format ensembles with full […]
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 […]
TEDx Unplugged on April 25
TEDx Unplugged is coming up on April 25 at 91 Springboard, for those who have an interesting idea to share and wish to get a chance to step on the main stage of TEDx Panaji 2019 on April 28. Most people fancy the opportunity of standing and speaking on the red circle of a TEDx event as a speaker. However, the chances of getting selected as a speaker of the main event are few and far. The Unplugged event is open to aspirants who register for it online. Each speaker will be given five minutes to speak about his or her idea. This idea needs to be submitted during the registration process. The speakers are not allowed to use slides, multimedia, props etc. Aspiring speakers event will be judged by a panel of judges from TEDx, Panaji and three best ideas will be selected to be presented on 28th April. The selected ideas will also receive some tips and coaching by the TEDx Panaji team. TEDx main on April 28 will have 14 speakers and 2 performing artiste groups and will be at Kala Academy.