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Unveiling the mask

PURVI RADIA | NT NETWORK
Masks have a powerful impact on the onlooker. And to study the aesthetic and psychological impact of masks Ruchika’s Art Gallery will be holding an exhibition that will also include a special workshop titled “Painting on Masks” of painted 3-dimensional masks titled ‘Mask Factor in Goa’, curated by Rajiv Punater and Avinash Gupte.

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Not So Fast

Film: Faster, Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Directed by: George Tillman Jr, Duration: 98 mins, Rating: * * 1 /2

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Full of Problems

Film: No Problem, Cast: Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Farting Gorillas, Directed by: Aneez Bazmee, Duration: 140 Minutes, Rating: *

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Film Review by Sachin Chatte

Big Fat Indian Weddings     
Film: Band Baaja Barat, Cast: Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Directed by: Maneesh Sharma, Duration: 140 mins, Rating: * * *

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Tiatr Review – BY J P PEREIRA

‘ASRO ZAI’
It is a good sign that many institutions are presenting quality tiatrs on the Konkani stage. New talent is seen and tiatrs are being presented in a different and unique style of presentation raising the standards of entertainment as well.

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‘RAG’

Salvador Afonso, from Chandor has been performing for the last 29 years in Konkani entertainment.  He has written 87 folk plays (Khell-tiatr), 16 tiatrs and has released 16 audio albums and contributes regularly to Konkani magazines. He has participated four times in the Kala Academy Tiatr competition. This year his tiatr ‘Morosor’ was the entry.

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Video Review – BY JP PEREIRA

‘VELL’
‘Vell’ is a video film presented by Andrew de Carmona.  Written and directed by Osvi Viegas, the film is a tragic tale of a poor widow and her two grown up sons. One joins a ship through the help of a benevolent agent, the other is a scapegoat used by the police, whenever there is a crime.

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‘Goa can become the literary capital of India’

BY ARTI DAS | NT NETWORK
Mumbai based writer, Jerry Pinto is releasing his latest book, ‘Leela - A Patchwork Life’, based on actress of yesteryears, Leela Naidu, on December 13 at the ongoing Goa Arts and Literary Festival 2010. While speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’ he spoke about his book, writing and Goa

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A Career in Copywriting

By Ranjana Kakodkar
“Khane Walon Ko To Khane Ka Bahana Chahiye……” Do you remember this commercial with the rip roaring funny man, Cyrus, extolling the virtues of the humble Cadbury bar? While it is highly debatable that a sugar and chocolate concoction is in anyway nutritious try telling that to your chocoholic mom or your sugar loving tiny tot!

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Marking a new beginning with ‘Navo Somar’

BY RAMESH SAVAIKAR | NT NETWORK
With the conclusion of the auspicious period of ‘Chaturmas’ as per the Hindu calendar,  ‘jatrotsavas’ of various Hindu deities will now commence in the villages and towns of Goa. On December 13 Gaonkarwado, Bicholim will celebrate their annual festival of ‘Navo Somar’, which is dedicated to the deity Shri Shantadurga.

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