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USA: A Library Of Scraps and Scribbles

By Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
Chicago (Women's Feature Service) - Among the various institutions that Chicago, known as The Windy City, nurtures is a little known one: An "underground" library! The Chicago Underground Library (CUL) is simple idea. Even better, it is an easily replicable idea.

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IFFI 2010 poster is here

Mr Fabian Gonsalves, an artist from Calangute has been declared the winner of the state level graphic poster competition organised by the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) and will receive a cash prize of Rs 15,000.

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A moral upbringing in vain
No matter how well children are brought up, sometimes circumstances lead some of them to thread the wrong path. This is the central theme of the tiatr ‘Tuka’ staged by Sao Gonsalo Dramatic Group, St Cruz recently at Kala Academy’s annual tiatr competition. Young Framel Fernandes has penned the script while Antonio Manuel de Araujo has directed it.

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‘Beatle Mania’ to hit Goa

The world’s greatest ever band ‘The Beatles’ celebrate their 50th anniversary this year and to commemorate the hysteria of ‘The Beatles’ that swept the globe for 50 years, a Beatles musical titled ‘Beatle Mania’ in Goa will be held on November 4 at the Kala Academy, Panaji.

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Walking towards awareness

Over 900 people stepped out together at The Sunset Charity Walk 2010 organised by Muskaan recently at the Taleigao Community Center in observance of Pink October—International Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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When Abhangs find expression in folk dance

Goans were in for a treat as they witnessed a dance performance which was a fusion of the Lavani (a Marathi folk form) and Abhang (verses by saints) at the Kala Academy. The audiences were all in praise of the soul touching abhangas and the entertaining Lavani.

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Using self to epitomize art

Yoko Ono expressed her views and emotions through different forms of art.  In 1964, she presented a performance art called ‘Cut Piece’ at the Sogetsu Art Center in Tokyo.

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‘Police Porjek’: a package of songs that stir your heart

With the rising crime graph in Goa one would expect a police officer to be totally tied up with his official duties. But then it must be said that you cannot hide a God-given talent for long.

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36TH TIATR COM PETITION: Rebuilding broken lives


Britona Dramatic Academy staged ‘Udorgot’ recently. Augie D’ Mello penned this story which is based on people suffering from suicidal tendencies, irresponsibility towards one’s family duties, betrayal and positive attitude. Director Sachin Chowgule did his level best to give justice to the script.

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‘Junglenama’—a treat for kids


If you want to send across a strong message, than one must use yielding mediums to convey it. This need becomes more pronounced if these messages are aimed at moulding children. For them, the use of the audio visual medium best does the trick.

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