Thursday , 23 May 2019


Waiting to be scared

It’s a rainy Tuesday morning. I am tempted to stay indoors. But I decide to keep my appointment with Arjun Rampal on the other side of the Sea Link. My driver lacks my dedication, and stays at home. I brave the rains and reach Mehboob Studios wet (umbrellas are useless) and wild (windswept hair) to find the actor immersed in a TV interview. That wraps quickly enough, and we head to his van for a tête-à-tête. “I’m on a hat trick,” Arjun announces with a smile as we settle down with coffee.  

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Audio Review by J P Pereira

‘Tum ani hanv mellonk’
Every once in a while, a good music album is released. ‘Tum Ani Hanv Mellonk’ an audio presentation from Jerry and Joanita has a stamp of class on the 12 tracks. Great lyrics, pleasant music and fine rendition.

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Great exponents of dance and music to perform at Pravah

For two years now, the India International Rural Cultural Centre, New Delhi and Kala Academy-Goa have been organising ‘Pravah’- a music and dance festival. This year it will be held on September 4. A fruitful stage for fresh talent, students of various art forms come together to watch professionals perform. Aficionados of classical dance and song make it a point to attend it.

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TAG to conduct orientation courses in dramatics

The Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) will organise orientation classes in dramatics for artistes interested in knowing more about tiatr, its song and music. The orientation courses will touch on different aspects of tiatr such as script writing, lyrics composition, direction, acting, stage setting, background music, light effects, make-up etc.

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Dress Sense

So you have reached the top rung of the corporate ladder. You now have to rub your fashionable shoulders with those CEOs and MDs from MNCs. Is your sartorial style up to corporate standard? Are you aware of fashion’s do’s and don’t? Or do you rely on the guidance of your friendly neighbourhood darzi or department store salesman?

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Breathtaking waterfalls of Canacona

Normally, the rains prevent people from indulging in outdoors activities. But if you come to the enchanting waterfall, called ‘Bamonbuddo’, you are bound to be smitten by its beauty so much so that the monsoons will not come in your way of trekking to beautiful sights like these. Seated at the feet of Ambheghat, in Gaondongrem, Canacona, this waterfall is a wonderful spot where hundreds of picnickers, both locals and tourists, vist, especially at this time of the year. 

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Science Congress workshop on Land Resources

The ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, through the NCST wing in association with the State Science and Technology Council will play host to the 18th
Children Science Congress on September 3 at Goa Science Centre. Around 100 schools will be participating in this event.

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Over the Flames

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
India, Turkey, Iran, Armenia, Pakistan, Afghanistan…Transcaucasia, Balkans, Middle East, Central Asia, Burma and Bangladesh… No I am not going to refer to a sporting event. These places do have one thing in common…..the tandoor.

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The Masandevi Jaatraa of Narve

By Rohit R Phalgaonkar

In Goa one finds various deities and myriad forms of worships. Some deities found in Goa are very rarely found in the rest of the country. For example the worship of Devki-Krishna, Devki the mother of Lord Krishna is worshipped along with her son Krishna, is a rare and unique deity in India.

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