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Infusing music in young minds

BY CLARA A RODRIGUES | NT NETWORK
The department of Western Music, Kala Academy has been in the forefront for encouraging and igniting talent in Western especially among children and youth. The department was initially named as the Academia de Musica. It had the reputation of being one of the only institutions in the country to tutor students in western classical music.

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Album of light classical songs released

Pravin Gaonkar’s singing prowess is a result of his guru’s influence on him. A singer of the calibre of Pravin must be financially supported because without it, it is difficult to grow, said renowned singer, Suresh Wadkar.

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Excuse Me! Can I Just Live Freely In This City?

By Kalpana Viswanath
Over the past several years, it has become apparent that women's safety, or the lack of it, plays a central role in determining their mobility and access to a city. The data recently released by the Delhi government, of a joint survey with Jagori and UNIFEM conducted by New Concept Information Systems, highlights and reinforces earlier studies and media reports on how violence and the fear of it have come to define women's experience of the city.

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All-Goa Pookalam competition held

The All-Goa Pookalam (flower rangoli) competition for the FAGMA trophy and a cultural meet organised by the Federation of All-Goa Malayalee Associations was inaugurated by the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat at Ravindra Bhavan Margao on Saturday.

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Goa Photo-Journalists Association celebrate third anniversary

The Photo-Journalists Association, Goa in collaboration with the Department of Information and Publicity and Entertainment Society of Goa celebrated its third anniversary on World Photography Day at Maquinez palace recently.

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Investment Banking…

...Where money, power and hard core financial acumen coalesce
The financial world conjures up an impressive montage: cartloads of money, aggressive deal making, stealthy power brokering and unrepressed glamour.

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The Fortune of the Nizams

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
The wonderful fortune of the Nizams of yore - you are not going to believe this – is here in Goa, and this weekend will showcase its amazing repertoire. But let me start at the very beginning. You see it is a very good place to start.

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Deepika talks about

I am sitting opposite Deepika Padukone in a coffee shop of a five-star hotel. It is 9.30 am. I am barely awake, and she (dressed in black jacket and pants) looks like she can walk into a boardroom and shake things up.

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In Denial

Priyanka Chopra’s seemingly harmless statement at a promotional event stating that Anjaana Anjaani starts off with a girl and boy meeting on a bridge where both have gone to commit suicide, has triggered an intense round of speculation that the film is a remake of the 1999 French film The Girl On The Bridge.

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FAVOUR NAHIN MAANGUNGA MAIN

John Abraham isn’t one to ask for favours, even if it is to promote his upcoming film, Aashayein.
A source reveals, “It was going to be a -fledged campaign for the film with banners and posters featuring different people from the industry.

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