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Across the Universe

Film: Thor, Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Directed by: Kenneth Branagh, Duration: 112 mins, Rating: * * * 1 / 2

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Back to the Future

Film: Source Code, Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga, Directed by; Duncan Jones, Duration: 93 mins, Rating: * * *  1 / 2

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Tiatro festival at Cuncolim

Rising club of Sanvorcotto, Cuncolim in association with the directorate of Art and Culture, government of Goa are organising a ‘Summer Tiatr Festival’ at Sanvorcotto-Cuncolim in memory of their founder member Mr Maxie Tavares.

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The day when kanji is served to devotees

Goa is a land where one can witness various religious customs in every nook and corner of the state. One such is practiced during the feast of Jesus Nazareth where ‘kanji’ is served to devotees.

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The violin doctor makes a visit

By Dr Luis Dias
Noted violinist Ivry Getlis writes in his ‘The Art of the Violin’, “I have a violin that was born in 1713.  It was alive long before me, and I hope it lives long after me.  I do not consider it as my violin.  Rather, I am perhaps its violinist; I am passing through its life”.

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Goa State Cultural Awards announced

The directorate of Art and Culture each year honours eminent personalities in the field of art and culture by conferring on them the Goa State Cultural Award for their contributions and achievements in various art forms like music, drama, tiatr, bhajan, literature, visual art etc.

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Till Death Do Us Part

By Shweta Patwardhan
“What was your reason to get me married?” I probed my mother as I started work on this article. While she took her moment to frame an acceptable answer, my all-knowing all-of-nine, bounded to my lap and held my face tightly in his palms. With his characteristic, infectious smile he declared, “To have ME! Simple, silly!”
Kisses flew around the room. My son had, in one spontaneous moment, uttered the ultimate truth behind all creation.

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A Green Dargah

The holy and world-famous Ajmer Sharif dargah in Ajmer, Rajasthan, is finally getting an eco-friendly makeover. From switching to solar power electrification to recycling the mazaar flowers to make itr (perfume), it is perhaps the first shrine in the world to go green.

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When the Aga Khan wanted to become a Maharaja

By K R N Swamy
His Highness Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah Aga Khan III (1875-1958) was one of the elite historical figures of the 19-20 century. As a child of five, he became the religious head of the affluent Ismaili Shia community, centred around Mumbai.

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Cheers to Indo-Portuguese Amity

By Mário Cabral e Sá,
Dear Mr Ambassador for Portugal,
I read with amazement your statement to this newspaper which merited a 6-column banner across the front page on Easter day.

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