Tuesday , 19 February 2019
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Bridging communities together

BY PURVI RADIA | NT NETWORK

The sounds of rhythmic beating of special drum known as ‘Dhak’, ‘Kamsar’, a brass metallic plate bitten with stick and the chanting of mantras apprises of the Durga puja, the most happening festival of the Bengali community.

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Dasro- the Goan way

By Rohit R Phalgaonkar

Today will be the culmination of the nine-night Hindu festival of Navraatri. In other parts of India it is called as Dussehra, whereas in Goa it is called as ‘Dasro’. The term ‘Dasro’ refers to the tenth day in Konkani. Perhaps it has originated form the Konkani word ‘Dasar’ which refers to the 10 day rituals in temples by the pujaaris who take turn in serving the deity.

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Dancing on! Making Goa proud!

Goa’s ballroom instructor Dr Martin D Costa, received yet another feather to his cap, he was felicitated with the Ballroom icon of India award for excellence in dance at Mumbai recently. He was felicitated by the world’s oldest ballroom dancer Ms Tao Porchon-Lynch and Bollywood actress Zeenat Aman.

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Under the Tuscan Sun

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas

If you feel that Italian cooking is all about pastas and pizzas, think again. Italian cuisine is very regional, and the food of Tuscany can be very different from that prepared in the rest of Italy.

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A Navratri celebration where traditional Goan dances rule

BY RAMESH SAVAIKAR|NT NETWORK
The people belonging to the Dhangar community in Bicholim taluka celebrate Navratrotsav in a unique way. The people from Goa and border areas of Maharashtra had come together to construct a new temple of their deity Mhalchi Pandhar. The newly constructed temple at Kudchirem-village in Bicholim taluka is nearly 15 kms away from the town.

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Invoking the goddess of wisdom

VALPOI---Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. The Hindus from Valpoi and especially those from the community of traders celebrate the festival with great fervour. They come together and worship the goddess Saraswati at the residence of Mr Ashok Parob, a former MLA. 

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‘Konkani music has a unique style’

BY PURVI RADIA | NT NETWORK
Goans are on the threshold of loosing the saxophone as there are no teachers to teach it coupled with not many formal training programmes in the state. Rhys Sebastian is a young Goan saxophone player who got trained in Mumbai. The 22-year lad, who recently performed at the Indo jazz fusion concert at the Kala Academy, offers tips to aspiring saxophonists from Goa

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Dupatta… The Most Versatile Accessory!

By Banalata Bipani
Wear it as a veil, sling it like a stole or wrap it like a shawl; wear it with a kurta, a lacha or a bustier under a jacket; wear it in any season, for any reason and any which way you like! Yes dupatta – the most versatile accessory – can really be dramatic.

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