Sunday , 20 January 2019


From Bollywood to Konkani films, making sweet music

Having worked as assistant music director for Bollwood greats like Kalyanji Anandji and being a part of musical masterpieces like ‘Meri desh ki dharti’ and ‘Pal Pal dil ke pas’ Balthazar Fernandes, aka Baltu, from Goa speaks of his tryst as a first time music director for a Konkani film. He looks back on his journey in Bollywood.
‘Tum kito kortolo aslo’ is your first Konkani film as music director. Tell us something about the music?

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The Asthami of Narve

By Rohit R Phalgaonkar
During the Hindu month of Shraavan the calm and serene village of Narve suddenly springs into action. Two main festivities brighten the village and the area is filled with people and devotees, where caste, creed and religion form no bar.

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Eat Right for a Beautiful You

By Aroona Reejhsinghani
There are many beauty problems which can be cured by eating the right foods. For example, weak nails can be cured by eating protein and calcium rich foods. Protein rich foods are eggs, lean meat and fish and calcium rich foods are all diary products. These foods strengthen the keratin in the hails which is mainly made up of proteins and calcium and cure weak and brittle nails by making them healthy.

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Anees Bazmee recently shot a long schedule of Thank You in Canada. The cast of this comedy includes Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Sunil Shetty, Celina Jaitly, Bobby Deol, Rimi Sen and Irrfan Khan. During their schedule, the unit shot for a long elaborate wedding scene which is the climax of the film.

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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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