Sunday , 21 April 2019


Tome, master masquerader


Who is the most awaited man every year? No prizes for guessing; it is the jolly man in his red suit shouting out ‘Ho! Ho! Ho!’ from the rooftops. It is Santa Claus, the benevolent gentleman much beloved of the children, the bearer of the Christmas gifts for all the tots who have been good that year.

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The Saviour was Born Here

By Mackinley Cantor

Where was Jesus Christ born, a stable or a cave? Christian theologians have long pondered over this puzzle, which was tackled by the Gospels of Matthew and Luke and have come to the conclusion that he was actually born in a cave, which was being used as a stable to keep cattle!

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Sandygrains of imagination


Goarecently hosted the three-day sand art festival which witnessed some fascinating sand sculptures based on the theme ‘‘Wild Life Conservation’. The aim was to increase awareness on ‘Wild Life Conservation’ and appraise them on the fact that many species are endangered.

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A global experience


Goareceived the best of Smirnoff nightlife exchange project, a one of a kind global project where 14 countries paired up to exchange their nightlife. Fans in Goa experienced the best of Canada’s electrifying DJs, who performed live music and set the dance floor on fire. Purvi Radia got talking with the DJs, Steve and BREED

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‘Mistletoe Carolers’

The ‘Mistletoe Carolers’ are Preethi Coutinho, Nezba Fortes, Lyona Fortes, Valenka Fortes and Deepthi Coutinho.  Manfa Music, Margao have released an audio CD of carols in English and Konkani rendered by these talented singers.

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‘A Christmas to Remember’

This is another release from Rock & Raaga Productions.  The album begins with Feliz Navidad followed by Jingle Bells and other  favourites, including Mary’s Boy Child, a newer version of White Christmas titled ‘Blanca Navidad’ ,

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Musical extravaganza at Mardol

A three-day cultural extravaganza of dance and music was presented by Vaishnavi Creations at Shree Mahalasa Saunsthan, Mardol to mark the completion of 450 years of Shree Mahalasa temple. Noted singers like Suresh Wadkar, Bela Shende, Rahul Saxena and Hrishikesh Ranade, along with Goan singers namely, Mugdha Gaonkar, Madhura Gaonkar, Ashwek Shanbhag and Priyag Sarmalkar enthralled large audiences, during three concerts organised in the temple precincts, recently.

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A heartening Yuletide spread with Chef Rego

Thinking of what to cook this Christmas? ‘The Navhind Times’ rakes up some recipes from the kitchen of Chef Rego, as he explains more about the Christmas lunch and its flavours
A scrumptious weekend lunch is an excellent means to bring family and friends together. And if it is the Christmas lunch, then it just gets bigger and better.

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