Tuesday , 21 May 2019


An artiste’s concern over time and space

Artiste, Somji (K A Soman)’s exhibition ‘Our Concerns over Time and Space’ was inaugurated by the speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly, Mr Pratapsingh Rane recently. Mr Rane in his speech commented on the unique nature of the paintings by Somji, an artiste from Kerala.

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Paaji Pao

Film: Yamla Pagla Deewana

Cast: Sunny, Bobby, Dharmendra

Directed by: Samir Karnik

Duration: 152 minutes

Rating: * *

After a not-so-successful outing in Apne, the Deol clan has returned with Yamla

Pagla Deewana. Director Samir Karnik has been around for more than a decade now but

is still searching for his first hit.

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Folk Art: A Mirror of Changing Tastes


For 43-year-old Amitava Bhattacharya, founder-director of Banglanatak dot com a social enterprise which works towards encouraging, sustaining and developing both folk art and the folk artistes, watching percussionists from Kerala, Bengal and Uttar Pradesh playing indigenous percussion instruments from their respective states with folk dancers of Punjab dancing to their rhythms will always be etched as one of his most memorable moment in the entire 11 years of his work in the field of reviving traditional arts. "I will never forget this," he says with contentment.

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Pay Up, Honour Be Damned

By V Y Kantak

Time was when scientist Michael Faraday refused presidency of the prestigious Royal Society in London with the humble request that he be allowed to "remain plain Michael Faraday to the last ...if I accepted the honour which the Royal Society desires to confer upon me, I would not answer for the year."

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Tagore and Kipling: Two Titans of Literature

By Dhananjaya Bhat

2011 is the year of the 150th birthday (born on May 7, 1861) of our National Bard Rabindranath Tagore and the 75th death anniversary (died on 18th January 1936) of his famous contemporary Rudyard Kipling.

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Soldiers of the Historic Opinion Poll of 1967

By Prajal Sakhardande

On today’s date January 16, in the year 1967, the historic Opinion Poll was taken. It was a turning point in the history of post-liberation Goa. Goa’s separate identity with Konkani as our mother tongue was at stake.

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The Drums of War have been Sounded

By Mário Cabral e Sá

Assembly elections are still quite a few month away, but the drums of war have already started rolling. Manohar Parrikar has already made it clear. From the Panaji constituency he has been elected, not once but quite a few times. Dinar Tarcar, the builder of Landscape multi-storeys, was his election agent.

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Of Panchas, Sarpanchas and Developers

By Tomazinho Cardozo

The 73rd Constitutional Amendment has given the village panchayats a lot of power to work towards the betterment of the people. The spirit of the 73rd Amendment envisages the village panchayats to be the centres of rural development.

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Don’t Invest in Misery

By Sadhguru

Today, most people in the world have developed an allergy towards spirituality because spirituality has been presented in such an ugly manner. We understand spirituality as not eating properly and sitting on the roadside and begging. Spirituality means living a terrible life, torturing yourself and above all being anti-life; you should somehow not enjoy your life, instead you must suffer it in every possible way.

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Beautiful Me:

By Madhulika Gupta

Me at the beauty parlour. This time I emerged as an ‘eternal beauty’ in the true sense.

My tryst with cancer started at the beauty parlour, when over a massage a small lump was discovered in my breast. I brushed it off with a laugh. Nevertheless, the thought of the lump kept nagging me every now and then, and so, I went for a check-up a few days later.

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