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Chris Perry: The Emperor of Konkani Song and Music

Kala Mogi Candolim in collaboration with Tiatr Academy of Goa will stage a Musical Show ‘Chris Perry – Konkani Git – Songitacho Patxay’ (Emperor of Konkani Song and Music). The musical show, a tribute to the doyen of Konkani Song and Music late           Chris Perry, is being staged under TAG’s scheme ‘Remembering Tiatr Artistes of Yester Years.’

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Annual festival of Sree Ayyappa temple commences

VASCO- The annual festival of the Sree Ayyappa Temple, Mangor-Hill, Vasco began on the auspicious day of ‘Makaravilakku’ on Friday with religious fervor. The festivities will wind up on January 21 with the colourful procession of the ‘Shobayatra’ with the idol of Lord Ayyappa carried on a decorated elephant, accompanied by the famous Chentamelam Thalappoli, folk dances which will be routed through the city of Vasco from 6 pm onwards.

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Hariharan to perform at KA today

The concert ‘Shaam-e-Ghazal’ featuring well known Ghazal singer, Hariharan organised by Swastik will be held at Dinanath Mangueshkar hall, Kala Academy at 6 p.m. today.

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On Culture, Identity and being Dissimilar

By Anuradha Das | NT NETWORK

On 16 January 1967, 44 years ago, and roughly six years after Goa was liberated from foreign rule and joined as part of the Indian federation of states, Goans took one baby step towards securing a monumental  goal – that of preserving and maintaining their identity.

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A convent and a church that revive memories of Blessed Joseph Vaz

BY CLARA A RODRIGUES | NT NETWORK

Atop the hillock on the outskirts of Old Goa, lie the Church and convent of the Miraculous Cross. A flight of steps takes you to the Church that became a pilgrimage spot after apparitions were reported of Jesus on the cross at this place on February 23, 1619. Despite this, the site is lying in ruins today.

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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

BY CLARA A RODRIGUES | NT NETWORK

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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