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A blast from the jazz past

The Directorate of Art and Culture along with the Social Economical Environmental Developing (SEED) Foundation hosted Bombay Jazz, a semi-autobiographical musical which took its inspiration from the Goans and Anglo-Indians who introduced the jazz music genre to Indian cinema in the late 1900s. Between 1950 and 1970, Mumbai was famously known as the hub for jazz music. And although it harboured a …

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Art for art’s sake

Museum of Goa in collaboration with the Goa Artists Collective hosted an exhibition titled Into The Vault. The exhibition features 11 artists who practice in Goa and was initiated by Pradeep Naik. The exhibition was inaugurated at the hands of retired journalist, Patricia Pereira-Sethi. In her address, she spoke about artists and the importance of supporting them, and shared anecdotes …

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Goa gears up for the Iron Lady

Danuska Da Gama Known as a legend in the field of women’s triathlons, Natascha Badmann was not just the first European to win the IRONMAN Triathlon, but also a six-time World Champion. She stopped competing professionally in 2016 after a fall that lead to several operations and a year long recovery period. But she is now on the scene again …

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‘Kaajro’ heads to MAMI Festival

In what comes as an honour for Goan cinema, Konkani film ‘Kaajro’ has been selected under the India Story section for the internationally prestigious ‘MAMI’ film festival to be held in Mumbai from October 17 to 24, 2019. Produced by ‘de Goan Studio’ of Rajesh and Gayatri Pednekar, the film producer and actor of the national award winning film ‘K …

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Film bonanza

As part of the Cinephile Film Club screenings, ‘Songs From The Second Floor’ directed by Roy Andersson, will be screened on October 17, 6:30 p.m. at Maquinez Palace, Auditorium I of Entertainment Society of Goa. The screening of the film is curated by Sachin Chatte. Swedish director Roy Andersson has made only six feature films in his 50 odd-year-old career …

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The Beauty of Bonsai

Miguel Braganza It was Dussehra last week and in two days we celebrate the ‘Karva Chauth’ followed by Diwali a week later. We celebrate quite naturally and remain connected with Mother Nature. October is also marked as the month of Mother Mary, after celebrating her nativity with offerings of flowers in September. The Vata Poornima or Vaddachi Punov in June …

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Fama celebrations at Colva

The traditional ‘Fama De Menino Jesus’ was celebrated at Our Lady of Merces Church, Colva. Devotees from all over Goa were seen waiting patiently in queues to venerate the miraculous statue of Infant Jesus. Celebrated annually, the Colva Fama marks the beginning of the novenas leading to the feast day. Following the fama mass at 5:30 a.m., the statue of …

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Panaji cops reach out to the elderly

BN Melvani Senior Citizens Recreation Centre, Mala organised an interactive session for the senior members with police inspector, Sudesh Naik and his team from the Panaji Police Station. The interaction included discussions on senior citizen’s safety and awareness, registration and verification procedures, helpline awareness, etc. The seniors were alerted about the possible crises on hand and also educated on possible …

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Sweet success

Goa Marriott Resort and Spa celebrated the one year anniversary of its very own Goa Baking Company (GBC). A year ago, they inaugurated the celebration with many small doughnuts placed creatively to spell GBC. And now, a successful year later, GBC has grown tremendously and so did its celebratory doughnut. This year, the bakery team baked an eight kilogram chocolate …

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Redefining Goan nightlife

Goa’s premier luxury night club, Hammerzz made a grand entry into Goa with a unique three-day weekender featuring international names in the music scene. The world-class artistes who brought the house alive included TV Noise and Trentino who played hip-hop tunes and Suketu Radia. Along with an impressive line-up of international DJs and more, Hammerzz promises a new experience for …

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