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The Concept of Art

Conceptual artiste, Aruna Whitte’s recent exhibition consists of paintings, silkscreen prints, collage, and watercolours. However, there are three dominant influences in her works. They are the abstract, the conceptual and the mathematical.

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By the Way… its AJ’s

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
The English language….confusing is it not? I am talking about the title of this article. AJ’s is not based on the phrase - ‘By the Way’ or perhaps it is. Golly…it could be impact of the CHOGM house which houses both ‘By the Way’ and ‘AJ’s’.

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Folk Art fest at KA

Kala Academy is organising Folk Art Festival on March, 20 at 6.30 p.m. at the Open Air Auditorium, which will be inaugurated at the hands of Mr Pratapsingh Rane, Chairman of Kala Academy.

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‘I always wanted to be a filmmaker’: Tapan Acharya

Tapan Acharya, who became a household name after proving his mettle in acting in his Konkani movie, ‘Aleesha’ is all geared up to step into a new arena of filmmaking.

Tapan who started his career in films as an assistant editor has now turned producer with his film, ‘Janma’ that is making the rounds at the various award competitions and festivals.

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Jazz Trilogy at Goa Chitra

As part of the ongoing series of music revival and an attempt to raise funds for the museum, Goa Chitra presents on March 20, a trilogy of jazz, dance and visual display called “Come to Your Senses”. A palette of colourful visuals will be screened to go to the beats of a live band, “Jazz Junction”. Matching her body to this rhythm is Marion Urvan with her global contemporary dance performance.

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The Persian Influence

Uzbek, Sushi and Mediterranean…food from that particular region. Yes, little is known about this colourful restaurant on the beach at Ashvem where the warmth of the couple running it, Roz and Joy embraces the guests. Oh yes…while there was heavy security for the Princess Ashi Khaendhum Dorji of Bhutan in Mumbai, she literally made the place her home even venturing into the kitchen to prepare the national dish of Bhutan…A’ma Dafse. We tried it - a cheese and chilly bean preparation - we loved it.

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The Hidden Gems of Goa

History of Goa:
The interiors of this tiny state of Goa have immense cultural and heritage treasure troves. These sites interest archaeologists, anthropologists and historians alike.   

The talukas of Salcette, Tiswadi and Bardez are called as the ‘Old Conquests’ of the Portuguese colonial rule. The Sahyadhri Khand refers Goa as ‘Gomantak’.

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Goa-Velha set for famous Procession of Saints

On the fifth Monday of Lent, every year thousands of people flock from different parts of Goa and the world to the village of Goa-Velha to take part in the ‘world famous penitential procession of Saints’. The procession is lead by the ‘Tau’ and the crossed arms- symbol of the Franciscan order followed by all other images. The procession ends with the ‘Veil of Veronica’ that is carried by the priest in his hands and covered by a canopy and guarded by the confraria members.

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