Tuesday , 12 November 2019
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Braz Gonsalves and Louis Banks to perform at KA on Feb 3

By Colin Savio Coelho

It is time for yet another rare happening - the coming together of two great music legends.  They first came together in Kolkata a few decades ago.  Braz Gonsalves and Louis Banks are very close friends and they are going to come together on stage, most aptly in Goa, a place that is today described as India’s music capital, on February 3 from 7 p.m. onwards at the Kala Academy.

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Silence filled with music


‘Where words fail, music speaks,’ wrote the Danish author Hans Christian Anderson. Silence is often rendered complete with the touch of music in movies.

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A Cry at Night: Domestic Violence should be of National Interest

By Pamela Philipose

Indiais a signatory to various international laws, which expressly deem domestic violence a crime. Five years ago, the country had enacted a national law – the Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act 2005 (PWDVA) – that seeks to protect the rights of women who face abuse within the home.

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Snake Charms

By Dhanvanti Keshavrao

In India we are lucky that as a part of Hindu mythology, there is a long tradition of serpents in our jewellery. Especially in South India, in the states of Tamilnadu and Kerala with hundreds of temples for ceremonial worship of snakes, snake jewellery has taken an antique yet modern look.

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Poetic passwords

‘Password’, an anthology of poems penned by Nutan Sakhardande was released at the hands of Mr Madhav Kamat at the State Museum Hall, Panaji. Mr Kamat while speaking on the occasion said, “Nutan’s poems because of their simplicity will definitely touch the hearts of everyone.”

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Video Reviews


A laugh riot in 6 Idiots

VP Sinari, Panjim have released a gem of a comedy film by comedian Ambe. The short video film titled ‘6 Idiots’ has various skits that are packed with plenty of humour.

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St Xavier’s College wins K-OSS 2011

‘K-OSS 2011’, the inter-collegiate cultural festival was recently organised by the students’ council of S S Dempo college of Commerce and Economics at the Taleigao Community Centre. St Xavier’s College walked home with the winner’s trophy and a cash prize of `25000. The first runners up were IHM who won a cash prize of `15000 and a trophy. Don Bosco College bagged the third prize comprising ` 10000 and a trophy.

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A nostalgia trip around Jardin de Garcia de Orta

By Cedric Silveira

The Municipal Garden or Jardin de Garcia de Orta is famous for many reasons. Named after a Portuguese Jewish physician and naturalist, Garcia de Orta, who pioneered tropical medicine, the garden square is surrounded by some famous shops, many of them being in existence for more than a century.

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Nuances of Land Art

By Perin Ilavia

 The wind wafted the melodic sound of the sitar recital by Manab Das, enhancing the colours of the setting sun as the spectators imbibed the artist’s concept and creativity at the land art exhibition by Subodh Kelkar, at Orzan in Vagator on January 28.

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Grand epics, grander recounting


The ancient theatre folk art form ‘Dashavatar’ is a part of the quaint picturesque cultural landscape of villages. Popular in Maharashtra and in a few places in Goa like Pernem, Bicholim, Valpoi, Margao and Canacona, the Dashavtari plays are one of the major highlights at religious gatherings, which attract a lot of people.

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