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In India Getting Ahead Means Getting Out of Town

By Shweta Patwardhan

Parth Vaishnav can’t wait to graduate, but he doesn’t think very much of the bachelor’s degree he will receive from the University of Mumbai next summer. And he believes employers won’t value it, either.

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Ninth Monte Music Festival to commence from Feb 4

The Monte Music Festival 2011 organised by Fundacao Oriente and Cidade de Goa will be held from February 4 to 6 at the Chapel of Our Lady of Mount, Old Goa. This will be the ninth edition of this festival which began in 2002 after the restoration of the Chapel, which was in ruins, was undertaken by Fundacao Oriente.

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An evening with Hariharan

Hariharan and his disciple Sushismita Das performed at ‘Sham-e-Ghazal’ concert at the Dinanath Mangueshkar hall, Kala Academy recently. Ghazal lovers cued up in large numbers to catch a glimpse of the ghazal maestro.

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Bicholim Chamundeshwari zatra begins with religious fervour

MAPUSA: The annual zatrotsav of Sree Chamudeshwari Devastan of Vargao-Pilgao in Bicholim began recently. It will continue till January 22. This is one of the famous Zatra of Goa and people belonging to different religions, communities and castes come to worship the deity. The zatra is held for five days and the highlight of this event is the holding of the ‘Naukavikar’ of the deity in the lake amidst fabulous fireworks.

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Musical meditations


Classical Indian music is gradually evolving, and it is noticeable. For instance, one can hear the music of the sitar blending with that of a flute, the music of a flute with that of a drum and keyboard, and so on. Also, western classical musicians are learning to play Indian classical music on western musical instruments!

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A bolt from the blue

In a new avatar this time on their trip to Goa to perform at the museum Goa Chitra, the Beat Root Blues Band featured a completely local lineup made up of some of the best musicians on Goa’s live music circuit. The concert began with UK ‘Goan’ Dave Kelly doing a soulful solo spot.

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Bridal Shopping

By Meher Castelino

Get set for some great bridal shopping for clothes, jewellery, linen and towels because it is the wedding season. When it comes to a wedding trousseau, the budget is important and how much one wants to spend, there are several designers to choose from.

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Rich tributes paid to Father of Opinion Poll

The Konkani Songit Somajik Kala Kendra, Taleigao along with the members of the Sequeira family paid rich tribute to the Father of the Opinion Poll on the 44th anniversary of the Opinion Poll at the statue of Dr Jack de Sequeira, NIO Circle, Dona Paula.

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Collegiate fashion show

The students of IIAS School of Management, Goa hosted an Inter-Collegiate fashion show and dance competition known as ‘Trendsetters’ at Kala Academy Open-Air auditorium recently. This year the student’s displayed a new section in the form of a ‘Latin American Dance Contest’. 

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Revering nature through eco-feminist festivals

By Bhiva P Parab

Goathe land of endless beauty and love is endowed with rich natural and cultural heritage. The folklore and folk festivals of Goa are a valuable treasure of knowledge which our ancestors have left behind for us. There are various folk festivals, folk beliefs, folksongs in Goa which speaks volumes of the social life, flora and fauna of the region.

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