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Following the Protocol



Film: Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Cast: Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg

Directed by: Brad Bird

Duration: 132 mins

Rating: * * * 1 / 2

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Art, Literary Fest celebrates Plurality of India


The Goa Arts and Literary Festival, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the state’s Liberation, has begun to reflect on the idea of India as seen through the perspective of cultures, communities and writers, on the margins of the grand historical narrative of the country.

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Fifty years ago Salazar’s last bid for international support

By Maria de Lourdes Bravo da Costa Rodrigues

Within minutes of the launching of India’s attack, despite of efforts of individual nations, including the United States and Great Britain, the bid to secure the protection of Goa by persuasion failed, and the Portuguese government sent instructions to their permanent mission at the United Nations on its course of action in that body.

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Beyond Barriers

Four individuals travelled on their wheelchairs to 40 cities through 25 states covering a distance of 16,000 kms in 82 days with the message that our cities should be made disabled friendly and campaigned for an inclusive society.

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Wizards, magic carpets and more

Fairy Tales are back, and that too with a colourful bang, as Dr Belinda Viegas is set to release her book ‘The Golden Gate and other stories’. The 58-page book that carries a very expressive illustration on every page, targets the young and the young at heart and those that grew up reading stories of wizards and magic carpets.

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Arabian Mystique

By Joe Mascarenhas

Overlooking the azure pool with a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea, the Café Azul offers one an opportunity to unravel the secrets of exquisite Arabic cuisine where the Marhaba - Arabic Food festival is being held.

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‘Sambhavami Yuge Yuge’

Mega Drama set to entertain from Dec 18


The mega drama ‘Sambhavami Yuge Yuge’ is being held at Mapusa this year from December 18 to December 31. The drama, which is based on the message of Lord Krishna, is organised by the Shree Vijayadurga Sanskrutik Mandal. Bhiva P Parab of The Navhind Times caught up with the president of the cultural group, the director of transport, Mr Arun Desai and got talking about the drama that aims at educating through entertainment.

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By J P Pereira

‘Daiz’ presented by ‘Ami Daizi’, Fatorda bagged the first prize at the Kala Academy Tiatr Competition this year.   Now produced under the banner of Vandana Productions, Borim and supported by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi the tiatr is set for a round of performances all over Goa.

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I’m a 20 year-old-guy studying final year Science. I have been going out with a girl for the last one year. Since we are serious we decided to tell our parents about it. But both parents are dead against it as she is five years older than me.

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