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Light Up Your Wardrobe This Diwali

By Tina Ann deSouza

Besides being the festival of lights, lanterns and mithai, Diwali is an occasion when every woman loves to flaunt her fashion with pride. Be it the best saree, the kameez, the lahenga, an indo western fusion, chunks of jewellery, shoes, clutches, you name it, it is all there for the eyes to feast on.

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Diwali… …and the younger generation

By Yashodhara Roy

Diwali, the festival of lights, traditionally, is not only an important festival for the Hindus, but also for the Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains. Any Indian would picture Diwali to be the time of the year when houses are decorated, lamps are lit, lots of sweet and other delicious foods are prepared, everyone buys new clothes and, of course, the sound and colours of fireworks fills the air. The children in the family know they are about to receive huge amounts of presents from relatives.

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Folk dance competition ‘Paizonnam’ held

 MARGAO: The YWCA (Young Women Christian Association) in association with Directorate of Art and Culture organised an inter-higher secondary school level folk dance competition titled ‘Paizonnam’. Varied folk culture was depicted through dance forms such as dhangar, samai dance, koli, xetkamti nach, kunbi, etc.

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Single Women Dare To Adopt

Like brightly lit cities that shine in satellite images of the earth, the Indian social landscape is being dotted by women who are shining examples of profundity and gumption. Their special achievement? Adopting children – as single women – in a culture that glorifies marriage, motherhood, blood ties and the heteronormative family as the ultimate traits of womanhood and ‘decent’ families

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Sounding the bugle for a cultural movement


Goa has a new cultural association, one that hopes to unite the people through music. Conceptualised and designed by artist and well known name in the field of art and culture, Purnanand Chari, the newly registered Konkani cultural institution ‘Bhangrallem Goem-Asmitai’ was recently launched at Margoa.

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Peer pressure among youth

By Edra Christina Godinho

“Dad, I need an extra allowance this month, I have to treat my friends to a movie at Inox and then Pizza at Dominos for my birthday, everyone in my group does that, Please Dad!” begged 16-year-old Samantha.

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Colourful Soiree

The month long Semana Da Cultura Indo-Portuguesa (Goa)celebrations began today with an evening of art and music at Sunaparanta, Altinho, Panaji. The soiree involved an exhibition by eminent artist Vamona Navelcar.  The selection for this exhibition is designed to provide a kaleidoscopic view of the artist’s immense body of work.

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Toby or not Toby

Film: Paranormal Activity 3

Cast: Christopher Nicolas Smith, Lauren Bittner

Directed by: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Duration 85 mins

Rating: * * *

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Jivitbhor – you reap what you sow

By Willy Goes

Writer and director of ‘Jivitbhor’, Salvador Afonso has come out with an interesting and well written story. The straightforward story deals with the issue of the stigma attached to children born of unwed mothers.

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