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An Evening of Musical Bliss

By Sachin Chatte
Table maestro Ustaad Zakir Hussain’s name is enough to draw a huge crowd and when you have some eminent names from the respective fields sharing the stage with him, it is the ultimate musical treat. On Saturday night, the Kala academy open air auditorium saw a huge turnout at HeartBeats, that saw performances by ace percussionist Sivamani, U Srinivas on the electric mandolin, Shankar Mahadevan on vocals, Selvaganesh on the Kanjeera, and the Ustaad himself on the tabla.

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TAG to Honour 11 Tiatr Artistes

The birth anniversary of Pai Tiatrist – Joao Agostinho Fernandes will be celebrated by Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) on December 14 with a day-long programme at the Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. Joao Agostinho Fernandes is the doyen of tiatr stage who worked tirelessly not only to preserve tiatr but also to develop it in all its aspects. For his selfless efforts, tiatr lovers of that time spontaneously gave him the title ‘Father of Tiatr’.

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Gokani to launch Mahatma’s autobiography in Konkani on Dec 18

Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter by this third son, Ramdas, who is also the president of the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi and secretary, Mani Bhavan, Mumbai, will be in Goa on the eve of the 49th anniversary of Goa Liberation Day to launch Gandhiji’s autobiography “My Experiments with Truth” translated into Konkani by freedom fighter and MARG Founder, Gurunath Kelekar on December 18, 10 a.m., at the Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.

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‘Ramayana was an inspiration for Rajputs against Mughals’

The internationally renowned art historian, Dr Vidya Dehejia delivering a talk on ‘Once Upon a Time: The Ramayana as Painted Narrative’, at the Sunaparanta - Goa Centre for the Arts, said that storytelling is an activity of universal occurrence and the paintings based on Valmiki Ramayana as drawn by Sahib Din, the court artist in the service of Rana Jagat Singh of Mewar, during the 17th century, allows us to experience the re-living of the known story that has been cherished by generations together.

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Unveiling the mask

PURVI RADIA | NT NETWORK
Masks have a powerful impact on the onlooker. And to study the aesthetic and psychological impact of masks Ruchika’s Art Gallery will be holding an exhibition that will also include a special workshop titled “Painting on Masks” of painted 3-dimensional masks titled ‘Mask Factor in Goa’, curated by Rajiv Punater and Avinash Gupte.

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Not So Fast

Film: Faster, Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Directed by: George Tillman Jr, Duration: 98 mins, Rating: * * 1 /2

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Full of Problems

Film: No Problem, Cast: Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Farting Gorillas, Directed by: Aneez Bazmee, Duration: 140 Minutes, Rating: *

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Film Review by Sachin Chatte

Big Fat Indian Weddings     
Film: Band Baaja Barat, Cast: Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Directed by: Maneesh Sharma, Duration: 140 mins, Rating: * * *

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Tiatr Review – BY J P PEREIRA

‘ASRO ZAI’
It is a good sign that many institutions are presenting quality tiatrs on the Konkani stage. New talent is seen and tiatrs are being presented in a different and unique style of presentation raising the standards of entertainment as well.

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‘RAG’

Salvador Afonso, from Chandor has been performing for the last 29 years in Konkani entertainment.  He has written 87 folk plays (Khell-tiatr), 16 tiatrs and has released 16 audio albums and contributes regularly to Konkani magazines. He has participated four times in the Kala Academy Tiatr competition. This year his tiatr ‘Morosor’ was the entry.

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