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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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Video Review – BY JP PEREIRA

‘VELL’
‘Vell’ is a video film presented by Andrew de Carmona.  Written and directed by Osvi Viegas, the film is a tragic tale of a poor widow and her two grown up sons. One joins a ship through the help of a benevolent agent, the other is a scapegoat used by the police, whenever there is a crime.

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‘Goa can become the literary capital of India’

BY ARTI DAS | NT NETWORK
Mumbai based writer, Jerry Pinto is releasing his latest book, ‘Leela - A Patchwork Life’, based on actress of yesteryears, Leela Naidu, on December 13 at the ongoing Goa Arts and Literary Festival 2010. While speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’ he spoke about his book, writing and Goa

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A Career in Copywriting

By Ranjana Kakodkar
“Khane Walon Ko To Khane Ka Bahana Chahiye……” Do you remember this commercial with the rip roaring funny man, Cyrus, extolling the virtues of the humble Cadbury bar? While it is highly debatable that a sugar and chocolate concoction is in anyway nutritious try telling that to your chocoholic mom or your sugar loving tiny tot!

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Marking a new beginning with ‘Navo Somar’

BY RAMESH SAVAIKAR | NT NETWORK
With the conclusion of the auspicious period of ‘Chaturmas’ as per the Hindu calendar,  ‘jatrotsavas’ of various Hindu deities will now commence in the villages and towns of Goa. On December 13 Gaonkarwado, Bicholim will celebrate their annual festival of ‘Navo Somar’, which is dedicated to the deity Shri Shantadurga.

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‘Tujhe Aahe Tujpashi’, Philosophy of Life in Simple Words

‘Tujhe Aahe Tujpashi’, the evergreen Marathi play by the incomparable Pu La alias urushottam Laxman Deshpande is back in Goa after a gap of 10 years, with 9 shows including one at Open Air Auditorium, Kala Academy on December 12, slated to be performed by an impressive cast.

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The IFFI 2010 Report Card

By Sachin Chatte
The dust has settled on the 41st International Film Festival of India, the biggest annual event in Goa. Even though it is the oldest festival in Asia, IFFI is yet to acquire a name for itself as far as International festivals are concerned.

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The Bright New Side of Advertisements

By Shweta Patwardhan
Of late I have been watching a strange phenomenon on prime time television. There are at least three advertising commercials in which a woman is seen thrusting her extra clean underarm at unsuspecting fellow male passengers with a super confident demeanour.

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Christianity in Mughal Miniatures

By Dhananjaya Bhat
In the Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya in Bombay, also known as the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, there is an unattributed 17th century Mughal miniature of Madonna with Infant Jesus, with priests of different religions, especially Hinduism revering the Child Jesus.

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