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The fading instruments of Goa

BY PRATIMA ACHREKAR| NT NETWORK
Gone are the days when of the more traditional musical instruments like the shenai, surt, surpanvo, surpanvo and nagsher. No longer do we see them being played at temples, sacred ceremonies, gauda cantaram sessions, etc. The question that arises then is, where have these musical instruments gone? Are they not made anymore or has the increased used of electronic musical devices brought an end to a glorious era?

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Harshvardhan and Rajiv do it again

The 14th regional round of the Tata Crucible Business Quiz 2010 was held at the NIO, Dona Paula recently, and after a grueling but exciting regional final, Mr Harshvardhan Bhatkuley and Mr Rajiv D’Silva from Savoire Faire emerged victorious, while the team from Splash communication represented by Mr Ameya Mardolkar and Mr Anirudh Sen Gupta stood second. Ace quizmaster, Mr Giri Balasubramaniam hosted the quiz and awarded the prizes.

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Documenting Konkani films

‘Konknni Cholchitram’ (Konkani Films), a book on Konkani films produced over the last 60 years - from ‘Mogacho Avando’ to ‘Mogachi Zor’ and ‘Bhuyarantlo Munis’ to ‘Paltadcho Munis’ - was released on Tuesday at an impressive ceremony in the city.

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St Padre Pio – the priest with the Stigmata

By Fr Steve Rodrigues
September 23 is the feast of St Padre Pio, the first priest in the history of the Catholic Church to have received the Stigmata (the 5 wounds of Jesus). He is one of the greatest saints of all times

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‘Anandotsav’ with Sri Sri

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the world spiritual leader and founder of the ‘Art of Living’ will be visiting Goa on September 25. To commemorate the occasion, the Art of Living family, Goa chapter has organised ‘Anandotsav 2010’ which will be held in the blissful and divine presence of H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Saturday, September 25 at 5.30 p.m. at Colva beach.

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Goan talent displayed at Dekhawa competition

The Directorate of Art and Culture, Government of Goa recently organised a state level dekhawa competition in collaboration with M/s Waman Hari Pethe Jewellers-Mumbai for during Ganesh Chaturthi 2010.

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Inspiring young green minds

This September, the National Green Corps, Goa, shall award the Environment and Energy Awards to the eco clubs, that have excelled in the respective categories, in order to provide a stimulus to the sustained efforts of the students of the eco club and towards encouraging and motivating the young green minds for a sustained future.

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36th Tiatr competition 2010-11 – Lights, action…let the competition begin

BY CLARA A RODRIGUES|NT NETWORK
The steady increase in the number of drama troupes participating in the annual tiatr competition organised by Kala Academy has given tiatr lovers every reason to celebrate. To top it, many of these groups are making their debut at the 36th Tiatr competition 2010-11.

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Konkani category receives positive response at Voice of Goa auditions

Kingfisher “Voice of Goa 2010 is back and in the first auditions that took place recently at Alua, Merces, the organisers were taken by surprise at the response. Despite the incessant rains, a large crowd turned out to witness the preliminary selection round.

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Nhehern Acharya puts Goa on world yoga map

BY PURVI RADIA | NT NETWORK
Thirteen-year-old, Nhehern Acharya from Merces is on his way to the World Yoga Asana Championship, Rosario city, Argentina, which is organised every year by the International Yoga Sport Federation, Argentina.

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