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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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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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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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