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Art Attack at IFFI

RAMANDEEP KAUR If you’ve travelled down Dayanand Bandodkar Road in the last few days you may have noticed that there’s something creative in the works at the Campal Promenade. And if you’ve put it down to being IFFI related, you’ve guessed it right. About 200 students of Goa College of Art, Altinho have been hard at work for the past …

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Sweet somethings

Nestled in the by-lanes of the Latin Quarters of Fontainhas, Panaji, Confetaria 31 de Janeiro continues to be a big draw, almost 90 years on CHRISTINE MACHADO If the charming ambience doesn’t draw you, the tempting aromas drifting through the air most certainly will set your tummy rumbling and pull you in. Confetaria 31 de Janeiro, hidden in the by-lanes …

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India Bike Week gears up for its sixth edition

India Bike Week (IBW) is all set to return to Goan shores for its sixth edition on December 6 and 7 at Little Vagator Hills, Vagator. This year, the festival will feature four entirely separate, timed, bike racing adventures – Flat Track Timed Trials, Hill Climb, Big Rock Enduro Training Academy, and Moto Mob. Flat Track racing is one of …

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Divine inspiration

Bambolkar Art Gallery in association with the Kannada and Culture Department, Government of Karnataka hosted an exhibition of sculptures and paintings by Karnataka-based artist Naveen Kadlaskar at Bambolkar Art Gallery, Ponda. The exhibit was inaugurated at the hands of journalist Jaganat Mulavi. Chief guest for the same was founder, Bambolkar Art Gallery, Shridhar Kamat Bambolkar. As part of the exhibit, …

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In festive spirit

Taj Fort Aguada Resort and Spa and Taj Holiday Village Resort and Spa ushered in the goodness of the festive season with its annual cake mixing ceremony. This centuries-old tradition which heralds the beginning of the merry season was held with much pomp and gaiety to reflect the spirit of the season. Donned with Christmas hats, gloves and aprons, the …

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Mix and mingle

Ushering in the yuletide season, Hard Rock Hotel Goa organised its annual cake-mixing event ‘Mingle All The Way’ with gaiety and fervour. Led by executive chef Arun Vats and his culinary brigade, the event saw a kaleidoscope of raisins, dry fruits and nuts take centre stage with bottles of alcohol flowing into the heady mix. The guests and staff present …

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Marathi Rangbhumi Din to be held today

Samraat Club Khandola will be celebrating Marathi Rangbhumi Din today, November 16, 7:31 p.m. at Shree Sateri (Shantadurga) Devasthan Ground, Khandola. On the occasion, three noted theatre artists will be felicitated, namely, Surendra Volvoikar, Vitthal Thakur and Ulhas Narvekar. Chief guest will be theatre artist and researcher, Ajay Vaidya. The guests of honour will be sarpanch of Betki Khandola Panchayat, …

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Dining behind bars

Zubin D’souza There was a time in recent memory when India had incarcerated probably one of the most infamous and globally publicised prisoners. This was Ajmal Kasab and he was charged and later convicted of the inhuman terrorist activity that he participated and partly orchestrated, which ultimately led to 177 innocent lives being lost. He was detained at our government’s …

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Vegetarian Meat

All over the US, fake meat has become a craze. It is ‘meat’ that even vegetarians can eat Vir Sanghvi Is there a way to get vegetarians to eat ‘meat’ and still remain purely vegetarian even while they munch on a nice, juicy hamburger, cooked medium rare, with a little blood oozing onto the bun? Yes, I know, it sounds …

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The unique boat festival of Sanquelim

Sanjeev V Sardesai A visitor to Goa is always fascinated with the number of festivities held here by its varied communities and faiths, and all, with a beautiful ambience of communal harmony. Earlier many of these festivities, especially the ‘jatra’ or temple-related feasts celebrated by the Hindu community, were carried out after sunset. This was the reason for a limited …

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