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Six decades of devotion to art

NT BUZZ Goan portrait artist and sculptor Sanjay Harmalkar maintains that colours on the palette and the songs of noted playback singer, Mukesh, are his two passions. And these two things will reflect prominently during a special function to be held at the Institute Menezes Braganza (IMB) hall on August 27, to celebrate the 60th birthday of this artist. Harmalkar, …

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Celebrating the king of melody

NT BUZZ The release of the book ‘Alfred Rose The King of Melody’ authored by Isidore Dantas was held at Directorate of Art and Culture, Patto. The chief guest at the occasion was Minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude, while the guests of honour were MLA Joshua D’Souza and Chokha Ram Garg. Also present was the late singer’s wife …

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A talent for the funny

Young tiatrist Melanie Fernandes has had the audience in splits in her recent performance in the tiatr ‘College Life’ JP Pereira Soft spoken and gentle with a ready smile, young tiatrist Melanie Fernandes can however make the audience roar with laughter as she did recently in the impressive tiatr ‘College Life’ by Mario Menezes. With the support of her mother, …

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See You Later, Alligator

FILM REVIEW SACHIN CHATTE Film: Crawl Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper Directed by: Alexandre Aja Duration: 1 hrs 28 mins Rating: * * * Produced by Sam Raimi of Evil Dead fame and directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Piranha (2010)), Crawl is one of those disaster films where alligators bay for the blood of a father …

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Stepping it up

NT BUZZ Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) recently organised the annual All Goa Inter-School Choreographic Dance Competition on recorded Konkani songs on patriotism/national integration/communal harmony. This year, the competition was held in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda in two categories ie Class 1 to 4 and Class 5 to 10, at the Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda. In …

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The festival of flags

The annual festival of Bonderam was celebrated by the St Mathias Sports Club together with the Department of Art and Culture and Goa Tourism at the Malar Square, Divar. The word ‘Bonderam’ comes from the Portuguese word ‘bandeira’ meaning flag. The history of the festival traces back to the Portuguese era, wherein, to curb the frequent disputes that occurred between …

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Dance battle

The Unbeatable Dance Academy Vasco in association with Ravindra Bhavan Baina, Vasco will be organizing All India Solo Dance Championship ‘Muqabla-2019’ on October 5 at Veer Savarkar Auditorium of Ravindra Bhavan Baina Vasco. Addressing a press conference in Vasco on Wednesday, the UBA director Tushar Volvoikar along with trustee Sandhya Volvoikar and member Vinod Passi told that the auditions apart from …

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Understanding Goa through history

In continuing with its mission to host activities for senior citizens, BN Melvani Recreation Centre organised a talk ‘Understanding our Goa of the Past’ by historian Sanjeev Sardessai at its premises in Mala. Sardessai’s shared his knowledge about Goa’s history through different topics, such as the important dates in Goa’s history, historical monuments, traditions, customs, etc. He also covered topics …

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Mahesh Kale to perform in Goa

Popular singer Mahesh Kale will perform on August 25, 6 p.m. at the Village Panchayat Hall, Taleigao. Kale will be presenting light classical songs, especially, Natyageet and Bhaktigeet. Kale has been performing in India and abroad and has his own unique style of singing. This programme is organised by the Talaulicar family, originally Goan, now settled in Mumbai. The tickets …

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Celebrating tradition

Polynova Industries Ltd, Kundaim held their annual Satyanarayan juja and aarti followed by a cultural and fellowship programme for employees and their families. Vice president Pradeep Sanganeria addressed the gathering in the presence of general manager Zita Fernandes and other dignitaries. Goan folk dances such as dekhni, devlli, danger, etc were performed by the employees. A rangoli competition and fancy dress …

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