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Diverse genres, one show

The first edition of Kingfisher Indian Music Conference 2010 is being held in Goa. IMC is a one of its kind music and networking event that brings to light a whole new world of music, still untouched and undiscovered on the Indian music scene, that promises to offer a pool of distinct music genres hailing from all over the world.

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Music launch of ‘O Maria’

It was an evening dedicated to music of Goan flavours. It was the official audio launch of the yet to be released Konkani film, ‘O Maria’ held recently.

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Around the world with 18 films

By Sachin Chatte

In the 41st edition of the International Film Festival of India, the competition section will see a widespread array of films from around the world. This year it includes countries from Europe and North America unlike till last year when the competition was restricted to Asia, Africa and Latin America. Entries were also invited from Australia and New Zealand but no film from that continent has found a place.

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Gifting smiles

Gera Developments joined hands with Hamara School to celebrate Children’s Day through an initiative of ‘Gift a Smile’. 50 children from the Hamara School were invited to Gera Imperium, Panaji. An equal number of children from the construction labour camps from the Gera projects participated in the event.

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A lot can happen with coffee

BY ARTI DAS | NT NETWORK  

Have you ever thought that the cuppa of coffee, our companion during stressful work hours, is actually a mix of science and art? Yes, indeed! And the people who make it are artistes in their own right. Meet Felix Daniel, a food and beverage manager with a leading coffee house chain, the brew master. He states, “For me making coffee is a mix of science and art.

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Reliving memories of ‘Chun’nam ani Kan’ddam’

‘Chun’nam ani Kan’ddam’ a book of humorous essays authored by well known Vasco based Konkani writer and author, Mr Daniel F de Souza was released at the hands of the parish priest of  St Andrew Church, Vasco, Rev Fr Jose Antonio Da Costa in the presence of the guest of honour, Dr Francisco Colaco in Vasco recently. The book has been published by Talia Prokaxon.

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TAAQ, HFT to rock Goa on November 18

Goa Chitra presents Thermal and a Quarter (TAAQ), the pioneers of Indian rock lead music-based campaigns against voter apathy, intolerance, curbs on freedom of expression, and corruption.

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Off to a fresh start

Overlooking the ocean, Club Fresh –Candolim was officially launched with fun frolic and glamour on the Candolim beach. Club promoters Mr Agnelo Fernandes and Mr Sunil Chawla played the perfect hosts along with world renowned Russian artist Elena Starkova.

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Adding a Thai touch

BY PRATIMA ACHREKAR | NT NETWORK
As the tourist season in Goa begins, a flow of foreigners come to Goa on business. Trying to market goods from their lands, these tourists have established a fond relationship with Goa.  Meet Ms Taeng Orn Silva who came down from Thailand to Margao to start an enterprise after surmounting challenges.

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When Vithalpur in Sanquelim is reminiscent of Pandharpur

By RAMESH SAVAIKAR | NT NETWORK
As per the Hindu calendar, today, ‘Karthik Ekadashi’ is a very important and religiously significant day for the Hindus. ‘Ekadashi’ or the eleventh day of the Hindu calendar holds special significance to the Hindus, and the ‘Ekadashi’ of the Hindu month of Karthik also known as ‘Prabodhini Ekadshi’ is especially important with the main festivities happening at Pandharpur in Maharashtra where devotees throng by the lakhs carrying their local deities in palanquin procession.

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