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Old Blocks, New Paths

By Shweta Patwardhan
They are chips off the old blocks, yet carving their own niches, Proof that mamma's boys and daddy's girls aren't always averse to putting in the hard mileage.

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Gearing up to save our croaking friends

BY ARTI DAS
The onset of the monsoon season by the end of May brings a much needed respite for each one of us. But for some living being, it signals a death trap. We are talking about our croaking friends, frogs.

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Feeling nostalgic about village tiatr

BY CLARA A RODRIGUES
Lucasinho Ribeiro’s staging of the first modern Konkani tiatr on April 17, 1892 marked the beginning an epoch in the history of tiatr. Today being Tiatr Day, ‘The Navhind Times' takes a look at one aspect of tiatr—the staging of tiatrs by locals of a village to be performed in the village itself, which is on the wane and highlighting steps being taken to reverse the trend. 

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Witness the Shirgaon jatra on Monday

By Bhiva P Parab
PERNEM - In Goa almost in every village jatrotsav is held, but all the jatras are not famous all over Goa. Most of them are known in the surrounding areas, but few like the Ajobachi jatra of Keri- Pernem, Bodgeshwar jatra of Mapusa and Lairaidevi jatra of Shirgaon are famous all over the state.

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High Spirits at Casa Sarita

By Odette and Joe Mascarenhas
The silver grey tassels of the beaded antique chandeliers moved to the whispers of the air-conditioned draft, the beautiful black and white mosaic on the floor shone in the subdued light and the murmur of anticipated delights of the guests echoed against the walls.

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‘OBRIGADO PORTUGAL’

Another release from Cat Video is Jr Nelson and Chitra’s ‘Obrigado Portugal’ a video presentation of songs and comedy skits.

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‘SOBIT FULLAM’

Cat Video, Margao have released the video disc of Neville Pereira’s ‘Sobit Fullam’. These are songs rendered by artistes from the Konkani stage and Mamta, the lady with a beautiful voice.
The collection includes ‘Sobit Fullam’, ‘Badekar’, ‘Tuzo Mog’, ‘Dadlo Bail’, ‘Mogan Poddllea’ and ‘Soddun Gelo’ among others.

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‘EOK JIVO BHORVANSO’

Glosal Films production, ‘Eok Jivo Bhorvanso’ has now been released on DVD by Manfa Video, Margao. Written produced and directed by A B Luis, the film narrates the story of a son, who, unaware of the sacrifices of his parents, falls in love with the daughter of an arrogant and rich businessman and turns into a puppet in their hands. No doubt he pays a heavy price, for his decisions!

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Time to crown Miss Goa

NT NETWORK
The countdown for the Miss Goa 2009-10 has just begun. The gala event that is being hosted by the VJT Group will kick start on April 17 at 7 p.m. at Palavra De Jardin, NH17, Nuvem.

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‘When the Curtains rise’—a book dedicated to tiatr

NT NETWORK

To celebrate the 118thyear of Tiatr day, the Goa Tiatr Academy (TAG) is planning a slew of events to mark the Tiatr day celebrations. Announcing this in a press conference, the president of the Tiatr Academy of Goa, Mr Tomazinho Cardozo, said that they will be releasing the book ‘When the Curtains rise’, a book written by Dr Andre Rafael Fernandes, Associate Professor at Goa University’s Department of English.

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