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Khayyam, the lyricists’ composer

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR Approximately 45 years ago, filmmaker Yash Chopra, who was then riding on the wave of his successful films, namely, ‘Daag’ (1973) and ‘Deewaar’ (1975) decided to make ‘Kabhi Kabhie’, a love story written by Sagar Sarhadi and partly based on the life of legendary poet and lyricist, Sahir Ludhianvi. In fact, the title song of the …

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‘Khayyam saab specially added song in Umrao Jaan’

Performance at a private mehfil in Khar, in 1978. After my performance, Khayyam saab walked up to me and told me, ‘Beta, I like your voice. One day, I will give you a break.’ When Umrao Jaan (1981) was conceived, there was no male song in the original script. So, Khayyam saab told Muzaffar Ali [director] saab, ‘I want you …

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Animal instincts

Artist Viraj Naik’s new solo show ‘Ordinary Superheroes: Tales from the AniMan Kingdom’ looks at the double beastly standards we encounter day in and day out. NT BUZZ learns more Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ Sunaparanta- Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho is all set to host a solo show ‘Ordinary Superheroes: Tales from the AniMan Kingdom’ by artist …

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‘It’s like he’s judged you’

In awe of Viraj Naik’s works, curator and programme director, Sunaparanta, Leandre D’Souza’s shares her opinions on the collection Q. What was your first impression of this collection? When you visit Viraj’s studio, you know that it’s not going to be a walk in the park. He is not an artist that sugarcoats his concerns or the questions he is …

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‘Viraj is a bold artist’

Founder-patron of Sunaparanta, Dattaraj V Salgaocar has been known for bringing the best in art to his fellow Goans. He is ecstatic to host Viraj Naik’s works Q. What impressed you about Viraj and his works? I have personally known Viraj for years and have always admired his work and creativity. He is a fantastic print maker, and is equally …

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Keeping it fluid

Goa Chitra Ethnographic Museum has over the last few years been organising various workshops and performances that promote ethnic and contemporary performance art practices. In keeping with this, the museum will host kathak performer, Sumedha Bhattacharyya and ghumott player, Inacio Madeira as they perform Project Travelling Water on August 24, 7 p.m. Project Travelling Water was conceived by the two …

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Azulejos get a Goan upgrade

Twenty five Goan-based artists have come together to produce 21st century Goan azulejo artworks that will be on display for an exhibition titled ‘Azulejo’ during the Serendipity Arts Festival 2019. NT BUZZ gets more details RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT BUZZ The fourth edition of the annual Serendipity Arts Festival will witness a group exhibition titled ‘Azulejo’ where 25 selected artists …

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A handmade tale

‘Craftworks – The Accessories Fair’, which begins on August 23, will feature a range of handmade jewellery created by a group of women using environmentally friendly materials. NT BUZZ finds out more ‘Craftworks – The Accessories Fair’ curated by Aira Mirchandani and Monica Dalvi is all set to showcase the talent of 14 women from different walks of life coming …

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Thrills and chills

‘Mopa Diary’, a new Konkani thriller movie, scripted and directed by Mahesh Rane and produced by V P Sinari & Sons is all set to release on August 22, 7:30 p.m. at Pai Tiatrist Hall, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. With a duration of 90 minutes, ‘Mopa Diary’ tells the story of a TV reporter John Almeida who is accused of producing …

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Carmona celebrates Ekvotacho Dis

Villagers of Carmona celebrated Ekvotacho Dis along with the Independence Day celebrations.  Residents from the village wards came together in a colourful parade to participate in a variety of cultural programmes and the sharing of food and drink at the grounds near the Our Lady of Succour Church, Carmona. The participants were divided into seven groups based on the colours …

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