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Carnival with a difference

Margao: Chandrapur, the erstwhile capital of the Bhojas in fourth century and Kadambas in the 11th century, celebrates Carnival in a different manner by performing a warrior dance that is believed to have originated during that period and survived to this day.What is significant of the Mussoll dance as it …

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Traffic arrangement for Carnival float parade in city

Panjim: The Traffic Cell has announced diversion and changes to the flow of traffic in Panjim for Carnival on Saturday. The Carnival floats will be lined up on the Ribandar Causeway, from Divja Circle to Ribandar-Merces junction. As per the scheduled plan, the floats will be allowed to move towards …

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Live music, khell tiatr planned for Vasco Carnival festivities

Vasco: The Vasco Carnival Committee (VCC) has decided to organise entertainment programmes and competitions at several locations in Vasco, Dabolim and Mormugao constituencies as part of the carnival celebrations from February 25 to 28. Vasco will hold the carnival parade on February 27.Addressing a press conference in Vasco on Thursday, …

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Margao CO appeals for good participation in Carnival

Margao: Margao Municipal Council Chief Officer Y B Tavde has appealed to all people to participate wholeheartedly in the Carnival celebrations to make it a resounding success.Tavde is the chairman of the Margao Carnival Committee.As the model code of conduct is still in force in Goa, politicians and more particularly …

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Dongrim’s Intruz ends with music and merriment

Dongrim: The five-day Intruz celebration at Dongrim-Mandur of Tiswadi, came to a close on Wednesday afternoon to the melodious tunes of folk instruments and clouds of colours.Every year Dongrim celebrates Intruz, starting on the third Friday of Magh, the 11th month of the Hindu calendar, and concludes on the fifth …

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Four-day fiesta at Goa Science Centre from Saturday

Panaji: Leading scientific and research institutions will take part in an exhibition at the Science Fiesta, highlighting significant scientific and technological developments of their respective institutions.The Goa Science Centre will organize the festival from February 25 to 28 on its premises to commemorate National Science Day. Various programmes and competitions …

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A hard-hitting message for children

Raia-based tiatrist Filipe Fernandes’ debut tiatr, ‘Bondkhonn’ (Prison), released on the feast day of St Francis Xavier last year, is a suspense-filled family drama that highlights how children torment their parents.It also narrates how an honest woman CID inspector investigates a corrupt non-Goan doctor who has built a hospital and …

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Sugata Mitra talk at festival of Ideas

Panaji: Much like calculators are being used to answer certain exams today, the internet too must be made use of. Teachers however are preparing students to live in the 1920s, said eminent educationist Sugata Mitra who was speaking at the 10th edition of DD Kosambi festival of ideas on Wednesday.He …

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Bollywood co to produce Konkani film

Panaji: Purple Pebble Pictures co-owned by Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra and her mother will produce a children’s feature film in Konkani-Hindi, set in Goa. Twenty-eight-year-old Suvrata Nasnodkar, who grew up in Porvorim before her love for films took her to Mumbai, is ecstatic about having her first film produced by …

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