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Quest of a clay artist

Today’s youth are advised to make their passion a profession. Clay artist Tulshidas Naik also made his passion his profession, albeit after initially parting ways with it. The 74-year-old clay artist from Margao shares with NT BUZZ his experiences and tryst with moulding idols of lord Ganesha, his motivation and …

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Bonding at Divar over Bonderam

There’s the “Bonderam” (flags) fest to commemorate the harvest festival, held every August in Divar and which is open to the whole world, and then there’s the more traditional Diwadkar’s community fest, also called “Bonderam”, held a week earlier. The reason that Diwadkars celebrate Bonderam on a separate day is …

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Showers of music forecast

Child’s Play India Foundation presents its annual monsoon concert on August 20 at 6.30 p.m. The concert programme features the children from the charity playing violin, viola, cello, recorder, flute and clarinet. They will play an eclectic selection of pieces, including Suzuki melodies, J S Bach’s G major Minuet, and …

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Tiatr dwells on discrimination against girl child

The concluding tiatr of Kala Academy’s ‘B’ group competition, ‘Dol Mhojea Bai’ by Fr Milagres Dias, presented by St Francis Xavier Club, Portais, Panjim, dwelt on discrimination against the girl child and its consequences for the family. Silvestre (Fr Antonio Albuquerque), a businessman, is engaged more in construction of houses …

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Chaturang Theatre Festival around the corner

Swastik will be organising its fifth edition of Chaturang Theatre Festival on August 27 and August 28 at DMK, Kala Academy, Panaji. Hindi, English and Marathi plays will be staged this year and Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal’s popular Hindi play ‘Kishan v/s Kanhaiya’ will be the highlight of the festival. …

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Dhirvem highlights plight of childless couples

Written by Edmund Vaz, directed by Samir Gadekar and presented by Merxechim Porzollith Kirnnam, Merces, tiatr ‘Dhirvem’ highlights the bond among childless couples that needs to be strengthened through love, trust and understanding. After five years of marriage, Janice (Pauly D’Mello) fails to bear a child and her husband Eddie …

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Ek Istor is a serious story of a dreaded disease

Ek Istor, a tiatr written by Aamar P Sawanth, directed by Sreyash Kalangutkar and presented by Sushma Sawant Productions, Sangolda dwells on the issue of AIDS and how those affected by it get into a bonding unconditionally. With a prior appointment, Sreyash (Sreyash Kalangutkar) meets Ana (Antonet de Souza). While …

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‘Goa is very special to me’ Amitabh Bachchan

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has frequented Goa more than just any regular tourist. His connection to the state goes way back to the time when he started his career portraying one of the seven Indians who attempt to liberate Goa from the Portuguese colonial rule in the film ‘Saat Hindustani’. In …

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Konkani entertainment portal released

Panaji: WHN Digital’s Konkani entertainment portal, www.goenchobalcao.com, was released on Friday. The Goan diaspora around the world can now log on to the website to watch, but not download, recently-released Konkani films and dramas for a fee. Swapnil Shetkar’s movie Home Sweet Home-1 has already been uploaded on the portal …

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Goa’s ready to make some Avaz

One of Goa’s biggest talent hunts, Goencho Avaz has been a platform for many Goans to showcase their voices and going by the earlier rounds, this will surely be the grandest of all the editions of this event dedicated to Goa’s spirit of singing in Konkani. The event, an initiative …

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