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Praying for a bountiful catch at Sangodd

The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, which is observed on June 29. In the New Testament, Peter was a fisherman in Bethsaida and among the first of Jesus’s disciples. The …

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Restore Goa – A musical plea

There seems to be one common topic of discussion these days and you can hear this at the balcao, a social gathering in Goa or even abroad, among the Goan diaspora. It’s the feeling of discontentment with the state of affairs in Goa and the frustration about all the terrible …

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ Goa vacation is all about fun and family

Priyanka Chopra is currently in Goa with rumoured boyfriend Nick Jonas, friends and family including the ‘drama queen’ Parineeti Chopra. While all eyes are set on Priyanka and Nick, it is Parineeti whose Instagram account has grabbed all the attention. The Namaste England actor has shared a video where she …

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The search for Goencho Avaz begins

Goencho Avaz, the renowned All Goa Konkani singing competition by Herald Group and Ulhas Jewellers is now in its fifth edition. The competition, which is open to anyone in the age group of 15-25 years, is considered one of the most influential milestones for budding musicians. Many of the former …

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Will love find a way?

Tiatr: Mogacho Ghontter Cast: Regina, Mauvin, Clint, Princewell, Sharon, Mario, Aston, Bladwin, Felcy, Anthony Director: Mini Mario Band: Shelton (trumpet), Maclinda (keyboard), Glan (drums), Telzia (bass) Story: Tanya (Regina) and Shubert (Mauvin) are madly in love with each other. But will their love grow and last till the end? Review: The …

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The changing dynamics of family life

  Tiatr: Ghorchim Cast: Lourdes, Franco, Joshua Pereira, Benzer, Jaju, Jessie, Franky Gonsalves, Pascoal Rodrigues, Dola, Meena, Joana, Nato, Saby Writer/Director: Manuel Pereira/Comedian Joana Band: Theo/Vitorin (trumpet), Rohan (keyboard), Franoy (bass), Dafflon (drums) Story: After the death of her husband, Milagrin (Lourdes) single-handedly brings up her only son, Joy (Joshua/Benzer). …

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The power of love is manifold

Tiatr: Omor Mogachi Kanni Cast: Ulhas Tari, Carmin, Rosario Botelho, Jessica, Dola, Rosario de Benaulim, Willy Silveira, Rons, John D’Silva, Sally, Sandeep Kalangutkar, Aleixin de Morjim, Lorna Director: Irineu Gonsalves Band: Senon/Macroy (trumpet), James (keyboard), Franoy (bass), Dafflon (drums) Story: Mable (Jessica) and Oliver (Ulhas Tari) are madly in love …

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Maintaining the purity of tiatr

Tiatr, a traditional art form in Goa, has completed 125 years of its existence since inception. During the 19th century, the drama forms of ‘zagor’ and ‘khell’ were popular in Goa, especially in Salcete taluka, and were presented at street corners and other open spaces available in the villages. During …

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Konkani film showcases flavours of friendship

After assisting in the direction of Hollywood and Bollywood films, Aniket Naik from Canacona came back home to direct his debut feature film in Konkani. The film, ‘Amizade’, is based on a love story and the bond between four friends. One of Aniket’s main criteria for the film was that …

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Jumping jackfruit

Miguel Braganza: This story is a little different from the fairy tale of Jack and the beanstalk. This is reality of Jack and the Bean’s talk scripted by a journalist named Shree Padre, who is neither a priest as the name suggests, nor even a member of the ‘minority’ community. …

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