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Bombay’s Early Goan series

The Dabul Bell

LOOKING BACK  The Dabul Bell In 1883, a bell ws made over to the church of Dabul by the then British government. Thisbell had quite a history of its own. Originally, it hung in the belfry of the Jesuit church of St. Jospeh – the Matrix/mother church of Bassein–in the …

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Goan cooks and chefs in Bombay

  GOAN COOKS AND CHEFS By Dr Teresa Albuquerque Quite a few Goans made a mark in Bombay's gourmet world. To name just a few…C. de Souza of Marosa, Toscano of Tosa's, Caji Pereira of MacRonnel's who added a touch of finesse to his pioneer father, Santan Pereira's prospering catering …

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Story of an early Goan book seller in Bombay

An Early Goan Book-Seller In Bombay's Early Goan series, DR TERESA ALBUQUERQUE throws light on one of the most popular book-stalls of Bombay set up a pioneering Goan book-seller from Chinchinim. Swept by the early wave of emigration, Bernardo Xavier Furtado came to Bombay around 1848 from his native Dramapur …

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Bombay’s Early Goan Musicians

Bombay's Early Goan Musicians   In Bombay's Early Goan series, DR TERESA ALBUQUERQUE throws light on pioneering Goan musicians. From playing ragtime, viennese waltzes, maxina, polkas and square dances, they turned to arrange, harmonise and rephrase compositions for Hindi movies. Music formed an important aspect of the curriculum of the …

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Old Goan bakeries in Bombay

Goan Bakeries of Bombay It is really a matter of pride to know that the earliest bread-maker of Bombay was a Goan from Assagao–Vitorino Mudot. Goans retained the leading monopoly of the "pao" profession for almost a hundred years. Modern Bombay was in the making during the early decades of …

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Croats Return to Gandaulim nostalgically, by Joel D’souza

Croats Return to Gandaulim Nostalgically Zoravka Matisic, a Croatian scholar studying Sanskrit in India, chanced upon historical records that Croatians once lived in Gandaulim, a village set amidst sylvan surroundings just about 3 kms from Old Goa. Matisic came down to widen her knowledge. At the Rua de Ourem archives, …

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Goa, a melting-pot of many streams and ethnic stocks, by Frederick Noronha

FEATURE-GOA: Goa, a melting-pot of many streams and ethnic stocks From: Frederick Noronha ( fred@goa1.dot.net.in) Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2000 15:44:06 +0500 GOA, A MELTING-POT OF MANY STREAMS AND ETHNIC STOCKS PANJIM, Aug 5: Goa is a virtual melting-pot, with people coming in from various streams and ethnic stocks at …

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A New View of Kenya’s ‘Asians’, by Karl Vick, Washington Post, March 2000

Goans in Kenya… proving themselves under adversity From: Frederick Noronha fred@goa1.dot.net.in Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 02:36:54 0500 GOANS-KENYA From Frederick Noronha GOANS IN KENYA… PROVING THEMSELVES UNDER ADVERSITY It’s easy to locate Dr Teresa Albuquerque. You simply need to keep track of the villages and localities that she has …

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Goans in Kenya… proving themselves under adversity, by Frederick Noronha

From: Frederick Noronha fred@goa1.dot.net.in Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 02:36:54 0500 GOANS-KENYA From Frederick Noronha GOANS IN KENYA… PROVING THEMSELVES UNDER ADVERSITY It’s easy to locate Dr Teresa Albuquerque. You simply need to keep track of the villages and localities that she has written about, and you can guess she’ll …

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