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art cultureThe east is the east, the west the west, but the twain do meet in Goa. After all, where in the world would you find Christmas celebrated with as much zest as Diwali, or where fish curry and rice are eaten side-by-side with chouricos (Portuguese for sausages). Imagine yourself strolling amongst women full dressed in their saris wading through one of Goa’s numerous beaches, and then having the (mis)fortune of accidentally walking over a not so fully dressed person taking in the rays. Goa is indeed a bridge between the east and west, with Goans (NOT Goanese!) serving their role as bridge keepers or “Culture Brokers” between the two. In order to better appreciate Goa and its unique culture, history and people, we hope that you take some time to browse through the several sections listed below.

Johnnie Baptist – Eminent Musician from the 1940’s to the 1980’s

JOHNNIE BAPTIST (1919- 1984) The parish schools of the villages of Goa have been the nursery of a galaxy of talented artistes who later shone in Bombay's music world. Johnnie Baptist was one of those luminaries. Born in 1919 in the quiet village of Shiroda, in the district of Novas …

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Maestro Antoninho De Souza….A Legendary Goan Musician

MAESTRO ANTONINHO DE SOUZA A Legendary Goan Musician Being the son of a clarinetist, music mingled in his genes. But sheer hard work and his passion for perfection in music formed the sheet anchor of the resounding success that Antoninho de Souza achieved, says Braz Fernandes in our Goan Legends …

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Eupsiquio Eusebio Antonio Ligorio Fernandes, a Goan playwright

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EUPSIQUIO EUSEBIO ANTONIO LIGORIO FERNANDES Soul Search BENAULIM, the nursery of tiatr in Salcete, gave birth to Eupsiquio Eusebio Antonio Ligorio Fernandes, on April 9, 1939. With SSCE for education, he took to watch repairing, motor mechanics and subsequently worked as a steward in the Royal Navy. His ardent love …

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Ramkant Dinanath Poulenkar….A passionate Konkani writer

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RAMKANT DINANATH POULENKAR A passionate Konkani writer passes away By Alfonso D. Braganza Ramakant D PoulenkarRAMAKANT Dinanath Poulenkar, a prolific Konkani writer and journalist breathed his last on July 29 due to heart failure, at the age of 68 years. The veteran writer was cremated the same evening. Poulenkar, originally …

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Art and Culture

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The east is the east, the west the west, but the twain do meet in Goa. After all, where in the world would you find Christmas celebrated with as much zest as Diwali, or where fish curry and rice are eaten side-by-side with chouricos (Portuguese for sausages). Imagine yourself strolling …

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