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Time is ripe for bananas at Konkan fruit fest

Panaji: Overripe bananas have little value in the market. The Konkan fruit festival that got over on Sunday, proved otherwise as dry fruit and pulp rolls of the protein-rich fruit debuted at the fest along with jam and halwa, showing that such by-products can make it profitable for agriculturists.Each year, …

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Francis calls for preserving Konkani

Panjim: Urban Development Minister, Adv Francis D’Souza said that it is our responsibility to preserve our mother tongue, Konkani and in turn help survival of tiatr for posterity.D’Souza said that tiatr is a good medium to educate the masses, but simultaneously Konkani cannot be ignored as it is the mother …

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Government lauds tiatr artistes for sustaining art form

Panaji: “Konkani is the foundation of tiatr, so it is very important to speak and write in the language for tiatr to survive,” said urban development minister Francis D’Souza, on Monday.Speaking as chief guest at the celebratory event marking the 125th anniversary of tiatr, at Kala Academy, Panaji, D’Souza, who …

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Marathi films to debut in Sweden

Panaji: Acknowledging the caliber of Marathi films, the Sweden India Film Association (SIFA) will be screening 19 Marathi movies across three cinema halls in the European nation’s capital, Stockholm, as part of the first ‘Sweden Marathi International Film Festival’ from April 20 to April 24 this year.”Our target is to …

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The filmy story of a national award


All of 25 years, Aditya Jambhale is in the news for all the right reasons. At an age when most youngsters are puzzled about their career path, Aditya, after winning the National Film Award for Best Direction, now feels that he has got the acknowledgement for having made the right …

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Pointing to the path of dedication and righteousness

Calado Productions’ 13th Lenten tiatr, ‘Man of God’, presented at two South Goa locations recently, was lapped up by its audiences.Besides impressive scripting and direction by Sebastiao Menino Caladobetter known by his stage name Calado de Verna ‘Man of God’ comprises 18 meaningful songs, including four cantts rendered by prominent …

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The show must Goa on!


There is a love for all things musical in Goa, and crowds loving concerts is almost a norm. In more recent times, there were strong rumours of UB40 travelling to Goa as a part of their 2017 India tour.As things stand, their tour comprises Mumbai, Puneand Bengaluru. Should they play …

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An electrifying confluence of Folk


Over the years, many parallels have been drawn between the cultural similarities that Goa and Bengal share. These are being especially highlighted in second edition of Bengal Goa Folk Mela, that is currently underway. An exchange of artistic dialogue between many artisans and artists from Bengal who will parry with …

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